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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. There is no separate application for the Broad College direct admission process. All Broad College Direct Admit communication will come from the Broad College of Business.

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.

Admission Timeline

Phase 1 Decisions

  • Students who apply to MSU and select a Broad major on the application by December 1 will be considered for direct admission in Phase 1.
  • Direct admission offers will be sent to students in January.
  • Students will have two weeks to accept a direct admit offer when received.

Phase 2 Decisions

  • Students who apply to MSU and select a Broad major on the application by March 15 will be considered for direct admission in Phase 2.
    • Students who applied by December 1 but were not offered direct admission in Phase 1 will be considered in Phase 2.
  • Direct admission offers will be sent to students in April.
  • Students will have two weeks to accept a direct admit offer when received.

Confirming Your Direct Admission Status

Once direct admit students matriculate to MSU, they must meet the following requirements to confirm their status, at which point their major will be changed to Business Admitted:

  • Completion of CSE 102, STT 200, EC 201/202, WRA 101/195H
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 3.0 minimum 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.

Admission to a Degree-Granting Major

Once a student’s admission is confirmed and their major is changed to Business Admitted, the next step is to apply for admission to a degree-granting major. Students must earn 56 or more cumulative credits and complete the Major Precore courses to be eligible for major admission; see the Admission to Major page for complete information.

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