Accounting Scholars Program

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

Composite ACT score of at least 30 or a combined SAT score of at least 1330 (math and critical reading) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.6, (weighted or unweighted), as reported on the student’s high school transcript at the end of junior year.



OVERVIEW:

Students interested in accounting have two main programs of study from which to choose: a 120 credit hour, four-year bachelor’s degree or a five-year, 150 credit hour master of accounting degree. The latter, which includes one year of graduate-level coursework, fulfills the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) exam in most states.

To assist students in completing the 150 credit hour master of accounting degree, Saint Louis University offers an “integrated” accounting program that bridges the undergraduate and graduate levels of study for qualified students. Students in this integrated accounting program are permitted to take graduate-level coursework during their senior year and earn their bachelor’s and master-level degrees concurrently at the program’s completion.

In addition to providing a seamless course of study, this integration also permits students to maximize financial aid opportunities and apply available scholarships to advanced coursework.



APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM:

Qualifying students indicating accounting as their program of study on the application for freshman admission will receive an invitation and additional information about the Accounting Scholars Program in the spring.



REMAINING IN THE PROGRAM:

At the end of each year, Accounting Scholars must present a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 and complete select coursework and other activities as determined by the Accounting Department.

Accounting Scholars will be notified of their acceptance to Saint Louis University’s Integrated Accounting Program upon completion of the program requirements during the spring semester of junior year. Accounting Scholars will not be required to take the GMAT exam, but must formally submit application materials to the Integrated Accounting Program to complete their admission.



ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT WEB SITE: slu.edu/x14328.xml

ACCOUNTING SCHOLARS E-MAIL:  keithley@slu.edu

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