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Admissions

W. P. Carey admission requirements

To be admitted as a W. P. Carey School of Business undergraduate student you must first apply to Arizona State University and select a W. P. Carey business degree program. The W. P. Carey School offers direct admission to all students who meet both general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements. In addition to the criteria below, review our tips on how and when to apply to maximize your chance of becoming a direct-admit W. P. Carey student.

Comparing business degrees

The W. P. Carey School of Business offers both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, which share 85 percent of the same curriculum — the last few courses required for your major are the only differences. If you pick a BS degree, you’ll take your last six to eight classes at the W. P. Carey School of Business. And if you pick a BA program, you’ll take your last six to eight classes with subject matter experts at other highly regarded ASU colleges. This gives you a lot of flexibility to pursue your passion across 30+ business degree programs, allowing you to pair your business foundation with other exciting subjects at ASU, examine those disciplines in a business context, and grow a powerful network of leading experts university-wide.

Direct admission to W. P. Carey programs

The W. P. Carey School offers direct admission to all students who meet both general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements. W. P. Carey admission requirements vary between business degree programs. For direct admission to W. P. Carey Bachelor of Arts programs, new students must meet ASU admission requirements. Direct admission to W. P. Carey Bachelor of Science programs requires students to meet higher W. P. Carey admission requirements. Either degree provides you, as a W. P. Carey student, with access to all the same people, programs, and resources to sponsor your success in college and beyond.

First-year student admission requirements

First-year student applicants who meet the requirements for ASU first-year student admission and who meet one of the following four criteria may be directly admitted to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree programs:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall high school GPA of 3.4 (3.6 GPA admitted before Fall 2020 term) in ASU competency courses (scale is 4.00 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

Students who have previously attended or are currently attending ASU may be directly admitted to Bachelor of Science degree majors if they meet the following requirements. Consult with your academic advisor to confirm your qualifications:

  • Minimum 30 hours completed at ASU
  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative ASU GPA
  • Completion of all Business skill courses (minimum of 6 business skill courses taken at ASU)
  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA in all Business skill courses with a C grade or higher
  • No academic integrity violations on file

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

First-year student applicants who meet the requirements for ASU first-year student admission are eligible for direct admission to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program. To be admitted to ASU, you must be a high school graduate and meet one of the following criteria:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1120 for residents* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1040 for residents* (prior to March 2016)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1180 for nonresidents* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1110 for nonresidents* (prior to March 2016)
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 25 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

Transfer admission requirements

When applying for admission, transfer applicants must select a second ASU major choice outside of the W. P. Carey School of Business, due to the W. P. Carey requirement of a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA for all transferable coursework accepted by ASU.

If you are a transfer student applying to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree program, you are eligible for direct admission if you have met the ASU transfer student admission requirements and one of the following:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall high school GPA of 3.4 (3.6 GPA admitted before Fall 2020 term) in ASU competency courses (scale is 4.00 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

In addition, you must have a 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA (if you have attended ASU), 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution), and meet grade requirements for all critical tracking courses taken (applicable only if you fall under critical tracking requirements).

Students who have previously attended or are currently attending ASU may be directly admitted to Bachelor of Science degree majors if they meet the following requirements. Consult with your academic advisor to confirm your qualifications:

  • Minimum 30 hours completed at ASU
  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative ASU GPA
  • Completion of all Business skill courses (minimum of 6 business skill courses taken at ASU)
  • Minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA in all Business skill courses with a C grade or higher
  • No academic integrity violations on file
  • 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

If you are a transfer student applying to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program, you are eligible for direct admission if you have met the following requirements:

  • ASU transfer student admission requirements
  • 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA (if you have attended ASU)
  • 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution)
  • Minimum grade requirements must be met for all critical tracking courses taken (applicable only if student falls under critical tracking requirements)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct admission to a W. P. Carey degree program, you may submit an Admissions Portfolio for review. Please note, this is a competitive process and admission is not guaranteed. We highly recommend all applicants to consult W. P. Carey academic advisors or admissions coordinators to inquire about changing major through the direct admission requirements before submitting admissions portfolio.

Students are only allowed a maximum of two denied attempts per Admissions Portfolio and Concurrent Degree Request. All Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request decisions are final and applicants will be notified via email.

Application requirements

Before submitting your admissions portfolio, please make sure you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Admitted to ASU
  • In good academic standing if you are currently enrolled at ASU
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of college coursework with a C grade or higher
  • Completion of at least 6 business skill courses or their equivalents AND must have completed or be enrolled in the remaining 2 business skills courses:
    • CIS 105 (or equivalent) — Computer Applications and Information Technology
    • MAT 210 (or equivalent) — Brief Calculus
    • MAT 211 (or equivalent) — Math for Business Analysis
    • ECN 211 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ACC 231 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information I
    • ACC 241 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information II
    • ECN 221 (or equivalent) — Business Statistics

Students may refer to the Transfer Guide to determine course equivalents.

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

Application procedure

  1. Check and make sure you have been admitted to ASU
  2. Submit Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request online.
  3. If you are currently enrolled or have completed any coursework away from ASU, please attach your class schedule or transcripts before submitting your portfolio.

Application deadline

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and it can take up to 96 hours for a decision to be made. Please note, portfolios and concurrent degree requests will not be processed during the last week of December. All decisions will be communicated through ASU e-mail on file. Please work with your Academic Advisor to determine the best time to submit your application.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office at wpcadmissions@asu.edu or call us at (480)965-5187.

International admission requirements

For admission purposes, international students are defined as "students who wish to pursue undergraduate degrees at ASU but are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, nor are they refugees in the USA." If you are an international student planning to apply for undergraduate studies at ASU, you can learn more about international admission requirements, scholarships, application deadlines, application procedures, and more through the ASU International Students and Scholars Center.

First-year international students

First-year student applicants may be directly admitted to a W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree program if they meet ASU international first-year student admission requirements and one of the following criteria:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall high school GPA of 3.4 (3.6 GPA admitted before Fall 2020 term) in ASU competency courses (scale is 4.00 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

First-year student applicants also must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (applies only to international students who have earned U.S. college credits).

English proficiency requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

First-year student applicants who meet the ASU international first-year student admission requirements are eligible for admission to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts in business degree program.

An SAT (math and critical reasoning sections only) test score or ACT composite score must be posted at ASU by the end of the first semester. There is no minimum score requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree options.

English proficiency requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

Transfer international students

International transfer student applicants may be directly admitted to a W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Science degree program if they meet the ASU international transfer admission requirements and one of the following criteria:

  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1230* (March 2016 and after)
  • An SAT Reasoning score of 1160* (prior to March 2016)
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall high school GPA of 3.4 (3.6 GPA admitted before Fall 2020 term) in ASU competency courses (scale is 4.00 = A)

*ASU and W. P. Carey do not require the writing portion of these tests.

Transfer applicants also must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (applies only to international students who have earned U.S. college credits).

English proficiency requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

International transfer student applicants who meet the following criteria are directly admitted to the W. P. Carey School of Business Bachelor of Arts degree program:

English proficiency requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct admission to a W. P. Carey degree program, you may submit an Admissions Portfolio for review. Please note, this is a competitive process and admission is not guaranteed. We highly recommend all applicants to consult W. P. Carey academic advisors or admissions coordinators to inquire about changing major through the direct admission requirements before submitting admissions portfolio.

Students are only allowed a maximum of two denied attempts per Admissions Portfolio and Concurrent Degree Request. All Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request decisions are final and applicants will be notified via email.

Application requirements

Before submitting your admissions portfolio, please make sure you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Admitted to ASU
  • In good academic standing if you are currently enrolled at ASU
  • Completion of 30 semester hours of college coursework with a C grade or higher
  • Completion of at least 6 business skill courses or their equivalents AND must have completed or be enrolled in the remaining 2 business skills courses:
    • CIS 105 (or equivalent) — Computer Applications and Information Technology
    • MAT 210 (or equivalent) — Brief Calculus
    • MAT 211 (or equivalent) — Math for Business Analysis
    • ECN 211 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ACC 231 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information I
    • ACC 241 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information II
    • ECN 221 (or equivalent) — Business Statistics

Students may refer to the Transfer Guide to determine course equivalents.

An ASU Academic Integrity violation may preclude a student from entering or changing W. P. Carey academic programs.

Application procedure

  1. Check and make sure you have been admitted to ASU
  2. Submit Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request online.
  3. If you are currently enrolled or have completed any coursework away from ASU, please attach your class schedule or transcripts before submitting your portfolio.

Application deadline

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and it can take up to 96 hours for a decision to be made. Please note, portfolios and concurrent degree requests will not be processed during the last week of December. All decisions will be communicated through ASU e-mail on file. Please work with your Academic Advisor to determine the best time to submit your application.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office at wpcadmissions@asu.edu or call us at (480)965-5187.