We are thrilled you are considering Kennesaw State University as your college home. We hope you find this information helpful.

You should find helpful information for:

  • Admitted Students
  • Parents 
  • High School Counselors

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KSU Information & Concierge Service

Every KSU student is assigned an Enrollment Services Concierge who can answer enrollment-related questions, offer assistance throughout your college experience and connect you to various campus resources. Check out your personal Concierge below.

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Application Status


Look up your NetID and KSU Number - available 24–48 hours after your application is submitted.
Read about the Initial Login and Password Information and click the button to Activate your NetID.

  1. Activate your NetID by changing the initial password.
  2. Log into Owl Express using your NetID and newly created password.
  3. From the Main Menu tab, select “Check Admissions Status” and the "Pathway to Enrollment" to view your current application and enrollment status; please allow ample time for receipt and processing.

Processing time varies based on number of applicants and time of year.

Please contact ksuadmit@kennesaw.edu for questions regarding your application or required documents.

Regarding your NetID or Owl Express login, please call the Student Help Desk at 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636) or email studenthelpdesk@kennesaw.edu

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Out of State Waivers and Scholarships

Each year, the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites out-of-state students that demonstrate academic achievement, community involvement and leadership skills to apply for an Out-of-State Waiver and Scholarship.

Recipients who receive a waiver qualify for in-state tuition, but are responsible for all applicable fees.  There are a limited number of waivers available and the application for a waiver is competitive.


First Time Freshmen

  • Accepted into Kennesaw State University.
  • Have a High School GPA of 3.2 as determined by KSU.
  • Must be on track to complete Required High School Curriculum.
  • Home Educated applicants will be considered based on meeting the SAT/ACT standard only.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and essay explaining why you should receive a waiver.
  • Preference will be given to students who have exceeded GPA requirements, and demonstrate superior academic potential.

Transfer Students

  • Accepted into Kennesaw State University.
  • Have earned at least 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours that will transfer to KSU.
  • Have a Transfer GPA of 3.0 in their college coursework. The cumulative transfer GPA for admission eligibility is calculated on all academic work attempted from all institutions attended. If a course is repeated, then both grades are calculated.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation and essay explaining why you should receive a waiver
  • Preference will be given to students who have exceeded GPA requirements and demonstrate superior academic potential.

The deadline for submission of the application is March 31, 2024. Recipients of the waiver will be notified by the end of April.

Recipients of the Out-of-State Waiver and Scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic performance which will be reviewed each semester. The waiver is valid up to eight semesters and will be renewed each semester for students who have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and have earned 12 semester hours each academic term (fall and spring).               

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Waivers for Undergraduate F-1 (International) Students

Only undergraduate F-1 visa students who have been admitted to Kennesaw State University may apply for the F-1 student Out-of-State Tuition Waiver. The waiver reduces the cost of KSU tuition to the amount paid by in-state students. A limited number of waivers are available each year. Waivers are renewable for students who maintain the required GPA per semester.

Please only submit one application per student. 

Undergraduate Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be accepted to Kennesaw State University and be an active F-1 student.
  • First -year freshmen with F-1 status attending US high school: ≥ 3.3 high school GPA as calculated by KSU.
  • First-year freshmen with F-1 status attending international high school: ≥ 3.3 GPA listed on the student's foreign credential evaluation.
  • International Transfer with F-1 status: ≥ 3.0 GPA listed on student’s foreign credential evaluation.
  • Domestic transfer student with F-1 status: ≥ 3.0 transfer GPA as calculated by KSU.
  • Undergraduate students must achieve and maintain a minimum academic 3.25 adjusted GPA.
  • An essay assessment may also be required (Fall 2024)

Tuition Waiver Application Instructions: 

  1. Please check back soon for the Fall 2024 F-1 Student Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Application. (Undergraduate applicants only)

  2. Submit all SEVIS required documents in the iStart portal. Documents to be uploaded include: 
    • Current I-20
    • Current passport
    • F-1 student visa
    • I-94

Note: Students are also required to complete virtual F-1 International Student Orientation Check-In via iStart. 

All communications, including tuition waiver recipient notifications, are via KSU student email.  The student email log-in can be found at www.kennesaw.edu/myksu.

Application Deadlines:

  • December  1 - Spring 2024 Deadline

For general questions about F-1 student Out-of-State Tuition waivers, please contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions at  KSUadmit@kennesaw.edu.                   


By submitting the F-1 Tuition Waiver, your application will be put in the applicant pool for consideration. KSU makes no promises or guarantees that an applicant will be awarded the waiver. As an F-1 undergraduate student, you should be prepared to pay the amount reflected on your Owl Express account by the respective tuition payment deadline.

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High School Counselors Resources

Kennesaw State University values the work high school counselors do in challenging students. We want to give you the tools you need to help your college-bound students learn about Kennesaw State University and have the information needed when applying. If you don’t find something here you need, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 470-KSU-INFO (470-578-4636) to speak with a college admissions counselor.

High School Prerequisites for Kennesaw State Freshmen

Students accepted to Kennesaw State have taken college preparatory programs in high school. Kennesaw State follows the Georgia Board of Regents required high school coursework. For the most updated version of the required courses, see Staying on Course.

English — 4 credits: All four courses must have strong grammar and composition components with at least one English literature and at least one American literature.

Mathematics — 4 credits: These include Mathematics I, II, III and a fourth unit of mathematics
from an approved list, or Algebra I and II, geometry and a fourth year of
advanced math, or equivalent courses.

Foreign Language — 2 credits: Must be two units of the same foreign language (or
American Sign Language) emphasizing speaking,
listening, reading and writing skills.

Social Sciences — 3 credits: Must include one unit focusing on US studies and one unit focusing on world studies.

Laboratory Science — 4 credits: The four science units should include two courses with a laboratory component. Georgia public high school graduates should have at least one unit of biology, one unit of physical science or physics, one unit of chemistry, earth systems, environmental science, or an advanced placement course, and a fourth science.


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 Additional Information for Admissions Coordinators

The student’s application process will include the student’s online application and application fee, the student’s official transcript and official test scores from the testing centers. The official high school transcript and high school information form should be mailed in a sealed envelope to the following address below or sent electronically through GAfutures.org.

Please remind your student to allow ample time for receipt and processing of all documents. Processing time varies based on the number of applicants and time of year. View our application and document deadlines to learn more about the college admissions process.

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

Kennesaw State University’s FAFSA code is 001577.       

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