How to Succeed

Student Success

How to Succeed

As an undergraduate student in the W. P. Carey School of Business, you’ll have unlimited access to a number of programs, services, and people to help you achieve your goals. Whatever your needs might be, we’re here to help you from day one at Arizona State University — and we look forward to making your college experience as outstanding as possible.

Direct Admission

Direct admission means you’re a business student from the very beginning, which makes it easier to customize your education, and helps you stay on track to graduate in four years (or sooner). All W. P. Carey students take business classes as first-semester freshmen, starting with the skill courses and core business curriculum at the heart of every W. P. Carey degree.

This structure makes it possible to earn concurrent business degrees, add depth with one or more of our business certificates, and pair business with many other majors, minors, and certificates offered by other ASU colleges. Explore our programs to learn about related classes, career opportunities, and other ways to customize your experience.

A Successful Freshman Year

Your first year at W. P. Carey is about making choices that will start you on the road to a successful academic career as a business student. Once you’re admitted to the W. P. Carey School, you will register to attend orientation. This program helps you discover campus resources and meet other W. P. Carey and ASU students.

  • Meet your academic advisor — W. P. Carey has dedicated academic advisors for business students, and offers one-on-one advising by major
  • Register for your first-semester classes — including WPC 101, a course that introduces you to important resources, programs, and people at W. P. Carey
  • Get assistance with questions regarding dual enrollment credits, Advanced Placement, or other test scores that can affect the classes you need to take

After orientation, all incoming business freshmen beat the heat at Camp Carey — a one-of-a-kind tradition that sets you up for a great first year. You'll learn about Sun Devil traditions, make new friends, meet faculty and staff, and get the tools you need to thrive at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

At the end of your first semester at W. P. Carey, you’ll take part in our freshman scheduling workshop. Your academic advisor will work with you to help you understand your degree requirements, and show you what it takes to stay on track toward graduation. Your advisor will also help you understand and use such tools as ASU’s online Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) and eAdvisor.

To Graduation and Beyond

The W. P. Carey School offers many programs and services to help you achieve your goals. Below are just a few of the opportunities available to you through W. P. Carey — explore different ways to stand out in class, and shape the future you want: