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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP)


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The CAP is an accelerated evening program consisting of eighteen (18) accounting hours designed for:

  1. applicants who need to satisfy the pre-requisites for the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program; and
  2. aspiring CPA exam candidates who need additional accounting hours in order to become eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Aspiring CPA exam candidates who need more than eighteen (18) hours in accounting or additional business courses will need to combine the CAP with one of the following options:

  1. Apply for admission to the 30-hour MAcc program; or
  2. Apply for admission to the 12-hour Graduate Certificate in Professional Accountancy program.

CAP Launching Point

For students who have not taken any prior accounting courses or who need to refresh their understanding of basic accounting principles, you should take the 3-hour introductory Financial Accounting course (AC 2503) at the start of the program. Financial Accounting is required for students who have not successfully completed any accounting courses and is highly recommended for students who have not taken university-level accounting courses within the past two years.

Minimum GPA

In order to successfully complete the program, students must receive a minimum cumulative overall GPA of 2.0 in all CAP accounting courses taken. A course grade of less than “C” requires retaking that particular accounting course, unless another course is approved to be taken as a substitute.

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