General Eligibility Criteria
Students are eligible to apply to the Thrive Scholars Program during their senior year of high school.
Eligible students are those who:
Ineligible students are those who are in the following majors or programs:
Applied Computer Science, Architecture, Construction Management, Dance, Digital Animation, Education, Information Technology (BAS), Engineering (with the exception of Industrial Eng. Technology), International Business, Music Performance, Public Health Education, and Theatre & Performance Studies
These majors do not have room for the required KSU 1101 course or have their own first-semester requirements that conflict with Thrive requirements.
African American Male Initiative (AAMI), College of Science and Mathematics Advanced Majors Program (AMP), Global Fellows, Honors, and RRPG
Each of these programs support student success and have requirements that may duplicate or conflict with Thrive. Students who choose one of these should not also apply to Thrive.
If a student is a HOPE Scholar but has a KSU Admissions Office GPA calculated at 3.5 or higher AND test scores of at least 1150 (old SAT), 1220 (new SAT) or 25 (ACT), they are not eligible for Thrive and will be referred to KSU’s Honors Program.