Application Information

Application Information

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit, draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries around the globe. The university's alumni network is 100,000 strong. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. 

Application and Document Deadlines

Kennesaw State University must receive your application and supporting documents for admission by the following dates to guarantee timely processing of your application.

Freshmen and Transfer Freshmen

Spring Semester: December 1, 2018

Summer Semester: March 31, 2019

Fall Semester: October 26, 2018 (Priority), May 3, 2019 (Final Deadline)


Dual Enrollment

Fall Semester: January 18, 2019 (Priority), March 15, 2019 (Final Deadline)


Transfer, Adult Learners, Transient, Non-Degree Seeking, Audit, Readmission

Spring Semester: December 1, 2018

Summer Semester: March 31, 2019

Fall Semester: June 14, 2019

Application Checklists and Requirements

Please complete the entire online application. The information you provide is critical in allowing KSU to communicate with you and evaluate your potential as a student. We will use your personal email and mail as the main forms of communication. Please note that your application is valid only for the term for which it is submitted. Changing terms or not enrolling for the term indicated on your application will require a new application to be submitted along with new credentials (if they are over a year old).

If any applicant is admissible, but is required to take the ACCUPLACER, minimum requirements must be met on the exam.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to review the admission standards in advance to understand the likelihood of eligibility. To learn more about each student type and the requirements and supplemental items needed, please click on the following student types. 

Freshmen and Transfer Freshmen       Transient

Dual Enrollment                                         Readmission

Transfer                                                        Online Learners

Non-Traditional Adult Learners            Non-Degree Seeking

Veterans                                                       Audit



Selecting a Major: Note that majors marked as BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) require a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree from a Technical College System of Georgia institution.

Architecture: Admission to the program requires higher test scores. Students not admitted to the Architecture program, but meet minimum admissions standards are encouraged to contact the Architecture Department or the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Online Learners: If you are planning to take any or all of your courses online, be sure to check the online learning website for information. Online Degree and Certificate Programs may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please see the state authorization website to confirm that the program is available in your state.

Application Fee & Waiver: After submitting your application you will be asked to pay the $40 nonrefundable application fee. KSU accepts application fee waivers from College Board, NACAC and the ACT. If you have an acceptable fee waiver, you must send it by mail or drop it off in person at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (address provided below).  You will need to include your full name, date of birth and your email address on your waiver. Once we receive your waiver, you will receive an email with a unique code that will allow you to submit your GAfutures online application to KSU.

Checking Your Application Status: After submitting your application, you can check your status online at This portal contains live information about your admission status.

Lawful Presence Verification: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Kennesaw State University and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States.  Acceptance to Kennesaw State University is conditional until lawful presence is verified.

Mailing and Delivery Address:
Kennesaw State University
Office of Undergraduate Admission 
3391 Town Point Drive
Suite 1000, MD 9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Special Programs

We have many programs designed to promote inclusiveness, academic success and student engagement. The following programs at KSU have additional requirements for participation.  Please click the links below for more information.

Academy for Inclusive Learning | Summer Start Program (Summer Applicants Only) Honors College| Out of State Tuition Waiver | Thrive | First-Year Global Fellows | AMP (Advanced Majors Program)


Our Office of Scholarships recognizes talented students with a variety of academic and need based scholarships. To qualify, students should demonstrate achievement inside the classroom, have outstanding test scores, leadership experience and extracurricular involvement.  Learn more by calling 770.423.6074 or emailing You can also click the link below.

Scholarship Application, Deadlines and Frequently Asked Questions

Paying for College & Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid isn't as complex as you might imagine. For step-by-step resources, visit the Office of Financial Aid website. Start the process by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available October 1st for the following fall term. If you plan to apply for financial aid, please be sure to include your social security number. Please contact KSU's Office of Financial Aid at 770.423.6074 or with any questions.  You do not have to wait until you are admitted to file a FAFSA.

Kennesaw State University (KSU) is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the university prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status by any member of the KSU community on campus, in connection with a university program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community. Incidents of harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, expulsion or termination from KSU. Every member of the KSU community is expected to uphold this policy as a matter of mutual respect and fundamental fairness in human relations. All members of the faculty, staff and student body are expected to ensure that nondiscriminatory practices are followed at the university.


Campus Security

In the event of a campus emergency, dial the Department of Public Safety/KSU Police immediately at 470-578-6666. For non-emergencies, dial 470-578-6206.

In compliance with the federal law known as the "CleryAct" The KSU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for review.  It contains information on campus crime statistics, safety programs and KSU policy. You may view the information on the KSU Clery compliance website

Brochures with this information are also available in Human Resources and the Department of Public Safety and University Police. The Department of Public Safety and University Police on the Kennesaw campus is located at 351 Paulding Ave, Building 351 on the campus map near the West Parking Deck. On the Marietta campus the Department of Public Safety and University Police is located at 1100 South Marietta Pkwy, Building R2 on the campus map. Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Town Point building behind Spring Hill Suites.

— Last updated by Kennesaw State University on 9/17/2018 4:13AM PST

Contact Us

Kennesaw State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3391 Town Point Drive, Ste. 1000, MD 9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144

(770) 423-6300
(470) 578-9169


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