Admission Eligibility Appeal

KSU’s admissions process is academically competitive. Applicants who have completed the application process but have been denied may discuss their best pathway to enroll at KSU with an admissions counselor. We encourage students who fall below published admission requirements or missed deadlines to first attend one of the area colleges that may offer you admission in order to prepare as a transfer student. The appeals process is only for students who have serious and compelling reasons that they feel the Appeals Committee should consider. However, after speaking with an Admissions Counselor, an applicant may choose to appeal an admission decision. Please note, right of appeal does not automatically imply that an approval or waiver of standards will result.

Appeal of Admission Decision
Applicants denied admission with GPAs and standardized test scores below KSU and Board of Regents minimums for comprehensive universities are not likely to have their appeal approved. It is in the applicant's best interest to make alternative educational plans even if pursuing an appeal of admission standards at KSU. In the event that an appeal is approved for admission, it is often accompanied with limitations, conditions and probation. The decision of the Admission Appeals Committee is final, and if the appeal is approved, the approval is only valid for the specified term. The Admission Appeals Committee does not grant personal interviews for appeals. Students must have a complete admissions folder on file before an appeal will be reviewed. You will notified via email regarding a final decision.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Submission of Admissions Decision Appeal Form (provided by an admissions counselor)

  2. One page letter written by the applicant that addresses the following:

    1. rigor of your high school or college curriculum

    2. improving your grades during your high school or college experience

    3. multiple attempts at testing, improving test scores, or tutoring

    4. Describe why you wish to attend KSU, what academic recovery has taken place, and your volunteer experiences.

  3. Two non-family reference letters on official letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, clergy, or employer. Letters from relatives or spouses will not be accepted.

We do not accept faxed or emailed appeals for admissions decisions. Please mail your complete packet to the following address below:

Kennesaw State University
Admission Appeals Committee
3391 Town Point Drive, MD 9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144-559

Registered mail requiring signature validation does not deliver directly to the Office of Admissions. It is received by the KSU mail room personnel and then routed to Admissions the following business day.

Appeals must be received by the appropriate deadlines are reviewed the last Friday of every month with exceptions made for holidays and planned closures.

  • Semester
    Admissions Decision Appeal Deadline
  • Spring 2019
    Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Summer 2019
    Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Fall 2019
    Monday, April 29, 2019