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Admission to the Broad College for high school students

This information is for high school students who plan to apply to the MSU for direct admission to the Broad College; this applies to students seeking a degree in the following majors: accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, and supply chain management; hospitality business has separate requirements.

This information does not apply to students at other institutions who plan to apply to MSU and the Broad College through the transfer application process, or the current student secondary admission process.

Direct Admission Process

High school students wishing to apply for direct admission to the Broad College must complete the Michigan State University freshman application process through the MSU Office of Admissions (students also can apply via the Common App and Coalition App). There is no separate application for the Broad College direct admission process. Direct admission invitations will be communicated via your online MSU application account.

Applicants are first reviewed by the MSU Office of Admissions for admissibility to the university, and then reviewed by the Broad College for direct admission. Students not admitted to Broad via the direct admission process can apply to the Broad College through the current student secondary admission process after matriculating to MSU.

Applicant Review and Invitation

Criteria for Consideration

  • Apply to MSU and selected one of the following intended majors: Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management (all students will be classified as “Exploring Business Preference” until they are selected for direct admission)
  • Be deemed admissible to MSU
  • Have a 3.5 or higher high school GPA at the time of MSU admission, as listed in their MSU application material

Academic performance, business involvement, and business-related leadership experience will be considered when reviewing applicants for direct admission, as represented on the university admission application.

Note: As MSU is test-optional for admission to the university, the Broad College does not consider ACT/SAT scores when reviewing applicants for direct admission.

 

Invitation Timeline

  • Two rounds of invitations will be issued in mid-February and early April. Students who do not receive an invitation in February will still be considered for the second round.
  • Students who were admitted to MSU and are classified as a Broad major (“Exploring Business Preference”) in their application portal by January 15 will be considered for the first round of invitations. Students who do not receive an invitation in the first round, but are admitted to MSU and classified as Exploring Business Preference by March 15 will be considered for the second round of invitations.
  • Invitations will be issued through the MSU Office of Admissions’ online application account (students will be sent an email prompting them to check their admissions account); invited students’ majors will be changed to Business Admitted.
  • Students accept the Broad College direct admission invitation by accepting their admission to MSU and paying their Advanced Enrollment Deposit by the Office of Admissions’ posted deadline.

Update (February 16, 2024)

The first round of Direct Admit invitations has been finalized. Students who have been invited for Direct Admission will receive an email today from the MSU Office of Admissions notifying them of a change to their application status. When they log in, invited students will see that their major has been changed to “Business Admitted.” Students who were not invited in this round are still eligible for consideration in the second round (see above for timeline details).

Confirming Your Direct Admission Status

Once direct admit students matriculate to MSU, they must meet the following requirements to confirm their status and maintain their admission:

  • Completion of CSE 102, STT 200, EC 201/202, WRA 101/195H, with credit*
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 3.0 minimum “College Precore (CPC)” GPA of STT/EC/WRA courses (collective GPA, not 3.0 in each individual course)
  • 28 cumulative credits

Students have three fall/spring semesters to meet the requirements. If students complete the requirements prior to the third fall/spring semester, their status will be confirmed at that time.

*AP “waivers” of WRA 101 and EC 201/202 will not fulfill Broad admission confirmation and degree requirements – credit must be earned.

Admission to a Degree-Granting Major

Once a student’s admission is confirmed (see Confirming Your Direct Admission Status, above), the student will be admitted to the degree-granting major of their choice. This major choice is not final; students may change majors after the point of admission confirmation as they choose.

Degree-granting majors: accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, supply chain management.

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