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How to apply
Take the next step. The W. P. Carey Master of Taxation and Data Analytics will transform your career and your life. Find out what you’ll need and how to apply today. GMAT and GRE waivers are available for well-qualified applicants.
Steps to complete your application
Step one: ASU’s online application
To complete the ASU online application, you will need to provide the following information:
- Personal info: contact details, birth date, citizenship, Social Security number
- Resume: Current resume must include positions held and clearly indicate dates of employment in Month/Year format.
- Admission essay: The admission committee would like to learn more about you, your background, and your goals. Your responses to short essay questions help us evaluate your application beyond test scores and GPA requirements. Personal statements will not be accepted and will delay the review of the application. Essay prompts are available in the graduate application.
- Recommender(s) contact information: name, affiliation, and work email address of an individual who can answer questions about your personal qualities, professional success, career aspirations, and ability to perform in a graduate program
- Application fee: $70 domestic students; $115 international students
Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.
Step two: additional information
The following materials must be submitted to ASU Graduate Admissions after completing the online application.
GMAT or GRE scores
Test scores are required for admission, and are sent directly to the school by the assessment organizations that administer the tests. The GMAT institutional code for the W. P. Carey School is 0GZ-1R-80. The ASU Institution code for GRE is 4007 and, if needed, the department code is 000.
Depending on your academic or professional background, you may be eligible to have this requirement waived. Please utilize the optional essay within the application to request the test waiver and provide justification.
If your program requires submission of a GRE (or other graduate school entrance exam), you do not have to take it before you complete the application, but you must take it before you receive an admission decision. Click here for more information. NOTE: ASU does not accept the GRE® General Test at-home exam.
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. We accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application. If admitted, official transcripts will be required.
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:
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004
FedEx, DHL or UPS
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281
Applying as an international student
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). Please note ASU does not accept TOEFL iBT® Home Edition, TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition, or TOEFL Essentials Exams as proof of this requirement. After admission, you will also be 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.
Military and Citizen Service Application Fee Waiver
As a token of our appreciation, W. P. Carey will waive the application fee for all U.S. Military, Teach for America, Peace Corps or AmeriCorps members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submitting your application to request a waiver.
Application materials waivers
The W. P. Carey School rewards outstanding applicants. The following waivers* are available to ASU undergraduate students to make the application process even easier:
ASU Cumulative GPA
3.0 – 3.24
3.25 – 3.49
Application fee and GMAT
Letter of recommendation, Application fee, and GMAT
*Waivers are available for current ASU undergraduates and students who have graduated from ASU within two years of master's program start date.
Non-ASU undergraduate applicants
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 #2.
W. P. Carey accountancy and taxation programs require that you meet certain prerequisites. ASU accounting undergraduates will meet all coursework requirements; graduates of other institutions should review the list of prerequisites and ensure that they meet the standards for admission.
Applying as a non-accountancy ASU student
The Pathway Program is for students with non-accountancy undergraduate majors who are interested in obtaining a MACC or MTax degree. The Pathway Program provides students a "shortcut" (approximately two semesters) to complete prerequisite courses.
Fall 2023 application deadlines
Oct. 1, 2022
Dec. 1, 2022
Round III (International)
Feb. 1, 2023
Round IV (Priority)
April 1, 2023
Round V (Final)
July 1, 2023
All required application documents must be on file by the date of each deadline, or your application may be moved to the next round. Applications for Fall 2023 admission will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2023. Decision notifications will be made within three weeks of a completed application, and an enrollment deposit will be due following program admission.
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