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Kennesaw State University Admission Scholars

Kennesaw State University Admission Scholars: Admission Scholars represent the top freshmen accepted to Kennesaw State and enjoy exciting opportunities through the Honors Program.

Kennesaw State University is proud to offer exciting opportunities for students that excel well beyond the requirements for admission into the University. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies these candidates by May of each year and invites them to a special Honors Orientation program. At this program, recognition is bestowed and information is provided concerning a number of advance opportunities designed for high ability students. Those applying and completing their application for admission by the priority deadline of November 3, 2014, can take advantage of an early advisement and registration opportunity in the spring.

Recognition in the Kennesaw State Admission 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 abroad options, Kennesaw State Academic Honors Program, Great Books Honors Program, the Center for Student Leadership President's Emerging Scholars Program, and the STARS Student Organization. To learn more about these specific opportunities, please visit their websites at the above links.

Scholar Qualifications

First time freshmen with superior academic credentials are invited to participate in this recognition program and enjoy the benefits of the special status of Admission Scholar.

The four qualifications required for participation are:

  1. Graduate from an accredited high school.
  2. Apply and be accepted as a beginning freshman to Kennesaw State University for Fall semester
  3. Achieve a 1150 or greater combined Critical Reading and Math score on the SAT or a 25 ACT Composite score.
  4. Achieve an academic high school GPA of 3.50 or greater based on the College Preparatory Coursework.

Students satisfying the above criteria will be automatically considered for the Admission Scholars Recognition Program.

These students often 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. Jordan is available to counsel these students regarding admission, communicate with and archive inductees as well as administer the Scholar recognition program.


Out of State Tuition Waiver for Admissions Scholars


Each year, the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites out-of-state student scholars with exceptional GPAs and standardized scores to apply for an “Out-of-State Tuition Waiver.”


Recipients who receive a waiver end up qualifying for in-state tuition (a significant cost savings!) but are responsible for all applicable fees.  There are a limited number of waivers available, therefore qualified applicants will be awarded in the order their application is received.


Visit our out-of-state waiver site for a list of minimum requirements or go to our out-of-state waiver application to apply. 


A Day with Honors


Students and parents interested in learning more about the Honors Program and various opportunites are encourage to attend "A Day with Honors". These sessions are specifically designed for prospective Honors Program students. "A Day with Honors" includes an information session with various members of the Honors Program, a campus walking tour given by a current Honors Program student and the option to dine in our nationally ranked dining facility, The Commons. Register today at our Visit KSU website.



Admission Scholars/Honors Liaison


The Kennesaw State University Admission Scholars Recognition Program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


Please contact Jordan Stevenson, Associate Director of Student Recruitment at or 470.578.6500 with questions or concerns you may have regarding any aspect of honors admission.