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Department of
Accountancy & Taxation

Academic Policies

The Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) is governed by the University of Houston (UH) Undergraduate Catalog Policies, C. T. Bauer College of Business policies, department policies and program specific policies.

The following policies includes an overview of the UH Undergraduate Catalog Policies and is not an all-inclusive list. The complete list can be located here:


Catalog Policies

Below follows an overview of some UH Undergraduate Catalog Policies. This list does not cover all policies and the complete list can be located here.

  • Passing grades for which semester hours of credit are awarded are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, and S.
  • Post-baccalaureate students are expected to maintain a 2.00 or higher GPA throughout their academic career.
  • An undergraduate student with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or above is considered to be in good academic standing with the university.
  • Students on academic probation whose term grade point average is below 2.00 are placed on academic suspension.
  • Students on academic probation will be removed from that status when their semester grade point average is 2.00 or higher and their cumulative grade point average is at or above 2.00.


College Policies

  • Current Bauer College guidelines do not permit students who have already completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) to pursue a second undergraduate degree in the Bauer College of Business.
  • To take post baccalaureate level courses (5000 level) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business, students must have completed a bachelor degree and meet the specific course prerequisites.
  • A course prerequisite must be completed prior to the start of the course for which it is a prerequisite.
  • Undergraduate students are not allowed to take any post baccalaureate level courses unless they are classified as a summer visiting student.
  • New classes use a generic course number (5397) until a unique course number is assigned. It is possible to have a course with a generic number one semester and a unique number in the next semester. If the course number changes a student cannot obtain credit for taking the same course twice.


Department Policies

  • Students with a CAP GPA below 3.0 are required to meet with their advisor before enrolling in the next term. The goal of this advising session is to set students on a path to academic success and explore ways for the student to make the best possible use of college and university resources. The CAP GPA is based solely on grades received in CAP coursework (5000 level ACCT and GENB coursework).
  • Undergraduate summer visiting students wishing to take accounting courses must take them at the 5000 level through CAP.