Open Enrollment FAQ
We are continually striving to provide increased learner flexibility within the CPA preparatory courses. Piloting open enrollment in the next academic year will allow us to gather valuable feedback and determine if this format will meet unique learner needs.
Two core courses will be offered via open enrollment, Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 (IF1) and Taxation (TAX). All other core courses will continue to be offered in the semester format.
Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 and Taxation will only be available through open enrollment. The courses will be self-paced, so if you want to stay on the semester format timeline you can still complete the course materials in six weeks.
The pilot will tentatively be offered throughout the 2023/2024 academic year (April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024). However, we will closely monitor student performance and feedback and reserve the right to switch the two courses back to the semester format based on these factors. All students enrolled under the open enrollment pilot can finish the course under the format they enrolled in.
We will closely monitor student performance and feedback throughout the 2023/2024 academic year to determine if IF1 and TAX will continue to be offered via open enrollment and if other courses will be added in the future. Currently, we will only be piloting the open enrollment with IF1 and TAX.
The last opportunity to complete IF1 or TAX under the semester format will be in 2023 Semester 2. If you are enrolled in the 2023 Semester 2 offering IF1 or TAX and decide that you would prefer to enroll in the open enrollment format beginning April 1, you will have until February 17, 2023, to withdraw from the course and re-enroll in the open enrollment format, the standard withdrawal penalty will apply.
If you miss the withdrawal deadline to switch to the open enrollment format, you must continue the course in the semester format.
The only difference between semester courses and open enrollment courses is the time available to complete the course.
- Semester courses require you to achieve a minimum overall grade of 75 percent on your course activities by the end of your six-week course, you then have one year from your course start date to write the final exam.
- Open enrollment courses require you to achieve a minimum overall grade of 75 percent on your course activities at least two weeks before your final exam date. You have one year from your initial course registration date to write the final exam.
The student guide outlines all policies and is the same for both semester courses and open enrollment courses.
You have one year from your initial course registration date to write your final exam and you must achieve a minimum overall grade of 75 percent on your course activities at least two weeks before your registered final exam date.
If you exceed the one-year time limit without completing the final examination, you will fail the course and be charged an attempt.
You do not need to complete the course activities before you register for your final exam, you can register for your final exam at any time before the exam registration deadline. However, you must complete all course activities with a minimum overall grade of 75% at least two weeks before your registered final exam date.
To qualify for the upcoming exam, course requirements must be completed at least two weeks before the exam date. Below are two options:
- If you still have time remaining within your one-year course completion deadline, you can reschedule to write the exam at a later semester and pay the exam withdrawal fee.
- If you do not complete the course requirements and withdraw yourself from the exam, you will fail the course and be charged a failed course attempt.
If you do not achieve a minimum grade of 75% on course learning activities at least two weeks before your final available exam attempt, you will automatically fail the course and be charged a failed course attempt. You will be required to register for the course and pay the applicable fees again.
Students will receive access to course materials within five business days of registering for the course. The flexible learning pilot begins April 1, 2023, so students who register between January 31, 2023, and March 31, 2023, will receive access to course materials on April 1, 2023. These students will have their registration date adjusted to April 1, 2023. However, students can register after April 1 and receive access to their materials within five business days.
Yes, you will have access to the D2L course throughout the year with access to materials, an instructor, and the discussion board. As new students enroll, they will be added to the same course/cohort.
Once you register for a course, you will have one year to complete it from your initial registration date, and you will receive access to course materials within five business days. Therefore, you should not register for IF1 or TAX until you have successfully completed your prerequisite courses.