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COBE Admission Overview

There is a $25 non-refundable fee associated with this application. Be sure you meet all requirements listed below before applying.

Who should apply:

  • COBE bachelor of business administration (BBA) majors who meet the requirements listed below
  • Business minors (other than general business minor) who meet the requirements listed below
  • Second degree seeking students working on a BBA degree from COBE who meet the requirements listed below

Who should not apply:

  • ECON BA or BS majors
  • ECON secondary education Majors
  • Non-business majors
  • General business minors: There are enough “Open Courses” for students to complete a GEN BUS minor without applying to COBE.

Admission Criteria and Requirements:

  • Admission to Boise State University
  • $25 non-refundable processing fee
  • Achieve a minimum COBE Gateway GPA of 2.5, or for catalogs 12-13 through 16-17 either a COBE gateway or cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of all “Gateway Courses” with a grade of C- or higher
    • Students will apply in the semester they are finishing the gateway courses
    • Students finishing gateway courses in the summer will apply the spring before
  • 30 Cumulative Cr.

How does the admissions process benefit COBE students:

  • Better prepares students for business topics discussed at the upper-division level
  • Allows for more available seating in the 300 and 400-level business courses for COBE students
  • Facilitates classroom discussion
  • Enhances student group projects


Please be aware that all official communication between COBE students and the COBE Admission’s Committee will take place through each student’s personal BroncoMail email account.