Extra credits for NY CPA License

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    Hi guys!

    I just have a few questions about earning extra credits in the US via CLEP exam… I have gotten some basic idea from this Forum but honestly, I am still quite confused. I was hoping that I could get some clarification from you lot. BTW I am trying to apply to NY CPA

    Here is my brief background:
    1. I passed the exams in September 2017
    2. Started working at BIG 4 in Korea since November 2017
    3. Graduated from an undergrad university in Boston with 147.5 credits
    4. I am short 2.5 credits to New York CPA license requirements
    5. I have fulfilled all business/accounting credit requirements at my undergrad – i will be taking psychology CLEP exam

    As far as I know, in order to apply for CPA License in the State of New York, I have to earn extra 2.5 credits (under the US Education system) from a regionally accredited university. From my research, I have figured out that taking CLEP exam and transferring those credits to Excelsior College, which is a reasonably priced accredited college located in NY, is the most recommended way to earn a few credits.

    Surely, in order to transfer credits from CLEP exam, I would have to be enrolled at Excelsior College. Would I have to enroll for a Bachelor course at this college, or do they have like a specific course where I can just pay a one-time fee and have them transfer my credits?

    Please helppppppppp, I have been stuck with this problem for quite awhile now 🙁

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    Your best bet is to contact the college directly. Sorry I don't have the answers for you.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)


    I don't know everything about your personal circumstances or anything about CLEP, but I can tell you what I did. I was 3 accounting credits short of New York's required number, so I took an online accounting course through a SUNY school to meet the requirement. No application or enrollment necessary. I just registered for the class and paid the tuition for the 3-credit course. Once I finished the class, I sent the transcript to the CPA Examination Services (this was before I sat for the exam, so you may have to send yours somewhere else). This process was pretty straight-forward and I would recommend it if you're able to do it this way. You might want to talk to the NY State Board about the specifics. Hope this helped!


    Thank you so much for your help guys! really appreciate it


    Hi Meh, I would definitely recommend calling your state board about this, because you may not have to go through all of that effort. I have quite a few CLEP tests, which were recognized on an educational transcript I had in the Marine Corps. My board accepted that no problem. You may just be able to submit evidence of the credit.

    AUD - 87
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 78
    REG - 87



    Hi Calek21, which SUNY school did you use? I also short on accounting credits by 3 , and I passed all 4 parts , so wants to finish up with this. Thanks!!!

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 75
    FAR - 82
    REG - 81
    Don't be upset with the results you didn't get from the work you didn't do.


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