Online Prerequisite Program

The ASAP Program is designed for non-accounting majors who have been admitted to the Online or On-Campus Jenkins MAC Program. Students must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. The program is intended to provide coverage of fundamental undergraduate concepts/topics necessary for MAC core courses and electives. All modules are offered online with direct access to an instructor for one-on-one assistance.

Overview

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 is open from March 1, 2020 – July 15, 2020. During this time period, students will have access to all modules and can complete at their own pace up until July 15th.

When the program opens, students will first 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. Once the student passes this proficiency exam they can move on to the other modules.

Modules Offered, March 1, 2020 – July 15, 2020

  • Accounting fundamentals proficiency exam
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I topics
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II topics
  • Business Law topics
  • Introduction to Income Taxation topics
  • Risk & Assurance (Audit) topics

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.

Cost

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 five modules (due to completion of equivalent undergraduate coursework), individual modules may be taken at a prorated cost.

For more information please contact MAC Associate Director of Admissions: Jay Arrington, jmarring@ncsu.edu