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        Frequently Asked Questions

        • Are the online courses different from the on-campus program?
          Our campus lectures are recorded and streamed so that online students receive the same instruction and academic credit as their campus peers. Online students can expect the same rigor, standards, and student accountability as campus students.
        • Is Auburn University accredited?
          Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Both the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and the School of Accountancy are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
        • How long does it usually take to complete the program?
          Auburn University operates on a semester system. Depending on the course load you take and number of courses you require, the online Master of Accountancy program can be completed in as few as three semesters. If you’re working full time, you are allowed to take a maximum of two courses per semester.
        • What is the average credit load per semester?
          On average, students take three to six credit hours (one to two courses) per semester.
        • Do I have to come to campus?
          Both campus and distance learning students are required to participate in a three-day campus residency during the final spring semester of the program. This residency begins on the last Wednesday of April and concludes on the following Friday evening. During the residency, you will participate in the Auburn MAcc Leadership Summit which is comprised of social events, business seminars, and leadership workshops.
        • What entrance examinations are required?
          The GMAT exam is required.
        • Is it possible to transfer credits?
          Up to six semester hours of graduate credit taken in residence at another accredited graduate school may transfer to Auburn University. The credit must be acceptable to the Admissions Committee and your advisor and be pertinent to your plan of study. Transfer credit will be approved only with an official transcript. Courses with a grade lower than B will not be transferred.
        • Can I audit a class?
          Auditing of online courses is not available at this time.
        • Will I have an academic advisor?
          Andee Hodo, Director of Graduate & Online Programs, serves as the academic advisor for all graduate online accounting students. She will work with you on your plan of study, course registration and educational goals.
        • Can I withdraw or drop a course?
          Should circumstances in your life change and you need to withdraw from a course, simply contact Andee Hodo at  (334) 844-6207 or Notifying the instructor or ceasing to accept class materials does not constitute official withdrawal. The Auburn University Academic Calendar contains important drop deadlines that must be carefully followed.
        • How do I take tests?

          Exams are taking online using a virtual proctoring service. Students can take the exam within the window provided by the faculty member. Students pay all proctoring fees directly to the proctoring service.

        • How do I contact my advisor, professor or peers?
          You’ll have immediate access to professors and classmates via email once you are registered.
        • How do I get my books?
          Textbooks required for your course(s) may be ordered each semester by visiting
        • Will I have access to university resources?
          Access to all on-campus activities, libraries, etc., is available to you as an off-campus student upon verification of your student ID. As an Auburn student, you are also eligible for athletic tickets (football, basketball, baseball, swimming, etc.) at student prices. Information is available through AU Access.
        • What are the technical requirements?
          Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is required. Canvas, our online student learning platform, runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android or any other device with a modern web browser. We recommend that you use the newest version of your browser and the most up-to-date Flash plug-in.

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        Andee Hodo

        Andee Hodo

        Director, Graduate and Online Programs

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