Thank you for considering Kennesaw State University.


Freshman: You have graduated from high school within the last five years and never attended another college.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Submit an application to Kennesaw State University online at This requires completing the application and submitting with a $40 application fee payable by debit or credit card.
  2. Submit your official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the testing agency, either Collegeboard or
  3. Submit your official high school transcript. If your school allows you to send them electronically through, then please use that process. Otherwise, a transcript can be mailed from your high school. Send a current transcript at the time you apply, and be sure to request to have a final transcript to be sent once you have graduated.
  4. Follow the status of your application through the application status check. Please keep in mind that documents can take up to six weeks to be processed. If you see that the admission decision states you must take the COMPASS Exam, sign up through Owl Express, and an admission decision will be made based on the results on the exam.

Admissions Requirements

  • Graduate from a regionally accredited high school recognized by Kennesaw State University.
  • Complete the College Preparatory Coursework in the following areas: 4 years of English, 4 years of Mathematics, 4 years of Natural Sciences, 3 years of Social Science and 2 years of Foreign Languages in the same language. Information about what courses fulfill these requirements can be found here.
  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT.
    • Full standing admission requires a 950 combined Critical Reading and Math minimum on the SAT (minimums of 490 Critical Reading and 460 Math). A minimum ACT composite score of 20 (minimums of 20 in English and 19 in Math) will also be considered satisfactory.
    • Learning Support Program admission classification requires a 950 combined Critical Reading and Math minimum on the SAT (minimums of 430 Critical Reading and 400 Math). A minimum ACT composite score of 20 (minimums of 17 in English and 17 in Math) will also be considered satisfactory.  Satisfactory completion of the COMPASS Exam is required for admission for this classification.
  • Academic grade point average minimum of 2.5 as calculated by Kennesaw State University, using only the College Preparatory Coursework. This GPA is calculated using a 4 point scale. AP and IB classes are not weighted differently.

Admission to Kennesaw State University is a selective process. Meeting the application deadline or minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance. It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the admission standards and deadlines in advance to understand the likelihood of eligibility.

Kennesaw State University will not honor GED scores from students who have been out of high school for less than five years from the date of scheduled graduation. Students with a GED who are less than 23 years of age should attend a two year or private college and qualify as a transfer. However, students may be considered for admission with a GED if they have been out of high school for more than five years and apply as a non-traditional student.

Official transcripts from high schools or colleges must be sent directly from the institution to:

Kennesaw State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1000 Chastain Rd. #9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Official test scores must be sent to Kennesaw State University directly from the testing agency:

SAT I or II Tests:
College Entrance Examination Board
Box 6200
Princeton , NJ 08541

Kennesaw State's Institutional Code for the
College Board is 5359.

ACT Tests:
American College Testing Program
3355 Lenox Road NE #320
Atlanta , GA 33026-1332

Kennesaw State's Institutional Code for the
ACT is 0833.

Important Resources:



Application Status Check

COMPASS Minimum Requirement

Owl Express


NOTE:  All enrolling students must provide the University System of Georgia proof of immunization to the Health Clinic.  Also, all applicants who apply for in-state tuition must provide lawful presence verification.