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

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

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 (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 with 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  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 Appeal materials in a complete packet to

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