Apply to KSU as a Freshman or Transfer Freshman

Document Submission Update

KSU is offering online methods of submitting documentation to ensure the safety and health of our students. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is also available for walk-in visits for those students who cannot submit their documents electronically. Please follow your school’s recommendation for submitting official transcripts and supporting documentation.

We are here to help. You can:

If you are having trouble sending transcripts and other documents not listed in the above bullets through the normal official channels, we will accept and consider the document as “official” if the document comes directly from an email account of the respective school/organization. The sender’s email address must be the authorized employee’s official work email address and the email signature must contain all of the employee’s contact information.

Authorized employees may email transcripts to KSUadmit.  

If you have additional questions, please contact us at 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636) or by email at

We are thrilled you are considering Kennesaw State University as your college home. We hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions about completing your application for admission, you can find your counselor on the right-hand side of this page.

You should apply for Freshman Admission if you are:

  • a senior in high school, graduating in the spring, or
  • recently graduated high school and have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating. 

You should apply for Transfer Freshman admission if you:

  • graduated from high school in the last five years,
  • attended another college, and have earned less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit.

Homeschool and Architecture applicants must meet additional requirements.


Admissions Requirements

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     GPA Requirement 

    Minimum 2.5 with qualifying test scores

    Minimum 2.6 without qualifying or in the absence of test scores

    (Recalculated by KSU, in 17 units of required High School coursework)

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      Required High School Curriculum

      4 units of English | 4 units of Math | 4 units of Science | 3 units of Social Science | 2 units of same Foreign Language, 2 units of American Sign Language, or 2 units of USG approved Computer Science

      Please see the USG-Freshman Admission Requirements Staying on Course: The Required High School Curriculum.

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        500 - Evidence Based Reading and Writing | 490 Math Section Score

        [Not required for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms]

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          18 - English or Reading | 18 Math

          [Not required for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms]

          Important Notice to Freshmen and Transfer Freshmen Applicants for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 Semesters

          Due to the limited availability of SAT and ACT testing and based on guidance provided by the University System of Georgia, applicants for the spring, summer, and fall 2021 terms will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores. 

          Kennesaw State accepts either the SAT or the ACT for freshmen and transfer freshmen applicants. Scores from the ACT and the SAT will not be mixed together. Applicants must meet minimum* English/Critical Reading and Math section requirements.

          The KSU Application Process


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            Online Application and Fee

            Submit your application and $40 application fee online by the deadline published for your desired semester of entry.

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              Your High School Transcript(s)

              Work with your high school to send us your official transcript(s) documenting all coursework undertaken during your high school career.

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

              Kennesaw State University
              Office of Undergraduate Admissions
              3391 Town Point Drive, MD 9111
              Suite 1000
              Kennesaw, GA 30144

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                Any College Transcript(s)

                If you have earned any college credit (including dual credit) while in high school, request that the college or university send official transcripts to KSU.

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                  Standardized Tests Scores

                  Kennesaw State accepts either the SAT or the ACT for freshmen and transfer freshmen applicants. Applicants must meet minimum English/Critical Reading and Math section requirements.

                  [Not required for spring, summer, or fall 2021 terms]

                  Application Fee Waiver

                  Fee waivers from the College Board, ACT, or NACAC are provided to qualified applicants with the assistance of your high school counselor. KSU does NOT issue application fee waivers. If you are a high school student who has received an acceptable fee waiver (College Board, ACT, or NACAC), you may upload an electronic copy to the App Fee Waiver Request Submission Form. Alternatively, you may also send it by mail or drop it off in person at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please include your full name that you will be using for your application, date of birth, and your email address on your fee waiver

                  Submission of your online application will require a unique code that KSU will provide to you once your acceptable fee waiver has been received by our office. At that time, you will receive an email with a code that will allow you to submit your online application to KSU. Do not try to use the code you see printed on the actual fee waiver form, as it will not work. If you submit the application with payment, you cannot retroactively apply a fee waiver.

                  Home Educated Students

                  Students attending non-accredited homeschools are required to complete
                  the homeschool portfolio and take the Accuplacer through our testing
                  center. You may sign up for the Accuplacer at

                  The following are the minimum Accuplacer test scores to be considered for

                  • 237 on the Reading Comprehension test
                  • 258 on the Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics test
                  • 4 on the WritePlacer test

                  Architecture Degree Program Applicants

                  Please note that there are higher admissions requirements for the Architecture Degree program. 

                  SAT (taken March 2016 or later) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score: 500 | Math Section Score: 490 | Composite Score 1080

                  ACT English or Reading sub-score of 18 | Math sub-score of 18 | Composite Score 21