Transient Students

Are you returning to the Atlanta area or looking for an online course this summer? Attend Kennesaw State for the summer as a Transient Student. As a guest Owl, you can take classes to transfer back to your home institution.

You are considered a transient student if you are a guest student from another institution for one term.  Permission is needed from your home institution to attend KSU, and your home institution must verify that you are eligible to return.

If you wish to continue enrollment as a transient student for a future term, you must reapply and submit a new transient letter by the deadline for the new term you wish to enter. 

If you want to earn your degree from KSU, you need to change your status by reapplying and sending all required credentials by the deadline. Courses taken at KSU as a transient student are not counted in meeting transfer admission requirements. 

Transient students attending KSU are not guaranteed course availability. Unfortunately, as a transient student you are not eligible to receive financial aid from KSU. Therefore, you must apply for financial aid at the institution where you are degree-seeking, referred to as your home institution. The only exception to this rule is for the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship.  If you are receiving funding from the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship, please ask your home institution to send a transient certification to KSU.

Application Checklist

  1. Submit your application and $40 application fee online by our posted deadline.

  2. Submit a transient letter from the registrar, department chair, advisor or other appropriate official from your home institution. The letter must state that you are eligible to re-enroll and have the home institution's permission to attend KSU as a transient student for the applicable term. Transient letters may be delivered to us by any of the following mechanisms:

    Via email to
    Via fax to 470-578-9169
    In person or via mail to:

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

  3. Check your application status online using your KSU# sent to the email address listed on your application; please allow ample time for receipt and processing.

  4. If you apply for in-state tuition, you must provide proof of lawful presence prior to enrollment.

  5. Prior to enrolling in courses, you must provide proof of immunization as required by the University System of Georgia. Please see for further information.
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Summer Deadlines

June 4, 2021, is the final Summer 2021 application and document deadline for all students. Check the Summer 2021 Academic Calendar and allow yourself plenty of time to apply, be accepted and register prior to the first day of class for the session you wish to attend. You will not be able to register for a session that has already passed the drop/add period. 

After Acceptance

  1. Complete the Next Steps
  2. Register for Classes