International Students

At KSU, we believe there is no substitute for the global enrichment provided by geographic, ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural diversity. If you’re an international student planning on applying to KSU, you should plan to have all documents in at least one month before the published deadline for your selected program. International students must meet the admissions requirements for their student type.

International Admissions Requirements

You are considered an international student if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are not a US citizen or permanent resident
  • You live outside the US and will require a FI visa to study in the US
  • You currently live in the US on a non-immigrant visa (B1, F2, J1, J2, G, or H1, etc.)
  • You are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received your Permanent Residency card

Types of Student Visas

  • 1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.

    2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.

    3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.

    4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts must be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.                                              

    A. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    B. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., KSU Link for Request
    C. World Education Services (WES)
    D. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company, KSU Link for Request

    If using the Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants Credential Evaluation Application, please refer to the KSU application on their site. 

    5. Test of English Proficiency.  Apply to the Intensive English Program

    A. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.

    B. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.

    C. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
    Minimum required score: Internet version (iBT) - 80  
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    Minimum required score: 6.5

    7. Copy of your Passport

    8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    IMPORTANT: Online Programs are NOT eligible for F-1 Student Visa.

    Send your documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 
    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

  • 1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
    2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
    3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
    4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

    A. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    B. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    C. World Education Services (WES)
    D. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company, KSU Link for Request

    5. Test of English Proficiency.  

    A. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.  
    B. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.  
    C. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
        Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*  
        Minimum required score: 6.5

    6. Copy of your Passport
    7.  Copy of your Visa

    Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 
    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

     

  • 1. Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
    2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
    3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
    4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

    A. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    B. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    C. World Education Services (WES)
    D. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company; KSU Link for Request

    5. Test of English Proficiency.

    A. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe. 
    B. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement. 
    C. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests: 

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  
        Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)* 
        Minimum required score: 6 .5

    6. Copy of your Passport
    7.  Copy of your Visa
    8. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 
    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

  •  If you have a non-immigrant visa other than F-1, J-1, or H-1B (such as L, E, A, K, B, etc.), please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions so an admissions officer can determine your admission requirements and enrollment eligibility.
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    1.  Completed online Graduate Application for Admission to KSU.
    2. Non-refundable $60 application processing fee, payable to Kennesaw State University.
    3. Official transcripts from each college or university attended. Official transcripts are in a sealed envelope from the institution.
    4. Official Evaluation of all foreign transcripts is required. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency.

    A. Evaluation Service, Inc.
    B. Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
    C. World Education Services (WES)
    D SpanTran: The Evaluation Company; KSU Link for Request

    5. Test of English Proficiency.  

    A. Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States or Zimbabwe.  
    B. Applicants who have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University are exempt from the English Language Proficiency requirement.  
    C. Applicants not exempt by A or B above can take either of the following tests:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
        Minimum required score:  Internet version (iBT) - 80  
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*  
        Minimum required score: 6.5

    6. Copy of your Resident Alien Card (Green Card)
    7. Additional documents as required by the specific program you are applying to.

    Send your documents in a complete package to:

    Office of Graduate Admissions 
    Kennesaw State University 
    3391 Town Point Road, MD 9109 
    Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

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