Pre-Business and Advisement

Admission to the College of Business is a two-step process. To be considered for full admission, you must first satisfy the minimum requirements stated below and complete this application for admission to the COB. Until these requirements are satisfied, the COB welcomes you as a “Pre-Business” student. Pre-business students have full access to the facilities and services offered by the college.

Test/Earned Hours/GPA/QL Minimum Requirement Course^ Minimum Requirement
Reading 240 ENGL 1133 C
Writing 250 MATH 1113 C
Math 240 MATH 1153 C
MISY 1013 C
Earned Hours 45 SCH MGMT 1013 C
CGPA and ARGPA+ 2.30 ACCT 2123 C
ECON 2113 C
Successful Completion of Quantitative Literacy Pass ECON 2123 C
MGMT 2000 Pass


*The minimum requirements for THEA test do not apply if a student is THEA-exempt or has satisfied the requirements by alternative means.

^ Course equivalent(s) accepted by the Department Head may also be considered for admission to the COB.

+ Admission Required GPA (ARGPA) – Students must have earned a minimum GPA or 2.30 in the courses shown in the table in addition to a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 2.30.


Students in Good Standing
Once accepted into a major in the College of Business, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.30 in order to be in good standing in the academic program.



Professional advisement is a critical part of the educational experience, therefore, the more you communicate with your advisor, the more you will benefit from their expertise and receive personalized assistance. The College of Business is committed to students’ successes by helping them achieve their professional, career, personal and academic goals.

Advisement for all students is a regular component of your education. Your advisor should be knowledgeable and aware of ways in which you can pursue your career goals in a systematic, sequential manner that will maximize your learning and your efficiency.

Through the advisement process, students should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Interpret and apply institutional policies and procedures.
  • Understand program admission requirements and graduation requirements.

Additionally, your advisor:

  • Serves a resource for information with regard to academic and support services available within the College of Business as well as the university.
  • Helps students with degree audits and facilitates degree completion meetings.
  • Assists with major selection, course selection, career goals and the registration process.
  • Assesses individual student needs and makes appropriate internal referrals.

Registration Assistance

Requested Information/Needed Guidance Link/Item/Form
When can I register for classes? View the priority registration schedule or the university academic calendar for dates.  Please note that you may also need to schedule a time to meet with your advisor for assistance and to receive your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to register. Priority Registration SchedulePVAMU Academic Calendar
What do I need to be advised? Take a look at your transcript in Panther Tracks and review your degree plan (Accounting, Finance & MISY; Management and Marketing).  Check off the courses you have already taken and satisfied the degree requirements (some courses require a grade of “C” or better).  Using the degree plan as your guide, highlight the courses you need for the next semester.   Review the courses, days, time and prerequisites through PV Place under the heading marked “Class Schedule” and complete the registration form.  If you are double major or have a minor, make sure that you are selecting courses for both majors in the appropriate/recommended sequence. Registration & Special Approval FormDownload Pre-Business Advisement Assistance Sheet

Completed Advisement Form Sample

I need to drop a class.  What do I need to do? If you need to add or drop a class during the priority, regular or late registration period, use your PIN in Panther Tracks and make the change.  If it’s past the deadline, use the add/drop form.  Be sure to check with your advisor, review your degree and consider other implications (SAP, course restrictions, graduation deadlines, scholarship requirements, etc.) before changing your selection.  In many instances, a withdrawal may be counted toward your limit of six (6) drops. Add/Drop Form
I’m taking classes at a different college and want to transfer credit to PVAMU.  What should I do? Before you take the course, complete the Pre-Approved Transfer Credit Form and have it signed by your department head.  For a general list of Texas Community College courses, visit the Texas Common Course Numbering System site for details and to compare courses.  Please review the transfer policies in the University Catalog for additional information. Pre-Approved Transfer Credit FormCredit from Sources other than PVAMU
 Other  For other questions, please contact your advisor or visit the link provided. General Registration Information














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