Thrive is a nationally award-winning program that helps qualified incoming first-year students develop the academic skills required to maintain  the HOPE scholarship, integrate academically and socially to the university, progress toward graduation, and develop leadership skills.

Thrive students maintain the HOPE scholarship at substantially higher rates than demographically matched groups. This free program offers support to students as they transition into college by offering the best of academic strategies with innovative practices of student success.


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Once the program and wait-list are full, the application will close, no later than May 5, 2017. Only 125 students will be accepted.

Before starting the application process, be aware that if you start the application but don't have time to finish, your work will NOT be saved.

NOTE: You have to click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application and review process or your information will NOT be saved nor submitted. Once you click SUBMIT you will be taken back to the Kennesaw State University Owl Life page. A green box at the top of the page will state: Your form was successfully submitted.

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    Phone: (470) 578-4437

    Kennesaw State University
    First-Year and Transition Studies
    430 Bartow Ave NW, MB #2402
    Kennesaw, GA 30144