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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Undergraduate Admission Policies 


Kennesaw State University welcomes applications from all qualified students regardless of race, sex, religion, disability, or cultural background. Admission to Kennesaw is based on a number of factors depending upon your  category of entry and previous educational experience. The university’s admission requirements have been developed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the KSU faculty and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Applicant credentials must indicate a reasonable chance of successful completion of academic work at Kennesaw State University. Admission decisions are based on your previous record of appropriate academic preparation, academic performance, test scores, personal qualities and experience. It is the responsibility of the potential applicant to review admission standards in advance to determine the likelihood of eligibility.

With appropriate administrative concurrence, the University Admissions Office reserves the right to make other exceptions on a limited basis to specific requirements when, in the professional judgment of the director of admissions, the special circumstances and offsetting strengths of a particular application file warrant such exceptions.

It may become necessary to request additional testing for a more accurate assessment of your ability to succeed or to qualify for study at the university level or for placement. If your file is not completed in time for such testing to be scheduled prior to registration, it may be necessary to update your application to a future semester.

Admission is a selective process and meeting deadlines or minimum requirements will not necessarily guarantee acceptance. It is the responsibility of the applicant to review admission standards in advance to understand the likelihood of eligibility. If an applicant fails to enroll for the term of application, a new application and fee must be submitted. After twelve months, all documents are purged and destroyed and the entire application process including credentials must be repeated.

Approval for admission is valid only for the term specified at the time of acceptance and does not imply that approval will be granted for a term not specified. Any changes in your record due to completion of additional course work prior to enrollment or a change in semester of entry for which approval has not been given will necessitate a new review of your application file. Changing the semester of entry requires submission of a new application processing fee and after one year new supporting credentials.

Admission Sequence

Admission to the university is primary and is a sequential prerequisite to any other program admission or departmental scholarship award.

Admission to Kennesaw State University as an undergraduate student does not automatically admit the individual to teacher education, nursing, business or other programs with internal admission criteria. Separate application processes are required for formal admission to such professional programs, and such admission decisions are typically made after a prescribed amount of course work has been completed with satisfactory grades by the applicant. Details of such program level admission requirements can be found in the section of this catalog which outlines degree program requirements.

Application and Document Deadline Procedures

Applications for admission and all required credentials (such as transcripts and test scores) must be submitted by established deadlines. New applications received after the deadline dates will be processed for the following term. The KSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides you with application deadlines. Please note these dates are tentative until final decisions are established regarding confirmed registration dates for each term. 

Unless otherwise noted for a specific category of applicant, the application file for admission is complete and ready for review when the Office of University Admissions (Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Mailbox # 9111, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591) has received the following:

  1. A completed Undergraduate Application for Admission to Kennesaw State University submitted online with a nonrefundable fee;
  2. Official scores on all required college entrance tests (typically SAT or ACT; some applicants may also be required to have SAT II subject test scores, TOEFL scores, or placement test scores). All test scores must be sent from the testing service to KSU;
  3. Official high school and college transcripts mailed directly from those institutions to KSU;
  4. The GED is not acceptable for the traditional first year freshman.

At any time during the application or enrollment process, the University may require any applicant to appear for a personal interview and/or to take standardized achievement, assessment, placement, and psychological tests which it deems appropriate in arriving at a decision regarding the applicant’s general qualifications for admission.

The University reserves the right to withdraw admission prior to or following enrollment if the student has falsified application materials or otherwise demonstrated ineligibility as determined by the standards of the University or Board of Regents.

University Admission’s Web site may be used by applicants 24 hours a day to check on the status of application and documents.

Additional admission information, online applications and application status check as well as electronic undergraduate and graduate university catalogs are available at: http://www.kennesaw.edu

Upon acceptance and prior to enrollment, any student with a documented disability or special need must notify the University of any particular accommodations required. Please contact the assistant director for Disabled Student Services in the Student Development Center at (770) 423-6443.

Requirements for Admission from High School

Applicants are again reminded that university admission is a selective process and that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants with the strongest credentials for admission will typically be given preference when acceptances are restricted due to space and resource limitations and to a larger number of qualified applicants than can be reasonably accommodated by the university.

College Preparatory Requirements

The College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) is a key factor considered in freshman admissions decisions. Completion of the University System of Georgia’s College Preparatory Curriculum requirements at a regionally accredited or University system recognized high school is expected of most successful traditional freshman applicants. A minimum of 16 CPC units (Carnegie units which equate to four years of completed high school study) are required in the following subject areas:

Areas (Units) Required Course Emphases
*English (4) Grammar and Usage
  American & World Literature
  Advanced Composition Skills
  *ESL courses are not recognized to satisfy CPC English unless documented by the high school.
Mathematics (4) Algebra I
  Algebra II
  Advanced Math
Science (3) Laboratory courses in Life
  Laboratory courses in Physical Science
Social Science (3) American Studies
  World Studies
  Economics & Government (or appropriate substitution)
Foreign Language (2) Must be in the same language

Freshman Index

The freshman standards at KSU meet the Board of Regent Freshman Index (FI) requirement for our institution. The index is a weighted formula which adds 1) the applicant’s highest SAT Critical Reading/Verbal score, 2) the highest SAT-Math score, and 3) the college recalculated high school grade point average (HSGPA) multiplied by 500. The University Admissions Office recalculates your academic HSGPA and includes only acceptable academic units (CPC) while excluding other high school courses such as physical education, vocational courses, ROTC, driver’s education, etc. from the recalculation. (All repeated CPC courses are calculated in the GPA.)

Regular First Year Admission Standards - (Full Admission)

Regular freshmen are typically applicants who will be first-time college students and who apply 6-12 months before completing high school graduation.

KSU’s minimum requirements for admission as a regular first year freshman include the following:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited high school or a high school accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission (GAC), or Accrediting Commission on Independent Schools (ACIS), or from a public school under the authority of the state department of education.
  2. Completion of at least the 16 required units in the University System’s College Preparatory Curriculum.
  3. Have a combined Critical Reading and Math total of 950 on the SAT (20 ACT Composite), Freshman Index of at least 1940, with a SAT-Critical Reading/Verbal of at least 490 (ACT 20) and a SAT-Math of at least 460 (ACT 19), and an academic HSGPA of at least 2.5 in the College Preparatory Curriculum as calculated by KSU. (Beginning fall 2006 the new SAT essay portion must be submitted, but will not be used in the decision.)

Learning Support Program (LSP) First Year Freshman Admission Standards

The University System permits KSU to admit a limited number of traditional first year freshmen each year who do not meet all of the minimum requirements listed above, but whose records are sufficiently strong to show promise for success at the university. The minimum requirements to be considered for limited freshman admission in 2009-2010 include the following:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited high school or a high school accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission ( GAC ) or from a public school under the authority of the state department of education.
  2. Completion of the 16 required University System CPC units.
  3. Have a combined Critical Reading and Math total of 950 on the SAT (20 ACT Composite) Freshman Index of at least 1940, with a SAT Critical Reading/Verbal of at least 430 (ACT English 17), SAT Math of at least 400, (ACT Math 17) and a High School GPA of 2.5 in the College Preparatory Curriculum as calculated by KSU.
  4. Take standardized placement exams in writing and mathematics for applicants with SAT- Critical Reading/Verbal scores less than 490 (ACT 20), SAT-Math scores less than 460 (ACT 19). Based on placement exam results, successful completion of additional academic assistance course requirements may be required, which do not count toward a degree.

Transfer students with 30 semester hours of transferable college credit, satisfying CPC requirements elsewhere in the University System will be recognized as having met those requirements at Kennesaw State University upon admission and evaluation of transcripts.

Alternatives for Home School Applicants and Others

Kennesaw State recognizes the choice and rights of a family to home educate their children. However, some home educated applicants bear the burden of demonstrating through proper documentation that they meet all of the standard requirements for regular or limited freshman admission.

Home school applicants are defined as completing a high school program of study that is not from a regionally accredited or University System recognized high school and those who have not satisfactorily completed the prescribed Carnegie units of the College Preparatory Curriculum in a manner acceptable to the University System.

Nevertheless, the University System of Georgia permits home educated applicants to be considered if they demonstrate sufficient CPC preparedness on appropriate standardized subject matter tests (specific SAT II subject exams or through a portfolio review process) and meet or exceed the required minimum freshmen average scores on the SAT I or ACT. Refer to the Web site: www.kennesaw.edu/admissions for the current accepted freshman average test scores and for information regarding portfolio procedures and standardized test options.

The portfolio review approach for handling exceptions for home school students waives the high school graduation requirement, the academic HSGPA requirement, the Freshman Index requirement, and the Carnegie unit requirements of the CPC. These waivers are in exchange for satisfactory performance on additional standardized testing, which validates college preparedness, and demonstration of a satisfactory comprehensive high school academic experience.

Prospective home school applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of University Admissions at least six months prior to the planned date of entry to obtain information and direction as to how to pursue these alternatives and exceptions for admission. Refer to the Web site: www.kennesaw.edu/admissions, home school link, for the most current admission criteria.

High school graduates who did not complete all of the required College Preparatory Curriculum units may also be granted an exception to that requirement if they validate their college preparedness in their deficient subject areas with satisfactory scores on the appropriate standardized tests (SAT II subject exams).

With appropriate administrative concurrence, the University Admissions Office reserves the right to make other exceptions on a limited basis to specific requirements when, in the professional judgment of the director of University Undergraduate Admissions, the special circumstances and offsetting strengths of a particular application file warrant such exceptions.

Early Entry Options

High School Joint Enrollment/Honors Program (JEHP)

The JEHP gives outstanding high school seniors the opportunity to earn high school and college credits concurrently, as well as participate in enrichment activities reserved exclusively for Honor students. (Eligible high school juniors may participate in JEHP on a restricted basis.) In addition, qualified JEHP students attending accredited public or private high schools may have their University tuition covered by the ACCEL program. (JEHP students may be fully or partially responsible for mandatory fees and purchasing of textbooks.) The ACCEL funding is at the discretion of the Georgia legislature and may or may not be renewed annually.

All applicants must have their high school counselor’s approval before they seek to fulfill high school graduation requirements by enrolling in freshmen college courses at Kennesaw State University. To be admitted to the JEHP, students must have a completed application file for admission, earned at least a 3.0 academic grade point average in high school and have a minimum combined score of 1100 on the Critical Reading and Math sections of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), with subpart minimum of 530 on the Critical Reading/verbal section and 530 on the math section of the test; or a composite score of 24 on the American College Test (ACT), with subpart minimum scores of 23 English and 22 Math, and be on track to graduate with a college prep diploma. Students must also submit a completed Consent Form before admission is granted.

In addition, each student involved will be expected to satisfy the following requirements at Kennesaw State University:

  1. Students lacking a fourth year of English will complete English 1101 and 1102. Some students may be required to take an additional literature course to satisfy high school unit requirements;
  2. Students lacking the high school’s American Government requirement will complete Political Science 1101 (American Government);
  3. Students lacking the high school’s economics requirement will complete Economics 1100;
  4. Each applicant must be recommended by the high school guidance counselor, who will also verify that the courses completed at Kennesaw State will satisfy the remaining requirements for high school graduation;
  5. Complete a Joint Enrollment Consent Form showing parent, counselor, and student and KSU agreement to proceed;
  6. Joint enrollment applicants should contact their high school Guidance Office to learn how to qualify for ”ACCEL” benefits;
  7. For JEHP deadlines, visit the Admissions Web site or contact the Office of Admissions.

Exceptional Test Scores

With the permission of their parents and high school principal or guidance counselor, applicants who demonstrate high academic performance through exceptional test scores may be considered for limited Joint Enrollment admission by submitting scores on the SAT of 700 Critical Reading/verbal (ACT 31) or 700 mathematics (ACT 31). Students who meet these requirements may enroll in any course that the respective SAT score(s) support. However, parental and high school approvals and an interview are required.

Early Admission with Outstanding Test Scores

Students with a combined SAT of 1370 on the Critical Reading and Math sections or 95th percentile (ACT 31) and a 3.5 minimum academic GPA may be considered for enrollment in any appropriate level course and be exempted from high school graduation. Students must satisfy any CPC deficiencies in areas other than English or mathematics. Such students are eligible for full standing freshmen admission, however, parental and high school written approvals and an interview are required.

This option allows exceptionally qualified students to be considered for admission to their first year of college without having graduated from high school. Students seeking to participate in this program are encouraged to make arrangements, if possible, with their local high school to receive a diploma with their graduating class. (Students not receiving a high school diploma or GED may be ineligible to participate in government financial assistance programs, selected scholarships or certain employment.)

Advance Placement Opportunities

Kennesaw State University welcomes students who have pursued accelerated academic course work while in high school or through recognized national standardized programs. Such programs include College Board’s Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Subject Examination Program (CLEP), and Defense Activity for Nontraditional Educational Support (DANTES).

CLEP exams are administered nationally through Educational Testing Service (ETS) testing centers, or through the University’s CAPS Center for currently enrolled students only. AP tests are given at many high schools throughout the country and qualified applicants are advised to take these tests in the spring of their senior year in high school. CLEP and AP credits do not count toward the KSU residency requirement or grade-point average.

In addition, students who have pursued advanced and rigorous college preparatory course work in high school and who have performed well in those courses may be exempted from equivalent prerequisite courses at KSU and continue their studies at more advanced levels. Approvals for such waivers may be secured from the dean of undergraduate and university studies or the appropriate academic department chair.

Admission From Other Colleges


Transfer applicants for admission are students who have earned college credit elsewhere at collegiate institutions accredited in a manner acceptable to KSU, and wish to transfer to KSU in order to continue their collegiate studies.

KSU’s Office of the Registrar conducts transfer evaluations and accepts transfer credit only from such approved institutions, only in courses comparable to KSU courses or in subject fields appropriate for KSU degrees, only when the grades earned are sufficiently high for the transfer courses to meet KSU degree requirements, and only when the grades on all acceptable credit for transfer average 2.0 or better. Course work completed more than 10 years prior to admission to Kennesaw State University may not be accepted for transfer unless its currency is validated by the appropriate university officials.

Students planning to transfer from another college must make arrangements for each college previously attended to forward a complete official transcript to the Office of Admissions at Kennesaw State University.

Official transcripts are required, regardless of the applicant’s wishes concerning transfer credit, or financial holds, and must be mailed directly from the sending institution to the Office of University Admissions.

Transfer students’ records will be evaluated in the same manner as Kennesaw State University resident students. Transfer students must have completed 30 semester hours of transferable credit with a 2.0 GPA or above. A limited number of transfer applicants who are eligible to reenroll at their last college or university attended and have cumulative grade point averages less than 2.0 will be admitted and placed automatically on academic probation at KSU. Probationary admission is not typical and may only be extended in limited situations. Transfer students admitted on academic probation must complete 12 semester hours at KSU with at least a 2.0 grade point average before probationary status is removed. Failure to maintain a 2.0 average in any semester while on academic probation will result in academic dismissal from the University. Refer to the section labeled “Academic Policies” for a more complete discussion of the Academic Probation/Dismissal Policy. Dismissed students must reapply to KSU, meeting appropriate deadlines.

Transfer applicants who have been academically dismissed from their previous institution may not enter Kennesaw State until they are fully eligible to return to their former institution and have attained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

Students transferring from another institution in the University System of Georgia must have satisfied any and all learning support requirements before being admitted to KSU. Transferring students taking physical education hours at one institution will not be required to duplicate these hours at KSU. However, students taking an orientation course at another institution may be required to take the KSU 1101 orientation course. All admission application deadlines cited earlier apply to transfer applicants. All of the documents cited earlier and required for a complete application file apply to transfer applicants with the following exceptions:

  1. High school transcripts are not required for applicants with 30 or more earned semester hours of acceptable transfer credit. (All college and university transcripts are required, however);
  2. SAT I or ACT scores are not required for applicants with 30 or more earned semester hours of acceptable transfer credit;
  3. Freshman transfer applicants (less than 30 semester hours of transferable credit) may be required to take the College Placement Examinations (CPE) or COMPASS in English and/or math depending upon SAT/ACT scores.

Transfer Freshman Admission Standards

Applicants with fewer than 30 semester hours of acceptable transfer credit must meet the same admissions requirements identified earlier for freshmen admitted from high school. Freshman transfer applicants may be required to take the COMPASS in English and/or math depending upon SAT/ACT scores. Transfer freshmen must be in good standing at previous institutions.

Transfer Admission Standards for Sophomores and Upperclassmen

Transfer applicants with sufficient transferable hours to be classified as a sophomore, junior or senior at KSU must have completed any and all learning support requirements prior to admission and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the previous institutions attended.

Special Admission Categories

KSU has a number of special admission categories other than those for freshmen and transfer applicants.

Nontraditional-Adult Learners-Freshmen Admission Standards

First year adult learners are those students who have not attended high school within the previous five years (graduated or should have graduated five or more years ago) and have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit, and who hold a high school diploma or have satisfactorily completed the GED.

Applicants eligible for review in this category are exempt from the SAT/ACT and College Preparatory Curriculum requirements. However, nontraditional students admitted in this category will be required to take at no charge the University System of Georgia’s Collegiate Placement Exam or COMPASS examination. Test results may place the applicant in the Learning Support program for extra non-degree course work in reading, writing and mathematics skills. Adult nontraditional applicants may choose to qualify as regular or limited freshmen by meeting the appropriate criteria as described earlier.

International Student Admission Standards

International students should apply through the Institute for Global Initiatives. Application processing and other campus INS procedures will be handled from this office.

Kennesaw State University supports international education and the philosophy that cross-cultural understanding is vital for creating mutual respect, appreciation and understanding of diversity. The presence of international students fosters cultural exchanges, which are beneficial to the student body and to the community at large.

International students may enroll in any program of study offered at Kennesaw State University. In addition, there are on campus apartment complexes where an international student can make arrangements for living accommodations. For information, visit our housing Web site at http://www.kennesaw.edu/housing

Students are responsible for their own transportation needs. There is limited county bus service to the campus.

KSU has no designated financial assistance for international students. All international applicants must pay nonresident fees unless the individual receives one of the nonresident fee waivers available to international students through the Institute for Global Initiatives. International applicants must present documented evidence that they have sufficient funds to meet their educational and living expenses.

All international students requesting admission to Kennesaw State University must submit the following credentials at least two semesters prior to the semester of enrollment:

  1. A completed Undergraduate Application for Admission to Kennesaw State University submitted online with a nonrefundable fee;
  2. Sworn affidavit of support from the applicant’s financial sponsor;
  3. A letter from the sponsor’s bank showing that funds (in U.S. dollars) are available for one year of support;
  4. Official or certified true copies of all high school and/or college/university records with a certified English translation. International students are required to have an official evaluation of credentials done by an outside agency at the student’s expense. You may contact: 1) World Education Svcs., Inc., P.O. Box 01-5060, Miami, FL 33101. (800) 937-3899; south@wes.org 2) Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202. (414) 289-3400; eval@ece.org; or a service accredited by N.A.C.E.S., http://www.naces.org/members.htm. Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the sending institution or hand delivered in sealed college envelop. A KSU evaluation of credits will not occur until satisfactory documents are on file. It is up to the academic department as to which credits will actually apply to your degree program;
  5. An official score of 75 or more on the Internet based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam or 527 on the paper exam, or 197 on the computer based exam. Satisfactory scores on the TOEFL exam does not waive the mathematics portion of the SAT).
  6. Official scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), or American College Test (ACT).
  7. A valid Certificate of Immunization required upon enrollment, must be submitted to the KSU Health Clinic. Requirements are listed on their Web site at http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/hc.

*The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant:

  • has completed and transferred the English composition courses (I and II from an accredited American institution) for the core requirement at the college level;
  • has satisfactory scores on the SAT II test of English usage;
  • has a SAT I Critical Reading/Verbal score of at least 490 (ACT 20).

To be eligible to register and remain in compliance with the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS), international students must have a current valid F1 visa status. An I-20 Form will be issued only upon the student’s full acceptance into the University.

International students with a student visa are required to be full-time students (at least 12 semester hours) for spring and fall semesters, excluding summer term of the academic year in order to maintain F-1 status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The University is required to notify the USCIS whenever a student’s load drops below 12 semester hours.

Also, upon arriving at Kennesaw State University, all international students are required to visit the Center for Global Initiatives Office and have their passports, I-20 ID, and Arrival-Departure Record copied and placed in their student files.

This procedure facilitates the replacement of a lost Arrival-Departure Record and is required by the USCIS. International transfer students applying to Kennesaw State University from other educational institutions in the United States are also required to have their passports, I-20 ID copy and Arrival-Departure Record copied before enrollment.

Transient Students

A student who has been enrolled in another college or university and who expects to return to that college or university may apply for temporary (one term) admission and registration at Kennesaw State University as a transient student. Transients must have all documents filed by the deadline to be considered for admission. In fairness to its degree seeking students and because of limitations on available space, KSU must give its regular students higher priority for registration than transient students. Transient students have no guarantee that space will be available in the classes they seek.

Additionally, the May session is not intended for transient enrollment.

In addition to completing an online application for admission which includes paying the non-refundable application fee, a prospective transient student must present a written statement from the registrar of the institution last attended recommending his/her admission as a transient student and stating that the student is academically eligible to continue college study at the institution. A student who is ineligible to return to the institution formerly attended will not be admitted as a transient at KSU.

Enrollment at KSU as a transient student ordinarily is limited to one semester, unless special permission is granted in advance by the Director of Admissions. Transient students wishing to continue at KSU beyond the initial semester of entry must reapply for admission and present a new written statement of permission from the previous institution’s registrar. Transient students desiring to continue as transfer students must reapply for admission in that category through the Office of Admissions and furnish all required documents and transcripts by the published deadline. Transient status is not intended as an alternative to meeting  admission standards as a degree seeking student. Credits earned at KSU will not be considered when a transient student applies to become a transfer student to Kennesaw State University. For purpose of admission or readmission as a transient student, the summer term will be treated as a semester.

Non-Degree Students

The non-degree category exists for those students who have previously earned a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited in a manner acceptable to KSU, and who wish to enroll in undergraduate courses for which they are eligible, for personal or professional reasons instead of degree completion. Students applying for non-degree status must submit an online application for admission which includes payment of the non-refundable application processing fee, and an official transcript from the institution that awarded the initial degree (meeting all deadlines). Non-degree students who later wish to pursue another undergraduate degree at KSU must meet all pertinent transfer admission requirements and deadlines and complete an application for readmission to change status from non-degree to degree seeking.


Auditors attend classes and may participate in course assignments but are not graded and do not receive degree credit for completing the audited courses. To be admitted as an auditor, the individual must complete an online application for admission, which includes payment of the nonrefundable application processing fee; and produce an acceptable high school (or college) transcript which reflects a minimum of high school graduation or equivalency.

Students are not permitted to receive retroactive credit at any future date for their participation in a course as an auditor nor change from an audit to a credit status while enrolled in a course. Audited courses are counted at full value in computing the student’s load for fee purposes. A student wishing to change his/her classification from an auditor to a degree-seeking student must reapply for admission in the appropriate category and meet all pertinent requirements and deadlines.

Audited courses do not qualify for educational benefits or financial assistance under the social security laws, veterans and other federal and state programs.


Prior to registration, a valid Certificate of Immunization is required to be on file in the KSU Health Clinic upon enrollment. All students who matriculate before 1/1/05 must have written documentation of immunity or be immunized for: Measles, Mumps and Rubella. As of 1/1/05, all students must have the immunizations above plus Varicella (chicken pox), Tetanus, and Hepatitis B. Students residing in university housing must show proof of one dose of meningitis vaccine. Contact the KSU Health Clinic for details regarding immunizations. Visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/hc/ Mail immunizations to the KSU Health Clinic at 1000 Chastain Road House #52 Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 or fax to 678-797-2224.


Students who must apply for readmission include: academically dismissed, transients and students who have not been enrolled for 24 consecutive months (6 terms) as well as students changing classification. If you do not enroll, the process must be repeated. The application for readmission is available online at the following Web site: http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/online_applications_forms.html. The readmission application must be submitted along with the non-refundable processing fee and any required supporting credentials fee by the deadline for the term you wish to reenroll.

Sources for Test Scores and Required Forms

SAT I Tests:
  College Entrance Examination Board, Box 6200
  Princeton, NJ 08541
  (609) 771-7600 or (770) 908-9737
  KSU’s Institutional Code: 5359
Institutional SAT Tests:
  KSU’s Testing Office
  Counseling and Advising
  Program Services
  (770) 423-6600
ACT Tests:
  American College Testing Program
  3355 Lenox Road NE, #320
  Atlanta, GA 33026-1332
  KSU’s Institutional Code: 0833
  (404) 231-1952
Undergraduate Admission Application:
  On KSU Web site http://www.kennesaw.edu or from KSU Office of University Admissions
  (770) 423-6300
TOEFL Exams:
  TOEFL Services
  P.O. Box 6151
  Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA
  (609) 771-7100
  KSU’s Institutional Code: 5359
Social Security Numbers:
  Social Security Offices
CPE/COMPASS Placement Exams:
  KSU’s Testing Office
  Counseling and Advising Program Services
  (770) 423-6600
Joint Enrollment Forms:
  High School Counselors’ Offices or KSU Admissions


Formal appeals of the University’s admission decision may be filed with the Office of University Admissions to the attention of the Appeals Committee. If an appeal is approved the student will have a probation status and must complete any prescribed conditions as specified by the Committee. Students on probation may not register in priority registration until probation has been satisfactorily removed. Additional information regarding probation status may be found in the Academic Advisement and Academic Policies section. Contact the Office of University Admissions for additional instruction on the appeals process.

KSU on the World Wide Web

Visit KSU’s home page at: http://www.kennesaw.edu. Look for the link to Undergraduate Admissions.

You can check the status of your application or submit an application. Other advantages of the on-line services include:

  • The Q/A Virtual Advisor
  • VIP Personal Web Page Services
  • Freshmen Admission Predictor
  • Learning about the admissions office
  • Checking the status of an application
  • Checking on deadlines for the term you wish to apply
  • Printing forms
  • Checking on current tuition costs
  • Requesting additional information about KSU
  • Viewing the most recent university catalog right from your home or office

It is the responsibility of the student to review admission standards in advance to determine the likelihood of eligibility.