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Community College/UW Advising Conference
Jai-Anana Elliott
Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs
April 17, 2013
What we will be covering:
• Overview of the Foster School of Business
• An insider’s view of the admission process
• Common misconceptions about the Foster School of Business
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Business School Information
• Accredited by the International Association for Management
Education (AACSB)
• Rankings
– U.S. News and World Report 2013
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#1 in the Northwest
14# of all public universities
#24 Nationwide
Accounting Program #9 of public universities and #13 overall
International Business #9 of all public universities and #18 overall
Finance #12 of all public universities and #17 overall
– Business Week 2013
• #1 in the Northwest
• #21 of all public universities
• #48 Nationwide
– http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/undergrad
Basics of a Degree in Business
Administration
• One degree: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BABA)
• Formal Options
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Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Marketing
Operations and Supply Chain
Management
Special Programs
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Business Economic Development Center
Burke Center for Entrepreneurship
Certificate of International Studies in Business*
Global Business Center
Sales Certificate Program*
These programs have a separate application process
Applying to the Foster School of Business
Spring Application Deadlines
Autumn Application Deadline
April 5th
October 5th
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Foster School Undergraduate Program
CISB Program
April 15th
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Undergraduate Scholarships
Foster School Undergraduate Program
Foster School Undergraduate Application
• Two applications required
– One to UW Office of Admissions (Feb. 15th & Sept. 1st)
– One to Foster School of Business (April 5th & Oct. 5th)
• Prerequisite coursework:
– Pre-Application Courses (completed prior to the application deadline)
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English Composition
Micro or Macro Economics
Financial Accounting (201 & 202)
Calculus
– Pre-Admission Courses (completed prior to enrolling in the Foster School)
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Managerial Accounting (203)
Macro/Micro Economics
Statistics
Law/Business Law
• Writing Skills Assessment
• Personal Statement
Written Skills Assessment (WSA)
• 90 minute timed test
• Persuasion Task – workplace scenario
• persuade readers of your point of view or recommended action.
• Position Task – statement
• explain why you would accept, reject, or alter the statement.
• Essays scored on a 1 (low) to 6 (high) scale
Personal Statement (Supplemental Factors)
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Describe any personal or economic hardships or barriers you have
had to overcome and explain how they affected your education. Be
specific about when you encountered these hardships and how long
they lasted.
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In the context of your life experience, describe your understanding of
cultural differences, how this awareness was acquired, and how it
affected you.
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Write about any experience you have had that demonstrates your
leadership skills.
How has the educational background of your parent/legal guardians
influenced your own education, especially your decision to go to
college? What kind of support did you receive in making and pursuing
the decision to go to college? Please tell us if you are among the first
generation to go to college.
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Application Requirements
• Minimum Application Requirements:
– Complete a minimum of 60 transferable college credits
– Complete the Pre Application requirements
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Calculus
English Composition
Micro/Macro Economics
Financial Accounting
– Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for each of the following:
• All college credits
• All business course credits
– Minimum WSA score of a 3 (1-6 pt scale)
Application Review Process
• Initial Review – Quantitative Scores
– Pre Application GPA – 25%
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English Composition
Micro or Macro Economics
Financial Accounting (201 & 202)
Calculus
– Cumulative GPA – 40%
– WSA Score – 35%
• Secondary Review – Personal Statement
2012/13 Admission Profiles
All Applicants – Autumn 2012/Winter 2013
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1210 applied, 588 admitted (49%)
Admitted Averages:
– Combined GPA:
– Pre-application course GPA:
– Writing Assessment:
3.51
3.57
4.17
Transfer Applicants – Autumn 2012/Winter 2013
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308 applied, 117 admitted (38%)
Averages:
– Combined GPA:
– Pre-application course GPA:
– Writing Assessment:
3.58
3.72
3.86
Foster School Academic Support & Resources
Leadership Development
Student Organizations
Undergraduate Diversity Services
Scholarships
Academic Advising
Undergraduate Career Services
Foster Undergraduate Career Services
Services provided include:
• Resume/cover letter reviews
• Professional development workshops
• Walk-in career counseling
• Individual career counseling
• Mock interviewing/interview preparation
www.foster.washington.edu/undergradcareers
Undergraduate Programs Office
In person:
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Weekly Information Session: Thursdays @ 2:30 pm
Drop-in advising hours Monday-Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Individual Adviser appointments
Stop by Dempsey 202 or call us at 206.685.3400
By computer:
– http://www.foster.washington.edu/academic/undergrad
– [email protected]
Questions?
foster.washington.edu
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