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Keep on top of exam and subscription fee deadlines with these key dates from the ACCA calendar.

From 2016 we have been running four exam sessions a year at all our exam centres in March, June, September and December. 

This means you have even greater flexibility and choice when planning your studies and our new exam planner tool will help you do just that.

The new exam calendar provides you with more opportunities to:

  • Spread your workload and maximise the chances of success
  • Structure your studies so you can take additional exams over a calendar year and move faster on your journey to membership
  • Take any potential resits sooner and progress through the exams quicker

Our new exam entry system will also allow you to enter for two exam sessions at once, so you can always take advantage of the cheapest exam fees.

Annual subscription

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The annual subscription fee is due by 1st January each year. Payment can be made online via myACCA

Please note that only exams F4-P7 (limited variants) will be available during the March and September exam sessions. All variants will be available for F5-P7 during the June and December exam sessions, with limited F4 variants also available.

All Foundations level (outwith options papers), F1-3 and F4 ENG / GLO exams will be offered by on-demand CBE only after the December 2017 exam session. Certain F4 variants will remain available by paper.  Please visit our CBE pages for more information on how to enter for these exams.

Exam entry

Early exam entry opening date
8 August 2017

Early exam entry deadline date
13 November 2017

Standard exam entry deadline
29 January 2018

Late exam entry deadline
5 February 2018

Exam attendance dockets

Exam attendance dockets will be made available to download from myACCA approximately two weeks after standard entry closes.

This includes a timetable of all the exams that you are entered for, details of the desk that has been assigned to you for each paper, and the address of your exam centre.

Amending an existing exam entry

The deadline to amend an existing exam entry is 29 January 2018

Requests for additional support

Requests for additional support must be received by 29 January 2018

Exams take place

Exams will take place between 5-9 March 2018

Centre complaints closing date

Centre complaints must be received by 16 March 2018

Mitigating circumstances closing date

Notifications of mitigating circumstances must be submitted by 16 March 2018

Exam withdrawals

Withdrawal requests must be received by 23 March 2018

Exam results

Exam results will be released 16 April 2018

Opt in to receive results by text

You need to opt in to receive results by text using myACCA. You must opt into this service at least seven days before results are released. You will only need to opt in once, all future results will then be sent by text.

Administrative review closing date

Administrative review requests must be submitted by 25 April 2018

Administrative review outcome release date

You will receive written confirmation of the outcome of your review via email no later than 10 working days from the receipt of your request

Administrative review appeal closing date

Administrative review appeal requests must be submitted by 16 May 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal closing date

Mitigating circumstances appeals must be received by 16 May 2018

Administrative review appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of administrative review appeals will be released on 22 May 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of mitigating circumstances appeals will be released on 22 May 2018

Exams cycle

The exams cycle for this session runs from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018

Changes to the ACCA Qualification

A brand-new Ethics and Professional Skills module will be introduced from October 2017. Also, in September 2018, a redesigned Professional level will be introduced. Learn about the changes and their benefits 

Please note that only exams F4-P7 (limited variants) will be available during the March and September exam sessions. All variants will be available for F5-P7 during the June and December exam sessions, with limited F4 variants also available.

All Foundations level (outwith options papers), F1-3 and F4 ENG / GLO exams will be offered by on-demand CBE only after the December 2017 exam session. Certain F4 variants will remain available by paper.  Please visit our CBE pages for more information on how to enter for these exams.

Exam entry

Early exam entry opening date
7 November 2017

Early exam entry deadline date
12 February 2018

Standard exam entry deadline
30 April 2018

Late exam entry deadline
7 May 2018

Exam attendance dockets

Exam attendance dockets will be made available to download from myACCA approximately two weeks after standard entry closes.

This includes a timetable of all the exams that you are entered for, details of the desk that has been assigned to you for each paper, and the address of your exam centre.

Amending an existing exam entry

The deadline to amend an existing exam entry is 30 April 2018

Requests for additional support

Requests for additional support must be received by 30 April 2018

Exams take place

Exams will take place between 4-8 June 2018

Centre complaints closing date

Centre complaints must be received by 15 June 2018

Mitigating circumstances closing date

Notifications of mitigating circumstances must be submitted by 15 June 2018

Exam withdrawals

Withdrawal requests must be received by 22 June 2018

Exam results

Exam results will be released 16 July 2018

Opt in to receive results by text

You need to opt in to receive results by text using myACCA. You must opt into this service at least seven days before results are released. You will only need to opt in once, all future results will then be sent by text.

Administrative review closing date

Administrative review requests must be submitted by 25 July 2018

Administrative review outcome release date

You will receive written confirmation of the outcome of your review via email no later than 10 working days from the receipt of your request

Administrative review appeal closing date

Administrative review appeal requests must be submitted by 15 August 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal closing date

Mitigating circumstances appeals must be received by 15 August 2018

Administrative review appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of administrative review appeals will be released on 21 August 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of mitigating circumstances appeals will be released on 21 August 2018

Exams cycle

The exams cycle for this session runs from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018

Changes to the ACCA Qualification

A brand-new Ethics and Professional Skills module will be introduced from October 2017. Also, in September 2018, a redesigned Professional level will be introduced. Learn about the changes and their benefits 

Please note that only exams F4-P7 (limited variants) will be available during the March and September exam sessions. All variants will be available for F5-P7 during the June and December exam sessions, with limited F4 variants also available.

All Foundations level (outwith options papers), F1-3 and F4 ENG / GLO exams will be offered by on-demand CBE only after the December 2017 exam session. Certain F4 variants will remain available by paper.  Please visit our CBE pages for more information on how to enter for these exams.

Exam entry

Early exam entry opening date
6 February 2018

Early exam entry deadline date
14 May 2018

Standard exam entry deadline
30 July 2018

Late exam entry deadline
6 August 2018

Exam attendance dockets

Exam attendance dockets will be made available to download from myACCA approximately two weeks after standard entry closes.

This includes a timetable of all the exams that you are entered for, details of the desk that has been assigned to you for each paper, and the address of your exam centre.

Amending an existing exam entry

The deadline to amend an existing exam entry is  30 July 2018

Requests for additional support

Requests for additional support must be received by  30 July 2018

Exams take place

Exams will take place between 3-7 September 2018

Centre complaints closing date

Centre complaints must be received by 14 September 2018

Mitigating circumstances closing date

Notifications of mitigating circumstances must be submitted by 14 September 2018

Exam withdrawals

Withdrawal requests must be received by 21 September 2018

Exam results

Exam results will be released 15 October 2018

Opt in to receive results by text

You need to opt in to receive results by text using myACCA. You must opt into this service at least seven days before results are released. You will only need to opt in once, all future results will then be sent by text.

Administrative review closing date

Administrative review requests must be submitted by 24 October 2018

Administrative review outcome release date

You will receive written confirmation of the outcome of your review via email no later than 10 working days from the receipt of your request

Administrative review appeal closing date

Administrative review appeal requests must be submitted by 14 November 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal closing date

Mitigating circumstances appeals must be received by 14 November 2018

Administrative review appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of administrative review appeals will be released on 20 November 2018

Mitigating circumstances appeal outcome release date

Outcomes of mitigating circumstances appeals will be released on 20 November 2018

Exams cycle

The exams cycle for this session runs from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018

Last updated: 14 Mar 2018