Admission Requirements

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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 25+ 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.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman 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 (math and critical reading sections only) score of 1160*
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = 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
  • Minimum six W. P. Carey School of Business skill courses completed at ASU
  • Minimum 3.4 W. P. Carey School of Business ASU skill courses cumulative GPA
  • No academic integrity violations on file

Freshman applicants who meet the requirements for ASU freshman 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 score of 1040 (1110 non-residents)*
  • An ACT composite score of 22 (24 non-residents)*
  • 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.

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 (math and critical reading sections only) score of 1160*
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = 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
  • Minimum six W. P. Carey School of Business skill courses completed at ASU
  • Minimum 3.4 W. P. Carey School of Business ASU skill courses cumulative GPA
  • No academic integrity violations on file
  • 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (if you have attended another institution)

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)

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 that this is a competitive process and admission is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA and/or transfer GPA. Students are only allowed a maximum of two (2) application attempts via Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request.

All Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request decisions are final.

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, including the following skill courses or their equivalents:
    • CIS 105/236 (or equivalent) — Computer Applications and Information Technology
    • MAT 210/270 (or equivalent) — Brief Calculus/Calculus with Analytic Geometry
    • MAT 211/271 (or equivalent) — Math for Business Analysis/Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
    • ECN 211/213 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ACC 231/232/261 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information I/Financial Accounting I
  • Completion of or current enrollment in the following courses or their equivalents:
    • ECN 211/213 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ECN 221/231 (or equivalent) — Business Statistics
    • ACC 241/242/271 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information II/Managerial Accounting I

Application Procedure

  • Complete your Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request online.
  • Submit official or unofficial transcripts of all coursework not yet on file with ASU. If you are currently enrolled in coursework away from ASU, please submit a copy of your class schedule. Transcripts must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on the portfolio submission deadline (see below for deadlines).

Application Deadline

Due to limited space in W. P. Carey degree programs, early submission is strongly recommended. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and it typically takes four to six weeks for a decision to be made. The committee is active when classes are in session. Requests submitted during school breaks will be acted upon when classes resume. Please keep in mind that class registration typically opens in February for the summer/fall semester and October for the spring semester.

Effective Semester Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall Jan. 15 May 13
Spring Sept. 15 Nov. 15
Summer Jan. 15 Feb. 15

Submit official or unofficial transcripts by mail or email to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
ATTN: Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request
W. P. Carey School of Business
BA 160
PO BOX 873406
Tempe, AZ 85287-3406
wpcareyportfolio@asu.edu

Alternatively, you may drop off your materials in person, at our office on ASU's West (FAB N101) or Polytechnic (SANTAN 230) campus.

The Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request can be completed online by midnight. However, all physical paperwork needs to be submitted to the office no later than 5 p.m. on the request submission deadline.

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.

Freshman International Students

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

  • An SAT (math and critical reading sections only) score of 1160*
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = A)

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

Freshman 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)

Freshman applicants who meet the ASU international freshman 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)

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 (math and critical reading sections only) score of 1160*
  • An ACT composite score of 25*
  • A high school class ranking in the top 8 percent
  • An overall, unweighted high school GPA of 3.6 in competency courses defined by ASU (4.0 = 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)

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)

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 that this is a competitive process and admission is not guaranteed. Preference will be given to students with at least a 3.0 cumulative ASU GPA and/or transfer GPA. Students are only allowed a maximum of two (2) application attempts via Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request.

All Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request decisions are final.

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, including the following skill courses or their equivalents:
    • CIS 105/236 (or equivalent) — Computer Applications and Information Technology
    • MAT 210/270 (or equivalent) — Brief Calculus/Calculus with Analytic Geometry
    • MAT 211/271 (or equivalent) — Math for Business Analysis/Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
    • ECN 211/213 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ACC 231/232/261 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information I/Financial Accounting I
  • Completion of or current enrollment in the following courses or their equivalents:
    • ECN 211/213 (or equivalent) — Macroeconomic Principles
    • ECN 212/214 (or equivalent) — Microeconomic Principles
    • ECN 221/231 (or equivalent) — Business Statistics
    • ACC 241/242/271 (or equivalent) — Uses of Accounting Information II/Managerial Accounting I

Application Procedure

  • Complete your Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request online.
  • Submit official or unofficial transcripts of all coursework not yet on file with ASU. If you are currently enrolled in coursework away from ASU, please submit a copy of your class schedule. Transcripts must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on the portfolio submission deadline (see below for deadlines).

Application Deadline

Due to limited space in W. P. Carey degree programs, early submission is strongly recommended. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis and it typically takes four to six weeks for a decision to be made. The committee is active when classes are in session. Requests submitted during school breaks will be acted upon when classes resume. Please keep in mind that class registration typically opens in February for the summer/fall semester and October for the spring semester.

Effective Semester Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall Jan. 15 May 13
Spring Sept. 15 Nov. 15
Summer Jan. 15 Feb. 15

Submit official or unofficial transcripts by mail or email to:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
ATTN: Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request
W. P. Carey School of Business
BA 160
PO BOX 873406
Tempe, AZ 85287-3406
wpcareyportfolio@asu.edu

Alternatively, you may drop off your materials in person, at our office on ASU's West (FAB N101) or Polytechnic (SANTAN 230) campus.

The Admissions Portfolio/Concurrent Degree Request can be completed online by midnight. However, all physical paperwork needs to be submitted to the office no later than 5 p.m. on the request submission deadline.