Advising Handbook - PAUL

This is for Faculty/Staff use only. Check with department for official information.

A.R. Venkatachalam, Ph. D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs

Tamara Rury, Interim Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs and Advising

Lisa Pappajohn, Ashley Lapp - Academic Counselors

10 Garrison Ave, Suite 101, 2-3885

MajorDeclaration/Application Rule

Business Administration

See below for application rules


See below for application rules

Hospitality Management

See below for application rules


No internal transfer option. Students should speak with their advisor for other options.

The B.A. degree in Economics has a language competency requirement. The B.S. degrees in Business Administration, Hospitality Management, and Economics have no language competency requirement. Information on each of these majors can be found at: There are no open majors in Paul College.

Paul College hosts meetings once or twice a month each fall and spring semester for current 4-year degree students who have questions about majors in the school. If a student is considering a major in Paul College, they should attend one of these meeting as soon as possible to become fully aware of the requirements. All of the required information is NOT available on these pages and the student may be at a distinct disadvantage if they do not attend a Paul College Meeting. Students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs office, 10 Garrison Ave, Suite 101, for specific dates and times of the meetings, or their UACC Advisor may have a listing of the Paul College Meeting Dates for Non-Paul College Students. Students must check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs Office for the most updated information about Paul College majors and about eligibility requirements to apply to Paul College. Eligibility requirements are reviewed each year and can change from year to year. UNH-Manchester students and Thompson School students have a different application process and should speak with the advisor at their school regarding applying to Paul College.

Applying to the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

The application period to apply to a Paul College major is announced each semester. Students should check with Paul College Undergraduate Programs Office, 10 Garrison Ave., Suite 101, during the first week of May for fall and first week of December for spring regarding the dates of the Intercollege Transfer Application Meetings, which students are required to attend one if planning to apply to Paul College.  At the meeting, applications, other materials and information are distributed.  Eligibility requirements are reviewed each year and can change from year to year.   

Undeclared: No internal transfer students may elect the undeclared option after they begin school. This status applies only to new freshmen admitted to undeclared Paul College

Paul College strongly recommends that students apply as soon as they have completed the minimum number of Paul College courses needed and obtained the level of cum GPA to be eligible for admission. Students will not be allowed to pre-register for upper level Paul College courses until all prerequisites have been met. The 500 level Business ADMN courses numbered 570, 575, 580, 585 are for Paul College majors only, as are all 600 level courses.

EREC 411 and Paul College

Once a student is accepted into a major, Paul College will allow students who have previously completed EREC 411 to substitute it for ECON 402. However, EREC 411 is not a Paul College course and in order to be eligible to apply, students must have completed two Paul College courses. Paul College prefers that students take ECON 402 whenever possible. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.

Math Requirement

Students should fulfill their quantitative reasoning requirement (MATH 420, 424A/B or 425, AP Calculus, or approved transfer course) before taking ADMN 420. 


Students must complete ADMN 403, and a Math requirement, prior to taking ADMN 420. For more information, see Statistics in the Mathematics & Statistics section of this handbook. The UNH-Manchester course of ADM 430, Introduction to Business Statistics, is NOT accepted towards the statistics requirement in Paul College.

MKTG 550, MGT 580 and MKTG 598

Students who are interested in transferring to the Business Administration or Hospitality Management majors in Paul College should NOT take MKTG 550, MGT 580 and MKTG 598. These courses are designed for students who are NOT majoring in Business Administration or Hospitality Management. Therefore, students considering applying to either major should not select either of these courses. Students who have taken these classes and later major in either program will take the version of these courses designed for majors and could lose credit. If a student has transferred into UNH with similar courses or already took one, please direct the student to a Paul College advisor.

Continuing Education Students who enroll in Paul College Courses

The Paul College Repeated Course Rule applies to all Paul College courses taken by a Continuing Education student when applying and/or accepted to Paul College.  The Repeat Rule is:   A grade of C- or above is required in each Paul College required course. Maximum of two Paul College required courses may be repeated, each only one time.  ADMN 403 is included in this two course minimum repeat allowance even though it is a CR/F course. 

Competency Exam: Accounting

Transfer students contact Paul College Undergraduate Programs if they have successfully completed a financial or managerial accounting course at another school.  Based on the previous institution, some students may be given the opportunity to take an accounting competency exam.  Students can call Paul College Undergraduate Programs (2-3885) to schedule taking an exam.