Admissions

The nature of the Neeley School MAc program requires that a holistic approach be used in the admissions process. Not only must applicants demonstrate academic ability, but also the ability to perform in a highly interactive, team-based environment. Previous academic records, relevant test scores, motivation, maturity and demonstrated leadership are all considered in the admissions decision.

Students who have not earned a BBA in the Neeley School must provide evidence that they have completed a comparable program at an AACSB accredited university.  Except under extraordinary circumstances, students applying to the MAc Program must have or expect to earn a bachelor's degree from an AACSB accredited college or university prior to enrollment.

 

TCU Undergraduate Business Students: Apply to PPA

When to apply:  Students who intend to pursue a BBA with a major in accounting are encouraged to apply to the PPA program as early as the second semester of their sophomore year, the same semester in which students apply to the Neeley School of Business. Early-decision applicants should apply by April 1 and all other applicants must apply by August 1. Upon acceptance to PPA, students should enroll in the one-hour PPA Seminar, ACCT 30101, during the fall semester of their junior year. 

Seniors who have not yet applied to PPA must apply no later than September 15 during the fall semester of their senior year. Applications not received by this deadline will be processed along the same guidelines as non-TCU students applying to the MAc program.

How to apply:  Please download the appropriate instructions and forms. Carefully review instructions and submit materials as indicated. We cannot consider an application until all components of the application have been received. 

TCU Undergraduate Students
Download Application Instructions for PPA

 

Non-TCU Students: Apply to the MAc Program

When to apply:  Students who have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited university other than TCU may apply to the MAc program the semester prior to intended enrollment at TCU.  Students must have completed all required pre-requisites or be currently enrolled in remaining pre-requisites to be considered for admission. 

Priority consideration for admission and financial assistance is given to applications received by September 15 for students intending to first enroll in the Spring semester and by February 15 for students intending to first enroll in the Fall semester. Subsequent to this date, applications will continue to be considered on a space-available basis.

How to apply:  Please download the appropriate instructions and forms.  Carefully review instructions and submit materials as indicated. We cannot consider an application until all components of the application have been received.

Admission Application Checklist

An application to a Neeley School MAc program will not be considered by the Admissions Committee until all of the following materials are received:
  1. Evidence of all accounting prerequisites
  2. Completed application packet
  3. An official transcript from each college or university previously attended
  4. Two completed reference forms
  5. Official GMAT scores
  6. Official TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers only)
  7. Personal interview (by invitation only)

 

International Students: Apply to the MAc Program

International Student Application Requirements: 
International students who have earned an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited U.S. university may apply to the MAc program the semester prior to intended enrollment at TCU.  Students must have completed all required pre-requisites (or be currently enrolled in remaining pre-requisites) at an AACSB-accredited university to be considered for admission. 

International students are REQUIRED to submit TOEFL scores if English is not the official language of your country of permanent residence. The minimum required TOEFL is 100 on the internet-based test (IBT), 250 for computer-based Test (CBT), and 600 for paper-based test, and 68 on PTE. Please see the additional requirements for international students below.

Due to the time needed to process international paperwork, priority consideration for admission and financial assistance is given to applications received by August 15 for students intending to first enroll in the Spring semester and by January 15 for students intending to first enroll in the Fall semester. Subsequent to this date, applications will continue to be considered on a space-available basis.

How to apply:  Please submit all required application forms and materials as outlined in the section above for Non-TCU Students.  Carefully review instructions and submit materials as indicated.  We cannot consider an application until all components of the application have been received.

In addition to the application, all prospective international students must complete the following:

  1. I-20 Request Form (Completed by your department)
  2. Copy of International Student and Scholar Form (filled out by student)
  3. Copy of TCU Application for Admission
  4. Copy of the student’s admission letter
  5. Copy of the student’s scholarship, assistantship or award letter(s) if any.
  6. Transfer verification form if student is presently studying in the United States.
  7. Student Financial Statement (completed and signed by student and sponsor, if any)
  8. Copy of the sponsor's bank statements for the past 6 months specifying monthly averages sufficient to cover the student's total annual program cost, less scholarship, grants or awards if any, or original letter from bank in letterhead, specifying the sponsor's monthly average balance for the past six months specifying currency. These documents require an official English translation. If no currency is specified we will assume the amount shown is in the student's country currency and we will make the conversion to US dollars.
  9. Proof of the sponsor's employment and monthly salary (requires English translation).

Please forward all documents to:
Department of Accounting
Attn:  Professional Program in Accounting
Neeley School of Business
TCU Box 298530
Fort Worth, TX  76129 

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