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Department of
Accountancy & Taxation

Admission Standards

  1. Declaration of Major:
    1. Has met the college requirements to declare accounting as a major by the start of the first semester in PPA.
  2. Grades in Accounting Courses by the Start of the First Semester in PPA:
    1. ACCT 2331/2301 and ACCT 2332/2302 completed at UH with a grade of B or higher in each course. If at least 3 hours of accounting coursework at the 3000 or 4000 level are completed, the requirement of attaining a B in the introductory accounting courses is no longer applicable. Rather, the accounting GPA is considered for admission and must be a 3.0 or higher.
    2. If both ACCT 2331/2301 and ACCT 2332/2302 were completed at another institution, then a minimum of 3 hours of accounting coursework in the 3000 or 4000 level must be completed at UH with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Hours Remaining and UH Cumulative GPA by the Start of the First Semester in PPA:
    1. Must have a certain minimum number of hours remaining to complete the accounting major (and any minor, if applicable) to be eligible to enter PPA. Secondary major hours are not calculated as part of the hours remaining.
      1. 45 hours remaining with a UH cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
      2. 30 hours remaining with a UH cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  4. Application:
    1. Submit the Online Application by the published deadline

Students admitted to PPA are required to attend the Language of Business Orientation. Event details are emailed to PPA applicants.

Students interested in PPA who have less than 30 hours remaining by the start of the term for which they are interested in applying should contact the PPA advisor at ppa@uh.edu. Additionally, applicants who fail to meet the above requirements may request a review of their admission application.

Although scores on the Bauer Writing Evaluation (BWE) are not considered for PPA admission, admitted students who scored below a 3 on the BWE will be referred to the Director of Accounting Programs and the UH Writing Center to enhance their writing skills.

 

Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall Session July 15th Extended to August 18th
Spring Session December 16th
Summer Session No Admission