Admission Policies

Admission to either of the academic departments within the School of Business is a separate and additional process from that of admission to SUNY Old Westbury. The University admission process is conducted through the Office of Enrollment Management and requires that official copies of all prior transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Enrollment Management.

Students may seek admission to the School of Business through its Office of the Undergraduate Programs once they have completed at least 32 undergraduate credits. Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing degree programs require a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above.  
  • Accounting program requires a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

First time to college students who are admitted to the Honors College may be admitted directly into the School of Business without needing to satisfy the previous requirements. Unofficial or student copies of transcripts of all previous study must be submitted before an admission decision can be made. Students who do not have the minimum entry GPA may apply directly to the Office of Enrollment Management for an application for Special Consideration admission to the School of Business.

All students who are granted admission to the School of Business will have an entry interview with the Assistant Dean to discuss the following:

  • Determine which degree program within the School would be most appropriate to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Analyze previous academic transcripts to establish course equivalencies and waivers for departmental and college Liberal Education requirements
  • Delineate all departmental and college course and credit requirements for the degree selected and provide students with a comprehensive advisement guide that will enable them to fulfill course prerequisites and degree requirements in an orderly manner
  • As part of our on-going advisement system students will be assigned a faculty advisor in their chosen discipline who will mentor and assist them in the interpretation of College, School of Business and departmental regulations, graduation requirements and the selection of an appropriate sequence of courses.