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The easiest way to enter for a paper-based exam is by logging into your myACCA account. It’s quick and simple and you will receive instant confirmation that you have been entered for the exams, saving you valuable time to do more important things - like studying for them!

Please note: The exam entry guidance on this page relates to exam entry for the September 2015 and December 2015 exams.

How to enter for exams

Our online exam entry is quick and easy. Just log in to your myACCA account and select 'enter for exams'. Entering for exams online allows you to:

  • Have flexibility in your choices
  • enter for exams all year round for one of the next two exam sessions
  • add exams until the end of the standard entry closing date (the appropriate early or standard fee will apply, depending on when additional exams are added)
  • remove exam entries made until the end of the standard entry closing date
  • amend exam centre, stream or variant without charge until the end of the standard exam entry closing date.

If you're still not convinced entering online is the way to go and you complete the paper-based exam entry form, this must be received at ACCA's exams department in the UK by the specified standard closing dates below. Please remember to allow sufficient time for postal delivery.

To provide added convenience and flexibility for students, we are moving to a fully-on demand model for our exams that are currently available as computer based exams (CBE).  As a result some Foundation level exams, F1-F3 and F4 English and Global variants may not be available to take as a paper based exam in your area. 

Please see exam entry guidance for computer-based exams for more information on entering for CBEs.


Exam regulations and progression rules

From 6 July 2015, a new exam entry feature will allow you to be entered for more than one exam session. This means you can plan your studies ahead and always take advantage of the early entry rate.

The following exam entry regulations also apply:

  • the early and late exam entry period only applies if you enter for exams online
  • all deadlines for exam entry are midnight UK time
  • exam entries submitted during the late entry period cannot be amended
  • exam progression rules. 

Before entering for exams, please refer to the exam progression rules.

When to enter for exams

Enter early, save money

If you enter for exams before the early exam entry deadline you can save yourself (or your family or boss) money.

September 2015

View exam entry guidance for the September 2015 session (selected markets only)

December 2015

Below are the closing dates for the early, standard and late exam entry for the June and December 2015 exams:

December 2015 exams  
31 August Early entry (online only)
26 October Standard exam entry (online and paper)
2 November Late exam entry (online only)


Visit the important dates page for information on more key dates for future exam sessions

New exam session for September 2015

In September 2015 ACCA will be offering an additional exam session in the following countries, before four exam sessions a year are rolled out to all markets in March 2016. 

Select a country from the list to find out more about your options for taking exams at the September 2015 session:

These additional exam sessions will provide students greater flexibility to plan their studies around their lifestyle and offer faster resit opportunities. 

Last updated: 22 Jun 2015