The University’s commitment to the Distance Education Accrediting Commission precludes any student graduating from a University degree program in less than one year. Students may take as long as five years to complete the Program. Experience has shown the typical student will complete the Program in two to three years.
Yes. MBA students may apply to transfer up to a total of 18 Semester units of transfer credit (or a combination of transfer credit and experiential or equivalent credit). A maximum of 9 units may be awarded for adequately documented and validated experiential or equivalent credit. MST students may apply to transfer up to a total of 15 Semester units of transfer credit from an appropriately accredited institution. Credit transfer will not be denied solely on the source of accreditation of the sending institution.
For certified public accountants, the AICPA and most Boards of Accountancy grant 15 hours of credit for each Semester unit earned. CPE credit is earned at the time an individual course in the Program is completed.
No. Students are enrolled in a Semester consisting of a number of courses. However, a student who elects not to complete the Program or enroll in additional Semesters has no financial obligation to the University beyond the current Semester.
Many students are eligible for financial aid through employer tuition reimbursement programs and/or the University’s Partners in Professional Education (PIPE) Program. In addition, the University offers a no-interest financing alternative which permits students to pay approximately 30% of tuition at the time of enrollment and the balance over a 5 month period.
No. Each Semester must generally be completed in not less than 16 weeks nor more than 24 weeks. However, completion of assignments within this time period is at the discretion of the student. There are no assignments that must be submitted on a weekly or monthly schedule and students may take time off between Semesters. However, except in special circumstances, the degree Program must be completed within five years from the date of matriculation.
The University maintains open enrollment throughout the year. Applications are reviewed weekly and most students commence study within one month from the date of application. Semesters start on the 15th of each month.
A student is expected to possess a basic understanding of the federal tax system prior to admission. (The Program does not devote any time to the mechanical preparation of tax returns.) In addition, the University believes practical experience is an important element in the development of a tax professional.