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Academic Advising

Advising Tips for New CBE Students

Students in lower division courses will receive advising from College of Business and Economics Senior Academic Advisor Laura Boche. When you apply for formal admissions to CBE and are accepted, you will then be assigned a faculty advisor in your major area of study.

How to make the most of your advising appointment:

  • Schedule your appointment at least one week in advance
  • Bring paper and a pen/pencil to take notes
  • Prepare a selection of courses
  • Come with questions!

Check out these links for CBE students:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between declaring a major and being admitted to a major in CBE?

When you declare a major, you are indicating which major you would like to pursue. After you take lower level courses, you must them apply for formal admission to the College of Business and Economics to take the upper division courses and complete your degree.

How do you apply for formal admission to the College of Business and Economics?

To see the general and major-specific requirements for formal admission to the College of Business and Economics and to download the application, see our Upper Level Admission Requirements page.

My GPA is lower than the required 2.5 for admission to CBE. What do you suggest I do?

You can repeat courses for a better grade which will help to increase your GPA. In any repeated course, the most recent grade will become the official grade for the course.

What is CBE 100?

CBE 100 is a required course for admission to the College of Business and Economics. It typically is taken during your first semester. Topics covered include admission to CBE, majors, internships, careers and extracurricular opportunities.

Schedule Your Advising Appointment

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You may also make an appointment by calling the CBE Dean's Office at 715-425-3335 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday).

Laura Boche


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