FAQs & Policies

I am interested in changing my major to business, what is my first step in this process?
If you are interested in changing your major to business, please review the business guide. We also recommend that you make an appointment with a School of Business advisor to discuss majors, admission requirements, application timetable, and schedule. You may do this by calling 785-864-7500.
The class I want/need is full - what do I do?
You will need to submit a petition at www.business.ku.edu/petition. You will be accommodated based on availability, room size and seniority. You must allow up to 2 business days for processing. If you have additional questions about the petition process, please contact Polly Beatty at pbeatty@ku.edu.
How do I change my major?
You may only (officially) change your major in the Student Academic Services Office in 206 Summerfield Hall. You do need an appointment. Majors have specific GPA requirements that must be discussed at the time of the change.
What happens if I get an F in DSCI 301 and/or one of my GPA's falls below a 2.5 this semester?
Your admission is conditional upon completion of all of pre-business courses and by continuing to meet the minimum GPA requirement (2.5). If you receive an F on any pre-business courses and/or any of your GPA's fall below 2.5, your admission to the KU School of Business will be revoked and you will be administratively dropped from all restricted business courses.
I am not sure about my major. What do I do?
The Business Career Services Center (BCSC) in 125 Summerfield offers interest assessments (specifically for business majors), exploratory events (i.e. Supply Chain Management industry night, panel discussion with accountants), and career counseling for students majoring in business. You may also discuss major options with your academic advisor. Many students juggle or identify majors while taking the pre-admission and core business courses. The courses BUS 101 and ACCT 303 are designed to allow further exploration of the business majors, but these are typically completed during the freshman or sophomore years of the program.
When should I come in for a Graduation Check?
Graduation Checks should be completed one semester prior to your actual graduation time (i.e. if you are graduating Spring 2010, you should come in during Fall 2009). Graduation Checks typically take 30 minutes to complete, so please set up an appointment with your academic advisor. Graduation Checks cannot be completed on a drop by basis.
How should I go about getting an internship credit?
Please discuss internship credit opportunities with your academic advisor. Typically, credit hours are granted on a case by case basis (depending on your major, type of internship, etc.). You will need to discuss this opportunity with an academic advisor PRIOR to the start of your internship.
I transferred a business course from another institution and it is not fulfilling any requirements. What do I do?
Courses that transfer to the university, but show up as ACCT U, or MKTG U, etc., are transferring as elective credit hours. If you believe a transfer course may satisfy a requirement for you major, you will need to fill out a petition form to have the course evaluated by the KU School of Business faculty member. This process is facilitated by the Student Academic Services Office in 206 Summerfield. You will need to include a syllabus with your petition. Petitions without a syllabus attached will not be evaluated. Course descriptions do not include enough information for an appropriate evaluation. Petition form is here.
I need help with my resume. Who can I talk to?
Please contact Business Career Services Center (BCSC) for information about resume resources and scheduled events in 125 Summerfield, 785-864-5591.
I need a dean's stamp from the School of Business on a form. Where do I go for this?
Dean's stamps required from the School of Business can be administered by School of Business advisors. If you have a situation where you need a dean's stamp from the School of Business, you may see an advisor by appointment, or, if it is a current semester issue, you may be eligible to see an advisor on a drop-by basis. It is always good to call ahead to see what is best in your particular situation. 785-864-7500.
What GPA do I need to graduate?
You will need to have a major GPA of 2.5 for all majors, except Business Administration which requires a 2.2. All other GPA's (overall, professional, KU overall, and KU professional) must be a 2.2.
I'm trying to enroll in a class, but Enroll & Pay says I do not have the pre-requisites, but I took them at another school. What do I do?
If you took course pre-requisites from a different school, you will need to fill out the online petition form as Enroll & Pay cannot always read pre-requisites taken at other schools. The form is located in this link: www.business.ku.edu/petition
I took a course at another school/college/university and I need to transfer it to KU. How do I do this?
If you took a course from a different school/college/university and you need to transfer it, you must officially request a transcript to be sent FROM that school/college/university TO the Office of Admissions housed in the KU Visitor's Center. The School of Business does not process transfer credits, however, it is a good idea to submit a COPY of those transcripts to our office especially if the course you took is a pre-requsite to a business course. By providing this information separately to us, it may eliminate confusion and miscommunication with enrollment. If the course is not posting to your record and you need permission to enroll in a class that uses that course as a pre-requisite, we would then have documentation that the course has been completed prior to the course officially showing on your record.
Can I take business courses credit/no-credit?
No, you cannot take ANY business courses credit/no-credit. You will have to take them for a grade. You can take other general education requirements for credit/no-credit, with the exception of ENGL 101/102, COMS 130, and PSYC 104. There is a two-week window of opportunity to sign up for the credit/no-credit option. For more information, please ask your advisor.

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