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CoBA Pre-Business Core

All students applying to the business administration program are initially classified as Pre-Business Status by the Office of Admissions.

Students who have successfully completed the Pre-Business Core need to submit a Business Status Application to the CoBA Advising Office. Once submitted, their status will then be changed from Pre-Business to Business Status by a CoBA advisor. Business Status is necessary in order to register for upper-division business courses.

Do not submit your Business Status Application until you have been officially admitted to CSUSM.

Every effort will be made to process Business Status Applications within 1-week of receipt for continuing students. Students will be notified via email of their status.

For new transfer students, applications will be processed in time to register for upper-division business classes at Orientation. An email notification will not be sent unless there is a problem with the application.

Important Notes:
The minimum grade in every Pre-Business and Business course must be a C or better—courses may not be taken credit/no credit.
The Pre-Business Core must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
The UC Berkeley GPA calculator may be helpful in computing your Pre-Business Core GPA.
Official transcripts/grades for non-CSUSM coursework must accompany the Business Status Application—the College of Business reserves the right to accept or deny any non-CSUSM, non-articulated coursework (course syllabi may be required for review—please refer to the ASSIST website to verify articulated coursework).
Transcripts submitted to CoBA are in addition to official transcripts that students must send to the Office of Admissions.