School of AccountingEntrance Exam

A new exam every sitting to reflect current accounting topics.

Online registration for Accounting entrance exam and online notification of results!

Log on to a secure site using your Panther ID and your PantherSoft password in order to register for the next entrance exam.

There will be a $25 fee payable by credit or debit card when paid up to two weeks in advance or $35 thereafter space permitting.

Do not delay save your seat today and start studying to ensure a great career in accounting!

Effective Summer 2011, registration for ACG4101, TAX 4001, ACG 4401 and BUL 4320 will require successfully passing the Accounting Entrance Exam.

Beginning in Spring 2017, the minimum GPA for students entering the School of Accounting will change from 2.5 to a 3.0.

How will this affect you? This will only affect students with an admission term of Spring 2017 or later. If your admission term is prior to Spring 2017, you must comply with the previous policy (2.5 GPA minimum). SOA will ensure that you are not held to the new standard; however, you might experience difficulty in registering for following courses: ACG4101, BUL4320, TAX4001, and ACG4401.

What do you need to do? If you plan on taking any of the above mentioned courses, contact your advisor if your GPA is currently below a 3.0.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, students need to pass this exam in order to admitted into the Bachelors of Accounting program and therefore eligible to register for ACG 4101, TAX 4001, ACG 4401 and BUL 4320.

Students need to have been fully admitted into the College of Business, passed the entrance exam within a year and hold a 3.0 GPA at the time of registration into this course.

The exam is offered three times per year, generally the Sunday before official registration for the following semester. Please see exam registration website for exact dates of the next scheduled exams.

It consists of 40 multiple choice questions. 

Each exam is 40 multiple choice questions and we allow up to 2 hours.

A student is only permitted two attempts to pass the exam.

School of Accounting will only permit students to retake the Accounting Entrance Examination with the next regularly scheduled offering in the subsequent Spring, Fall, or Summer term. Prospective Accounting students will no longer be able to defer retaking the exam over multiple academic terms. Students taking the exam October 27th, 2019, but not passing, may only attempt to retake the exam during with the Spring 2020 term Exam offering.

There is no refund on the registration fee.  It is also not transferable.

Yes. For example a student who passes the exam in April is valid for registration during that Summer, Fall and Spring.  It would not be valid for the following Summer semester.

You can take the exam at anytime however bear in mind the expiration of the exam.

If you still have your textbooks from lower division accounting review that material.  We also offer a non-credit review class every semester. 

The exam covers principals of Financial Accounting.  The following list includes some of the material that is subject to examination.  This list is not meant to be all-inclusive but to give general guidelines as to the areas covered.

  • Cash
    - Bank reconciliation
    - Cash Equivalents
  • Inventory
    - Valuation
    - Methods
  • Accounts Receivable
    - Bad Debt
  • Fixed Assets
    - Capitalization
    - Depreciation
  • Intangible Assets
    - Depletion/Amortization
  • Prepaid/Accrued Expenses
  • Notes Payable
  • Bonds
  • Equity
    - Sole Proprietorship
    - Dividends/Splits
    - Common/Preferred stock
  • Cash Flow
    - Operating
    - Investing
    - Financing
  • Correction of Errors
  • Time Value of Money
  • Cash vs. Accrual method
  • Accounting equation
  • Financial Statements
  • Business Math

On the School of Accounting Website/Link. Note, we can assist you registering for the exam in person at the School of Accounting or on the exam date if need be.

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