CSM New Students

We know that it can seem overwhelming to start college or transfer to a new institution.  To ease the transition, please see the step by step guide to onboarding to Kennesaw State University as a major in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM).

Been accepted and don't know what to do yet? Check below!

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

  • Much of the preliminary information that you will need for starting as a KSU student will be shared at orientation.  So, start by signing up! You will register for your classes while at orientation, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    For more information and the sign-up procedure, click here!

    If you have questions before Ignition, please email your academic advisor.  Most preliminary questions are handled at orientation, but if you want to make sure, you can ask your advisor.  Contact information located here.

  • Your starting place for math might change what science courses you have available to you during your first semester at KSU.  All majors in CSM require at least up to MATH 1190 Calculus I.

    Your High School information dictates your potential starting place.

    MATH 1111 College Algebra: Anyone can start here, but you might be able to start higher!
    MATH 1112 College Trigonometry: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 570 or above (ACT MATH 23 or above) AND a high school GPA of 2.8 or above
    MATH 1113 Precalculus: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 590 or above (ACT MATH 25 or above) AND a high school GPA of 3.0 or above
    MATH 1190 Calculus I: You can start here if you have a SAT MATH score of 620 or above (ACT MATH 26 or above) AND a high school GPA of 3.2 or above

    Not happy with your Math placement based on HS information?  Take ALEKS!

    **Please email your academic advisor if you have questions about ALEKS or need to get the ALEKS code.

  • You'll learn about and do a variety of things at your orientation.

    More information about your Ignition Day(s) here!

    In the morning portion, you will come to CSM Advising for major advising.  You'll actually register for your first semester in the afternoon.  During this Advising portion, you will meet the CSM Advising team, learn about the college, and we will teach you what you need to know about your first semester classes at KSU!

  • After leaving the advising portion of Ignition, you'll then come back to us in the afternoon to register! You'll be handed a pre-planned handout from your academic advisor and we will assist with your registering in a computer lab.

    We have Learning Communities (LCs) for Fall start students!  Learning Communities are packages of classes.  You can register for a LC and it will have multiple classes that a CSM major typically needs their first semester.  They include classes like Math, CHEM, KSU 1101, etc!  Or, you can build your schedule from scratch.

    **You might notice some classes have a section number with "N" as part of it (like MATH 1112-N01).  "N" sections are saved for new KSU students like you! Take a look at them!**

  • 1) If you are unsure about your schedule still, email your academic advisor for confirmation! If you'd like to do a phone call, let your advisor know via email. We will also have drop-ins where you can come in without an appointment. Check out our schedule on CSM Advising's front page!

    2) Check your schedule on Owl Express.

    3) Check where your classes are on a KSU Map.

    a) Do you have classes on both campuses? If traveling between campuses on the same day, we suggest at least an hour and a half between classes for all of the little things that can happen when traveling (traffic, parking, etc). *If your classes are on the same campus, it is fine to go with the 15 minutes between classes.*

    b) Are you part-time or full-time? Part-time is defined as 6 credit hours.  Full-time is defined as at least 12.

    c) When do classes start and what's the semester schedule? Check the calendars here!

    4) Check out some of KSU's resources for students at the bottom of this page!

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • Much of the preliminary information that you will need for starting as a KSU student will be shared at orientation.  So, start by signing up! You will register for your classes while at orientation, so we'd highly encourage choosing the earliest date available to you.

    For more information and the sign-up procedure, click here!

  • 1) Did your classes transfer to KSU appropriately? You can check for transfer equivalency here.

    a) If anything doesn't look like it transferred right, look into a substitution!

    2) Did you already take math courses at your previous insitution(s) or are you starting at KSU? If starting at KSU, take ALEKS! **Your advisor can give you what you need to start ALEKS**

    Reach out to your advisor and make sure things are all going well! Maybe it's best that you set up a one-on-one appointment before your orientation.

  • Check out information about your Ignition day here!

    In the morning portion of orientation, you will come to CSM Advising for major advising. During this Advising portion, you will meet the CSM Advising team, learn about the college, and we will teach you what you need to know about your first semester classes at KSU!

    In the afternoon portion, you'll register for classes in a computer lab with your advisors!  Check out your "DegreeWorks" page on Owl Express. DegreeWorks is an electronic checklist of your degree requirements.  It'll check off the boxes of the courses you transferred into Kennesaw with and the classes you take at KSU.  Advisors will also use the "Planner" tab on DegreeWorks to make suggestions about courses.  That way, you can always see what you and your advisor have talked about!

  • 1) Check your schedule on Owl Express.

    2) Check where your classes are on a KSU Map.

    a) Do you have classes on both campuses? If traveling between campuses on the same day, we suggest at least an hour and a half between classes for all of the little things that can happen when traveling (traffic, parking, etc). *If your classes are on the same campus, it is fine to go with the 15 minutes between classes.*

    b) Are you part-time or full-time? Part-time is defined as 6 credit hours.  Full-time is defined as at least 12.

    c) When do classes start and what's the semester schedule? Check the calendars here!

    3) Still unsure of things? Reach out to your academic advisor! Email your advisor.  If you have simple questions, ask via email! If you'd like to do a phone call, let your advisor know via email.  We will also have drop-ins where you can come in without an appointment.  You can find information about how we are operation on CSM Advising's front page!

    4) Check out some of KSU's resources for students at the bottom of this page!

Check out these resources before you come to KSU!

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