All students applying to the business administration program at California State University San Marcos are initially classified as Pre-Business Status.
Students who have successfully completed CoBA's Pre-Business Core may submit a Business Status Application to the Advising Office at the time of application to CSUSM. Students must be coded "business status" by advisors in order to register for upper-division business courses.
The Business Administration program is an Impacted Major:
Impaction is a Chancellor's Office designation that allows a program or a campus to limit its enrollments to align with its budget. This means that prospective College of Business students must complete the lower-division Pre-Business Core with a 2.5 GPA or higher to be admitted into the business program.