Get College Credits While Studying for the CPA Exam

Get College Credits While Studying for the CPA Exam

UPDATE: As of October 12th, 2016 Wiley CPAexcel no longer offers their online course for college credit.

The typical bachelor’s degree requires 120 credit hours, but most State Board’s now require you to have 150 credit hours to qualify for the CPA exam. For most people, this means going back to school for another year to gain these additional 30 credit hours.

CPA candidates have been stuck attending school for an additional year just so they could spend the next year studying for the CPA exam. What if you could kill these two birds with one stone?

Wiley CPAexcel has partnered with UNA to create a program which allows you to accomplish both these tasks at the same time. The best part of all is that this university offers these CPA courses online so you can take them regardless of which state you live in.

Wiley CPAexcel and UNA

The University of North Alabama has partnered with Wiley CPAexcel to create the UNA Professional Accounting Prep Program.

This course allows you to take up to eight 3-credit hour courses in accounting and business law classes. These are courses that are often required by states to sit for the CPA exam.

The courses in this program are offered online which make it a perfect fit for anyone who has a busy schedule or works a full-time job.

All of the courses in this program are taught by UNA faculty using instructional processes designed by CPAexcel. These faculty members are also available throughout the course to answer your questions and offer additional guidance.

Each class has a specific title which allows you to match them to the course requirements you need fulfilled. For example,  AC 361P: Financial Reporting I.

As far as pricing goes, each 3 credit hour course cost $475 USD. This price includes all necessary study material and textbooks.

This course covers both the education requirement needed to sit for the CPA exam along with pre-exam prep.  However, you should know that the material covered on the CPA exam that may not be entirely covered by this course. Long story short, you must study additional material outside this course to ensure you pass the exam and become licensed.

Whether or not you’re making a career change or just trying to keep up with the CPA exam requirements, these two courses offer a much appreciated alternative to the traditional options.

 

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18 Comments
  • Grace
    Posted at 27 July, 2016 16:30 PM Reply

    Hi all,I am missing 2 credits on RAA: Research on Accounting & Analysis. Unfortunately, I did not find this course on UNA list. Do you know any other alternative to complete this requirement online?

    • Richard
      Posted at 29 February, 2016 20:55 PM Reply

      Hello all,I have been taking courses through UNA PAPP the last few months (as a NY resident and hopefully NY candidate) and just happened to read this possibly disheartening news on the official NY CPA Licensure site:Accounting Review CoursesAccounting review courses or CPA Exam review courses that are taken for academic credit at a regionally accredited school cannot be accepted toward the 33 semester hour accounting course work requirement. These courses may only be accepted toward the business and/or overall course requirement.Examples of review courses include, but are not limited to, Wiley CPAExcel; Becker’s CPA Exam Review; Bisk Education; and Roger CPA Exam Review. If the textbook for the course is a review course, it cannot be accepted toward the accounting course work requirementI emailed both UNA and NY CPA board, so just waiting to see!

      • BWelk
        Posted at 8 March, 2016 04:58 AM Reply

        That's unfortunate, thanks for letting everyone know Richard!

        • Brittany
          Posted at 23 March, 2016 16:11 PM Reply

          I'm in the same situation... Just took 9 credits with them... there goes my $1,500Oh and the classes I do have to take now are $2,000 per 3 credits. I'm really starting to hate NYSRichard what are your plans?

          • Jason Almanza
            Posted at 10 May, 2016 12:34 PM Reply

            Hello, I was just wondering if they ever got back to you. . I have the required 150 credits, however, I never took an auditing class. I know these credits don't go toward accounting hours, but do you know if they will satisfy the auditing course requirement?Thanks, Jay

          • AV
            Posted at 27 January, 2016 22:54 PM Reply

            Is this still valid ? I'm missing 6 accounting credits to sit for the exam. I was considering taking the classes at UNA, but from what I'm reading in the comments section below, they no longer offer course credit - I the correct?

            • BWelk
              Posted at 3 February, 2016 02:53 AM Reply

              Roger CPA review no longer offers classes for course credit but Wiley does! Click the link above and you'll get all the details about it.Cheers,Bryce

            • John
              Posted at 3 December, 2015 21:56 PM Reply

              Is this program a smart way to go even if I have a bachelor's in accounting? I still need 24 credits and this seems like a great deal but I've already taken a lot of classes similar to these throughout my 4 years of college.

              • ROBIN
                Posted at 7 May, 2015 17:33 PM Reply

                Hi Bryce - Just wanted to let you know that I contacted Roger's and they no longer offer course credit. Do you know of any other programs available currently that offer course credit while concurrently studying for the exam?

                • BWelk
                  Posted at 8 May, 2015 23:56 PM Reply

                  Thanks for letting me know Robin, I have updated the article to show that.The course for credit offered from Wiley CPAexcel above is the only other program I know of. Please let me know if you find out about any others :)

                • Andrew Evans
                  Posted at 17 June, 2014 21:26 PM Reply

                  How many units does Rogers give or satisfy & what areas of education, ex. accounting, ethics, etc... For a month or so I have been trying to get this question of mine answered... "I have a quick question. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with my accounting (bachelor degree) in 2011. Since they change the education requirements for the CPA license, I am now 3 units short of the accounting requirement as well as 4 units short of the Ethics requirement... My question, I am looking for a CPA review course that will satisfy my accounting education requirement at the same time. As for the ethics requirement, I guess I would just need to take this at a community college? Let me know what you think, and I value your time"...If you have any info for me that would be awesome, thanks!

                  • BWelk
                    Posted at 19 June, 2014 08:24 AM Reply

                    Andrew,Have you contacted Roger CPA Review to find out yet? Their customer service people are very helpful and would be able to answer this much better than me.Cheers,Bryce

                  • Andrew Evans
                    Posted at 17 June, 2014 20:58 PM Reply

                    How many units does Rogers give or satisfy & what areas of education, ex. accounting, ethics, etc... For a month or so I have been trying to get this question of mine answered... "I have a quick question. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with my accounting (bachelor degree) in 2011. Since they change the education requirements for the CPA license, I am now 3 units short of the accounting requirement as well as 4 units short of the Ethics requirement... My question, I am looking for a CPA review course that will satisfy my accounting education requirement at the same time. As for the ethics requirement, I guess I would just need to take this at a community college? Let me know what you think, and I value your time"...If you have any info for me that would be awesome, thanks!

                    • Priscilla
                      Posted at 24 April, 2014 14:36 PM Reply

                      Really??? Need to confirm with my state board if credits are indeed eligible. This is great, as I don't need to take the courses, then do another round of review. I hope somebody can say -- yes, it works!

                      • Jacob
                        Posted at 24 February, 2014 21:32 PM Reply

                        Glad I stumbled upon this, I've been trying to figure out where I could take my remaining credits. The price for UNA isn't too bad too plus it incorporate the CPA review... Thanks for the info!

                        • Bryce
                          Posted at 25 February, 2014 22:56 PM Reply

                          Glad you found it useful Jacob!

                        • Tammy
                          Posted at 22 November, 2013 00:25 AM Reply

                          What?!! I wish I would've know about this a few months ago! I had to go back to school to get my remaining credits :/ Thanks for this great info though, I'll pass it along to some of my friends who will definitely be grateful!!xoxoTammy

                          • Bryce
                            Posted at 22 November, 2013 00:26 AM Reply

                            Seriously, I would have been all over this if it was available a few years back! Thanks for spreading the word Tammy :)