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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Eligible applicants are offered admission under three classifications:

Direct Admission

Students with a 3.25 high school GPA; who place into MATH 126A or higher, and an official high school transcript are eligible for direct admission into one of our academic majors: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing


Students with a 2.50 high school GPA and 19 ACT composite or 910 old SAT math and critical reading combined score or 990 new SAT math and evidence based reading and writing (WV residents); 21 ACT composite or 990 old SAT math and critical reading combined score or 1070 new SAT math and evidence based reading and writing (Non-WV residents), and official high school transcript will be admitted into the College of Business and Economics as a Business major.

Transfer Students

International Students must abide by the above requirements and have a 3.0 or > overall GPA.

Change of majors must be initiated by your current advisor FIRST. If you do not qualify, your folder will be sent to the Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success (CLASS) until you can satisfy the requirements.

To remain in good academic standing with the College, students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrate progress in competing the College course prerequisites below.

Admission Requirements for Majors

Students must meet the following requirements in order to take upper-level courses within their declared major:

A competitive GPA greater than 2.5 may be required for some majors.

* All prospective students must apply for admission to West Virginia University. For information on how to apply visit

Graduate Degree Admissions

Admission requirements for graduate degrees differ from program to program. Please visit the respective graduate degree pages for admissions information.