Bachelor of AccountingPolicies

Please carefully review the policies below: they are 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. (These policies reflect similar ones held by most Florida universities state-wide.)

  1. You may not take accounting and/or tax courses or be admitted into the School of Accounting until you have successfully completed the entrance exam.
  2. During your first semester taking ACG 4101, you are not permitted to take more than two ACG/TAX courses at a time. Once you have successfully completed your first semester and the ACG4101 course, you must submit this form to RB 210 or send via email to This will approve you to enroll into more than two accounting courses for your subsequent semesters.
  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 cleaning 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:
  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. You will be informed in writing of changes made to the syllabus, (e.g., hard copy or electronically) and are responsible for checking the course website and their FIU email account to stay current.
  6. All accounting courses must be taken at Florida International University. Courses from other universities are not transferable unless approved in advance by the Director of the School of Accounting.
  7. Accounting majors are strongly encouraged to complete the accounting core courses in the order described by the Suggested Program of Study.
  8. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all major courses.
  9. You are not permitted to register for the same upper-level accounting or tax course after receiving grades of “C-”, “D+”, “D”, “D-”, “DR” or “F” in that course twice.
  10. If you are removed from the Accounting major, you cannot be re-admitted to the School of Accounting.
  11. If you have not met the pre-requisites for a course, you may be administratively withdrawn from the course at any time during the semester that such deficiency is determined to exist.
  12. Note that 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. You are otherwise passing the course with at least a grade of C.
    2. You have an excused absence that prevents the on-time completion of the course requirements.
  13. You are responsible for properly dropping or withdrawing from courses you no longer wish to continue. Professors are not permitted to assign grades of “W.”
  14. Important dates: See for a link to the academic calendar.
  15. School of Accounting policy does not permit overrides into closed classes and recommends that you 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.
  16. A fundamental principle of academic, business and community life is honesty. In the academic environment, the following are critical:  
    1. For most graded assignments, you are expected to work independently. However, team assignments typically require students to work together. For both individual and team assignments, you must 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. Plagiarism guidelines that apply to printed materials apply equally to online materials. The School employs various plagiarism (cheating) detection methods.
  17. 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 Students Handbook, which are subject to change without notice. See:

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