CPA Planning Tool


Students may satisfy CPA licensure educational requirements by accumulating units and/or completing the MS Taxation/MS Accounting programs.

Cal Poly MS Accounting Program Cal Poly MS Taxation Program


1. Select all Business-Related Subject classes that you have completed.

Note:  Classes that exceed the required 36 quarter units can be selected below in section 5.

                 

Business-Related Subject Units Remaining:

 

2. Select all Accounting Subject classes that you have completed.
Note:  Classes that exceed the required 36 quarter units can be selected below in section 4.

                  

Accounting Subject Units Remaining:


Note: To sit for the exam you need to graduate with 180 quarter units and have sections 1 and 2 completed. The following sections are required for CPA licensure.


3. Select all Ethics Study classes that you have completed.

Note: Minimum 4 quarter units in accounting ethics or accountants’ professional responsibilities. (The course must be completed at an upper division level or higher, unless it was completed at a community college.)

                  

Ethics Study Units Remaining:


4. Select all Accounting Study ACT units that you have completed.

Note: Classes that were not selected in section 2 can be selected here

                  

Accounting Study ACT units Remaining:

*There are 9 required additional Accounting Study ACT units outside of the Cal Poly Accounting Concentration to receive CPA license.


5. Select all Accounting Study Business-Related Subject classes that you have completed.

Note: Classes that were not selected in section 1 can be selected here. 

                  

Accounting Study Business-Related Subject units Remaining:


6. Enter your total number of Higher Education units:

Total higher education units can be found on the Cal Poly portal under PolyProfile.  Your total units as of the current date are the Higher Ed Cumulative units earned.

Total Higher Education units:

Calculate

Summary

Total Higher Education units remaining:


Business-Related Subject units remaining:


Accounting Subject units remaining:


Ethics Study units remaining:


Accounting Study ACT units remaining:


Accounting Study Business-Related Subject units remaining:

 

Completion of the MS Accounting/MS Taxation program is equivalent to 30 quarter units of accounting study and 45 quarter higher education units. The MS programs do not satisfy ethics requirements.

Cal Poly MS Accounting Program Cal Poly MS Taxation Program

 

*Note: This tool is for informational purposes only. It is not a comprehensive check of all ways to satisfy CPA licensure requirements, nor should it be the only tool used to verify CPA eligibility. For further questions, schedule a meeting with the CPA advisor and view the Accounting Packet.