Apply to KSU as a Freshman or Transfer Freshman
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.
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.
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:
- A regional accrediting association, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACSCASI). Accredited schools can be found on the Cognia (formerly AdvancedED) website.
- Association of Christian Schools International
- Georgia Accrediting Commission
- Georgia Association of Christian Schools
- Georgia Independent School Association
- Georgia Private School Accrediting Council
- Southern Association of Independent Schools
Applicants attending a non-accredited homeschool are required to complete the following steps in order:
- Complete the application
- Setup your NetID
- 48 hours after applying, you will have your KSU# and NetID
- 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
- Submit official SAT or ACT Scores
- 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