Accounting Courses as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student
In general, the Fisher School of Accounting does not permit students to take accounting courses unless they are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UF. Exceptions to this rule are below, and the following conditions apply:
- UF policy indicates that non-degree students enrolling in the Fall or Spring semesters may only take online courses.
- The exceptions below do NOT apply to accounting course sections that are offered for UF Online. Only degree-seeking students in UF Online may enroll in UF Online sections of accounting courses.
- The exceptions below do not apply to graduate courses taught as part of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program. With very few exceptions, only currently-enrolled MAcc students may take MAcc courses, and in no circumstance may a non-degree seeking student take a MAcc class.
- All individuals interested in UF accounting courses are cautioned that the accounting program at UF is a rigorous one, and many students find even our introductory courses very challenging. If you meet the criteria for an exception as outlined below, before moving forward with an application, we recommend you consider the effort you are willing to put in to succeeding in a challenging accounting course.
For more information, including UF policies and procedures, visit the university’s Non-Degree registration page.
Students attending a Florida public university, community college, or state college
Students at these institutions who wish to take courses at UF must apply via the FloridaShines website (see below). If approved by their home institution and the University of Florida Office of the University Registrar to take an accounting course, and they meet all course prerequisites, they will be permitted to register on a space-available basis. The Fisher School of Accounting may ask the student to submit transcripts, and possibly syllabi, to determine whether the student meets course prerequisites.
For more information, including application policies and procedures, visit the university’s FloridaShines page.
Students attending a private Florida school or out-of-state institution
Students at these institutions must submit a Non-Degree Application to UF (see below). After an application is referred by the Office of the University Registrar to the Fisher School of Accounting, the student will be asked to submit a letter from the student’s academic advisor at their home institution confirming that the student has permission to take the course and that the course will transfer back to the home institution to meet degree requirements. The student will also be asked to submit transcripts, and possibly syllabi, to determine whether the student meets course prerequisites. If approved, the student will be permitted to register on a space-available basis.
For more information, and to apply, visit the university’s Non-degree registration page.
UF or Florida State Employees
Non-degree seeking employees using the UF Employee Education Program (EEP) or State Agency Employee Tuition Fee Waiver may be eligible to enroll in accounting courses as a non-degree seeking student. Application instructions and policies can be found on the university’s Employee Education page. The applicant may be asked to submit transcripts, and possibly syllabi, to determine whether the student meets course prerequisites. If approved, the student will be permitted to register on a space-available basis.
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