Application process

Take the next step. In only nine months, the W. P. Carey Master of Accountancy (MACC) and Master of Taxation (MTax) programs deliver the accounting expertise you need to succeed. Find out what you’ll need and how to apply today.

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The ASU online application is easy to complete once you collect the admissions materials. Most students can complete the application in about 30 minutes.

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Application materials waivers

The W. P. Carey MACC and MTax programs reward outstanding applicants. The following waivers are available to make the application process even easier:

  • W. P. Carey Accountancy undergraduate GPA between 3.0 and 3.25 — application fee waiver
  • W. P. Carey Accountancy GPA between 3.25 – 3.75 — application fee waiver and GMAT waiver
  • W. P. Carey Accountancy GPA of 3.75 and above — letter of recommendation waiver, application fee waiver, GMAT waiver, and $5,000 scholarship

*If you have completed your undergraduate degree at an AACSB-accredited undergraduate accounting program with a 3.25 cumulative GPA or higher and would like to request a GMAT waiver, please detail your reasons in the optional essay question #3.

Prerequisites

The MACC and MTax programs require that you meet certain prerequisites. ASU accounting graduates will meet all coursework requirements; graduates of other institutions should review the list of prerequisites and ensure that they meet the standards for admission.

Completing your application

To complete the ASU online application, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Personal info — contact details, birth date, citizenship, Social Security number
  2. Institutional info — college or university, major, dates attended, degree earned
  3. Academic info — unofficial GPA and GMAT test scores (official data will be provided later)
  4. Program info — the program you wish to pursue and planned enrollment term
  5. Supplemental info — program essays, contact information of a recommender
  6. Additional info — recent employment details, resume, character questions
  7. Application fee — $70 domestic students; $90 international students

An additional $50 fee will be required for applications received after July 1. Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.

Essay questions

Help the admissions committee learn more about you, your background, and your goals. These short essay questions help us evaluate students beyond the black and white of test scores and GPA requirements.

The following materials must be submitted to ASU Graduate College after completing the online application.

GMAT test scores

GMAT scores are required for admission to MACC and MTax programs, and are sent directly to the school by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the test.

Use the following GMAT institutional codes:

  • Master of Accountancy: 0GZ-1R-96
  • Master of Taxation: 0GZ-1R-42

Official transcripts

If you attended ASU, you do not need to submit ASU transcripts. Otherwise, you must have one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher sent to ASU Graduate College. ASU accepts official transcripts that are original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar, academic official, or recognized international organization.

You may either have the original institution send your transcripts, or you may wish to collect all of them and send them together. In either case, use the following mailing information:

U.S. Mail
Arizona State University
Graduate Admission Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

FedEx, DHL or UPS
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

For international applicants

The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, you will also be also required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.

All international transcripts must be submitted in their original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation. Photocopies and notarized transcripts are not acceptable.

For your reference

Preference is given to candidates with an undergraduate accounting degree. Specific accounting prerequisites are also required. Applications are generally reviewed by the admissions committee within two weeks of their completion.