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Please carefully review all of our MS in Accounting Admissions policies prior to submitting your application.

Admissions Process Policies

Additional Submissions by Waitlisted Applicants

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make final decisions on waitlisted applications prior to receiving additional information. Materials received after a final decision will not affect that decision.

Application Fee Waivers

U.S. military members or U.S. veterans who have served active duty and Teach for America and Teach for India program alumni are eligible for application fee waivers. Just prior to submitting your application, email your request for an application fee waiver to and include documentation of service.

If you are experiencing severe economic hardship and would like to request an application fee waiver, please email Requests should include a detailed rationale for the application fee waiver and will be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Once an application fee is paid by an applicant, it is non-refundable. Please be sure to contact prior to paying your application fee.

Applying prior to Completing your Undergraduate Degree

If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application. This will not delay the evaluation of your application. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon the conferral of your degree prior to enrollment. An undergraduate degree is required to enroll in the MS in Accounting program.

Applying to Other NYU Stern Programs

You may submit only one NYU Stern application per admissions cycle (the admissions cycle includes all start terms from January 2018 through September 2018). If not admitted, you can apply to any NYU Stern program(s) in the next admissions cycle (which includes all start terms from January 2019 through September 2019).

Change of Contact Information

It is the applicant’s responsibility to update NYU Stern immediately with any new contact information. Failure to update your contact information may result in you missing key information, which could jeopardize your admission and/or place in the class.

NYU Stern is not responsible for any technological issues (including email filters, etc.) that prevent applicants from receiving our communications.

Deferred Admission/Leave of Absence

NYU Stern does not grant admissions deferrals. If you are admitted and decide not to enroll, you may re-apply for a future term. Leaves of absence are not granted to students who find that they cannot begin the program in the semester for which they were admitted or who cannot successfully complete one course in that first semester (obtaining a grade of D or better).

Enrollment Deposit

After admission, two non-refundable enrollment deposits are required to secure your place in NYU Stern's MS in Accounting program. These enrollment deposits will not be refunded for any reason.

Final Decisions

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make an admissions decision at any point in the process even if the application is not fully complete or missing components or does not meet eligibility requirements. All admissions decisions are final.

Statement of Certification

Before submitting an application, all applicants are required to read and electronically sign the Statement of Certification. NYU Stern reserves the right to contact appropriate sources to ensure the accuracy of all the information you have provided. NYU Stern validates the accuracy of application information with the appropriate sources. You must promptly inform NYU Stern if any information changes. NYU Stern may revoke your admission and/or scholarship(s) if we learn that you have misrepresented and/or omitted information during or after the admissions process, or that you have engaged in behavior showing a serious lack of judgment or integrity prior to or after admission. If your admission is revoked, you will not be eligible to re-apply to the MS in Accounting program.

Any items submitted to NYU Stern in conjunction with your application become the sole property of NYU Stern and will not be returned, duplicated or transferred.

Submitting a Paper Application

Approval is required to submit a paper application. If you are unable to apply online, please send an email to to explain the circumstances and request approval.

Submitting a Paper Recommendation

Approval is required for your recommender to submit a paper recommendation. If your recommender is unable to submit a recommendation online, please send an email to to explain the circumstances and request approval.

Program Policies


Successful completion of orientation in its entirety is a pre-requisite for enrollment into the MS in Accounting program. Therefore, attendance for the entire schedule of orientation is mandatory.

Transferring Credits

Stern does not accept transfer credits.

General Policies

Notice of Intent

This publication does not form a contract of any kind.

Notice of Right to Change Information at Any Time

The policies, requirements, course offerings, schedules, activities, tuition, fees and calendar of the School and its departments and programs set forth on this website are subject to change without notice at any time at the sole discretion of the administration. Such changes may be of any nature, including, but not limited to, the elimination of the School, programs, classes or activities; the relocation or modification of the content of any of the aforementioned; and the cancellation of scheduled classes or other academic activities. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute a student’s acceptance of the administration’s rights set forth in this paragraph.

Policy Statement

New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students and staff members without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.