Fisher Current Students
Fisher Current Students is designed to provide currently enrolled FSOA students with policies, procedures, and events unique to the School. It provides basic information needed to develop a plan of study, but is not designed to replace academic advising. Students seeking admission requirements for our degree programs should visit each program section of the website.
Monday, March 30, between 8:00-9:00am: Priority registration for MAcc concentration courses ends.
GMAT: For those of you applying the MAcc Program, you might have noticed that taking the GMAT has been delayed. It’s our understanding that they will be offering the ability to take the exam online by mid-April, although this may not include the writing portion. We assume students will have the ability to take the writing portion later when testing centers open up, but we have no information on this. Since our credentials deadline is not until July (application deadline is June), we have not made any changes to our MAcc admission requirements. If the situation changes, we will let you know.
S/U and Drop Policies
The University has announced plans to adjust policies for S/U grading and dropping for undergraduate courses this semester. More information on the UF policy can be found at COVID-19 and Academic Policies. For information specific to business and accounting majors, visit Warrington and COVID-19 . If you are considering dropping a class or choosing the S/U option, we strongly recommend reading this information thoroughly, and if you still have questions, make an appointment with an academic advisor.
The Warrington College of Business, including the Fisher School, will not be offering the option to convert graduate courses to satisfactory /unsatisfactory grading for the spring 2020 term. The UF Graduate School, in the Graduate Catalog, defines satisfactory scholarship as a B average (3.0) and the Satisfactory grade equivalent is given to students with a performance of C (2.0) or better in the course. This misalignment presents several challenges to graduate students as it relates to GPA, academic progress, pre-requisite qualification, probation, financial aid, graduate assistantships, etc. These challenges are avoided by maintaining the grading scale as defined in course syllabi.
If you are currently experiencing an issue that is hindering your academic performance, please contact your faculty member directly to explain your individual situation and to discuss options available to you to maintain your academic progress. After addressing any issues with your faculty member, if you have additional questions or concerns, you may email the Fisher School of Accounting to schedule an appointment with John Laibson.
Contacting Advisors or Other Staff: We realize with advance registration and all the changes happening recently, all of you are anxious for answers to your questions. Please know that we are working diligently to address all the emails we receive. However, this is a very busy time, and we are still adjusting to having to completely change our way of operating as an office. Please refrain from emailing your questions to multiple people. Having multiple staff attempt to address the same student’s questions slows down the whole process and makes us less effective in helping everyone. We hope to respond to all emails within one business day, but in some cases it may take a little longer.
Use your Gatorlink Email! Please remember that due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss a student’s academic situation via any email account other than the student’s official UF Gatorlink email address. Please be sure to email us only from that address.
At this time, email is the preferred method of contact.
(352) 273-0200 – Note, we will not have a person answering this phone, but will be monitoring voicemails regularly during business hours. If you call, be prepared to leave a succinct message stating what you need, your name and UFID#, and a good phone number to reach you. We will respond as soon as possible.
UF Writing Studio has a full schedule of free online, individual writing tutoring sessions available now! As UF has gone to online classes, UF Writing Studio is providing live, online, individual tutoring for all UF students, working on all writing projects. Please go to Writing Studio Appointments to see our schedule and make an appointment; we are open M-F from 10:00 – 4:00, and M-R evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Martin Simpson.
Clay Ford Scholarship: The Florida Board of Accountancy announces the Clay Ford Scholarship Program for fifth-year minority accounting students throughout Florida. Recipients of the award may receive up to $6,000 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. For more information on the scholarship, including eligibility criteria and the application process, please visit Clay Ford Scholarship. To speak to someone regarding the scholarship, please call 352-333-2505. The application deadline is June 1, 2020.