ASAP Program

Accelerated Summer Accounting Prerequisite Program

The ASAP Program is a summer bridge program designed for non-accounting majors who have been admitted to the Jenkins MAC Program and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher. The program is intended to provide coverage of fundamental undergraduate concepts/topics necessary for MAC core courses and electives. Students will receive hands-on teaching from highly qualified faculty in NC State’s Department of Accounting in a small classroom setting (approximately 10 to 15 students).


The ASAP Program courses are not for credit, but will allow students to take MAC courses and obtain the required number of graduate accounting course credits to sit for the CPA exam. Students in this program will typically be eligible to sit for the exam after the spring semester of the MAC Program.

The program will be 5 weeks in length (23 class days) and conclude by the end of Summer Session I. Prior to beginning of the ASAP Program, students will be required to pass a proficiency exam that covers accounting fundamentals (basic financial statements, the accounting cycle, etc). An online tutorial will be made available for students to review these materials before taking the proficiency exam.

Modules Offered and Schedule – Summer 2019

  • April 19  – Entry exam material open
  • May 13-17 – Intermediate Financial Accounting I topics
  • May 20-24 – Intermediate Financial Accounting II topics
  • May 27-28 – Memorial Day break
  • May 29-31- Business Law topics
  • June 3-7 – Introduction to Income Taxation topics
  • June 10-14 -Risk & Assurance (Audit) topics

Tentative Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 – 12:00    Classroom Instruction
  • 12:00 – 1:00    Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00      Classroom Instruction
  • 4:00 – 5:00      Study Hour

After each module is completed, students will be required to pass a proficiency exam. Failing this exam requires the student to re-take the exam until earning a passing score. If a student is unable to pass a proficiency exam by the end of the ASAP Program, they will be ineligible for MAC course work.


The total cost of the ASAP Program is $4,750. This cost includes the five ASAP Program modules, online tutorials and proficiency exam assessment. If a student does not need to enroll in all six modules (due to completion of equivalent undergraduate coursework), individual modules may be taken.

ASAP Program FAQ

For more information please contact MAC Associate Director of Admissions: Jay Arrington,