Getting Registered

As a new student at Kennesaw State University, you will need to do a series of steps before you can get registered.

Obtaining a Registration Time Ticket

You will need to attend an New Student Orientation to get a time ticket as soon as possible after admission. If you don't attend an orientation, you will still get a time ticket, but it will be issued to you after all New Student Orientation sessions have concluded. 

Figure out what you need to register for

You should print out a copy of your curriculum sheet. Curriculum sheets change every year, so it is important that you are following the correct sheet for your catalog year. Catalogs follow academic years, which run Fall (August) - Summer (July). Your catalog year is dependent on when you start; E.g. if you start in August of 2015, January of 2016, or May of 2016 you will be on the 2015-16 catalog year. If you start in August of 2016 you will be on the 2016-17 catalog year.

Curriculum Sheets

First Time Freshmen

If you are a Freshman with no college credit, the courses you should look at taking are:

  1. CSE 1321 & CSE 1321L Programming & Problem Solving I with lab
  2. ENGL 1101 English Composition I
  3. A math course - 
  4. A general education course - such as HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 US History


If you have AP or IB credit for a course like ENGL 1101 and it has not yet been received by KSU and in our system, e-mail the CCSE Advising Center ( for help regarding your schedule. 

Transfer Students

Match up your transfer courses with the courses that are on your curriculum sheet. You should be able to pull up your academic transcript on Owl Express to see what courses have been transfered in to KSU, and what they have been transferred in as.

If you need assistance determining what you have completed, you may contact the CCSE Advising Center ( or the BSIT coordinator, Dr. Hossain Shahriar (

  • If you have any courses that you have not completed in Area A of the general education, you must take these or work toward taking these your first semester.
  • If you have not transferred in credit for your CSE 1321/L Programming & Problem Solving I with lab or CSE 1322 & CSE 1322L Programming & Problem Solving II with lab, you should begin working on these your first semester as well. 
  • For other coursework, if you have the prerequisite to the course in question completed, feel free to schedule what you can up to 13-14 credit hours

It is recommended that students in their first semester not take more than 13-14 credit hours. While you have been in higher education prior to coming to KSU, this will be your first semester at a new institution, and each institution is a little bit different. It will take you time to adjust to what we do and what we expect of you. Remember you can always take more courses to "catch up" next semester.

Log in to Owl Express, create your schedule and register for your courses

  1. Log in to Owl Express.
  2. Click on "Registration".
  3. Right click on "Class Schedule Search" to bring up the context menu.
    • Select "Open Link in New Tab" or "Open Link in New Window"
    • In the new tab or window, select the term you are registering for in the drop down menu.
    • Using your curriculum sheet that you have identified what you need to take, select the subject of the course and if you want, narrow down by course number. E.g. Subject: ENGL, Course Number: 1102.
    • Begin building your schedule. Record the day, time and which campus the course is on, as well as the CRN of the course.
    • Remember to only select open classes. If the class is closed and has a wait list, you may get on the wait list. Wait lists come with important information.
  4. In the "Registration" tab or window that you still have open, left click "Class Registration (Add or Drop Classes)".
  5. In the text boxes on this page, put in the CRNs you wrote down while creating your schedule. Once you put the CRNs in, click on the "Submit Changes" button.

This should register you for the courses you have selected. If you encounter errors or a closed class, please see the registration FAQ.

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