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KSU/SPSU Consolidation Frequently Asked Questions

 

Kennesaw State University (KSU) and Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) have consolidated to form a new university in 2015. The consolidated institution, named Kennesaw State University, is anticipated to enroll more than 30,000 students Fall Semester 2015. 

 

We encourage you to read through this website of Frequently Asked Questions. This website will be updated in a timely manner in conjunction with the consolidation efforts.

 

Where should I apply?

For Summer Semester 2015, students should apply to the institution hosting their respective program of interest. Students interested in applying to enroll Fall 2015 should apply to Kennesaw State University.

 

Kennesaw State University - Admissions               

 

Southern Polytechnic State University - Admissions


Undergraduate Application Processing Delays
Due to the consolidation of KSU and Southern Polytechnic State University, your application may have a delay showing up in the KSU system. Also, the Kennesaw State University application for admission will have an additional processing delay from February 6th to February 16th related to consolidation. During this time you can complete the application and submit it to KSU. Just be aware that during these dates, KSU will not be able to process applications. This will in turn delay processing following February 16th.

We appreciate your patience during these times.


What are the admissions deadlines and requirements?

Check the admission websites above for deadlines and requirements (KSU or SPSU for Summer 2015, KSU for Fall 2015 and later.)

 

Admissions Requirements (Fall 2015)

  • Graduate from a regionally accredited high school recognized by Kennesaw State University.

  • Complete the Required High School Coursework in the following areas: 4 years of English, 4 years of Mathematics, 4 years of Natural Sciences, 3 years of Social Science and 2 years of Foreign Languages in the same language. Information about what courses fulfill these requirements can be found here.

  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT.

    • Full standing admission requires a 950 combined Critical Reading and Math minimum on the SAT (minimums of 450 Critical Reading and 450 Math). A minimum ACT composite score of 20 (minimums of 18 in English and 18 in Math) will also be considered satisfactory.

  • Academic grade point average minimum of 2.5 as calculated by Kennesaw State University, using only the Required High School Coursework. This GPA is calculated using a 4 point scale.

Admissions Requirements for the Architecture Degree Program (Fall 2015)

  • Graduate from a regionally accredited high school recognized by Kennesaw State University.

  • Complete the Required High School Coursework in the following areas: 4 years of English, 4 years of Mathematics, 4 years of Natural Sciences, 3 years of Social Science and 2 years of Foreign Languages in the same language. Information about what courses fulfill these requirements can be found here.

  • Satisfactory scores on the SAT or ACT.

    • Full standing admission requires a 1000 combined Critical Reading and Math minimum on the SAT (minimums of 450 Critical Reading and 450 Math). A minimum ACT composite score of 21 (minimums of 18 in English and 18 in Math) will also be considered satisfactory.

  • Academic grade point average minimum of 2.5 as calculated by Kennesaw State University, using only the Required High School Coursework. This GPA is calculated using a 4 point scale.

KSU Testing Services Now Open
Kennesaw State University has opened a state-of-the-art testing center and offers a variety of tests CLEP, Compass, eCore, Miller Analogies Test, and more. To find out more go to testing.kennesaw.edu. A variety of tests are offered on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.

The Compass English, reading and math tests will open soon for summer applicants. Soon after, Compass eWrite, reading and math tests will open for fall applicants.


Where should I register for a campus tour or visit?

We recommend visiting the institution that currently hosts your major or program of interest.  Please feel free to visit both campuses for a full experience of the new KSU.

 

KSU-http://visit.kennesaw.edu/

SPSU-http://www.spsu.edu/undergraduate/visitcampus/index.htm

 

What majors will be offered?

A current list of majors and programs for each university can be found here:

 

KSU Program and Majors              

 

SPSU Majors and Programs

 

The academic departments and colleges, along with their respective majors that are currently envisioned for the unified institution:

 

College of Architecture and Construction Management

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management

    College of the Arts

  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Theater and Performance Studies

    College of Computing and Software Engineering

  • Applied Computer Science
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • English Education
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • History Education
  • International Affairs
  • Modern Language and Culture
  • New Media Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Technical Communication
  • Writing and New Media
  • College of Science and Mathemamtics

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Applied Mathematics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics
  • Physics Secondary Education
  • Leland and Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education

  • Birth through Kindergarten Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Grades Education
  • Michael J. Coles College of Business

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Sales
  • Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering Technology
  • University College

  • Integrative Studies
  • WellStar College of Health and Human Services

  • Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality
  • Exercise Science
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Human Services
  • Nursing
  • Sport Management
  •  

    College of Continuing and Professional Education

    There will be no single departmentally-based organizational structure within the College of Continuing and Professional Education. The College will work closely with local businesses, the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, other chambers of commerce, and academic colleges to create continuing and professional educational programs for the new Kennesaw State University that serve the community.

     

    KSU-http://ccpe.kennesaw.edu/

    SPSU-http://www.spsu.edu/cec/

     

    Graduate College

    Because graduate degree programs will be based within academic departments, there will be no single departmentally-based organizational structure within the Graduate College.  The Graduate College will work closely with all degree-granting academic colleges to create an appropriate array of graduate programs for the new Kennesaw State University.

     

    KSU-http://www.kennesaw.edu/graduate/admissions/

    SPSU-http://www.spsu.edu/gradstudies/

     

    Honors College


    Because honors programs will be based within academic departments, there will be no single departmentally-based organizational structure within the Honors College.  The Honors College will work closely with all degree-granting academic colleges to create an appropriate array of honors programs for the new Kennesaw State University.

     

    KSU-http://www.kennesaw.edu/honors / 

    SPSU- http://www.spsu.edu/honors/

     

    Where will my classes be held?

    Per the Consolidation Guiding Principles KSU and SPSU “will seek to minimize the need for students and faculty to commute between locations for classes. This may well result in offering core classes at both campuses and focusing courses for majors at one campus.”

     

    There is also discussion of having shuttles run between campuses.

     

    How will my tuition and fees change?

    The Board of Regents sets tuition and fees and will continue to do so for the newly configured institution. Tuition and fees are still to be determined.  While we do expect changes, we anticipate that they will be modest.

     

    Info on current tuition and fees can be found here:

    KSU-http://www.kennesaw.edu/finance/bursar/tuitionfees.html

    SPSU-http://www.spsu.edu/tuitionfees/

     

    What will my diploma say?

    Students who are enrolled at Southern Polytechnic before January 2015 who graduate in Spring Semester 2015 or Summer Semester 2015 may choose to have either “Southern Polytechnic State University” or “Kennesaw State University” as the institutional name on their diploma. As of Fall Semester 2015, “Kennesaw State University” will be the institutional name on all diplomas.

     

     

    Why are Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidating?

    Per the Board of Regents and the University System of Georgia, consolidation will reduce overall expenditures on administrative operations, back office functions, and other areas of duplication. Funds saved in these areas will be redirected to educational programs, educational support programs, and research programs. While it is too soon to say how much money will be redirected, the redirection of these funds to instruction, educational support, and research will add to the strength and vibrancy of the consolidated institution. The potential to add new degree programs now exists with a unified institution.

     

    Contact Us:


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

    Phone: 770.423.6300

    Fax: 470.578.9169

    ksuadmit@kennesaw.edu

     

    Kennesaw State University - Marietta Campus
    Attention: Undergraduate Admission
    1100 S. Marietta Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30060

     

    Office of Undergraduate Admission - For questions regarding Summer Semester 2015 admission to the Marietta Campus.
    Administration Building, Welcome Center
    Phone: 678-915-7281
    admiss@spsu.edu

     

    Office of Student Recruitment
    Administration Building, Suite 172
    Phone: 678-915-4199
    visit@spsu.edu