Requirements for F-1 Visa Students

The International Admissions Office is here to assist as you pursue entry to Kennesaw State University. International students must meet the admission requirements as freshmen or transfer student to pursue a Bachelor’s degree program at KSU, and as a graduate student to pursue Master’s or Doctorate level programs. Basic admission standards and specific international student standards must be met. Students can also apply to enhance English language skills through the KSU Intensive English Program (IEP) prior to seeking entry as a degree seeking student.

Review the undergraduate and graduate admission deadlines as these are very important. Transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., both recognized by Be sure to give yourself time to have the evaluation completed before the admission deadline. You should submit your completed application as early as possible to allow enough time to obtain a U.S. Visa.

Below are the steps to complete an international student undergraduate application. Click here to download a checklist of application requirements for undergraduate applicants. For steps to applying as a graduate applicant visit the Graduate College Admissions website. 


  • ❑ Submit your application and $40 application fee online at by the appropriate posted deadline for your desired semester of entry.

    ❑ Official transcripts of ALL your high school or post-secondary records.  English evaluations of all foreign documents will be needed. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services:

    High school transcript: document-by-document
    College/University transcript: course-by-course evaluation

    ❑ Original proof of educational funding. Please see the Affidavit of Support Page for more information.

    ❑ Validation of English Proficiency. See below fore English Proficiency options.

      • Validation Criteria
      • TOEFL
      • IELTS
      • SAT Critical Reading
        (Test taken prior to March 2016)
      • SAT Reading Test
        (Test taken March 2016 or later)
      • ACT English
      • EIKEN
      • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
      • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)
      • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
      • Pearson PTE Academic
      • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE Or  "O" Level Exams
        B or Better
      • UK GCSE English Exam
        B or Better
      • UK GCE A-Level Exam
        B or Better
      • EdExcel Intl A-Levels Or IGCSE English Exams
        B or Better
      • KSU Intensive English Program (IEP) Level Six
        Successfully Complete Level Six
      • US College Completion of English Composition One and Two
        English Comp I & II with C or Better

    For graduate admission, you must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or higher; IELTS 6.5 or higher.

    ❑ Results from your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT). For SAT and ACT score requirements, contact the office of Admissions or check with the current catalog.  

    Links regarding testing and support services

    • SAT- College Board*
    • ACT - registration and testing* 
    • Kaplan - SAT/ACT information 

      *The school code for the TOEFL and SAT: 5359
        The school code for the ACT: 0833

    • IELTS - registration and testing
    • IEP - Intensive English Program
    • TOEFL - Educational Testing Services*

    ❑ Copies of status documents made by International Student and Scholar Services (F-1 and J-1 passport, visa and I-94) or Global Admissions (Green Cards and other visa documents)

    ❑ Prior to enrolling in courses you must provide proof of immunization as required by the University System of Georgia. Please see for further information.

  • You may be admitted conditionally to KSU if you meet all requirements except the English Language Proficiency requirement. Conditional Admission requires you to enroll in the Intensive English Program at KSU and successfully complete through Level Six, as defined by the Intensive English Program. Upon completion of Level Six and with a complete file for Admission to the university, you will be considered to have met the English Language Proficiency requirement and enroll in the university.

    See the Intensive English Program for details on enrolling.


Please Note: Transfer students with at least a 2.0 grade point average and 30 transferable semester hours (50 quarter hours) from an accredited college or university in the United States are exempted from the SAT and ACT requirements.

For questions regarding F-1 Visa admission contact

For questions regarding all other international admission contact the office of Transfer and Adult Admission Services at or 470-578-3002

Send your application, test results, transcripts and other documents to:

Kennesaw State University
International Admissions Office
3391 Town Point Drive, MD 9112, Suite 1300
Kennesaw, GA 30144