Admission

All applicants less than 22 years of age are encouraged to consider opportunities available in your current school system under Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) before committing to this fee based program.

Academic, Social, and Career Enrichment Program (ASCE) 

Fall 2018 applications will be available August 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017 
Please complete the Two-Part Application through GAFutures and Owl Express—
Directions to access both parts are listed under "Admission Process" below

ASCE program information

Advanced Leadership and Career Development Program (ALCD) 

Application deadline is February for the Fall Cohort
Fall 2017 applications will be available November 4, 2016 to February 10, 2017

ALCD program information


Admission Criteria

In order to be sure that the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth is the best match for our applicants, we require an application packet be completed for each student. Upon entering, it is expected that students will demonstrate the following minimal requirements:

    • 3rd grade reading level, preferred
    • Knowledge of basic mathematics understanding and ability to use a calculator
    • Ability to function independently for a sustained period of time
    • No significant behavioral or emotional problems that would impact school performance
    • Ability to be successful in competitive employment situations
    • Desire and motivation to complete a post-secondary program
    • Have a willingness to complete all assignments with support
    • Successfully completed a high school program (served under IDEA)
    • Strongly recommended that applicant be on an active Vocational Rehabilitation caseload
    • Successfully completed an introductory inclusive post-secondary program
    • Engaged in some career opportunities for at least a year, preferred
    • 3rd grade reading level, preferred
    • Knowledge of basic mathematics understanding and ability to use a calculator
    • Ability to function independently for a sustained period of time with limited support
    • No significant behavioral or emotional problems that would impact school performance
    • Ability to be successful in competitive employment situations with limited support
    • Desire and motivation to complete a post-secondary program
    • Have a willingness to complete all assignments with support with limited support
    • Successfully completed a high school program (served under IDEA)
    • Strongly recommended that applicant be on an active Vocational Rehabilitation caseload

Letters of recommendation from teachers and supervisors are extremely important, as these describe current levels of performance across many areas.

Applicants will have typically received extensive special education services in their secondary schools, graduating with alternative diploma, and would be denied access to a traditional college degree program. Both ASCE and ALCD are two year certificate programs (not accredited college degree programs). Exiting students will receive a certificate of completion. Students, if accepted, will be KSU non-degree seeking audit students.

Admission Process

The Academy welcomes applications from all qualified students regardless of age, race, sex, religion, disability, or cultural background. Admission to the Academy is based on a number of factors, and requirements for admission have been developed in accordance with the unique goals of the Academy under the direction of Kennesaw State University.

Applicant credentials must indicate a reasonable chance of successful completion of the Academy program. Admission decisions are based on an applicant’s previous record of appropriate preparation, academic performance, test results, personal qualities, and experience. It is the responsibility of the potential applicant to provide documentation.

Admission is a selective process and meeting deadlines or minimum requirements will not necessarily guarantee acceptance.

Approval for admission is valid only for the term specified at the time of acceptance and does not imply that approval will be granted for a term not specified. It is permissible to submit copies of all records with the exception of transcripts. The Academy is unable to make copies for applicant documentation.

The Academy reserves the right to withdraw admission prior to or following enrollment if the student has falsified application materials or otherwise demonstrated ineligibility as determined by the standards of the Academy, the University, or the Board of Regents.

In accordance to KSU policy, prior to registration, a valid certificate of Immunization is required to be on file in the KSU Health Clinic upon enrollment. Students must meet the immunizations requirements found at the KSU Health Clinic website. 

  • Academic, Social, and Career Enrichment (ASCE)

    • Academy gives prospective students a fee waiver code to apply to KSU (fee waiver codes are given by contacting academyadmissions@kennesaw.edu)
    • Student/Parent completes KSU online application at GAfutures using fee waiver
      • For the third screen of the GAfutures application, select "Audit" as Application Type and select "Audit - Acad. for Inclusive Learning & Social Growth (Fall Only)" as your intended major

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    • Beginning August 11, as directed through email instructions, student will be able to complete the supplemental application through Owl Express
      • Enter your NetID and Password then click the Login button
      • Click on the Applicant Services tab or the Applicant Services link
      • Click on the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth ASCE Application link and allow yourself at least 45 minutes to complete the supplemental application
    • Official high school transcript must be sent to KSU Admissions by deadline 
    • The most current psychological evaluation and IEP (recommended within three years) must be mailed to Academy Admissions by deadline
    • Program packet received and reviewed by Academy
    • Student accepted/not accepted into the Academy after assessment
    • Names of students admitted to Academy are provided to Admissions for acceptance, pending payment of the application fee
    • Students are now officially accepted to KSU and the Academy

    NOTE: All applicants who complete the application and meet the “criteria for admission” may not be accepted into the Academy; however, these students may be placed on a waiting list. Applicants must meet specified KSU admissions criteria and can be denied acceptance regardless of Academy Admissions decisions.

  • Advanced Leadership and Career Development (ALCD)

    ONLY FOR CURRENT ACADEMY STUDENTS

    • Complete the ALCD application through Owl Express
      • Enter your NetID and Password then click the Login button
      • Click the Student Services tab
      • Click the ALCD Application - Year 3-4 link and allow yourself at least 45 minutes to complete the application 

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    • The most current psychological, behavioral, and educational evaluation and IEP (recommended within three years) must be mailed to Academy Admissions by deadline
    • Submit updated/current resume
    • Submit PMC scores, if applicable
    • Submit inclusive post-secondary grades
    • Submit 2 graded academic samples
    • Official post-secondary grades must be sent to Academy Admissions by deadline
    • Complete and submit essay
    • Program packet received and reviewed by Academy
    • Student accepted/not accepted into the Academy after assessment
    • Students are now officially accepted to the Academy ALCD program

    NOTE: All applicants who complete the application and meet the “criteria for admission” may not be accepted into the Academy; however, these students may be placed on a waiting list. Applicants must meet specified KSU admissions criteria and can be denied acceptance regardless of Academy Admissions decisions.

    NOTE: If you are a student applying from outside of the Academy/KSU (i.e. graduate or transfer student of a post-secondary inclusive program), please contact our admissions office at 470-578-2283 or via email at academyadmissions@kennesaw.edu for further instructions.

     

 

Appeals

Academic, Social, and Career Enrichment Program (ASCE)
Appeal Deadline is February 15, 2017

Advanced Leadership and Career Development Program (ALCD)
Appeal Deadline is April 15, 2017

An applicant may appeal the Academy’s admission decision. Appeals of the Academy’s admission decision may be filed with the Academy Appeals Committee by contacting academyadmissions@kennesaw.edu (Attention: Appeals Committee). The applicant is invited to submit additional documentation for the Appeals Committee to review. All appeals under these procedures will be based primarily on the written record – the Academy may decide to grant an interview, if indicated, but in accordance with university practice, appeals are usually concluded via document review.

Students must have a complete admissions packet on file before an appeal will be reviewed. Applicants with incomplete admission packets are not eligible for appeal.

A proper appeal should contain the following:

  • a one page typed and signed cover letter stating the appeal is being requested
  • a paragraph explaining why you wish to attend the KSU Academy (minimum of 100 words)
  • documentation of additional experiences to be considered
  • two additional (non-family) reference letters on letterhead from a teacher, counselor, coach, clergy, or employer 

Applicants should write their own appeal letter and submit new documents to support any points made in their case, if appropriate. Your appeal letter must contain a phone number and email address. All appeal decisions are sent via email and are final.

The Academy Appeals Committee considers appeal packets annually during Spring Semester for the following fall semester. 

Your appeal packet must include an appeal form obtained from Academy Admissions at academyadmissions@kennesaw.edu.  All of your appeal materials must be received by the KSU Academy Admissions Appeals Committee no later than deadline (see above). Registered mail requiring signature validation does not deliver directly to the KSU Academy office. It is received by the KSU mail room personnel and then routed to the KSU Academy office the following business day.

Send materials in a complete packet to:

Kennesaw State University
Academy Admissions Appeals Committee
520 Parliament Garden Way, NW  MD 4101
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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