Accounting Honors Program
Application Process

There are two important steps in the application process for the Accounting Honors program:

Step One: Obtain Permission to take ACCTMIS 2200H
Early spring of Freshman year, students in Fisher College or Exploration students with at least a 3.5 GPA are sent an e-mail from the director indicating that they are invited to the Annual Accounting Honors Reception and Information Session to secure permission to enter ACCTMIS 2200H for fall. They are asked to respond with whether they plan to attend, or cannot attend but are still interested in the program. If you did not receive this invitation but believe you meet the qualifications for the program, send an e-mail to the director.

Subsequent to the reception, the Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems will e-mail all those who received the original invitation to confirm they wish to gain permission to take ACCTMIS 2200H.

After students have responded to the program assistant with their maintained interest in the program, they will receive an e-mail from the director notifying them as to whether they will be granted permission to take ACCTMIS 2200H and how to register for the course.

Step Two: Obtain admittance to the Accounting Honors program
Spring of Sophomore year, during ACCTMIS 2300H, students submit an online application to the Accounting Honors program. Be sure to indicate that your first choice is Accounting Honors, if that is your intent. You must accept your first choice, if the Director of that program admits you.


  1. The normal entry point to the Accounting Honors courses is ACCTMIS 2200H, but in special circumstances students may begin with ACCTMIS 2300H.
  2. Students who are unsure about their business major are welcome to take ACCTMIS 2200H. ACCTMIS 2200 or ACCTMIS 2200H is required of all business majors. Many Accounting Honors students double major in Finance or Economics, double major or minor in a Foreign Language, or minor in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or other fields in Arts and Sciences.
  3. Permission to take ACCTMIS 2200H is based primarily on the rigor of the student’s coursework, more than their overall GPA. Suggested courses include Math 1151-1152 or 1161.01 and Econ 2001.03H-2002.03H (4001.03H and 4050 also highly recommended). Students are also encouraged to take linear algebra in the Math department.
  4. The main criterion for admission to the Accounting Honors Program is performance in 2200H and 2300H, as well as a solid work ethic.
Accounting Honors Program Director

Professor Rick Young
410 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210