International Admissions

Kennesaw State students represent over 140 countries! We appreciate you considering becoming an Owl! International students must meet basic admission requirements for their classification, and you may have additional requirements based on visa type, country of origin and educational history.

If you have any questions you can contact our International Admissions Counselors through email KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu or on the right-hand side of this page.

You should apply for International Admission if you are:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Currently in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa.
  • Currently living outside the U.S. and will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States.
  • Currently in the U.S. on any other class of visa.
  • In the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card.
  • Received a Permanent Residency card.
  • Have been educated outside of the U.S.

You should apply for International 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 International Transfer Freshman admission if you:

  • attended another college, and have earned less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit.

You should apply as an International Transfer student if you:

  • graduated from high school five years ago or more,
  • have attended another college, or have earned 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit

 

International Freshman/ Transfer Freshman Admissions Information

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    GPA Requirement

    Graduation from high school with GPA of 2.5 with qualifying SAT/ACT test scores



    (If educated outside of the United States, the required official evaluation
    must indicate GPA)

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      SAT

      500 - Evidence Based Reading and Writing | 490 - Math

      • "ACT"

        ACT

        18 - English or Reading | 18 - Math

        International Freshman/ Transfer Freshman Application Steps

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

        2. Submit official transcripts of ALL your high school and/or post-secondary records.

        3. Official English evaluations of all foreign documents will be needed. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services found at naces.org or aice-eval.org.
          • Your High School transcript will need to have a document-by-document evaluation including GPA.
          • Your College/University transcript must have a course-by-course evaluation.

            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

            If you’re requesting your official documents to be sent electronically, please request the institution(s) to send official copies to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions email: KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.

        4. Results from your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT).

        5. Validation of English Proficiency. 
        See Below for English Proficiency Options

        International Transfer Admissions Information

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          GPA

          Cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college coursework attempted.

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            CREDIT

            At least 30 transferable semester credit hours or 50 transferable quarter hours, which must include the equivalent of English 1101 (English Composition I) or higher and Math 1111 (College Algebra) or higher.

            See What Transfers
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              ACADEMIC STANDING

              Good as indicated on transcript.

              International Transfer Student Application Steps

              1. Submit your application and $40 application fee online at by the deadline posted for your desired semester of entry.
              2. Submit official transcripts of ALL your high school and/or post-secondary records.

              3. Official English evaluations of all foreign documents will be needed. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services found at naces.org or aice-eval.org.

                • Your College/University transcript must have a course-by-course evaluation.
                  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

                  If you’re requesting your official documents to be sent electronically, please request the institution(s) to send official copies to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions email: KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.

              4. Results from your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT).

              5. Validation of English Proficiency. 

              See Below for English Proficiency Options

              English Proficiency

              We want you to succeed and grow while at KSU. It is important to contribute in the classroom and engage with the campus community. Thus, we ask non-native speakers to validate their English proficiency when applying to KSU. See list of English-speaking countries that are exempted from the English proficiency requirement. 

              Below are the various methods that can be used to meet the English Proficiency requirement for admission.

              • Validation Criteria
                Minimum
              • TOEFL (Internet Based TOEFL IBT or Paper Based TOEFL PBT)
                79 IBT or 550 PBT
              • IELTS
                6.5
              • SAT Critical Reading
                (Test taken prior to March 2016)
                450
              • SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing
                (Test taken March 2016 or later)
                500
              • ACT English or ACT Reading
                18
              • EIKEN
                Pre-1
              • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
                77
              • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)
                177
              • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
                180
              • Pearson PTE Academic
                58
              • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE Or "O" Level Exams
                B or Better
              • UK GCSE English Exam
                B or better
              • UK GCE A-Level Exam
                B or better
              • EdExcel Intl A-Levels Or IGCSE English Exams
                B or better
              • KSU Intensive English Program (IEP)
                Successfully complete High Advanced (final) level 
              • US College Completion of English Composition One
                English Composition I with C or better 

              Testing and Support Services

              • SAT- College Board*
              • ACT- registration and testing**
              • Kaplan- SAT/ACT information 
              • IELTS- registration and testing
              • IEP- Intensive English Program
              • TOEFL- Educational Testing Services*

              *The school code for the TOEFL and SAT: 5359
              **The school code for the ACT: 0833 

              Conditional Acceptance

              To gain full admission to a KSU degree program, you must demonstrate English proficiency as per the above chart. This process requires you to fully enroll in IEP and complete the highest level as defined by the Intensive English Program. During this time, you are given an I-20 for Language Training. Upon completing the highest level, your KSU Conditional Admission to the university will be reviewed for full acceptance. Only then will you be considered to have met the English Language Proficiency requirement, enroll in the university, and gain an I-20 into a degree program.

              See the Intensive English Program for details on enrolling.

              For questions regarding all other international admission contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions - 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636).

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