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 include an overview of the UH Undergraduate Catalog Policies and is not an all-inclusive list.

Catalog Policies

  • 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 cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher throughout their academic career.
  • An undergraduate student with a GPA of 2.00 or above is considered to be in good academic standing with the university.
  • Students on academic probation whose term GPA is below 2.00 are placed on academic suspension.
  • Students on academic probation will be removed from that status when their semester GPA is 2.00 or higher and their cumulative GPA is at or above 2.00.
  • Students on academic probation with a term GPA below 2.00 are placed on academic suspension, with the first suspension lasting at least one long term (fall or spring).
  • All students returning from academic suspension, regardless of the amount of time since their last UH enrollment, must apply for readmission.
  • A second suspension lasts for a minimum of 12 months, and after a third suspension, re-enrollment is not possible.

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 find 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.