Apply to KSU as a Freshman or Transfer Freshman

First-Year Students

First-year students applying to Kennesaw State University for the fall 2022 semester may be admitted without an ACT or SAT score if they have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.* Students who have a GPA of less than 3.2 should submit official ACT or SAT scores along with their high school transcript to be considered for admission. All students must be on track to complete the Required High School Curriculum to be admitted. Learn more on freshman requirements below.

*Kennesaw State calculates your high school GPA for admission based on 17 required high school courses.

Note that test scores are still required for some scholarships (eg. Zell Miller) and programs (eg. Architecture, KSU Journey Honors College).

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

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

    Note: For Fall 2022 only, if test scores are not available or are below our established minimums, students may be admissible with a GPA of 3.2 or greater. Note that test scores are still required for some scholarships (eg. Zell Miller).

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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.

      If you are a homeschool student, please complete the Homeschool Portfolio.

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        ACT

        18 - English or Reading | 18 Math

        Full ACT test score reports are required for any test score submissions. KSU does not accept ACT Superscores.  

        ACT Registration


          • Test Date
            Regular Registration Deadline
            Late Registration Deadline
            Standby Deadline
          • Sept.11,
            2021
            Aug.6
            Aug.20
            Sept.3
          • Oct. 23, 2021
            Sept. 17
            Oct.1
            Oct. 15
          • Dec. 11, 2021
            Nov. 5
            Nov. 19
            Dec. 3
          • Feb. 12, 2022
            Jan. 7
            Jan. 21
            Feb. 4
          • April 2,
            2022
            Feb. 25
            March 11
            March 25
          • June 11,
            2022
            May 6
            May 20
            June 3
          • July 16,
            2022
            June 17
            June 24
            July 8

        Note: For Fall 2022 only, if test scores are not available or are below our established minimums, students may be admissible with a GPA of 3.2 or greater. Note that test scores are still required for some scholarships (eg. Zell Miller).

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          SAT

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

          SAT Registration
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            • Test Date
              Registration Deadline
              Late Registration Deadline
              Deadline for Changes
            • Oct. 2,
              2021
              Sept. 3
              Sept. 21
              Sept. 21
            • Nov. 6,
              2021
              Oct. 8
              Oct. 26
              Oct. 26
            • Dec. 4,
              2021
              Nov. 4
              Nov. 23
              Nov. 23
            • March 12,
              2022
              Feb. 11
              March 1
              March 1
            • May 7,
              2022
              Apr. 8
              Apr. 26
              Apr. 26
            • June 4,
              2022
              May 5
              May 25
              May 25

          Note: For Fall 2022 only, if test scores are not available or are below our established minimums, students may be admissible with a GPA of 3.2 or greater. Note that test scores are still required for some scholarships (eg. Zell Miller).

          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.

              If you are a homeschool student, please complete the Homeschool Portfolio.

              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.

                  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

                  Applicants applying to Kennesaw State who attend a homeschool or high school not accredited by one of the accrediting associations below must document their RHSC units through the submission of a curriculum packet. 

                  The USG recognizes accreditation from the following accrediting bodies: 

                  Applicants attending a non-accredited homeschool are required to complete the following steps in order:  

                  1. Complete the application
                  2. Setup your NetID
                    • 48 hours after applying, you will have your KSU# and NetID 
                  3. Once you have set up your NetID, access and complete the homeschool portfolio and attach the following documents:
                    • Declaration of Intent to Homeschool
                    • Notarized Affidavit of Successful Completion
                      • Note: Submit with this portfolio only after high school graduation.  If your high school graduation date is in the future, your confirmation email will include a link to complete the form at that time
                  4. Submit official SAT or ACT Scores 
                  5. Submit official college transcripts

                  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

                   

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