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Waitlist Policy

Waitlists and Class Attendance Can Be Critical: Demand for many SBA classes is high and classes fill quickly.  Therefore, the SBA utilizes waitlists. In most cases, students are admitted to the class from the waitlist in the order in which they registered, and only if there is available space. If you are on the waitlist, you must attend the first class to determine if you will be allowed to formally add the class. Only the instructor can make this determination.  For online courses, the first class session is the first day of the term. After the first session, written permission from the instructor is also required before registering for the class.

Please Note: If you are fully registered for a class and fail to attend the first week, your spot in the class may be given away to someone on the waitlist, unless given prior written permission from the instructor.  Although you will be dropped from the class roster, you will still need to officially drop the class yourself in order to avoid payment and a possible “F” grade.  

If you are not on the waitlist, but the instructor is willing to let you add the course, the instructor must first confirm with Undergraduate Career and Academic Services that you are eligible to be in the class.

How to add your name to the Waitlist:

  1. Log-in to Banweb (PSU Information System)
  2. Select “Student Services & Financial Aid” Tab
  3. Select “Registration” Option (you may need to confirm your address before continuing)
  4. Select “Add/Drop Classes”
  5. Select “Term”
  6. Type-in the CRN number in the add/drop box at the bottom of the page. Then select – “Submit Changes” in the bottom left corner of the page.
  7. If you need to Wait List, you will get a drop-down field next to the course title that says "none" for action - select the drop-down arrow so the field states "wait list web". Then select – “Submit Changes” in the bottom left corner of the page (Note: Most Wait Lists only allow 15 students to be placed on the list.)
  8. If/When you are on the Wait List you still need to select "complete my registration" in the middle, bottom of the page - you usually have to scroll down to do this.
  9. To confirm you are on the wait list, view your “Student Detail Schedule”.

How to be added to a class after you are on the Waitlist:

  1. Again, you must have your name on the Waitlist.
  2. Attend the first day of class – be on time, if not a few minutes early.
  3. Bring a Special Registration Form. These are available online or in 240 SBA.
  4. Obtain approval from the professor – see professor.

Please note, if someone drops the course after a waitlist has been started, students will NOT be automatically be transferred from the waitlist to the class. Therefore, it may appear that there is space in the class, but you will not be able to register for those spots. In addition, if you drop the waitlist, you will not be able to re-add your spot to the waitlist for 24hrs, during which time the waitlist may fill up.  

PSU waitlist information:
Read what the University has to say about waitlists >

Business Differential Tuition Refund Policy

If you have previously been admitted to the School of Business Administration but are no longer planning to pursue a degree in business, you will need to officially request removal of your admission by contacting your SBA advisor. You will then need to change your major online via BanWeb so that there is no con fusion in the future. Because the School of Business Administration charges a differential tuition, this will cease once these changes are made. Refunds of differential tuition can only be applied retroactively for one term and only for those students who did not take business classes during the term in which a refund is being requested.

Undergraduate Retention Policy

Grade Requirements - Once you have been admitted to the School of Business Administration (SBA), you must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) at PSU of at least 2.50; you must also maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 in all business courses taken at PSU. If either of these GPAs fall below 2.50 you will be placed on probation.

Probation Policy - Please note that the SBA probation policy is different and more stringent than the PSU policy, which is described within the current PSU bulletin. If your PSU or PSU SBA GPA fall below 2.50, you will receive an email from the SBA stating that you have been placed on probation. You are given three consecutive terms to raise both the cumulative PSU GPA and the PSU business GPA to 2.50 or higher. If you do not achieve this, your admitted status in the SBA will be academically disqualified. If academic disqualification occurs and you still wish to pursue a degree in business administration, you may reapply for admission after meeting the PSU & PSU SBA GPA requirement of 2.50. Please see an advisor in SBA 240 to determine the grades needed to raise your GPA to the required minimum. If academic disqualification occurs a second time, you will not be able to earn a degree in business administration at PSU.

If you are on probation and anything occurs that would raise your GPA, you are responsible for alerting the Undergraduate Programs Office. For example, you had an Incomplete in a course and you complete the work to remove the Incomplete, or an instructor determines that you were given an incorrect grade and submits a grade change. This type of change may not be reflected in a timely manner so it is up to you to supply us with evidence of these changes. If you find that you are having problems in a course(s) please talk with the instructor; do not wait until the problem shows up as a final grade of D or F. If you find yourself placed on probation and do not understand the options available to you, make an appointment with your Academic Advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office, SBA 240. To make an appointment please call 503-725-3712.

Satisfactory Progress - In addition to maintaining 2.50 GPAs in cumulative PSU coursework and in business courses taken at PSU, you are expected to make satisfactory progress toward your declared major. The requirement of the SBA is that you complete a minimum of nine quarter hours during each academic year. If you do not meet this requirement your admission to the SBA may be canceled. If you apply for admission at a later time you will need to submit all application documents and meet all requirements for admission which are in effect at that time.

Grade Point Average (GPA) at PSU is based on the total graded points earned divided by the total graded quarter credit hours completed. A business GPA is calculated using credits from Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems & Qualitative Analysis, Management & Leadership, Marketing, BA, Real Estate Finance, and Urban Studies courses required for the Real Estate Finance Program. Please note that credits earned from any Business Minor courses (BA 306, 316, 326, 336, 346) will not be factored into your business GPA and will thus not apply to your business degree. Calculate your GPA.