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    University of Houston
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Admission, Change of Major to Pre-Business, and Course Limits


Colleges  > C.T. Bauer College of Business  > Admission, Change of Major to Pre-Business, and Course Limits

Admission to Pre-Business for Degree-Seeking Students

Qualified high school and college transfer students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree for the first time and seeking a bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degree should apply first as a pre-business major. Students may double major in business, but may not pursue two B.B.A. degrees simultaneously or consecutively. Postbaccalaureate students are not eligible to pursue a B.B.A. degree in the Bauer College of Business. For specific admission requirements, consult the University Office of Admissions.

Freshman Admission

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Rank in Class Minimum Test Scores
  NEW SAT (CR+M) ACT Composite
Automatic Admission Top 20% 1270 26
Automatic Admission 21-50% 1310 OR 28
Individual Review 51% and lower or not ranked 1310 28

 

Individual college review is also required for international FTIC applicants and international transfer applicants with fewer than 30 semester hours of college credit applying for admission as Pre-business majors if a TOEFL score and high school grades are used as the basis for admission rather than SAT or ACT score and rank in class.

Transfer Admission

The criteria for a transfer student with 30-60 semester hours of college credit to be admitted to the Bauer College of Business as a pre-business major is a 3.0 or above cumulative grade point average, including any attempted transfer courses. Students with more than 60 semester hours of college credit must meet the same criteria, but the calculation of cumulative grade point average is based on the last 60 hours (if the 60th hour occurs in the middle of a term, all grades for that term are included in the calculation). Students must have a grade of C or better (or credit by exam) in College Algebra or a higher level mathematics course. Transfer students admitted to UH with 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business once they have enrolled at UH.

Change of Major

Current UH students who have submitted transcripts of all completed college work to the University of Houston may change their major to Pre-business if they meet the following requirements or if approved by individual review. Requests may be submitted on the Bauer Web site at: www.bauer.uh.edu/prospective.

  1. 30 or more semester hours of college credit with grades. AP coursework will not count as part of the 30 credit hours. (UH students who do not meet the requirements to change their major to pre-business by the end of the term in which they complete 45 or more hours are not eligible to change their major to pre-business.
  2. A 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, including any attempted transfer work.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or higher at the University of Houston; newly admitted students who do not currently have a University of Houston GPA will be ineligible to change their major.
  4. In addition, students must have a grade of C or better (or credit by exam) in College Algebra or a higher level mathematics course.

Former UH Students Applying for Readmission

Automatic Approval for Readmission

Former UH students, including former business students, who 1) meet the Bauer College admission criteria for Transfer Students; (2) have at least a 2.5 UH GPA; and (3) successfully complete MATH 1310 or higher level math with a C or better (or through credit by examination),

Individual Review

Former business students who do not meet the automatic approval criteria.

or

Former UH students with 60 or more college credit hours who meet the admission criteria for Transfer Students.

Ineligible for Readmission

Former UH students who left UH as a major other than business who DO NOT meet the automatic approval criteria.

or

Former business students placed on Academic Suspension who are classified as a Junior or Senior

Admission for Non-Degree-Seeking Reciprocal Exchange and Summer Visiting and Transient Students

Non-degree-seeking reciprocal exchange and summer visiting and transient students must meet the minimum requirements for admission to the university. These applicants are admitted on a non-degree-seeking basis in accordance with university and college guidelines for these categories of admission, and may not be admitted as degree-seeking into the undergraduate business program unless they meet the degree-seeking requirements for admission to pre-business.

Admission to the Certificate of Accountancy Program

Admission requirements for the Certificate of Accountancy Program (CAP) are as follows: (1) the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate degree, and (2) the minimum requirements for undergraduate admission to the university. CAP applicants are admitted on a non-degree-seeking basis and may not be admitted as degree-seeking into the undergraduate business program. (For information on the CAP, see under the Department of Accountancy and Taxation.)

Course Limitations

Except  for specifically designated courses, enrollment in advanced level business courses is limited to:

  • pre-business majors approved by an academic advisor for a mixed program (limited to 3000-level business courses or by petition for 4000-level business courses for no more than two regular terms),
  • students with a declared business major,
  • students in a business-related program such as the computer science-business option, the entrepreneurship program, the professional selling program, or reciprocal exchange programs, who are taking business courses to meet specified requirements for these business-related programs.