Pathway to CPA
If you are interested in earning your CPA designation by first completing an undergraduate degree through our Adult Degree program, the first step in determining the best path is to let us conduct a free, no obligation review of academic transcripts for any previous college work you have completed. However, as a general overview, this is what we recommend:
60 transfer credit hours or less:If you have a limited number of college credits already earned (generally less than 60 credits), your best path to a CPA will be completion of a BBA in Accounting, followed by the Master of Accountancy degree (MACC).
90 transfer credit hours or more:If you have a high number of earned credit hours, we recommend that you:
Students with more than 90 credits of college credit often find that they can complete the LIS degree followed by the MACC option in about the same amount of time as completion of their undergraduate degree in Accounting. You should also keep in mind that the Summer Accounting Institute offers an excellent option for completion of the Accounting pre-requisites for the MACC.
60-90 transfer credit hours:If you have a moderate amount of credit hours already earned, between 60 and 90 hours, you will need to choose between the BBA in Accounting and the Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. Many students who have completed a couple of years of college already find that a Liberal Studies degree, which can be designed to include all of the prerequisites for the master of Accountancy program, offers a shorter time to completion than the Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Contact us now to complete a transcript evaluation of your previous college work so we can help you make the best choice.