Students are eligible to apply to the Thrive Program during their senior year of high school. 

  • Thrive Eligibility

    Check to see if you're eligible:

    • I have been accepted to KSU as a freshman and will start Fall semester 2023.

    • I have earned fewer than 30 college credit hours through dual enrollment, AP, or IB programs and I have not attended another college (exception dual enrollment) since high school graduation.

    • I will be a full-time student, taking at least 12 credit hours.

    • I am eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.

    • I plan to graduate from KSU in four years (certain five-year majors are exceptions).

    NOTE: Please note that students enrolling in the Summer 2023 semester, as well as students planning to transfer to another school, are not eligible.

    Please note that each of the programs listed below has first-semester requirements that may duplicate or conflict with Thrive. Students who join one of these programs should not apply to Thrive.


    African American Male Initiative (AAMI), College of Science and Mathematics Advanced Majors Program (AMP), Global Fellows, and Honors.

    Contact Us

    Email thive@kennesaw.edu if you have questions.