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How to Apply

Students interested in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in the College of Business must first apply to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Admission to the College of Business


Application

Students are allowed to apply to the College of Business if they have a current combined (cumulative) GPA of 2.50 or above and pre-core GPA of 2.50 or above; will have completed BUS 206/207 by the end of the current semester (see full admission criteria below).  Students who do not meet these requirements must meet with a business adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) after the current semester has ended and grades are posted to determine eligibility. Application for admission allows the student to enroll in upper-level (300/400) business courses and to declare a major.

Students must make an appointment with a business adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC), Student Success Center Suite 202, and bring their current STAR to check for eligibility and to complete an application. The application must be submitted at least 48 hours before their assigned registration date to be able to enroll in upper-level business courses. Application does not constitute completion of admissions requirements.

Application Deadline

January 5 - Spring semester admission
June 15 - Fall semester admission

Admission Criteria

  1. Minimum of 54 credits earned
  2. Combined (cumulative, including transfer grades) GPA of 2.50 or above
  3. Pre-core GPA of  2.50 or above
  4. Earned a grade of "C" or better in EVERY Business Pre-core course
  5. Completion of all Business Pre-core courses
  6. Completion of Professional Development Activities and submission of portfolio to the College of Business by the application deadline (see above)

Admission Options

  1. Full admission ONLY (will complete all Admission Criteria and Professional Development at the end of the current semester)

Application Process

Students are allowed to apply for the College of Business if they have met all the Admission Criteria. Application for admission allows the student to enroll in upper-level (300/400) business courses and to declare a major.

  1. Students must make an appointment with a Business Advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC), Student Success Center (SSC) Suite 202, and bring their current STAR to check for eligibility and complete an application.
  2. Approximately two business days after submission of the application, the designation of "ApPending" will be listed on the student's record which allows enrollment in more than 6 credits of upper-level business courses. (Therefore, students should apply about a weekbefore their assigned registration date.)
  3. Students must submit their Professional Development portfolio (Self Awareness, Market Awareness, Professional Connections and Communication Skills) to the College of Business by the application deadline (see above). For more information about creating and submitting a Professional Development portfolio, click here.
  4. At the end of the current semester, and after the application deadline (see above) , the applicant's academic record will be reviewed along with the Professional Development portfolio and admissions decisions administered based on the criteria above. Transfer students must request final transcripts to be received by UW Oshkosh Admissions Office no later than January 1 for spring acceptance or June 1 for fall acceptance. (It is also recommended that students send their UARC Business Advisor an unofficial transcript as soon as grades are posted.)
  5. Admission notification letters via UW Oshkosh E-mail will be sent after the application deadline; generally late July/early August for fall admission and late January for spring admission.
  6. Within two weeks after notification letters are sent, the declared major(s) and emphases will be added to the applicant's records appearing on the STAR report and transcripts.
  7. The following week, the student's advisor will be changed to a College of Business faculty advisor for each major.

Application Deadline

January 5 for Spring semester admission and June 15 for Fall semester admission.

NOTE : Students not meeting the full acceptance may be able to keep up to a total of 21 credits of upper-level (300/400) business/economics courses before admission. However, they will be removed from all courses for which they to not meet prerequisites.

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