Degree Audits

The Degree Audit process includes three reviews of academic records. Questions regarding results should be emailed to or to the degree auditor contact information that is shared to you within Display Petition Status Link.

Initial Audit: The Initial Audit is a first review of progress toward degree completion. It is usually completed within four to six weeks from the time of graduation petition submission. Results will include the details of remaining requirements for graduation toward the degree.  Audit is based solely on the information provided by the student when petition is submitted.

Interim Audit: The interim Audit is a second review of progress toward degree completion.Interim Audit review begins after registration closes and is completed by mid-term of the graduation term.  If completion of scheduled KSU courses will not satisfy KSU residency requirements, student’s graduation date will be changed to the next semester.  Results of this review will be communicated to student through “Display Petition Status Link in Owl Express and through notes in Degree Works.  Any problems that are noted during this review should be resolved before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.  If student has questions student should email specific auditor or

Final Audit: The Final Audit is the last review of progress toward degree completion. It determines eligibility of the degree. Final audit review begins after submission of Final Grades. A grade is required for any class taken and recorded on the academic transcript, even if the course is not required for the degree. A candidate will not be certified to graduate with incomplete grades.  

Degree Awarding: Degrees will be awarded to eligible graduates within  four to six weeks of graduation. Diplomas are mailed to the mailing address submitted at the time of petitioning unless the student selects the option to pick up the diploma.  For any changes to the diploma mailing address, contact GATES in the Office of the Registrar at


At commencement, Kennesaw State University recognizes honors for undergraduate students as defined by University Policy:

  • Summa Cum Laude (3.90 - 4.00)
  • Magna Cum Laude (3.70 - 3.89)
  • Cum Laude (3.50 - 3.69)
Honors Program Graduates. Master's degree students with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 in all graduate-level course work are eligible for Graduate Student Honors.

Membership in an honor society is independent from KSU graduation honor policy. See the honor society advisor for honor cords.