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Accounting Gateway Exam


Students may take the Accounting Gateway exam three times per testing window. Two free exam dates will be designated each semester. A student may also take the exam during regular business hours for a $10 fee payable by credit card, check or bursar charge.

Students may choose between the following exams:

  • Financial and managerial
  • Financial only


The Gateway exam is offered during regular Testing Center hours. Walk-ins are welcome, but a space cannot be guaranteed without an appointment. Allow two hours to complete the exam.

To register for access to both the exam and materials online, download and view the self-registration instructions (PDF). Students must then contact the OSU-Tulsa Testing Center to schedule the exam.

Required Identification

Students must present two forms of identification before they will be permitted to take the exam. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, current passport, health department ID, state-issued identification card or military identification. A school ID can be used as a secondary form of identification but not the primary form. Students also need to know their O-KEY username and password.

What to Bring

Students may use a simple calculator. No financial or graphing calculators are allowed.


The Accounting Gateway exam is a two-hour exam that covers topics from the first two Principles of Accounting classes at OSU (ACCT 2103-Financial and 2203-Managerial). The Gateway exam will help determine a student's understanding of accounting principles needed to succeed in upper-division accounting classes. Passing the Accounting Gateway Exam is required prior to enrolling in upper-division courses in accounting at Oklahoma State University.

Scoring Information

You may view your score immediately upon completion of the exam on D2L under "grades."

Retest Policy

Students who do not pass the Gateway exam on the first attempt may take the exam two additional times per testing window.

Study Guides

Students registered for the Accounting Gateway exam will be provided access to review materials and practice exams. Students who call to register for the exam at OSU-Tulsa must also register online to access the review materials. Self-registration instructions (PDF) are available online. Log in to the OSU Online Classroom website and then the Accounting Gateway exam online community. Review materials are available under the "Content" tab and practice exams are available under the "Quizzes" tab. Results of the practice exams will be listed under the "Grades" tab.

Visit the Accounting Gateway exam information on the Spears School of Business website for more information.

Accounting Gateway Workshop

This preparation workshop is designed to help students review for the Accounting Gateway exam. The week-long workshop takes place prior to the Spring and Fall semesters. Students who wish to attend the workshop must register with the OSU-Tulsa Testing Center and pay a $25 registration fee, payable by check, credit card or bursar charge. Students should contact the Testing Center or their advisor for workshop dates.

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