Policies

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

Admissions Process Policies
Additional Submissions by Waitlisted Applicants
Application Fee Waivers
Applying prior to Completing your Undergraduate Degree
Change of Contact Information
Citizenship Status: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Deferred Admission/Leave of Absence
Enrollment Deposit
Final Decisions
GMAT/GRE Waiver
Re-Application and Applying to Multiple Programs within the Same Admissions Cycle
Statement of Certification
Submitting a Paper Application
Submitting a Paper Recommendation



Program Policies
Full-time Program and Employment
Orientation
Transferring Credits


General Policies
Notice of Intent
Notice of Right to Change Information at Any Time
Policy Statement



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, Teach for America, and Teach for India program alumni, and Forté MBALaunch alumnae are eligible for application fee waivers. Prior to submitting your application, please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form for application fee waiver consideration. The Admissions Committee will review these requests within 5 business days. Please plan ahead and allow ample time prior to submitting your application, especially during high-volume times around the application deadlines.

Applicants who are applying from one of our four 4+1 program partner schools (NYU Abu Dhabi; NYU Shanghai; University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; and SolBridge International School of Business, Korea) are also eligible for application fee waivers. Please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form and include a scanned copy of your transcripts.

If you are experiencing economic challenges and would like to request an application fee waiver, please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form. Requests should include a 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 fill out the request form prior to paying your application fee if you wish to be considered for a waiver.

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 graduating from your undergraduate program prior to the first day of class. An undergraduate degree is required to enroll in the MS in Accounting program.

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.

Citizenship Status: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
By checking you are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, you are attesting that you are in fact a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States by the definition of US Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time you submit your application. (A Permanent Resident or Lawful Permanent Resident is any person not a citizen of the United States who is living in the US under legally recognized and lawful recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.  Also known as "permanent resident alien," "resident alien permit holder," and "Green Card Holder.") If you have applied for but have not yet been approved as a US Permanent Resident, you must apply as an international student and provide an explanation in the optional essay. Should your citizenship or permanent resident status change prior to enrolling at NYU Stern, it is your responsibility to update the Admissions Committee.  

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
If admitted, you will be required to pay two non-refundable deposits to hold your place in the class by the deadlines stated in your admission letter. Typically, the initial deposit is due two weeks from the date of your admission. For those applying during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle (Class of 2024), the deposits are each $500 USD. 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.

GMAT/GRE Waiver

There are two ways an applicant may qualify for a GMAT/GRE test waiver.

1). Pre-Approval:  applicants who meet certain criteria are automatically exempt from taking a test without needing to request approval (see below)

2). Request for Approval:  applicants who do not meet the pre-approval criteria may request to be approved by the Admissions Committee under certain circumstances (see below)

Pre-Approval of Waiver

Applicants who meet certain criteria are eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirements for the MS in Accounting program without pre-approval from the Admissions Committee. Candidates wishing to waive the GMAT/GRE must meet the following conditions: 

  • Have earned a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. Please note that this must be a U.S. undergraduate institution; therefore, a degree from an institution outside of the U.S. does not qualify. Graduate degrees will also not qualify.
  • Have earned a final undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher on a four-point scale at the time of degree conferral. GPAs below 3.00 may not be rounded up to 3.00 for pre-approval. For GPAs close to a 3.00, use the request for approval process below.
  • Have majored in:
    • Accountancy
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business (see detailed list of eligible business majors below)
      • Advertising (This major will only be approved if it was completed at a business school within your undergraduate college.)
      • Business
      • Business Administration
      • Business Economics
      • Business Management
      • Commerce
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Hospitality Management
      • Information Systems
      • Information Technology (This major will only be approved if it was completed at a business school within your undergraduate college.)
      • International Business
      • Management
      • Management and Entrepreneurship
      • Marketing
      • Supply Chain and Operations

If you check one of the two boxes in the GMAT/GRE Test Waiver form of the application and meet the eligibility criteria, the Admissions Committee will waive the standardized test requirement for your application.

Request for Approval of Waiver 

In cases outside of the parameters of the pre-approval process, applicants can still request to be considered.  Please note such approvals are at the sole discretion of the Admissions Committee and are not subject to appeal. All decisions are final.

Please note, to make a waiver request you must have earned a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university located in the U.S.

Some examples of possible requests could include the following:

  • Majored in business and have a final GPA close to a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Majored in business at a college or university that does not grade on a 4.0 scale, but earned the equivalent of about a 3.0 GPA if it was on a 4.0 scale
  • Your major is not listed as a business major on the pre-approved list, but you believe it may qualify as a business major
  • Have earned a graduate degree in business from an U.S. college or university 

To request a waiver, please submit the MS in Accounting Test Waiver Request form. Requests must be made no later than 15 days prior to the application deadline.

Important Notes
Applicants who are applying prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree must have earned the required GPA at the time of application to be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE. Applicants must maintain the required minimum GPA through the completion of their undergraduate degree. 


Re-Application and Applying to Multiple Programs within the Same Admissions Cycle

You may have only one active application within the 2022-23 admissions cycle (entering Spring, Summer and Fall terms for 2023). If you are not offered admission or withdraw your application, you may request to re-apply for the same program with a different start date or you may request to apply to a different program. Requests must be sent to admchair@stern.nyu.edu and your request must be approved before you begin your new application.

Please note the start terms for each program below:

Master of Science in Accounting - Fall 2023
Full-time MBA - Fall 2023
Langone Part-time MBA - Spring 2023 and Fall 2023
Fashion & Luxury MBA - Summer 2023
Andre Koo Tech MBA - Summer 2023
MS in Quantitative Management - Fall 2023

Statement of Certification

The NYU Stern community believes that honesty and integrity are qualities necessary for rewarding academic and professional experiences. These qualities form the basis for the strong trust among all members of the academic community, which is essential for excellence in education.

Your signature on the application indicates your agreement to the terms of the application and to the spirit of the NYU Stern Code of Conduct. By submitting your application and any supporting materials, you attest that all information submitted is the product of your own work, factually true, and honestly represented, and that your recommendations have been written by your recommenders.

NYU Stern reserves the right to take any and all reasonable steps to verify the accuracy of all information you have provided, including but not limited to validating the accuracy of submitted application information with appropriate sources. You attest that you will notify NYU Stern immediately should there be any change to the information requested in this application. NYU Stern reserves the right to take disciplinary action, including but not limited to revocation of admission, expulsion, or revocation of course credit, grades, and degree, should we learn that any of the information you have certified is false 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 NYU Stern programs.

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

Your application is bound by NYU Stern's written policies, procedures, and application instructions. Exceptions to the written policies, procedures, and application instructions cannot be approved verbally, any such request must be made in writing to the Admissions Committee.  You understand that any exception to policy will need to be confirmed in writing by the Admissions Committee.

Submitting a Paper Application
Approval is required to submit a paper application. If you are unable to apply online, please send an email to admchair@stern.nyu.edu 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 admchair@stern.nyu.edu to explain the circumstances and request approval.

Program Policies

Full-time Program and Employment

This MS in Accounting is a Full-time program. As such, it is not possible to work full time while enrolled in the program. While students may be able to have some limited part time employment or short duration internships while in the program, class schedules cannot be adjusted to accommodate such activities. The most common form of employment during the program would be working as a Teaching Assistant or Graduate Assistant during the second semester.

Orientation
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, program options, locations, 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.