MAC Admissions FAQs
Answers to common questions asked by prospective MAC students can be found here. If you need additional information please contact Jay Arrington, Associate Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an undergraduate degree in accounting to be admitted to the Master of Accounting program?
You are not required to have received an undergraduate degree in accounting. If your undergraduate degree is not in accounting, you are required to satisfy the prerequisite requirements which consists of seven courses.
The ASAP program is the fastest, most affordable and flexible way to earn your prereqs for the MAC program.
As a student without an accounting degree what do I need to do?
Admission for those without an accounting degree is contingent upon completion of a set of seven prerequisite courses which include accounting and certain other courses that are equivalent to those required for an undergraduate degree in accounting at NC State.
The ASAP program is offered online and is the fastest and most flexible way to complete the necessary prerequisite courses.
Applicants may be accepted to the program prior to the completion of all seven prerequisites, but will not be admitted to 500-level courses in the fall or summer until all the prerequisites are completed.
May I send you my transcripts, GMAT scores or recommendations before I submit my application?
You may submit your transcripts, GMAT score and references before the deadline. You do not need to hold all your materials in an attempt to submit them together.
Do I need to wait for my recommendation letters to submit my graduate school application?
No, please do not withhold your graduate school application while you wait for your recommendation letters. We collect all of your material as it is ready. Please do not delay your materials while you wait for the recommendations.
Are interviews required for admission?
The MAC program requires a personal interview as part of the application process. Interviews may be waived in certain circumstances. Read More.
Are admissions decisions made on a rolling basis?
Yes, applications will be reviewed when received. The program or Graduate School will contact you if additional information is needed. Early admission deadline is December 1. February 1 is the final deadline to be considered for fellowships and scholarships. Fast Pass to MAC – apply by February 15 and receive a decision by February 16. MAC Scholarships available to those that qualify. March 1 is the last deadline for general admissions.
How will I receive an admission decision?
You’ll receive an official letter of admission or denial along with a letter from the Dean of the Graduate School. (Please note: we will not give admission decisions over the telephone.)
Will I know the reason if I am denied admission?
You can contact the Graduate School to find out the reason for denial. The most common reasons are:
- Undergraduate academic performance (GPA)
- GMAT scores
- Lack of leadership activities
May I reapply if I am denied admission?
Yes, but only for the following year. You will need to reapply and complete a full application. There are pieces of the application we will be able to pull (transcripts, recommendations) but we suggest you supply additional information to strengthen your chance of admission.
How do I obtain the status of my North Carolina Residency request?
Contact the Graduate School Admissions Office at 919-515-2872.
Is it possible to receive an application fee waiver or refund?
Application fees are waived for all US military members. Otherwise, the fee cannot be waived. Application fees are required by the Graduate School and are not specific to the MAC Program. Once your application fee has been received and processed, you cannot receive a refund.
Do I need to take any MAC classes during the summer?
While it is not required for all students to take any summer classes for the MAC program, we often recommend students do so in order to lighten the course load during the fall or spring semesters. The program requires job seekers to take summer classes. The fall semester is a heavy recruitment period requiring a lot of time from students looking for employment. Please indicate on your graduate application that you intend to enroll for the summer if taking classes then. Click on the following links for more information: Summer tuition, MAC courses
Can I enroll in the MAC program part-time?
Yes. This option requires a student to take at least two classes a semester, two in the summer, and complete the program in two years. Part-time students take the same classes as our full-time students. MAC classes are offered two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) at 1:30, 3:00 or 4:30 for on-campus students. Two MBA courses are also required for the program, and many of these are offered in the evening and in the summer.
Should I find an internship for the summer prior to the start of the MAC program?
The MAC program encourages accounting students to participate in internships with public accounting firms or corporations to enhance their educational experiences and their professional skills. However, internship experience is not required to be admitted to the MAC program.
Still have questions? Contact:
Jay Arrington, Director of Admissions