Upcoming Skills Assessments
*All Skills Assessment tests are cancelled for the 2021-2022 academic year.*
Notes on the Exam
You do not have to register ahead of time for the exam just show up on the day of the exam at least 15 minutes early in the room indicated above.
Bring your NAU student ID. If you have not received your NAU ID yet, you can bring a government Identification card and your NAU ID number.
Pencils and calculators will be provide to use for the exam
Review a practice exam and key.
Professional Program in Accountancy
As an Accounting student in The W. A. Franke College of Business, you have several options:
- The 4-year Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
- Continuation in to the MBA-Accounting program*
- Continuation as a post-baccalaureate student to earn the 150 hours required for the CPA exam.
*The MBA-Accounting is a competitive program. Not all students are guaranteed a place in the class.
Progressing through the Accounting Program: Benchmarks for your success Accordion Closed
There are several benchmarks built in to the Accounting program to ensure that you have the skills needed for success.
- All Accounting students are required to pass a skills assessment before progressing beyond ACC 255 and ACC 256 to ACC 300 and ACC 355. Dates for the skills assessment are listed in the sidebar. Be sure to take the practice exam. This will help you determine your preparedness for the skills assessment. Students must pass the assessment within three attempts or they will not be allowed to progress in the Accounting curriculum.
- Students must achieve a C or better in ACC 300 and ACC 355 within 3 attempts (including W’s) to progress to upper division.
- Students cannot receive their BS in Accountancy unless they have completed all of their Accounting courses successfully within 3 attempts (including W’s) so be careful about withdrawing from courses.
Preparing for the Accounting Skills Assessment Accordion Closed
If you need to brush up on your Principles of Accounting Skills, the following are suggestions to help you achieve the background needed to pass the skills assessment exam:
- Review your ACC 255 (or equivalent) course materials, including our current text’s PowerPoints. Sample ACC 255 exams are also available.
- If you need additional help, consider searching the Internet for financial accounting tutorials. For example, several textbooks have complimentary online student learning websites, such as Cengage Learning’s website for Financial Accounting (Needles & Powers) and McGraw-Hill’s Financial and Managerial Accounting (Williams, et al.). Another website that offer free financial accounting tutorials is Accounting Coach.
- If you still need additional help, or if it has been several semesters since you took ACC 255 (or equivalent course), consider repeating the course.