First-Year Live-On Requirement Exemption Request
Kennesaw State University is committed to supporting first-year students in their academic pursuits. The Marietta Campus continues to have a live-on requirement for first-year students pursuing majors primarily housed on the Marietta Campus. Kennesaw State University believes it is in the best interest of these students to live in close proximity to their peers and primary course instruction for the first year of college.
Marietta Campus students wishing to live in Housing areas on the Kennesaw Campus may apply for an exemption to this requirement. We will start reviewing these requests on March 5, 2018. Exemption requests will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Students who are pursuing majors housed primarily on the Kennesaw Campus need to have access to Housing areas in close proximity to their peers and primary course instruction as well. University Housing will begin the review of live-on requirement exemptions beginning March 5th and you will be notified accordingly.
Introduction and Exemption Process
The Marietta Campus has a first-year live on-campus requirement for residents pursuing majors based on the Marietta campus. For specific information on majors based in Marietta, please visit the Majors and Programs page at http://www.kennesaw.edu/majorsprograms.php.
Individuals may submit the “Request for Exemption from Live-On Requirement” form along with valid supporting documentation if they meet any of the following requirements before the first day of classes:
-Students residing in the principal residence of a parent or legal guardian. Students desiring this exemption must apply and provide parent or legal guardian endorsement.
-Students who are at least 21 years old prior to the first day of classes of their first enrolled term. Students desiring this exemption must apply. Supporting Documentation Needed: No proof of age is required for this exemption. Kennesaw State will verify age via a review of accepted student records.
-Students who are married and/or have dependent children. Students desiring this exemption must apply and provide proof of marriage and/or dependent children. Supporting Documentation Needed: Copies of marriage certificate and/or birth certificate(s) of children.
NOTE: Transfer students who have earned 30 or more credit hours from an accredited college/university are automatically exempt and do not need to submit a waiver request. AP credits and/or joint enrollment credits accumulated in high school are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Requests for exemption to the first year live-on requirement based on compelling individual circumstances outside of the exemptions listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
I have read and understand all of the information explained above.
KSU Student ID #
Primary Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Please indicate which semester(s) you are requesting exemption from:
All of the Above
What will you be majoring in at KSU?
Reason for Exemption Request. Reasons with a '*' require additional documentation.
Residency: I will reside in the principle residence of my parent(s) or legal guardian(s) during my first year of enrollment.
Marriage/Children: I will be married and/or have dependent children during my first year of enrollment*.
Age: I will be 21 years or older prior to my first year of enrollment.
Campus Exemption: I want to live in housing located on the Kennesaw Campus.
Campus Exemption: I want to live in housing located on the Marietta Campus.
Compelling Circumstances: I have circumstances I feel should exempt me from the requirement, but don't fit the above scenarios*.
Select the area that applies to you.
If you are wanting to live in housing located on the Kennesaw Campus or Marietta Campus please write a brief description as to why you feel that will be in your best academic interest.
Upload any supporting documents that may be required according to the instructions above. Please use .doc, .pdf or .jpg file types.
I understand that submitting this form does not automatically waive me from the First-Year Live-On Requirement.
I understand the Housing Office will review each request and render a decision based on the time line referenced in the second paragraph of this request.
I understand the above.
I understand that I may be requesting to live on a campus where my academic major of choice is not primarily housed.
I understand the above.
Please re-enter your KSU Student ID# as your electronic signature.
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