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Accountancy Qualifying Exam (AQE)

The Accountancy Qualifying Exam (AQE) is a comprehensive, multiple-choice test of information covered in most introductory financial and managerial accounting textbooks. The 30 financial and 30 managerial questions are divided between computation and theory questions. Learn more >

If you do not have a B or higher in ACCY 206 and ACCY 207 and/or do not meet the department’s cumulative GPA requirement, you must pass the AQE to be retained as an accountancy major at NIU.

AQE Eligibility

To be eligible to take the AQE, you must have completed the requirements to enroll in UBUS 310, or you must currently have any uncompleted requirements in progress.

  • If you are an incoming freshman student, you should not take the AQE.
  • If you are an incoming transfer student, you should meet with an accountancy advisor before registering for the AQE to verify your eligibility to take the exam.

AQE Registration

To register for the AQE, see Services, click “Test Registration” under “Related Links”, and follow the prompts to register for the AQE. Contact Testing Services at 815-753-1203 for assistance.

Free Review Materials

The Department of Accountancy provides free review materials covering introductory financial and managerial accounting topics. We strongly recommend that you use these materials to supplement your studying.