Business Program Admission
After being accepted to WSU, all business undergraduate and graduate students must then apply to their specific academic programs.
To register for upper-level business courses, you must be admitted to the College of Business. You can apply for provisional admission during the semester that you will complete the admission criteria.
You can take upper-level business courses as a non-College of Business student as long as you are a junior and you have instructor permission.
Transfer students are encouraged to explore Transfer Pathways programs, which are designed to ensure a smooth process of moving from a two-year college to WSU.
If you’ve decided to pursue a business degree, it’s a good idea to prepare early for the admissions process for College of Business programs.
To be admitted to the College of Business, you need to meet specific criteria.
You must have earned 30 credits or more at the time of your application. Most students have 30 credits after their first 2 semesters at WSU.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level accounting course, such as ACCT 211 if taken at WSU.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level communication course, such as CMST 191 or 192 if taken at WSU.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level economics course, such ECON 201 or ECON 202.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level English course, such as ENG 111 if taken at WSU.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level math course. If taken at WSU, these include:
- MATH 110
- MATH 112
- MATH 115
- MATH 120
- MATH 140
- MATH 212
Math requirements vary by business major. Any of the math courses listed will be used for College of Business admission.
You must have a grade of “C” or better in a 3-credit college level statistics course, such as STAT 110, STAT 210, or ECON 222 if taken at WSU.
Statistics requirements vary by business major. Any of the statistics courses listed will be used for College of Business admission.
You must apply to the College of Business with a declared business major or minor listed on your Degree Audit Report (DARS).
Provisional admission will allow you to pre-register for upper-level Business courses while you are completing the admission requirements for the College of Business. Provisional admission status will roll over to a full admission application once the provisional period has passed.
To apply for provisional admission, complete the College of Business application.
Applications take about 2 weeks to process. You will receive an email confirmation once you have been admitted and your DARS will reflect your new major or minor on Student eServices.
If not granted admission prior to the beginning of the next semester, you will be dropped from upper-level Business courses.
You must first apply for admission to WSU’s School of Graduate Studies. Then you will apply for candidacy in the Master of Professional Accounting program.