Section 2.1: General Information

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STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

Official standardized test score reports must be sent directly by the testing center. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are sent directly by the Educational Testing Service, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) test scores are sent directly by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Consistent with the policies of both the Educational Testing Service and the Graduate Management Admission Council, GRE and GMAT scores are valid for five calendar years. Thus, GRE and GMAT scores taken more than five calendar years prior to the date of application to KSU will not be accepted.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework. Some programs have much earlier deadlines. Refer to individual programs in the University Catalog for their deadlines.

MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

If an applicant chooses to apply to more than one graduate program, the applicant must submit a separate application and application fee for each program. To have the same application materials applied to more than one application, domestic applicants should contact the Division of Graduate Studies and international applicants should contact the Office of Global Education.  Applicants may be required to submit additional materials. Refer to individual programs in the University Catalog for required application materials.

CHANGE OF APPLICATION TERM

Applications and application materials are valid for one year only. Applicants may change the term of their application to a later term within one calendar year from the date the completed online application form was submitted. To be considered for admission during a different term, domestic applicants should contact the Division of Graduate Studies and international applicants should contact the Office of Global Education to have the term of application changed. Some programs admit only one term per year. Refer to individual programs in the University Catalog for the term(s) during which they will consider admission. Applicants interested in admission after one year will need to submit a new application and application fee.

DEFER ENROLLMENT

Admitted students are expected to enroll in and attend courses during the term of their admission. Students may defer the term of enrollment to another term within one calendar year from the term of admission. Initial enrollment beyond one year is not permitted. To defer enrollment to a later term, domestic applicants should contact the Division of Graduate Studies and international applicants should contact the Office of Global Education. Students who have not enrolled in and attended courses within one calendar year of admission will need to submit a new application and application fee.

FRAUDULENT RECORDS

Any transcripts, certificates, translations or examination results that appear irregular will be verified with the appropriate school or examination authorities, and the application process will be delayed until verification is received. If it is determined that an applicant has submitted false records or omitted information about previous school attendance, his/her application will be denied, and legal action may be taken.