Kennesaw State University students represent over 127  countries! International students must meet basic international admission requirements for their classification, and you may have additional requirements based on visa type, country of origin, and educational history.

You should apply for International Admission if you are:

  • Not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Currently in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa.
  • Currently living outside the U.S., and will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States.
  • Currently in the U.S. on any other class of visa.
  • In the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card.
  • Received a Permanent Residency card.
  • Have been educated outside of the U.S.

You should apply for International Freshman Admission if you:

  • a senior in high school, graduating in the spring, or
  • recently graduated high school and have not enrolled in another college or university after graduating

You should apply for International Transfer Freshman Admission if you:

  • attended another college and have earned fewer than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit

You should apply as an International Transfer Admission student if you:

  • graduated from high school five years ago or more, or
  • have attended another college and earned 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit

International Deadlines

Semester Application Deadlines Document Deadline Classes Begin
Spring 2023 November 18, 2022 December 4, 2022 January 9, 2023
Summer 2023 April 28, 2023 May 5, 2023 May 15, 2023
Fall 2023 – Priority Deadline
October 31, 2022 November 14, 2022 August 14, 2023
Fall 2023 - Final Deadline June 30, 2023 July 14, 2023 August 14, 2023

 

Average International Student Profile 

GPA: 3.16

SAT 1134 | ACT 22 | TOEFL 92 

Top Countries:

  1. Mexico
  2. Republic of South Korea
  3. Nigeria
  4. India
  5. China
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Freshman/ Transfer Freshman Admissions Requirements

GPA Requirement 

Graduation from high school with GPA of 2.5 with qualifying SAT/ACT test scores

(If educated outside of the United States, the required official evaluation
must indicate GPA)

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Testing Requirements

Kennesaw State accepts either the SAT or the ACT for freshmen and transfer freshmen applicants. Scores from the ACT and the SAT will not be mixed together. Applicants must meet minimum* English/Critical Reading and Math section requirements.

ACT: 18 - English or Reading | 18 Math

Full ACT test score reports are required for any test score submissions. KSU does not accept ACT Superscores.  

SAT: 500 - Evidence Based Reading and Writing | 490 Math Section Score

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Please note that there are higher admissions requirements for the Architecture Degree program. 

SAT (taken March 2016 or later) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score: 500 | Math Section Score: 490 | Composite Score 1080

ACT English or Reading sub-score of 18 | Math sub-score of 18 | Composite Score 21

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Freshman/ Transfer Freshman Application Process

  1. Submit your and $40 application fee online by the deadline posted for your desired semester of entry
  2. Submit official transcripts of ALL your high school or post-secondary records
  3. Official English evaluations of all foreign documents are needed. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services found at found at naces.org or aice-eval.org
    1. Your high school transcript will need to have a document-by-document evaluation, including GPA
    2. Your college/university transcript must have a course-by-course evaluation

Official transcripts from high schools or colleges must be sent directly from the institution to:

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

If you’re requesting your official documents to send electronically, please request the institution(s) to send official copies to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions email: KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.

  1. Submit results from your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT)
  2. Validation of English Proficiency
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Transfer Admissions Requirements


GPA

Cumulative 2.0 GPA on all college coursework attempted.

CREDIT

At least 30 transferable semester credit hours or 50 transferable quarter hours, which must include the equivalent of English 1101 (English Composition I) or higher and Math 1111 (College Algebra) or higher.

ACADEMIC STANDING

Good as indicated on transcript.

Transfer Admissions Application Process

  1. Submit your and $40 application fee online by the deadline posted for your desired semester of entry
  2. Submit official transcripts of all your high school or post-secondary records
  3. Official English evaluations of all foreign documents are needed. You must have your foreign transcripts evaluated by one of the following credential evaluations services found at naces.org or aice-eval.org
    1. Your high school transcript will need to have a document-by-document evaluation, including GPA
    2. Your college/university transcript must have a course-by-course evaluation

Official transcripts from high schools or colleges must be sent directly from the institution to:

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

If you’re requesting your official documents to send electronically, please request the institution(s) to send official copies to our Office of Undergraduate Admissions email: KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.

  1. Submit results from your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT)
  2. Validation of English Proficiency

Validation of English Proficiency

We want you to succeed and grow while at KSU. It is essential to contribute in the classroom and engage with the campus community. Thus, we ask non-native speakers to validate their English proficiency when applying to KSU. See the list of English-speaking countries that are exempt from the English proficiency requirement. 

Below are the various methods you can use to meet the English Proficiency requirement for admission.

Validation Criteria Minimum
TOEFL (Internet Based TOEFL IBT or Paper Based TOEFL PBT) 79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS 6.5
SAT Critical Reading (Test taken before March 2016) 450
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
(Test taken March 2016 or later)
500
ACT English or ACT Reading 18
EIKEN Pre-1
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 77
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) 177
Validation Criteria Minimum
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) 180
Pearson PTE Academic 58
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE Or "O" Level Exams B or Better
UK GCSE English Exam B or Better
UK GCE A-Level Exam B or Better
EdExcel Intl A-Levels Or IGCSE English Exams B or Better
KSU Intensive English Program (IEP) Successfully completed High Advanced (final) level 
US College Completion of English Composition One English Composition I with C or better

Conditional Acceptance

To gain full admission to a KSU degree program, you must demonstrate English proficiency as per the above chart. This process requires you to enroll in IEP fully and complete the highest level as defined by the Intensive English Program. During this time, you are given an I-20 for Language Training. Upon completing the highest level of IEP, your KSU Conditional Acceptance to the university will be reviewed for full acceptance. Only then will you be considered to have met the English Language Proficiency requirement, enrolled in the university, and gained an I-20 into a degree program.

See the Intensive English Program for details on enrolling in English language training. 

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International Viewbook

Download a pdf of our KSU Admissions Viewbook to find out what KSU has to offer.

2022-23 Viewbook 2022-23 Viewbook (Spanish Translation)

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For questions regarding all other international admissions, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 470-578-4636.