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Get Into a Smeal Major

The Smeal College of Business is one of the top business schools in the country.  Due to the popularity of our majors, all have enrollment controls.  As a Smeal student, it is critical that you understand all the policies and entrance-to-major requirements for Smeal business majors.

In recent years, The Smeal College of Business has experienced enrollment demand that has exceeded the college’s physical capacity to serve all desired applicants without compromising the quality of a Smeal College education.  As a part of the plan to manage the high demand, it was determined that there would be no early entry into a Smeal major due to our administrative enrollment controls.  In addition, capacity for each course for all Smeal College academic majors has been calculated to ensure each student will have the opportunity to graduate on-time.  To honor the commitments made to our students, pre-major students may not enroll in upper division courses designated for Smeal College majors.  Exceptions will not be granted for pre-major students to be exempted from this policy.

Sophomore Students - if you are planning to take off a semester to do an internship or co-op, you MUST check with your academic advisor PRIOR to accepting the position.  You will need to verify that all Entrance to Major (ETM) requirements have been met.  If you have not met the ETMs, you are ineligible to take off a semester for an internship/co-op.  WARNING: Taking off a semester without meeting your ETMs may result in your inability to enter a Smeal major.

Smeal Business Core

Contact Information
Contact information for Business Core and Junior Core
Course Descriptions (MGMT 301, MKTG 301, FIN 301, SCM 301)
Course Descriptions (MGMT 301, MKTG 301, FIN 301, SCM 301)
Business Core Examination Procedures (E-Testing)
Business Core course exams E-Testing
General Information and Instructions
Business Core General information and instructions
Business Core
The Business Core is comprised of four core courses all Smeal College of Business undergraduate students must take before they graduate. The courses are: MGMT 301, MKTG 301, FIN 301 and SCM 301.
Junior Core Documents
Exam Schedules
Business Core exam Schedules

Campus

Business programs throughout the Penn State system

Penn State University offers nineteen campuses throughout Pennsylvania that offer business programs to undergraduate students.

Links are provided on the map below to direct you to each location within Penn State.

Interactive Pennsylvania Map

Change of Location

Change of Location

Undergraduate degree-seeking students admitted to the University as a first-year student may begin at one of twenty Penn State campuses. All of these campuses generally provide the basic foundation courses required of first- and second-year students.

Change of Location to University Park

Smeal students change their campus location to University Park through the Entrance to Major Requirements 2015 process which occurs in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Students approved for their major choice via the Entrance-to-Major process will have an automatic change of campus location to University Park for the following fall semester. Standards and guidelines for changing campus location to University Park include:

    • Students at campus locations other than University Park who earned 43.1 credits and are approved into a Smeal major receive an automatic change of location to University Park for the following fall semester.
    • Students who have less than 43.1 credits and have been approved for a major at Smeal will also be approved for change of location to University Park for fall semester.
    • Once a change of location is approved, students are eligible to register for courses at University Park via eLion for the following fall semester based on their assigned registration date.
    • Students who accept an offer of admission to a Penn State campus, have agreed to a commitment of four semesters at that campus. For this reason, early change of campus location is normally not permitted.
    • Under strict academic standards and rationale, students may request an early change of location. Such requests are considered, but are tempered by course and enrollment availability. Students should work with their academic advisor and campus representative to review criteria for changing. If deemed appropriate, fill out a Smeal change of location form and forward it to Ms. Dina Guthoff, 202 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802

Change of Location from University Park to another Penn State Campus

Students at University Park who wish to relocate to another Penn State location must discuss this option with their adviser in the Smeal Undergraduate Advising Center, 202 Business Building (814-863-1947). This request will be forwarded for approval to the desired campus. Approval of this request is sent via email.

Resources for Change of Location Assistance

For more information about making the transition to University Park, please visit:

    • Penn State's INTRO - A comprehensive Web site outlining the change of location process to University Park and resources to assist with the transition.
    • University Registrar's Change of Campus Location Web site.
    • Smeal's summer STEP Program

Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major

Change of Major process at Smeal

Requests by current sophomores (who were first-time students who entered Penn State Summer 2013,  Fall 2013 or Spring 2014) for consideration for a change of major into another Smeal College major will be reviewed at the end of their sophomore year Spring 2015 semester and at the end of the Fall 2015 semester of their Junior year.  Both the Fall 2014 and the Spring 2015 cumulative GPA must meet the established criteria of the major.  Requests will be considered on a space available basis for those students who were originally given a conditional offer of a Smeal College major.  Change is not guaranteed and applicants must meet established course and cumulative GPA criteria for the desired major.

View Entrance to Major Requirements 2015.

A student may request a Dean’s Review for Change of Major at the end of the Spring 2015 semester and the end of the Fall 2015 semester.  All programs are now at or over capacity, therefore choices are limited.  The Finance (FIN), Accounting (ACCTG), Risk Management with Actuarial Science (RM-ACTSC) option, Risk Management with Enterprise Risk Management (RM-ERM) option, and Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS) majors are not accepting new applicants so any petitions requesting these majors will be returned without action.  It is recommended that a student contact his or her assigned academic adviser regarding availability within specific majors. For Sophomore students presently in DUS or at a Penn State location other than University Park, please contact Smeal College Undergraduate Advising at (814) 863-1947. Thereafter, a Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major can be completed and submitted to one’s academic adviser.

View Change of Major Petition form.

There will be two reviews for possible change of major:

1.    Sophomore students applying for possible change of major at the end of the Spring 2015 semester need to submit the completed Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major form and attach a letter of justification no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.  Students submitting requests for review by the established deadline will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of this process by May 22, 2015.

2.    Junior students applying for possible change of major at the end of the Fall 2015 semester need to submit the completed Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major form and letter of justification no later than Friday, December 11, 2015. Students submitting requests for review by the established deadline will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of this process by  Friday, January 8, 2016.

Submit petition form and student letter to the Smeal Advising Center at the following address:

       Smeal College of Business
       The Pennsylvania State University
       Undergraduate Education
       Attention: Entrance to Major Coordinator
       202 Business Building
       University Park, PA 16802

 

Students requiring additional information should contact the Smeal Advising Center at (814) 863-1947.

Students entering Penn State Summer 2015 or later: Entrance to Major Requirements

This is the Smeal College entrance to major information for first year students entering Penn State 2015 or later.

Students admitted to the Smeal College of Business as first-time students are placed in pre-major status (B A) while completing entrance requirements for one of the eight business programs available.  These entrance requirements are a combination of overall and specific grade point averages in courses at Penn State along with completion of business foundation and supporting courses.  

Applying for a major, known around campus as the Entrance to Major process, occurs within a defined window of completed cumulative credits at Penn State.  This occurs traditionally during the student’s second year of study.

Once a student has completed the necessary entrance to major courses and has attained the specified grade point averages, the student can apply for a Smeal College major.  This process must be completed within the specified window of completed cumulative credits, so all students must plan accordingly. 

Requirements

Students apply for their major of choice upon meeting the following:

  1. Must be enrolled at Penn State as a pre-major student in the Smeal College of Business (B A) or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).
  2. Complete or be currently enrolled in all Entrance to Major courses, including obtaining grades of “C” or better in specified courses.
  3. Attain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher for all majors except Finance (FIN) which requires a GPA of 3.50.  This cumulative GPA must also be met at the conclusion of the entrance to major process.
  4. Attain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 in the entrance to major courses (as listed below) for all majors except Finance (FIN) which requires a cumulative GPA of 3.50 in these courses.
  5. Students may only apply for a Smeal College major upon earning a minimum of 44 cumulative credits but no more than 59 cumulative credits earned at Penn State and meeting the entrance to major criteria.

 

Entrance to Major Courses

Eight entrance to major courses are required for all majors (nine for the actuarial science option in Risk Management):

  • English Composition (ENGL 015 or ENGL 030)
  • Calculus (MATH 110 or MATH 140) * #
  • Microeconomics (ECON 102)
  • Statistics (SCM 200 or STAT 200) *
  • Management (MGMT 301) *
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (ACCTG 211) *
  • Marketing (MKTG 301) *
  • Finance (FIN 301) *

 * These courses require a grade of “C” or better.

# The Actuarial Science option in the Risk Management major requires MATH 140 and MATH 141 with grades of “C” or better.

 

Cumulative Grade Point Averages

Finance (FIN) - 3.50 cumulative GPA in all entrance to major courses along with an overall (all courses) cumulative GPA of 3.50.

All Other Smeal Majors - 3.20 cumulative GPA in all entrance to major courses along with an overall (all courses) cumulative GPA of 3.20

Other Smeal Majors include:

  • Accounting (ACCTG)
  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT)
  • Management (MGMT)
  • Management Information Systems (M I S)
  • Marketing (MKTG)
  • Risk Management (R M) with three options
  • Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)

 

Cumulative Credits

Matriculating from pre-major status to enrollment in a major is contingent upon the timing and completion of cumulative credits at Penn State.

  • Cumulative credits are credits (courses) taken at Penn State. 
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits and credits earned at other institutions are included in Total Credits but are not included in the cumulative credit total.
  • Once a minimum of 44 cumulative credits but no more than 59 cumulative credits are earned and entrance to major criteria is met, students apply for a major.
  • Typically the application period (44-59 credits) is during the spring semester of the second year of study.
  • Students who have completed 60 or more cumulative credits who are still in pre-major status become ineligible to apply for a Smeal major and will become ineligible to continue their enrollment in the college.

Entrance to Major Requirements 2016

Entrance to Major Requirements 2016 for Smeal College students. This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2014, fall 2014 or spring 2015.

Entrance to Major Requirements 2016 for Smeal students

This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015.

Course Requirements, Cumulative GPA, Qualifications, and Procedure

    1. Course Requirements — Complete the following entrance-to-major courses by the conclusion of the Spring 2016 semester: (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).

 

Entrance to Major Courses

Course Name and Number of Credits

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (3)

ACCTG 211 (4)

ECON 102 (3)

MGMT 301 (3)

MATH 110 or MATH 140 (4)

MKTG 301 (3)

SCM 200 or STAT 200 (4)

FIN 301 (3)

    1. Additional Requirements for the Actuarial Science option in the Risk Management major. (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).

 

Additional Requirements for Risk Management Actuarial Science Major

    1. Cumulative Grade Point Average — Attain the required Cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2015 semester and maintain that GPA through to the end of the spring 2016 semester as stated below:
Major GPA Requirements for 2016

Major

Fall 2015 Minimum
Cumulative GPA

Accounting (ACCTG)

3.20

Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIENT)     

3.20

Finance (FIN)

3.50

Management (MGMT)

3.20

Management Information Systems (M I S)

3.20

Marketing (MKTG)

3.20

Risk Management (R M)

Actuarial Science Option (ACTSC)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Real Estate Option (R EST)

 

3.20*
3.20
3.20

Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)

3.20

*Academic Control

  1. Procedure Overview — Below are four critically important steps highlighting the requirements and procedure for application to a Smeal College of Business major:
    1. Students must be enrolled as a pre-major in the Smeal College of Business or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) either at University Park or any of the other Penn State commonwealth campuses.
    2. Attain the required cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2015 semester and maintain that GPA through the end of the spring 2016 semester.
    3. Successfully complete all entry to major courses by the end of the spring 2016 semester
      Important note about transfer credits for entrance-to-major courses
      General transfer credits may not be used for entrance-to-major courses. Courses taken at other institutions must transfer as equivalent to the entrance-to-major courses.  Furthermore, any transfer credits for entrance-to major courses must be taken prior to the Spring of the Sophomore year, and the credits must appear on the student’s Penn State record prior to March 1st of the Sophomore year.                                                                                                                                                  Important note about co-ops
      Underclassmen cannot participate in co-ops unless they have completed all Entrance-to-Major (ETM) requirements. 
    4. Complete the one-time application on eLion between January 2, 2016 and February 12, 2016. (Subject to Change)
  2. Successful Completion of All Entrance to Major Courses and Maintaining of Cumulative Grade Point Average through to the End of the Spring 2016 Semester
    1. Students will be reviewed at the end of the spring 2016 semester to verify they have successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses and maintained the required cumulative GPA
    2. Admission to the major will become permanent after the Spring 2016 semester is complete if the required minimum cumulative GPA has been maintained and the entrance-to-major course requirements have been successfully completed.
    3. Students who have not successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses will no longer be eligible for a major in Smeal and will receive notification June 1, 2016 that they will be switched to Non-Degree Status as of July 1, 2016.
    4. Students who successfully completed all entrance to major courses but did not maintain the required cumulative GPA for their conditional offer will be reviewed for their possible second or third choice of major based on space availability and meeting all established course and cumulative GPA criteria for the desired major. Students will be notified through an email by mid-June 2016.

 

Entrance to Major Requirements 2015

Entrance to Major Requirements 2015 for Smeal College students. This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2013, fall 2013 or spring 2014.

Entrance to Major Requirements 2015 for Smeal students

This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2013, fall 2013, and spring 2014.

Course Requirements, Cumulative GPA, Qualifications, and Procedure

    1. Course Requirements — Complete the following entrance-to-major courses by the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester: (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).

 

Entrance to Major Courses
Course Name and Number of Credits

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (3)

ACCTG 211 (4)

ECON 102 (3)

MGMT 301 (3)

MATH 110 or MATH 140 (4)

MKTG 301 (3)

SCM 200 or STAT 200 (4)

FIN 301 (3)

    1. Additional Requirements for the Actuarial Science option in the Risk Management major. (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).

 

Additional Requirements for Risk Management Actuarial Science Major

    1. Cumulative Grade Point Average — Attain the required Cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2014 semester and maintain that GPA through to the end of the spring 2015 semester as stated below:
Major GPA Requirements for 2015

Major

Fall 2014 Minimum
Cumulative GPA

Accounting (ACCTG)

3.20

Finance (FIN)

3.50

Management (MGMT)

3.20

Management Information Systems (M I S)

3.20

Marketing (MKTG)

3.20

Risk Management (R M)

Actuarial Science Option (ACTSC)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Real Estate Option (R EST)

 

3.20*
3.20
3.20

Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)

3.20

*Academic Control

  1. Procedure Overview — Below are four critically important steps highlighting the requirements and procedure for application to a Smeal College of Business major:
    1. Students must be enrolled as a pre-major in the Smeal College of Business or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) either at University Park or any of the other Penn State commonwealth campuses.
    2. Attain the required cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2014 semester and maintain that GPA through the end of the spring 2015 semester.
    3. Successfully complete all entry to major courses by the end of the spring 2015 semester
      Important note about transfer credits for entrance-to-major courses
      General transfer credits may not be used for entrance-to-major courses. Courses taken at other institutions must transfer as equivalent to the entrance-to-major courses.  Furthermore, any transfer credits for entrance-to major courses must be taken prior to the Spring of the Sophomore year, and the credits must appear on the student’s Penn State record prior to March 1st of the Sophomore year.                                                                                                                                                                            Important note about co-ops:
      Underclassmen cannot participate in co-ops unless they have completed all Entrance-to-Major (ETM) requirements.                                                                                    
    4. Complete the one-time application on eLion between January 2, 2015 and February 13, 2015.
  2. Successful Completion of All Entrance to Major Courses and Maintaining of Cumulative Grade Point Average through to the End of the Spring 2015 Semester
    1. Students will be reviewed at the end of the spring 2015 semester to verify they have successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses and maintained the required cumulative GPA
    2. Admission to the major will become permanent after the Spring 2015 semester is complete if the required minimum cumulative GPA has been maintained and the entrance-to-major course requirements have been successfully completed.
    3. Students who have not successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses will no longer be eligible for a major in Smeal and will receive notification June 1, 2015 that they will be switched to Non-Degree Status as of July 1, 2015.
    4. Students who successfully completed all entrance to major courses but did not maintain the required cumulative GPA for their conditional offer will be reviewed for their possible second or third choice of major based on space availability and meeting all established course and cumulative GPA criteria for the desired major. Students will be notified through an email by mid-June 2015.

Entrance to Major Requirements 2014

Entrance to Major Requirements 2014 for Smeal College students. This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2012, fall 2012 or spring 2013.

Entrance to Major Requirements 2014 for Smeal students

This information is for first-time students entering Penn State summer 2012, fall 2012, and spring 2013.

Course Requirements, Cumulative GPA, Qualifications, and Procedure

    1. Course Requirements — Complete the following entrance-to-major courses by the conclusion of the Spring 2014 semester: (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).
Entrance to Major Courses
Course Name and Number of Credits

ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (3)

ACCTG 211 (4)

ECON 102 (3)

MGMT 301 (3)

MATH 110 or MATH 140 (4)

MKTG 301 (3)

SCM 200 or STAT 200 (4)

FIN 301 (3)

    1. Additional Requirements for the Actuarial Science option in the  Risk Management major. (Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of “C” or higher).
    2. Cumulative Grade Point Average — Attain the required Cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2013 semester and maintain that GPA through to the end of the spring 2014 semester as stated below:
Major GPA Requirements for 2014

Major

Fall 2013 Minimum
Cumulative GPA

Accounting (ACCTG)

3.20

Finance (FIN)

3.50

Management (MGMT)

3.20

Management Information Systems (M I S)

3.20

Marketing (MKTG)

3.20

Risk Management (R M)

Actuarial Science Option (ACTSC)
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Real Estate Option (R EST)

 

3.20*
3.20
3.20

Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS)

3.20

*Academic Control

  1. Procedure Overview — Below are four critically important steps highlighting the requirements and procedure for application to a Smeal College of Business major:
    1. Students must be enrolled as a pre-major in the Smeal College of Business or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) either at University Park or any of the other Penn State commonwealth campuses.
    2. Attain the required cumulative GPA for the major by the end of the fall 2013 semester and maintain that GPA through  the end of the spring 2014 semester.
    3. Successfully complete all entry to major courses by the end of the spring 2014 semester.
      Important note about transfer credits for entrance-to-major courses
      General transfer credits may not be used for entrance-to-major courses. Courses taken at other institutions must transfer as equivalent to the entrance-to-major courses.  Furthermore, any transfer credits for entrance-to major courses must be taken prior to the Spring of the Sophomore year, and the credits must appear on the student’s Penn State record prior to March 1st of the Sophomore year.
    4. Complete the one-time application on eLion between January 2, 2014 and February 14, 2014
  2. Successful Completion of All Entrance to Major Courses and Maintaining of Cumulative Grade Point Average through to the End of the Spring 2014 Semester
    1. Students will be reviewed at the end of the spring 2014 semester to verify they have successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses and maintained the required cumulative GPA.
    2. Admission to the major will become permanent after the Spring 2014 semester is complete if the required minimum cumulative GPA has been maintained and the entrance-to-major course requirements have been successfully completed.
    3. Students who have not successfully completed remaining entrance to major courses will no longer be eligible for a major in Smeal and will receive notification June 1, 2014 that they will be switched to Non-Degree Status as of July 1, 2014.
    4. Students who successfully completed all entrance to major courses but did not maintain the required cumulative GPA for their conditional offer will be reviewed for their possible second or third choice of major based on space availability and meeting all established course and cumulative GPA criteria for the desired major. Students will be notified through an email by mid-June 2014.

    Moving to University Park

    Information for students moving to University Park

    Many Smeal College students begin their business education at Penn State locations other than University Park. Students enrolled in majors in the Smeal College of Business are expected to attend University Park to complete their junior and senior years. The Smeal College acknowledges this transition poses challenges to students. The following information is provided to assist with this transition.

    Housing Options

    Once approved for a change of campus location to University Park, you will need to make housing arrangements. Most students have the option of living on- or off-campus. For information about on campus housing, visit the Housing and Food Services Web site. Information on off campus living may be obtained by visiting the Office of Off-Campus Living.

    Visiting University Park

    You are encouraged to visit University Park prior to your relocation. Visiting students may want to schedule an appointment to meet with a Smeal academic adviser. To arrange for a visit, please contact the Smeal Undergraduate Advising Center at 814-863-1947.

    Maps and Parking

    A visitor's guide is available online. It includes a campus map, directions to University Park and an interactive parking guide.

    Resources

    For more information about making the transition to University Park, please visit the INTRO home page. This is a comprehensive listing of information about programs, housing, and other resources.

    Students are encouraged to make an appointment with their academic advisers at the beginning of their first semester at University Park. Students are required to bring a degree audit to each adviser meeting. Adviser contact information and degree audit information can be found on eLion.

    Pre-Major Planning

    Pre-Major Planning at Smeal

    Students pursuing a Smeal College major enroll in foundation business courses, related courses, first-year seminar, foreign language, and general education courses during their first two years at Penn State. Course requirements and minimum grade standards are set according to the year and semester you begin at Penn State. These first two years are considered the pre-major years and students follow the standards and requirements in place at the time they first enter Penn State.

    For Students Entering Penn State Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016

    Entrance to a Smeal College major is based on University policy, which outlines strict procedures for applying to and being offered enrollment in a Smeal College major. Offers are competitive and decisions are based on the following:

    • Must be enrolled at Penn Stat as a pre-major student in the Smeal College of Business (BA) or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).
    • Complete or be currently enrolled in all Entrance-to-Major courses: ECON 102 , [ENGL 015 or ENGL 030], [MATH 110 or MATH 140], ACCTG 211, [SCM 200 or STAT 200], MGMT 301, MKTG 301, and FIN 301.
    • Obtain grades of "C" or better in [MATH 110 or MATH 140], ACCTG 211, [SCM 200 or STAT 200], MGMT 301, MKTG 301, and FIN 301.
    • Additional requirements for the Actuarial Science option in the Risk Management major include MATH 140 and MATH 141 with grades of "C" or better.
    • Attain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.20 or higher for all majors except Finance (FIN) which requires a GPA of 3.50.  This cumulative GPA must also be met at the conclusion of the entrance to major process.
    • Attain a GPA of 3.20 in the entrance to major courses for all majors except Finance (FIN) which requires a GPA of 3.50 in these courses.
    • Students may only apply for a Smeal College major upon earning a minimum of 44 cumulative credits but no more than 59 cumulative credits at Penn State and meeting the entrance to major criteria.

    Recommended Academic Plan

    Two Year Recommended Academic Plan

    1st Semester

    2nd Semester

    PSU 006 (1-2)
    § ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 (GWS) Composition (3)
    § MATH 110 or MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus (4)
    § ECON 102 (GS) Microeconomics (3)
    Foreign Language 001 (4)

    §MGMT 301 Basic Mgmt Concepts (3)
    §SCM 200 or STAT 200 (GQ) Statistics (4)
    Foreign Language 002 (4)
    General Education Natural Science (GN) (3)

    3rd Semester

    4th Semester

    §MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
    §ACCTG 211 Fin/ Managerial ACCT (4)
    US Cultures (GA/GH/GS) (3)
    ECON 104 Macro-economics or General Ed (GH/GS/GA) (3)
    Foreign Language 003 (4)

    §FIN 301 Corporate Fin (3)
    SCM 301 Supply Chain Mgmt or ENGL 202D (GWS) - Business Writing (3)
    CAS 100 (GWS) Speech Communication (3)
    Gen. Education Natural Science (GN) (3)
    International Cultures (GA/GH/GS) (3)


    § Entrance-to-Major requirement.


    Courses highlighted in BOLD require a grade of "C" or better.

    Courses italicized fulfill general education requirements.

    Re-Enrollment

    Re-enrollment information for Smeal College of Business

    Re-enrollment allows a former Penn State degree candidate who has interrupted continuous enrollment to resume degree candidacy. If a student was previously dropped from degree status due to poor scholarship, reinstatement is also needed prior to submitting a request for re-enrollment. For students who had a GPA below 2.00 and who have not been enrolled for a period of four years or more years, academic renewal may be an option.

    Re-enrollment

    Re-enrollment is based upon University Policy 58-00 which allows former degree candidates to resume degree candidacy. Students are eligible for re-enrollment if they are in good standing (GPA of 2.00 or higher) and:

    • Withdrew from the University while in good standing
    • Interrupted continuous degree enrollment during the fall or spring semester
    • Cancel a leave of absence
    • Return for graduation

    Students who left in good standing and who are re-enrolling into their previous major (providing the major is not controlled and is currently offered) will be approved to re-enroll. Students in pre-major status and those who were enrolled in a controlled major and students wanting to re-enroll into a discontinued major should contact the Smeal College Advising Center at 814-863-1947 to discuss their eligibility and options.

    Re-enrollment Process

    1. Complete the Re-enrollment Form and return it to the University Registrar"s Office or at the campus you plan to enroll.
    2. A $20.00 re-enrollment fee is required to initiate the request.
    3. The University Registrar's Office notifies students of the decision regarding re-enrollment.

    For detailed information regarding the Re-enrollment process, visit the University Registrar's Web site.

    Re-enrollment For Graduation

    If you are planning to graduate during the current semester and need to re-enroll, you must contact the Smeal College AIRRAS Office located in 203 Business Building (814-865-3475) at least one month before the end of classes to be certain you have fulfilled all requirements and can be added to the graduation list.

    Reinstatement

    Smeal College students who have been dropped from the University for unsatisfactory scholarship (poor grades) and who wish to return to degree status must request reinstatement to degree candidacy (University Policy 54-80) if the following two conditions have been met:

    • Reduced their grade-point deficiency to zero thus having a Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher (Smeal College requirement)
    • Have reviewed with their adviser the entrance-to-major requirements, minimum GPA, and semester enrollment standards needed for enrolling or re-enrolling into a Smeal College major.

    Reinstatement Process

    1. Complete a Reinstatement Form and return it to the University Registrar's Office or at the campus you plan to enroll.
    2. A $35.00 reinstatement fee is required to initiate the request.
    3. The University Registrar's Office notifies students of the decision regarding reinstatement.

    Academic Renewal

    Academic renewal (University Policy 58-60) provides an opportunity for former students to resume their academic career without being penalized by their past academic record. As a result of Academic Renewal, the following outcomes apply:

    • Cumulative GPA starts over
    • Prior academic records remains unchanged on the official student transcript. A notation will be included that academic renewal was granted.
    • Total credits completed will be recalculated to include only courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
    • The number of Late Drop credits will be reset to 16 credits.

    Eligibility Criteria for Academic Renewal in the Smeal College of Business

    • Minimum period of four years without enrolling in any Penn State credit courses.
    • Previous Cumulative GPA was less than a 2.00.
    • Students are eligible for enrolling in a Smeal College major based upon entrance-to-major requirements, minimum GPA, and semester enrollment standards.

    Academic Renewal Process

    1. Complete an Academic Renewal Form and return it to the University Registrar's Office or at the campus you plan to enroll.
    2. Previous degree candidates apply for academic renewal before applying for re-enrollment.
    3. Previous nondegree-conditional students apply for academic renewal before requesting reinstatement.
    4. The University Registrar's Office notifies students of the decision regarding academic renewal.

    documents

    Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major PDF
    Petition for Dean’s Review for Change of Major form in PDF format
    Change of Major Petition Form
    Change of Major Petition for Dean's Review

    Images

    Map of Penn State University Commonwealth Campuses
    Map of Penn State University Commonwealth Campuses
    Map of Penn State University Commonwealth Campuses
    Map of Penn State University Commonwealth Campuses