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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Application Deadlines

The application for fall 2014 admission will be available beginning September 1, 2013. We make our admissions decisions according to the deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission. They will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Application Deadlines for fall 2014



Notification on or before:


October 1, 2013

December 15, 2013


November 15, 2013

January 25, 2014


January 4, 2014

March 31, 2014


February 15, 2014 April 20, 2014
5 April 1, 2014** June 1, 2014

**After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served space-available basis. If you intend to apply during rolling admissions, please contact Nikki Lemley, Associate Director of Specialized Masters Programs Admissions, or email us at to confirm that seats are still available.

Washington University Undergraduate Students

If you're a Washington University student who is interested in pursing a Master of Accounting degree, it is recommended that you contact Nikki Lemley prior to entering your junior year.


What does it take to be admitted to Olin's MACC Program?
We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the MACC program.

Although professional work experience is not a requirement for admission, most successful applicants have had significant internship and/or work experience prior to acceptance into the MACC program.

While there are no specific accounting course prerequisites for admission to the MACC program, most applicants will have completed Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, and perhaps other more advanced accounting courses prior to entering their MACC studies.

Students who have not previously taken accounting course work would be required to come to Washington University in August to take preliminary course work prior to the start of the regular academic year. These preliminary courses are in addition to the 33 hours of graduate-level course work required for the MACC degree.

All enrolled students will be required to take an Accounting readiness exam prior to the Foundations course.

CPA Exams

Along with a four-year undergraduate degree, the MACC Program offers enough credits to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in states with the “150-hour rule.”

Meeting CPA requirements is your responsibility. We encourage you to enroll in courses outside the University to fill any gaps in skills if needed since each state has different eligibility requirements.

If you plan to take the exam in Missouri, please refer to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. All state rules are outlined in the table on the site. Information about other state requirements can be found on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) website at


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