Frequently Asked Questions: Accounting

What will I learn in the Accounting degree program at Berkeley College?

The Accounting degree program  at Berkeley College covers varying levels of accounting theory and practical knowledge, preparing students with the skills and qualifications necessary to enter the professional world.

What are the Admissions requirements for Berkeley College?

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email

What is the application deadline to apply?

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

Can I study Accounting at any campus?

No. The Accounting program is only offered at the campuses in New York City, Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park; and at Berkeley College Online®.

What kind of job can I get with an Accounting degree?

Accounting professionals are critical to the success of virtually every company and organization. The Accounting degree program is designed to prepare students for a range of career opportunities at:

  • Accounting firms
  • Public and private companies, and more

Participation in student chapters of professional associations, student clubs, and alumni interaction can help students make important industry connections.

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