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Elizabethtown College's Associate of Science (A.S.) in Accounting offered through the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) uniquely blends solid accounting principles with leadership and strategic skills, fostering analytical and problem-solving expertise. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to prepare students not just for number crunching, but for significant roles in diverse business environments, equipping them with an international perspective essential for today's global economic challenges.

Program Outcomes:

  • Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to accounting records and financial reports.
  • Utilize financial reports to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the financial operations of an organization.
  • Incorporate technology into accounting practices.
  • Demonstrate skills to be a self-directed employee in a team environment focused on achieving organizational goals.
  • Model the need for high ethical standards when conducting business activities.
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Take the Next Step in Your Career in Accounting

The A.S. in Accounting through Etown SGPS prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities in the field of accounting. These include roles such as Payroll Specialist, where they can manage and oversee payroll processes; Bookkeeper, a position focused on recording financial transactions; Accounts Payable Clerk, responsible for handling outgoing payments; Accounts Receivable Specialist, managing incoming payments; and Accounting Assistant, providing support in various accounting tasks. Each of these roles plays a crucial part in the financial operations of a business, offering diverse pathways for a successful career in accounting.

Faculty in the Accounting program were always available. They also worked in profession and brought real life experiences into class to share.

Understand Tuition Costs and Explore Scholarship Opportunities

The A.S. in Accounting is priced at $525 per credit. Scholarships and financial aid are available to make your Etown SGPS education even more affordable. Below are just a few of the scholarships and programs available to students:

  • Alumni Scholarship: 15% tuition discount, available to Elizabethtown College alumni.
  • Affinity Partner Scholarship: 15% discount, offered to employees of organizations partnered with Etown SGPS.
  • Jay Fellowship Referral Program: This is a referral program that benefits both current students/alumni and prospective students. When a student or alum refers a new student, both the referrer and the referred student receive a complimentary credit for their program of interest.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and subject to change annually.

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Associate Accounting Degree Requirements

Accredited by the Middle States Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools, the A.S. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College requires 64 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 15 of the 64 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits taken at Elizabethtown must include at least 9 credits in the major.

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Application Requirements & Process

To enter either an associate or bachelor's program, you will need to:

  • Have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
  • Have writing ability sufficient for success in an accelerated academic program. You will be asked to write an essay that demonstrates your ability.
  • Have the time to devote to your coursework. Course requirements in a five-week accelerated class can be as high as 20 hours per week.
  • Successful completion of some college coursework is strongly suggested prior to entering an accelerated program, but it is not required.

  •  Contact or meet with our admissions staff for guidance and to find out more information.
  •  Complete the undergraduate application via the online portal.
    • Submit official transcripts (college or high school/GED if no college coursework), and a current resume.
    • Submit a double-spaced essay adhering to English usage standards, addressing your understanding of a rigorous accelerated program, your strategy for managing time demands, and your personal and professional goals.
  •  After submitting your application, the SGPS Team will review it and make an admissions decision.
  •  If accepted, you will receive an initial offer letter via the applicant portal, which you must accept to proceed with matriculation.
  •  If there are any questions or concerns, the admissions team will contact you for further discussion.

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