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Transfer Profile

Kennesaw State University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the South’s most innovative institutions for its improvements in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, and facilities. 

Kennesaw State University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the South’s most innovative institutions for its improvements in the areas of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, and facilities. As Georgia’s third-largest university and one of the 50 largest public universities in the country, Kennesaw State offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees in an array of fields, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), architecture, construction, nursing, business, education, and the arts. 

Kennesaw State University is committed to providing a seamless transition for the transfer experience. Transfer Evaluation Services serves as the liaison between acceptance to the University and academic advising by awarding transfer credit and applying relevant credit to the degree program.

Kennesaw State University’s mission is to provide educational programs that serve a diverse student body, which includes young adults who enroll as freshmen or undergraduate transfers and an equally large number of older adults who return or transfer to the University at different stages in their lives for undergraduate or graduate study. Evening and weekend programs are designed to accommodate experienced professionals seeking academic advancement. Faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to providing a challenging and facilitative collegiate environment that fosters high-quality academic preparation, critical thinking, global and multicultural perspectives, effective communication and interpersonal skills, leadership development, social responsibility, and lifelong learning.

Transfer students—If you have earned 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of college credit that will transfer to KSU, you are a transfer student.

Transfer freshmen—A transfer fresh
man graduated from high school in the last five years and has attended another college, but has earned less than 30 semester hours or 50 quarter hours of transferrable college credit.

Non-traditional/adult learners—Students who fall under the following criteria:
• Previously graduated, or whose high school class graduated, from high school five or more years ago
• Earned a high school diploma or satisfactorily completed the GED
• If previously attended college, completed fewer than 30 transferable semester hours of college credit

What transfers?
We encourage students to seek academic advisement as soon as possible after receipt of their transfer evaluation. Academic advisors will utilize DegreeWorks to map a plan of progress toward the most efficient path of degree completion.

KSU is on the semester system. Students who are transferring with courses taken under the quarter system will be granted equivalent semester hours; one semester hour = 1.5 quarter hours.

In an effort to ensure the transferability of credit courses across institutions, KSU observes articulation agreements so the transfer student has a defined guarantee for specific courses, clusters of courses, and related academic requirements from one institution to another.

Visit to learn more about the transfer process.




Quick Facts
• 35,000+ students
• 18 NCAA Division I sports teams
• 150+ undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees
• Students from 92 countries across the globe
• Student-faculty ratio: 21:1
• Third-largest university in the state
• Alumni network of 100,000
• $1.3 billion economic impact
• 300+ student organizations
• KSU’s dining facility named #2 in the country in 2016
• One of the 50 largest public institutions in the country
• 13 colleges on two Metro-Atlanta campuses and online 

Academic Colleges
• Architecture and Construction Management
• Arts
• Business
• Computing and Software Engineering
• Continuing and Professional Education
• Education
• Engineering and Engineering Technology
• Honors College
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Science and Mathematics
• University College
• WellStar College of Health and Human Services

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Global Reach
• 60 international studies programs
• 100+ courses offered
• 130+ distinct international education events
• 24+ faculty-led study abroad programs in 30+ countries
• Montepulciano, Italy, Campus; consortium with five other USG schools 
• Foreign exchange and international internship opportunities
• Partnerships with academic, governmental, and business institutions around the world