IWU accounting graduates repeatedly have the highest pass rate on the CPA exam of any accounting program in the state of Illinois, and in 2007 they recorded the eighth-highest pass rate in the nation.
Unlike most traditional four-year colleges — where students may face as much as an extra year of coursework to meet the 150 hours required to take the CPA exam in most states — at Illinois Wesleyan, through careful planning, accounting students typically meet the requirement within four years with no overloading.
Junior accounting majors at IWU may apply for a full-time 10-week internship during their spring semester. Participating students remain on track to graduate in four years and have often secured a job by the
end of this program.
Prof. Jerry Olson
This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.
Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.