Educational Student Services

First-Year Students FAQs

First-Year students will have a "FY Advising" Hold placed on their registration until they have earned 30 semester hours of academic credit. First-year students should meet with their advisor to have the "hold" removed in order to register for the next semester's classes. Students should consult their advisor at least once per semester to discuss their progress through the program and other student resources provided by the university.
If you are declaring your interest in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Kindergarten, Middle Grades Education, or History Education, you should request a change-of-major through Owl Express.
Admission to a teacher preparation program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. For the minimum criteria for admission, please see the KSU Undergraduate Catalog. Some teacher preparation programs have additional requirements. Please contact the departments or program coordinators directly.
Your advisor may recommend that you take GACE Program Admission Assessments in the semester prior to the semester in which you will be applying to the teacher education program. Generally, students will schedule the assessment after they have completed ENGL 1102 and the second General Education MATH course (when these courses are taken during the second semester). Please see your advisor for specific recommendations within your program area.
No, you do not need to complete all of your general education classes prior to admission into a teacher preparation program; specific classes required are ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, and EDUC 2110**, and may be included in the 45 hours of college credit required for admission.

**or approved High School equivalent (See Mary Lynn Orr in the Teacher Education Advisement Center, Kennesaw Hall 1314, if you think you may have completed an approved program.)
You may take EDUC 2110 after you have completed ENGL 1102. EDUC 2110 requires an intensive field experience. You do not need to complete all your general education courses before registering for EDUC 2110.
Students should meet with their advisor in their program area to determine the appropriate semester for which they should submit an application for admission to the teacher preparation program. Additional information may be obtained from Education Student Services, located in KH 1314.

Please call 470-578-6105 for additional information or email