School of Accounting

Policies

This document is to be considered an attachment to all syllabi for courses in the School of Accounting. In the event of a conflict between this document and a course syllabus, this document will prevail.

  1. Students may not take accounting and/or tax courses and are not considered admitted into the School of Accounting unless they have successfully completed the entrance exam.
  2. Students in their first semester taking ACG 4101 cannot take more than 2+ ACG/TAX courses at a time. All other students must submit this form to MANGO 360 or by email to soacct@fiu.edu to be approved to enroll into more than two accounting courses.
  3. Summer course offerings are extremely limited. When making graduation plans or new job commitments, please understand that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for accounting summer courses.
  4. FIU e-mail is the primary mechanism for corresponding with students outside of the classroom. Each student is responsible for checking his/her FIU email account often and for cleaning out the inbox to ensure all e-mail is deliverable. Messages may include time-sensitive information, important announcements, and class information. FIU e-mail should never be auto-forwarded to another email account. For more information regarding e-mail, and most other student resources, see: http://www.fiu.edu/current-students/
  5. Professors make every effort to honor the course syllabus as originally presented; however, circumstances may dictate a need to change the organization or content of the course. Students will be informed in writing of changes made to the syllabus (e.g., hard copy or electronically). Students are responsible for checking the course web site and their FIU email account to stay current.
  6. Accounting majors are strongly encouraged to complete the accounting core courses in the order described by the Suggested Program of Study.
  7. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all major courses.
  8. No student may register for the same upper-level accounting or tax course after receiving grades of “C-”, “D+”, “D”, “D-”, “DR”or “F” in that course a total of two (2) times.
  9. Once students have been removed from the Accounting major, they will not be readmitted to the School of Accounting.
  10. Any student who has not met the prerequisites for a course may be administratively withdrawn from the course at any time during the semester that such deficiency is determined to exist.
  11. Note than an “Incomplete” is not a substitute for a poor grade and is rarely granted. In accordance with the policies of FIU, the College of Business, and the School of Accounting, an “Incomplete” will be granted only under the following circumstances:  
    1. The student is otherwise passing the course with at least a grade of C.
    2. The student has an excused absence that prevents the on-time completion of the course requirements.
  12. Students are solely responsible for properly dropping or withdrawing from courses they no longer wish to continue. Professors are not permitted to assign grades of “W.”
  13. Important dates: See http://www.fiu.edu/current-students/ for a link to the academic calendar.
  14. School of Accounting policy does not permit overrides into closed classes. Students are advised to monitor the online schedule for space to become available. The add/drop period is the first week of classes, and there may be windows of opportunity during that time. Accounting and tax professors are not authorized to assist students with registration issues.
  15. A fundamental principle of academic, business and community life is honesty. In the academic environment, the following are critical:  
    1. For most graded assignments, students are expected to work independently. However, team assignments typically require students to work together. For both individual and team assignments, each student should be careful not to represent the work of others as his or her own.
    2. Appropriate classroom behavior is expected at all times, including respect for the instructor and peers. Disruptive classroom behavior is unfair to other students who are in class to learn, as well as to the instructor, and will not be tolerated.
    3. The Internet is a powerful tool providing access to a wealth of information. Students are reminded that plagiarism guidelines that apply to printed materials also apply to materials accessed via the Internet and that the School employs various plagiarism (cheating) detection methods.
  16. All students are referred to the Code of Academic Integrity of the University Regulations. Faculty of the School of Accounting will take action to secure the maximum penalty in the event of any observation of a violation. Additional rules regarding student responsibility, discipline and a host of other regulations are set out in the Student Handbook, which are subject to change without notice. See: http://www.fiu.edu/current-students/

 Note:  Most Florida universities follow these or similar policies.  This list has been developed using policies at other Florida universities.

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