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Frequently asked admission questions

Welcome, future students! ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business wants to make your application and admission process as easy as possible. We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked undergraduate admission questions for your reference. Contact with any additional questions.

Admission requirements

Arizona State University has specific requirements for completed coursework and test scores to be admitted. These requirements vary for first-year students, transfer students, and international students.

W. P. Carey offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees. While much of the coursework is similar, different degree types do have different admission requirements. We recommend reviewing the requirements early to ensure you have adequate time to make an admission appointment and discuss your next steps with the school.

The W. P. Carey Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business and Technology Solutions and the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership have different admission requirements than other W. P. Carey Bachelor of Arts degree programs. Applicants can qualify for direct admission by meeting general university admission requirements.

W. P. Carey offers direct admission to students who meet both ASU general admission requirements and W. P. Carey admission requirements. With direct admission, you’ll be a business student from day one, and you’ll take classes relevant to your major right away.

Not all business schools offer direct admission. In fact, some schools require undergraduates to complete two years of prerequisite courses before applying to (and possibly being rejected by) the business program. Learn more about what direct admission is, including the benefits and how it works at W. P. Carey.

If you do not meet the requirements to be directly admitted into W. P. Carey, you can submit an Admissions Portfolio for review. The Admissions Portfolio shows that you have good standing at ASU and have completed relevant coursework.

Application information

The nonrefundable ASU application fee is $50 for Arizona residents, $80 for domestic nonresidents, $85 for international nonresidents, and $70 for ASU Online programs. W. P. Carey does not charge an additional application fee.

  • The priority admission deadline for the fall semester is Nov. 1.
  • ASU’s regular admission deadline is Jan. 15.
  • Fill out your FAFSA by March 1 to be considered for the most need-based financial aid.

You do not need an essay, personal statement, or letters of recommendation for your W. P. Carey undergraduate application.

If you are interested in being a part of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU as well as W. P. Carey, there are additional requirements for the Barrett application.

The W. P. Carey School of Business awards more than $1.3 million in scholarships directly to business students each year. Once admitted, you can complete a single W. P. Carey scholarship application online to be considered for both general and departmental scholarships.

After being admitted, you will also be considered for merit-based scholarships through ASU. Visit the ASU Scholarship Office to access more opportunities and information.

Life at ASU and W. P. Carey

Choosing your major can be an exciting decision, especially with 30+ degree programs to choose from. We have resources available to help you decide, and you can also speak with our staff or with one of our Business Ambassadors to learn more.

Earning a business degree is a fantastic way to start your career, as it opens the door to many possibilities. There are many career paths available to you, as well as new opportunities that you’ll discover through career coaching and resources from W. P. Carey. Learn more about what you can do with a business degree.

First-year W. P. Carey students live with classmates in our residential business communities, located minutes away from their classes, the library, and plenty of places to study and eat. W. P. Carey offers dedicated living and learning communities at multiple ASU campus locations. The Business Community Advantage ensures that students are part of a cohort and living community that promotes learning, collaboration, and inclusion.