GPA, Probation, and Dismissal
Graduate students are expected to maintain at least a 3.00 GPA to be in "good academic standing". That's a B average. Falling below 3.00 can lead to being placed on probation or possibly dismissed from the university.
Keep in mind your GPA and Academic Standing may also affect your financial aid and eligibility to hold a graduate assistantship.
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If you are having issues and don't think you can be successful in your class or classes, please talk to someone as soon as possible.
Process for Graduate Admissions Appeals
Appeals of graduate admissions decisions at Kennesaw State University are made to the Dean of The Graduate College. KSU Graduate Catalog, “Graduate Admissions.” This memorandum details the process such appeals will follow.
. An explanation of the admissions decision;
An explanation of why the applicant believes the decision was incorrect;
Identification of any evidence the applicant believes supports her or his position. The applicant may be asked to provide this information to permit The Graduate College to process his or her appeal;
Any other information the applicant believes is relevant to her or his appeal.
Effective appeals will typically involve information the applicant may not have provided in his or her original application, but which might have influenced the University’s decision regarding her or his application.
For example, following notification of an unsuccessful application, an applicant for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice might speak to a professor regarding his or her application. During that conversation, the applicant notes her or his five (5) years of successful service as a law enforcement officer. The professor notes this was not included in the original application and states the program faculty might believe it relevant to their consideration of the application. The professor then suggests the applicant file an appeal, providing specific evidence of his or her successful law enforcement record and an explanation of why the applicant believes it contributes to his or her strength as a graduate student in that discipline.
Please note The Graduate College is unlikely to be influenced by arguments in which the applicant is challenging the judgment of a program’s faculty regarding particular aspects of the program’s application. This is particularly true regarding the faculty’s assessment of an applicant’s undergraduate grade point average or his or her scores on an admissions examination required by the program (e.g., GRE, MAT) or the weight to give such items in the faculty’s evaluation of the applicant.
Assistant Dean for Graduate Students
3391 Town Point Dr. NW
Room 2809, MD 9106
Kennesaw, GA 30144
The Graduate College will acknowledge receipt of the appeal electronically or through US Mail.
In the absence of exceptional circumstances, within fourteen (14) of the receipt of the appeal, the Dean of The Graduate College will issue a decision regarding the appeal. It will be communicated to the applicant through U.S. or electronic mail.
Appeal of The Graduate College’s Decision. Within fourteen (14) days of the mailing date of the Dean’s decision, the applicant may appeal The Graduate College’s determination by sending a written appeal to the Provost of Kennesaw State University.
Commencement and Graduation
As you approach graduation with your graduate degree, stay informed of all the KSU commencement processes, important dates and times, and relevant graduation information. Find out when you should petition to graduate, RSVP to march in commencement, purchase your cap and gown, and so much more.Learn More
Mastering your graduate research process is a crucial part of your academic success. As a graduate student, you have unique resources available to make your research exciting and simplified. The KSU Library System gives graduate students special borrowing privileges, one-on-one research consultations, in-depth research guides, and more on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.Learn More
The Department of Career Planning and Development at Kennesaw State helps you navigate and succeed in your current and future career field. As a graduate student, you have access to essential services, workshops and programs, tools and resources that will help guide your professional decisions through graduation.Learn More
KSU Graduate Resources
KSU offers various graduate school resources that support you through your graduate program and in your unique career field.