Important dates

January

1st: Your annual subscription fee is now due.

1st: Your annual return as part of the practical experience requirements is now due.

15th: Requests should be submitted for special circumstances to be taken into consideration for marking scripts from the December exam session.

31st: Applications for exemptions must be received by this date for June exams.

February

Results will normally be sent to you around the third week of the month if you sat the exams in December and can also be viewed at myACCA.

An Examination Entry Form and status report will be sent to you if you are eligible to sit exams in June.

March

Requests for an administrative review should be received within 15 working days from the release of results.

15th: Requests for special exam centres must be received by this date for the June exam session (refer to the 'exams' section to find out about special exam centres).

30th: Requests for special circumstances/assistance during June exams must be received by this date.

April

Appeals against the results of an administrative review should be received by the first week of april.

15th: Your Examination Entry Form for the June exams must be received by ACCA's exams department. Applications to change variant papers must be received by this date or changed on myACCA.

Examination Entry Acknowledgements will start to be posted.

May

Examination Attendance Dockets will start to be posted for the June exams.

June

Exams

July

15th: Requests should be submitted for special circumstances to be taken into consideration for marking scripts from the June exam session.

31st: Applications for exemptions must be received by this date for December exams.

August

15th: If you have resigned or have been removed from the register, your application for re-registration should be submitted by this date if you wish to sit exams in December.

Results will normally be sent to you around the third week of the month if you sat the exams in June and can also be viewed at myACCA.

An Examination Entry Form and status report will be sent to you if you are eligible to sit exams in December.

September

Requests for an administrative review should be received within 15 working days from the release of results.

15th: Requests for special exam centres must be received by this date for the December exam session (refer to the 'exams' section to find out about special exam centres).

30th: Requests for special circumstances/assistance during December exams must be received by this date

October

Appeals against the results of an administrative review should be received by the first week of October.

15th: Your Examination Entry Form for the December exams must be received by ACCA's exams department. Applications to change variant papers must be received by this date or changed on myACCA.

November

Examination Attendance Dockets will start to be posted for the December exams.

Annual subscription invoices posted.

December

Exams will normally be held over an eight-day period in the first and second week.

31st: If you have resigned or have been removed from the register, your application for re-registration should be submitted by this date if you wish to sit exams in June the following year.

CBE closing dates

You must be a registered ACCA student before sitting the following papers by CBE.

  • F 1Accountant in Business
  • F 2Management Accounting
  • F 3Financial Accounting (United Kingdom)
  • F 3Financial Accounting (International)

Exam cycles

ACCA offers two six monthly cycles for taking exams:

June cycle: 1 February to 31 July (including June paper-based exam session)

December cycle: 1 August to 31 January (including December paper-based exam session)

In each of the six-monthly cycle, you will be able to sit a maximum of four exams by paper based or CBE method.

These dual sessions are in line with the exemption closing dates:

Exemption deadlines

31 January: for June exams

31 July: for December exams.

Registration deadlines

You only need to complete the exam entry form if you intend to sit paper-based exams, or paper-based exams and CBEs. If you only wish to sit CBEs you do not need to complete the exam entry form and should contact Customer Services Department for details

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