About Solid Footing

Solid Footing is used at the beginning of Introductory Financial Accounting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In an undergraduate course, Solid Footing is normally used during the first 4 weeks of a 15 week course. In a graduate course, Solid Footing is often used as a pre-read prior to the start of the course.

Solid Footing consists of a 250 page textbook/workbook combined with extensive interactive software. The student reads about a new topic in the Solid Footing textbook/workbook, and is then directed to interact with Solid Footing’s software. In the software, the student sees how and where the new topic fits into the accounting process. Solid Footing’s software screens always show the student the "complete picture": Journal, General Ledger, Trial Balance, and Financial Statements.

Solid Footing includes 2 software driven projects. There are 5 versions of the mini-project, and 10 versions of the Accounting Cycle Project. Each school year changes are made to transaction amounts in all versions of the projects. These annual updates make prior year project solutions of no value to current year students. There is instructor automatic grading software for both projects. Each year instructors receive updated project grading software.

Solid Footing was first used in 2003 at Miami University - Ohio. Now in its 7th edition, Solid Footing has been used by over 100,000 students in over 75 accounting programs. Four accounting programs with top 25 PAR rankings use Solid Footing. The University of Texas at Austin, which was again ranked #1 in the 2013 PAR rankings, uses Solid Footing in all sections of its Introductory Financial Accounting course and in 10 different graduate level courses.

Students very much like that Solid Footing "begins at the beginning" and always shows the "complete picture".

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