Apply for Out of State Waivers and Scholarships

Each year, the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites out-of-state students that demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement and leadership skills to apply for an Out-of-State Waiver and Scholarship.

For F-1 visa student out-of-state waivers, contact for information.

Recipients who receive a waiver qualify for in-state tuition, but are responsible for all applicable fees.  There are a limited number of waivers available and the application for a waiver is competitive.


First Time Freshmen

  • Accepted into Kennesaw State University.
  • Have an SAT Combined Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 1000 (before March 2016), 1080 Total Score (March 2016 or later), or ACT Composite of 22. 
  • Have a High School GPA of 3.2 as determined by KSU.
  • Must be on track to complete Required High School Curriculum.
  • Home Educated applicants will be considered based on meeting the SAT/ACT standard only.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and essay explaining why you should receive a waiver.
  • Preference will be given to students who have exceeded required test scores, GPA requirements, and demonstrate superior academic potential.

Transfer Students

  • Accepted into Kennesaw State University.
  • Have earned at least 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours that will transfer to KSU.
  • Have a Transfer GPA of 3.0 in their college coursework. The cumulative transfer GPA for admission eligibility is calculated on all academic work attempted from all institutions attended. If a course is repeated, then both grades are calculated.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and essay explaining why you should receive a waiver
  • Preference will be given to students who have exceeded GPA requirements and demonstrate superior academic potential. 

The deadline for submission of the application will be March 1, 2020. Recipients of the waiver will be notified by the end of March.

Recipients of the Out-of-State Waiver and Scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed each semester. The waiver is valid up to eight semesters and will be renewed each semester for students who have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have earned 12 semester hours each academic term (fall and spring).

Should you have any questions please contact us at 470-578-6500 or Jordan Stevenson, Director of Student Recruitment, at We look forward to receiving your application.