Adult Learner

Non-Traditional/Adult Learner - Students that fall under the following criteria:

  • Previously graduated from high school, or whose high school class graduated, five or more years ago
  • Earned a high school diploma OR satisfactorily completed the GED
  • If previously attended college, completed fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit

Please see below for admission standards and required documents.

Allow ample time for receipt and processing of all documents. Processing time varies based on number of applicants and time of year.


  • Non-traditional adult learners graduated from high school more than five years ago. Applicants in this category may have attended another college, but have earned less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit.

    Applicants eligible for review in this category are exempt from the SAT/ACT and High School College Preparatory Coursework requirement. However, non-traditional students in this category will be required to take the ACCUPLACER examination. Minimum requirements are in place to determine eligibility for admission. Applicants for Spring Semester 2018 or later must score high enough on the ACCUPLACER to enter college level courses with no Learning Support requirements.

    As an alternative, non-traditional students who have, within the past seven (7) years, posted SAT scores of at least 500 in both Critical Reading and Math, or 27 Reading AND 530 Math on the redesigned SAT, or ACT scores of at least 21 on both English and Math may provide an official score report from the testing service to exempt ACCUPLACER testing.

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

    ❑ Submit an official copy of your high school transcript electronically or in a sealed envelope (or GED scores).

    ❑ Submit official transcripts from all colleges, universities or schools attended.  Students must make arrangements with each college previously attended, whether credit was completed or not, to have a complete official transcript forwarded to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Kennesaw State University. 

    Failure to submit a complete official transcript from all colleges previously attended may result in a registration hold being placed on your record which will prevent you from registering for classes in future semesters.

    ❑ Check your application status online using your NetID and password.

    ❑ If you  apply for in-state tuition, you must provide proof of lawful presence prior to enrollment.

    ❑ Prior to enrolling in courses you must provide proof of immunization as required by the University System of Georgia. Please see for further information.

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

Transcripts should be submitted directly to KSU from the sending institution, issued within one year of the term of application and contain current information.

All applicants who qualify as in-state for tuition classification must also provide Lawful Presence Verification.