MAcc Frequently Asked Questions
- I plan to complete an internship. Will the internship delay my graduation?
- It depends. For those students who are on track (completed TAX 5027 and ACG 5647 during the Fall semester of their senior year), an internship during the Spring or Summer semester of their senior year will not delay graduation. This is because the required graduate accounting courses are offered both Spring and Summer to help accommodate an internship. However, students who are off track (completed TAX 5027 and ACG 5647 during the Spring semester of their senior year), must remain on campus in the Summer to get back on track. If these students complete a Summer internship, they will miss the required graduate accounting courses listed in MAcc Course Availability. The required graduate accounting courses are prerequisites for most graduate accounting courses taken during the fifth year. Students in this situation must decide between a Summer internship or delayed graduation. Students facing this decision are strongly encouraged to seek academic counseling.
- In the University Schedule of Courses I see more sections of a course than are listed on the MAcc Course Availability page. May I register for these sections?
- No. In much the same way that many accounting courses are only available to accounting students, access to sections not appearing on the MAcc Course Availability pages are limited to students in other degree programs. The MAcc Course Availability approved lists have been carefully developed to ensure you have access to as many sections as possible.
- What are Modules?
- Modules divide the semester into two halves. The first half of the Fall term is Module One and the second half is Module Two. Similarly, the first half of the Spring semester is Module Three and the second half is Module Four. Module courses are seven weeks long, plus an additional week for exams. There is typically a week break between modules.
- How can I determine which courses are modular and in which module a course is offered?
- The University Schedule of Courses does not communicate information regarding modules. This information is provided on the MyFisher link on the School's webpage under the Graduate Accounting Availability, Graduate Approved Electives, and Graduate Core Courses links.
- Why do some modules begin earlier than the University Academic calendar?
- To ensure sufficient contact time in class, graduate modules frequently begin before the University calendar. Important dates for module courses are not posted on the University Academic calendar and can only be found in Module Dates.
- I registered for a Module 2 (or 4) course at the beginning of the semester, but no longer plan to take the class. How do I drop the course before the module begins?
You can adjust your schedule using ISIS any time before the drop/add deadline. Schedule adjustment drop/add deadlines are listed in Module Dates.
Remember even though you can use ISIS to adjust your schedule, you must still meet all course prerequisites, and there must be seats available in the section you seek to add. Also, some approved electives require you to seek help to add certain courses to your schedule—this still applies. The comment section on the approved elective page instructs you who to contact for help with these courses.
- I registered and paid for a Module 2 or 4 course at the beginning of the semester, but will be dropping the course during schedule adjustment. When can I expect to receive a refund?
- Refunds for Module 2 or 4 courses dropped during schedule adjustment typically take two weeks to process and are added to your Student Financial Services account. For questions about fees, report to S113 Criser Hall.
- During Module 2/4 schedule adjustment I dropped a 2 credit module and added a two credit module. Why did I receive a bill from financial services?
- Even if you are adding a course and dropping a course with the same number of credits, material and supply fees may not be the same amount for all courses, and you may owe money to Student Financial Services. For questions about fees, report to S113 Criser Hall.
- I added a course during the Module 2/4 schedule adjustment period. When must the additional tuition and fees be paid?
- To avoid a late fee, all amounts due must be paid by the "fees due date" listed in in Module Dates. Note that if you get tickets to sporting events, fees due will have to be paid prior to picking up the tickets. For questions about fees, report to S113 Criser Hall.
- May courses other than those listed above count towards the minimum 20 MAcc accounting credit hour requirement?
- No. Preparatory courses (such as TAX 5025, TAX 5027, ACG 5637 or ACG 5647), courses such as ACG 6905 (Independent study), ACG 6940 (Supervised Teaching), graduate accounting service courses (such as ACG 5005, ACG 5065, or ACG 5075), or courses offered by other academic units are not substitutes for the graduate accounting courses listed in MAcc Course Availability.
- May graduate students in other degree programs enroll in graduate accounting modules listed above?
- Graduate students in other programs who meet all admission requirements to the Master of Accounting program and who have completed all required prerequisites or their equivalent may submit a petition to enroll in other graduate accounting courses. Students with approved petitions will be added to the course on a space available basis.
- Will I be able to register for MAcc business core courses during my University assigned registration appointment time?
- Yes. The sections of the MAcc business core courses listed are only open to accounting students. You may register for them at your University assigned registration appointment time.
- Will I be able to register for MAcc approved business electives during my University assigned registration appointment time?
- No. Approved electives are offered by other academic units in the Warrington College of Business. Its registration process begins later in the term and is based upon a priority system. First priority is given to students who must complete the course in order to graduate. Remaining seats are then made available to other graduate students in the College and School who meet all published prerequisites.
- Why do some sections of the same course listed on the approved business elective page have different prerequisites?
- Occasionally, a section of a course will be developed for a particular program. The special section will be designed to accommodate the academic background of students in a specific program. Other sections of the same course will carry different prerequisites. Students seeking access to these sections must meet all listed prerequisites.
- I'm interested in taking a course not listed on the MAcc approved business elective page, is this possible?
- With an approved petition, students may complete courses not listed on the MAcc approved business elective page. Typically, students need to establish a tangible link between the course and their career goals. Often the course fulfills part of a graduate minor the students are pursuing. Other considerations include: the course must be a graduate course, it can not be duplicative of another course the student has, in substance, already completed, and the course may not be an accounting course.