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Emory credits / course and taking the CPA exam

babaganoosh00babaganoosh00 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
edited January 2013 in Emory University
My daughter is a jr at high school and looking to go to emory or another school with a good undergrad business school with an interest in accounting.

I am hearing that Emory is changing / lowering the number of credits each course is worth? So you need to earn less emory credits to graduate, but the work is the same? An accounting class that might be 4 credits in the past will now be worth 3? Same class hours per week, etc. And then when a student graduates, they'd have 100 rather than 120? (just using 100 and 120 as examples - I don't know what the right numbers are).

But to take the CPA exam, you need some number of college credits above what you'd get from emory under the new plan!? So you'd have to go to grad school to get more credits to sit for the CPA, while someone graduates from a basket weaving school and has enought credits to take the CPA?

Am I missing anything?
Post edited by babaganoosh00 on

Replies to: Emory credits / course and taking the CPA exam

  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Registered User Posts: 4,032 Senior Member
    I believe you need 150 hours to sit for the CPA exam. To do that in four years, you'd need to average 18.75 semester hours per semester if you didn't bring in any credit (so don't think people at the University of Nowhere at Middle are doing this easily).

    Emory is reducing the number of credits each course is worth, though it's not uniform (some courses are worth more than others)--and the net effect is more than students will take more classes than it is that students will graduate with fewer hours. Your daughter would need 128 hours to graduate from the business school. Before she's admitted to the b-school (i.e., in her first two years, when she's in the College of Arts and Sciences), she can add an extra course on a Pass/Fail basis to help gain hours.

    Further, Emory is reducing the credit hours to match the ratio in place at other universities (We've been giving more credit hours per contact hour than we're supposed to).
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