Writing Skills Assessment

All students must pass a writing assessment for admission to the undergraduate accounting major.

The next writing assessment will be administered on January 11 at 5:00 p.m. in room C107 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB) on the University of Iowa campus. Each student who plans to start the accounting major in the spring 2016 semester should plan to take the assessment on this date. If you have previously passed the Department of Accounting writing assessment, then you do not need to take it again. Students do not need to sign up in advanced for the assessment. Contact Kevin Den Adel (, 319-335-1412) if you have questions about the assessment.

For more information about the assessment, please refer to the General Instruction Sheet.


You must have completed ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting (or course equivalent) by the end of the fall 2015 semester to be eligible for this assessment. If you failed the October 2015 assessment, then you must wait until the assessment is offered in the spring 2016 semester.