Department of Accountancy & Taxation


The Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) is governed by the University of Houston (UH) Undergraduate Catalog Policies, C. T. Bauer College of Business policies, department policies and program specific policies.

The following policies includes an overview of the UH Undergraduate Catalog Policies and is not an all-inclusive list. The complete list can be located here:

  • Admission Policies

    Catalog Policies
    • CAP applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree (or the foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution.
    • Students who wish to join CAP should submit an application for undergraduate transfer admission if they attended another university or have taken non-undergraduate courses at UH Central Campus.
    • Students who previously completed undergraduate coursework at UH Central Campus may apply via General Petition if they have not had an interruption of four consecutive semesters or 13 consecutive months between their last completed coursework at UH and the application semester.
      • Former UH undergraduate students who wish to enter CAP but have not completed a course at UH within that same time period must use the online application.
      • Former students who left UH while on Academic Suspension must use the online application.
    • An official transcript from each college or university attended must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students with degrees from the University of Houston need not submit official UH transcripts.
    • Applicants who have completed any education outside the U.S. must submit evidence of satisfactory English proficiency before admission will be granted. Please visit the General Admission Requirements for additional information.
    • All required documents, fees and test scores (if applicable) must be received by the deadline to be considered complete and eligible for consideration.
    Program Policy
    • New CAP students are required to meet with their advisor for initial advising and attend orientation prior to the start of their first term.
  • Academic Policies

    Catalog Policies

    Below follows an overview of some UH Undergraduate Catalog Policies. This list does not cover all policies and the complete list can be located here.

    • Passing grades for which semester hours of credit are awarded are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, and S.
    • Post-baccalaureate students are expected to maintain a 2.00 or higher GPA throughout their academic career.
    • An undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above is considered to be in good academic standing with the university.
    • Students on academic probation whose term grade point average is below 2.00 are placed on academic suspension.
    • A post baccalaureate student who is on Academic Probation or Academic Warning shall enroll in no more than 13 hours in a fall or spring term.
    • A post baccalaureate student who is on Academic Probation or Academic Warning shall enroll in no more than 5 hours in Summer Session 2 or Summer Session 4, or 10 hours in Summer Session 1 or Summer Session 3.
    • Students on academic probation will be removed from that status when their semester grade point average is 2.00 or higher and their cumulative grade point average is at or above 2.00.
    College Policies
    • Current Bauer College guidelines do not permit students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree to pursue a second undergraduate degree in the Bauer College of Business.
    • To take post baccalaureate level courses (5000 level) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business, students must have completed a bachelor degree and meet the specific course prerequisites.
    • A course prerequisite must be completed prior to the start of the course for which it is a prerequisite.
    • Undergraduate students are not allowed to take any post baccalaureate level courses unless they are classified as a summer visiting student.
    • New classes use a generic course number (5397) until a unique course number is assigned. It is possible to have a course with a generic number one semester and a unique number in the next semester. If the course number changes a student cannot obtain credit for taking the same course twice.
    Department Policies
    • Students with a CAP GPA below 3.0 are required to meet with their advisor before enrolling in the next term. The goal of this advising session is to set students on a path to academic success and explore ways for the student to make the best possible use of college and university resources. The CAP GPA is based solely on grades received in CAP coursework (5000 level ACCT and GENB coursework).
    • Undergraduate summer visiting students wishing to take accounting courses must take them at the 5000 level through CAP.
    • The Oil & Gas and Internal Audit courses are not approved to fulfill the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy's (TSBPA) educational requirement of 30 hours of advanced accounting. However, these courses are approved to fulfill the 150 hours of college credit.