Direct Admit Program

Integrate yourself early on into the School of Business through the Direct Admit program, a unique opportunity for high-achieving and highly motivated applicants to the University interested in majoring in Business Administration, Accounting or Digital Forensics.


Applicants are identified as Direct Admits to the School of Business by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of admission. To be considered, you must choose Business, Accounting or Digital Forensics as your intended major on Part I of your undergraduate application.

In addition, for Business and Accounting you need an approximate high school GPA of 90% or better and 1200 or better SAT score (when considering Critical Reading and Math portions only) or 27 or better on the ACT.  

In addition, for the  Digital Forensics major you need  a high school grade point average of 89, and a 1200 or better SAT score (1600 scale) or 25 or better on the ACT. To maintain enrollment in the Digital Forensics major, at the completion of 56 credits, these students must also have completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 the following seven courses: A SOC 115, R CRJ 281 or A MAT 108, B ACC 211, B FOR 100, B FOR 201, B FOR 202, and B FOR 203.  


There are several “perks” to being a Direct Admit.  Here are just a few:
  • A Formal Welcome: When you arrive on campus, you are invited to a Welcome Reception where you can interact with each other as well as upperclassmen, faculty, and staff. 
  • Small Classes: We have created Direct Admit-specific sections of BLAW 220 (fall, freshmen year), BACC 211 (fall, sophomore year), and BACC 222 (spring, sophomore year).  Only your cohort can register for these courses making each of them a fraction of the size. 
  • Early Exposure to School of Business Advisors: Susan Maloney, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, and Jason Cotugno, Academic Advisor, formally take over advisement for you in the fall of your sophomore year—at least one semester earlier than everyone else planning to major in business or Accounting!
  • Direct Communication with the School of Business: Through the Direct Admit listserv, you are sent e-mails about programming, internships, and scholarship opportunities from the time you arrive on campus. 
  • Invitations to Programs and Events: You are often invited to programs and events catered to juniors and seniors.  This turns out to be a great way to network early on. 

Questions about the Direct Admit Program can be directed to Jason Cotugno in the School of Business.