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The information provided in this catalog is necessarily brief. In addition to the information described herein, students are responsible for compliance with the policies and procedures described in the Fisher School of Accounting Student Handbook:. www.cba.ufl.edu/fsoa/forms.html.
Submitting an Undergraduate Application
The Fisher School of Accounting applies the same admission standards to students currently enrolled at the university (natives) and those seeking entry to the Fisher School from another academic institution (transfers).
Native students who have selected accounting as their major upon entering the university will automatically be classified as accounting students. This classification will remain as long as the student meets the continuation requirements described below.
All other natives who want to change their major to accounting should apply at the Fisher School office. Transfer students apply through the universityís Office of Admissions.
Continuation Policies for Native Students
Students with an accounting major must comply with the following requirements to remain in the program:
* Upon satisfactory completion of all freshman and sophomore year requirements, including general education, preprofessional, CLAST, an A.A. degree and a 3.0 minimum GPA, the student will shift from continuation status to retention status (2.0 GPA required).
Undergraduate Transfer Applicant Pool
The Fisher School of Accounting uses an applicant pool for undergraduate admissions. All applicants who meet minimum standards are placed into a pool from which the most qualified are selected for admission each term. Because of this process, most admission decisions are not made until well after the application deadline.
It is unlikely that all students who meet the minimum standards will be admitted. Admission is selective and subject to enrollment capacity. A Fisher School of Accounting faculty committee is responsible for admission decisions, which are not based solely on GPA. Factors such as performance in any accounting courses completed before application and the overall quality of the academic record are considered for admission.
Minimum Standards for the Applicant Pool
A student will be considered for admission to the Fisher School of Accounting if the following are met:
The following preprofessional courses must be completed at the time of application:
ECO 2013, Principles of Macroeconomics, or equivalent.
ECO 2023, Principles of Microeconomics, or equivalent.
CGS 2531, Introduction to Computer Software, or equivalent.
STA 2023, Introduction to Statistics 1, or equivalent.
Undergraduate (B.S.Ac.) Admissions Policies
Admission requirements for the Fisher School are subject to change. Please check the Fisher School office (267 Stuzin Hall) for the current standards.
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the Fisher School. Admission to the Fisher School does not constitute admission to the 3/2 program. This requires a separate application to the Graduate School.
Community college transfers are cautioned that ACG 2071 or its equivalent will count toward the B.S.Ac. degree as elective credit.
Professional course work that is required as part of the third, fourth or fifth year should be taken only at the University of Florida. Community college transfer students should avoid such courses as Business Law, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Finance, Principles of Management and accounting courses beyond the introductory level. A maximum of four semester credits may be allowed for courses taken during the first two years that are available only as third and fourth-year professional courses in the Warrington College of Business Administration. Any credit granted for such work will be granted only in the form of elective credit. In no case may such courses be in accounting.
In the case where a student wishes to waive a core course and substitute a community college course, waivers may be granted on an individual basis, but the student will be required to take another course in the area waived. The department will identify the substitute course.
The Office of the University Registrar determines the transferability of credit earned at other institutions. Credit for vocational or technical courses, repeats of previous courses taken or credits from non-accredited institutions will not transfer to UF for degree credit.
Information about general financial aid can be obtained from the Office for Student Financial Affairs, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-4025. Students who wish to be considered for scholarships awarded to fifth-year accounting students should obtain application forms from the Fisher School of Accounting and should complete them early in the spring term of their fourth year.
The associate director and undergraduate advisers are available for counseling on an appointment basis at the schoolís office (267 Stuzin Hall). All students are advised to seek guidance well in advance of registration.
Accounting and Business Core Courses Taken at Other Institutions
Once a student has been admitted to the Fisher School of Accounting, the student may not take any preprofessional, accounting or business core course work at any other institution.
Students who have taken 3000-4000 level courses at accredited universities before entering the Fisher School should submit course-substitution forms. A maximum of one 3000-4000 level approved business core course may count toward the studentís undergraduate degree.
Accounting course work taken elsewhere is not substitutable for the accounting courses required for the B.S.Ac. degree.
Submitting a Course Substitution
Students transferring into the Fisher School from other institutions may need to complete substitution forms for all of their preprofessional or degree requirements. These forms may be obtained from the Fisher School office and should be completed as soon as the student is on campus. Failure to do so may result in the student being dropped from a subsequent course.
Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grade Option
An undergraduate student may request the S-U option only for elective courses. Courses taken to satisfy preparatory course, general education, or degree requirements for the M.Acc. program may not be taken S-U.
Students who do not make satisfactory academic progress will be dropped from the accounting program. In addition to university regulations concerning unsatisfactory performance, the school will exclude students from further registration for the following reasons:
Freshmen and Sophomores:
The student does not comply with the minimum universal tracking requirements.
Juniors and Seniors:
The student earns two grades below C in accounting courses numbered above 3000 regardless of whether the student was in the Fisher School at the time they earned those grades. Students not in the Fisher School who register for 3000-4000 level accounting courses must comply with the following items, or they will be denied further registration in accounting courses.
For purposes of the above policies, the following rules apply to the definition of a term:
Undergraduate Drop Policies
During a studentís first two years (1AC or 2AC classification), a total of two drops are permitted. Two additional drops are provided for the studentís last two years (3AC or 4AC classification). Unused drops from the studentís first two years are not available to use for the studentís last two years of study. Withdrawal in any term (fall, spring or summer) is counted as one drop for the purpose of applying the two-drop policy.
The associate director as advised by the Professional Program Committee must act upon all other drop requests. The committee is very strict when considering such requests and will not approve drops for reasons that are not beyond the studentís control.
This policy applies to drop requests made after drop/add and before the period governed by the Faculty Senate Committee on Student Petitions.
Correspondence Courses and Registration at Other Institutions
Courses may not be taken by correspondence. Required courses (in preprofessional, accounting and supporting fields) may not be taken outside the university. No exceptions are permitted.
Elective and general-education courses may be taken outside the university only if:
Please visit our Web site for requirements specific to the Fisher School of Accounting.
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