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:
- Submit lawful presence verification thru the Lawful Presence Submission Form
- Email international documentation to Will Mirandy
- Email dual enrollment documentation to DEP Admissions
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 770-423-6300 or by email at KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.
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.
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
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 GAFutures.org 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 completing a non-accredited home study curriculum must complete the Home Educated Applicant Portfolio.
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