Accounting resources for transfer students

The School of Accountancy within the W. P. Carey School of Business strives to create a welcoming environment. Especially for transfer students, this page includes resources created to support your success at ASU and beyond.

Advising for transfer students

Future transfer students are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our undergraduate admission representatives — we can help with everything from understanding the campus culture to picking a suitable degree program and more. Click a name to schedule an appointment:

Current transfer student have access to dedicated academic advising from the W. P. Carey School of Business. These services are free, and can be accessed throughout your time at ASU.

Bridge Course

The School of Accountancy offers a Bridge Course to help students transition from the 200-level introduction to financial accounting (e.g., ACC 231, ACC 232, ACC 261) into our intermediate accounting courses (ACC 310 and ACC 340). Although the bridge course is not required, it aims to help you succeed in ACC 310 and ACC 340.

Important information about the Bridge Course:

  • The course is 100% free to all students.
  • The course is completely voluntary (although highly recommended) and not for academic credit.
  • The course is available online, which means you can start at any time and progress at your own pace.
  • The course is designed to help you recall key information from your introductory financial accounting course, setting you up for success in ACC 310 and ACC 340.
  • The course is “reverse-engineered,” meaning it was designed with ACC 310 and ACC 340 in mind, providing helpful context and understanding that will help get you ready to tackle the most challenging material you will see in these courses.
  • The course includes discussion threads and advice from former students.
  • The course will give you access to accounting faculty who will answer your questions and help you progress.
  • Student involvement with the Bridge Course varies based on prior knowledge of introductory financial accounting, but most students invest about two days (or approximately 16 hours) to complete the course.

Please don't hesitate to contact Professor Norm Colter at or the School of Accountancy at with any inquiries.

Funds to develop and support this Bridge Course, and to make it freely available to students, have been generously provided by RSM and Wiley Publishing Company.

Scholarship opportunities

The School of Accountancy aims to ease the financial burden on students who transfer into our undergraduate program in accounting, and the School of Accountancy offers several scholarships specifically for students transferring from a community college, including:

  • Deloitte Foundation Undergraduate Accounting Scholars
  • EY Community College Transfer Scholarships
  • KPMG Community College Transfer Scholarships
  • SOA Faculty Community College Transfer Scholarships

To apply for the above scholarships, please submit the scholarship application. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Parkinson (