Application Information

Undergraduate Application for Admission and Readmission

Thank you for your interest in Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University offers over 100 majors and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including Engineering, Engineering Technology and Architecture. KSU Kennesaw and Marietta campuses are located just northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Students enjoy involvement in more than 150 student groups and organizations, and cheer for the NCAA Division 1 Kennesaw State Owls, members of the Atlantic Sun Conference in numerous sports. KSU Owls football program kicked off the inaugural season as a member of the Big South Conference in fall 2015.

Steps to Applying to Kennesaw State University

Application Fee

Undergraduate applicants for admission and readmission must submit an application and a $40 nonrefundable application processing fee. KSU accepts application fee waivers from the College Board and NACAC, which are provided to qualified applicants with the assistance of your high school counselor. KSU does NOT issue application fee waivers.

If you are a high school student who has received an acceptable fee waiver (College Board or NACAC), you must send it by mail or drop it off in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (see address below). Please include your full name that you will be using for your application, date of birth, and your email address on your fee waiver. Submission of your online application will require a unique code that KSU will provide to you once your acceptable fee waiver has been received by our office. At that time, you will receive an email with a code that will allow you to submit your GACollege411 online application to KSU. Do not try to use the code you see printed on the actual fee waiver form, as it will not work. If you submit the application with payment, you cannot retroactively apply a fee waiver.

Selecting Your 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.

Summer Start Program

Get a jump-start on your college degree in KSU's Summer Start Program! This program, open to all incoming first-year students who have just graduated from high school, offers students the opportunity to take two credit-bearing college classes in a six-week session while easing into campus life during the less hectic summer semester. The Summer Start Program is designed to introduce first-year students to the rigors of college coursework while equipping them with the strategies and confidence to succeed academically.

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To apply for this program, you must select "Summer Semester" as your entry term on page 3 of the application, and indicate 'Yes" to the Summer Start Program question on page 8.

Documents and Deadlines

All supporting documentation and the application must be submitted by the deadline for the term you wish to enroll. Transcripts and test scores must be sent to KSU directly from the sending institution. Official transcripts are required from all colleges attended unless you are applying as a non-degree post baccalaureate student, which only requires the baccalaureate transcript.  You must list your final high school and all colleges where you have enrolled on your application.  Omission can lead to disqualification.

To see deadlines and requirements for admission to KSU, please check here.

Be aware that different application categories may have different deadlines; it is up to the applicant to apply for the correct category and meet the corresponding deadline.

The application is valid only for the term for which it is submitted.  To change the term of entry, a new application must be submitted, along with the application processing fee.  If you do not enroll for the term of application, after one year, new supporting credentials must also be submitted.

Admission to KSU does not guarantee admission to specific programs.

Monitor your email account for messages during the enrollment process.

Online Degree and Certificate Programs

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.

International Applicants

International applicants have additional requirements; see the International Admissions website.

Financial Aid

If you plan to apply for financial aid, be sure to list your social security number on your application. You can visit for more information.

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.

Admission is a selective process. Meeting the application deadline or minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance. If an applicant is admissible, but is required to take the COMPASS Exam, 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.

Refer to the following web pages for further information:

Dual Enrollment Program

Home Educated Students

Nontraditional Adult Learners

International Students



Office of Student Financial Aid

Residence Life/Housing

Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth

Mailing and Delivery Address:

Kennesaw State University
Office of Undergraduate Admission 
3391 Town Point Drive
Suite 1000, MD 9111
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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 "Clery Act" The KSU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available.  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 Springhill Suites.

— Last updated by Kennesaw State University on 4/18/2018 8:02AM 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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