Apply to CBE

Applying to CBE

The College of Business and Economics accepts applications on a rolling basis. Prospective students can apply at any time, but applying before the Priority Application Deadlines listed below will ensure that your application will be processed in time for you to register for major restricted courses in CBE. Please read this page carefully to ensure your application can be processed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 

Questions about how to fill out the application or the status of your application?

Email CBE@wwu.edu

 

Priority Application Deadlines

These deadlines apply to all majors excluding Economics and Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management.

What is a priority application deadline? All applications submitted by these dates will be processed before Phase I of registration for the term indicated. This will allow students to apply for and be accepted into their desired major in time to register for major restricted courses within the College of Business and Economics.

  • Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 - Apr. 3rd, 2020, by 5 PM

  • Winter 2021 - Oct. 2nd, 2020, by 5 PM

  • Spring 2021 - Jan. 15th, 2021, by 5 PM

  • Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 - Apr. 2nd, 2021, by 5 PM

NOTE: Admission as a full major in OPS, MIS, and in the Data Analytics minor requires an additional department review. Applications for full major status and the Data Analytics minor will be sent to the Decision Sciences Department for review on deadline dates listed above. For questions about these specific review processes, please contact the Decision Sciences Department.

 

Application Criteria for Prospective Students

Beginning Fall Quarter 2019 - To apply to CBE you must have:

  • Minimum of 45 credits

  • Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative college-level GPA including all previous institutions

  • Minimum of a 2.50 cumulative WWU GPA (if you have completed any courses at Western)

NOTE: Economics and the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management program have slightly different admission standards. For details visit their department webpages.

 

CBE Major and Minor Declaration Forms

Select a link below to apply for your FIRST CBE Major/Concentration or CBE Minor:

Major Declaration Form

Minor Declaration Form

Important Tips:

  • You will need to provide current unofficial, electronic copies of all college transcripts if Western does not have the most recent versions.

  • If you’ve already declared a CBE major and want to add another major or concentration within CBE, follow the process outlined below.

  • If you've already declared a CBE major and want to change to another major or concentration within CBE, follow the process outlined below.

NOTE: Students interested in the Business Analytics Minor need to submit their applications by the priority application deadlines listed above.

 

Double Major/Concentration/Degree

If you are already a CBE major or pre-major and are adding a second major, concentration or degree, DO NOT fill out a new application. Simply submit the form linked below.

Double Major/Concentration Form

NOTE: If you are not already a CBE major you must apply for one major/concentration/degree first before adding a second major/concentration/degree using the process described above. You can apply for your first major/concentration using the Major Declaration Form in the above section.

 

Change of Major Within CBE

If you are already a CBE major or pre-major and want to change to a different major or concentration within CBE, DO NOT fill out a new application. Simply submit the form linked below.

CBE Major/Concentration Change Form

 

Questions about how to fill out the application or the status of your application?

Email CBE@wwu.edu