Next Steps

Congratulations on officially becoming a part of Owl Nation!

We know how stressful enrolling for college can be, and we want to make the process as simple as possible. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, you can contact the Admissions Office to speak with a college admissions counselor.

Follow these steps to ensure you’re ready for Orientation and then the first day of class.

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    Get Started by Activating your Net ID

    You’ve created a lot of unique logins while applying to universities, but we have good news for you: this is the last one you’ll need for a while! You’ll use your NetID to access Owl Express and complete many of your enrollment tasks. Also, it will be your official login as a student at Kennesaw State. Let's get started by activating your KSU NetID.

    In addition to activating your NetID, you will need to set up an account with DUO, Kennesaw State University’s multi-factor authentication system. This tool helps keep your information protected as an essential part of creating a secure digital environment. More information about DUO can be found here.

    Let's get started by activating your KSU NetID.

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      File your FAFSA

      Submit the FAFSA and KSU Scholarship Application any time after they open October 1 and November 1, respectively. While KSU offers many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, be sure to research funding from other sources, as well.


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        Sign Up for New Student Orientation

        Orientation allows you to connect with peers, complete class advising and course registration, and learn about resources. Early sign-up is encouraged for you and your parents/guests.

        • KSU Housing

          Apply for Housing

          Make the most of your college experience by living on campus! You will have an opportunity to build relationships with other students that can last a lifetime.


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            Complete Lawful Presence Verification

            The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires KSU to obtain verification of lawful presence in the United States for all students who are admitted as a Resident (in-state) student or who will receive an out-of-state tuition waiver. To see a list of acceptable documents and submit your verification, visit the Lawful Presence Verification website.


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              Schedule Time to Connect with Advising

              Schedule an introductory meeting with your advisor prior to orientation. Your advisor will you guide through your academic major toward graduation. He or she can also assist you in understanding how your transfer credits apply to your major. 

              • Tuition and Billing

                Tuition and Billing

                The Bursar is where you can find information on tuition and payment options. You are encouraged to explore your options well in advance of the first day of classes.


                International Students Additional Steps

                • Health Insurance

                  Check for Mandatory Health Insurance

                  Students not covered by a verified policy held by a parent, spouse, company, or organization will have to purchase a health insurance plan. If you are covered by a plan, you will have the option to waive insurance.

                   Additional Resources for All Students

                  Receive Transfer Credit
                  If you are eligible for transfer, military, AP, and/or IB credit, look for your official transfer evaluation email, then seek guidance from your academic advisor before registering for classes.  
                  Get Involved 
                  A university education is not complete without activities and programs to develop your social and personal life. Get to know interesting people, become a part of our community, and create a niche. 
                  Military and Veteran Services 
                  Service members, veterans, and dependents are invited to use this one-stop resource. You’ll have ready access to tools that will help you reach your academic goals. 
                  Online Learners 
                  Online Orientation provides an overview of online learning at KSU.  You will review  technology requirements, registration information, advisor contact specifics, and student resources.  
                  Non-Traditional Adult Learners 
                  Innovative services, programs, resources, and activities are provided for adult learners and commuter students. 
                  Show Your KSU Pride 
                  Share your excitement about being an Owl on social media. Download and display KSU-themed wallpapers and social media covers on your phone, desktop and tablet. 
                  If you want to take your educational experience to the next level, check out the Honors College, Advanced Majors Program, and Thrive Scholars Program
                  Conditions of Acceptance We encourage you to review the terms of admission, placement testing, and residency policy.