Admissions Scholars represent the top freshmen entering KSU.
KSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies these
candidates by May of each year and invites them to a special
Admissions Scholar Orientation program. At this program,
recognition is bestowed and information is provided
concerning a number of advance opportunities designed for
high ability students.
Recognition in the KSU Admissions Scholars Program opens the
door to all of the accelerated academic honors programs
available to first time high ability freshmen. Among the
accelerated opportunities are scholarship resources, study
Scholar Great Books Cohort,
Student Leadership President's Emerging Scholars,
Emerging Scholars for Science and Math,
To learn more about these specific opportunities click the
appropriate link in the menu table.
Admissions seeks to recruit and recognize high performing
freshmen each year.
First time freshmen with superior academic credentials are
invited to participate in this recognition program and enjoy
the benefits of the special status of Admissions Scholar.
qualifications required for participation are:
an accredited high school
Apply and be
fully accepted to KSU for fall semester
Score 1200 or
greater combined Critical Reading and Mathematics
subscores on the SAT or score a 26 ACT Composite
academic high school GPA of 3.50 or greater
satisfying the above criteria will be considered for the
Admissions Scholar Recognition Program.
The essence of honors at Kennesaw State is personal
attention, top faculty, small classes, enlightening
seminars, research options, career-building internships—all
designed to enrich your college education and prepare you
for life achievements.
You may graduate as an Honors Scholar having completed a
modest number of requirements, including a capstone project
that will significantly enhance your résumé. You will have
special advisers and mentors to help you every step of the
way—one of several special benefits reserved exclusively for
members of the Honors Program.
For more information on the Kennesaw
State University Honors program, please
Imagine an opportunity to take college-level classes that
focus upon the greatest, most interesting, most relevant,
and most compelling books ever written. The Admissions
Scholars Great Books Cohort is a select group within the top
5% of the traditional freshmen class.
We believe that by reading and reflecting upon the
foundational works of world civilization, we are providing a
solid educational foundation upon which-you will continue to
build for the remainder of your college education - no
matter the major you choose.
For more information on degree programs in the Department of
Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, please
The President’s Emerging Global Scholars Program is a
dynamic program designed to build future leaders. Currently
for first-time, full-time freshman, program participants
exhibit stellar academic performance and are limited to
those who have also distinguished themselves as leaders both
inside and outside of the classroom during high school. The
program offers its participants a variety of experiences
that will enhance participant’s applications for nationally
competitive scholarships such as the Rhodes Scholarship,
Marshall Scholarship, and Fullbright Scholarship, among many
For more information on
the President’s Emerging Global Scholars Program, please
The KSU Admissions
Scholar recognition program is hosted by the Office of
Undergraduate Admissions. Nichole McGehee is the dedicated
honors admission counselor assisting and recruiting high
typically earn accelerated credits from IB, AP courses, high
school honors programs, attending Governor’s Honors or
achieving the University System of Georgia Certificate of
Merit standing. Nichole is available to counsel these
students regarding admission, communicate with and archive
inductees, administer the Scholar recognition program, and
also serves as the Dual Enrollment Honors Program
Please contact Nichole at
with any questions or concerns you have regarding any aspect
of honors admission.