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Do you accept IELTS instead of TOEFL as demonstration of English language proficiency for international students?

No, we do not accept IELTS test scores.

What is the minimum TOEFL required for international students who apply to the MAcc Program?

Applicants whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 100 or higher (ibt). Scores below 100 will not be considered. The University of Michigan TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.

Are there instances in which I wouldn't be required to take the TOEFL?

International applicants who have completed four years at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement. If you studied in this environment for less than four years, you will be required to submit a TOEFL score, even if a degree was earned. A U.S. degree does not waive the TOEFL unless you studied in an English-speaking environment for at least four years.

How long are TOEFL scores valid?

TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of the exam. Your application submission must occur within this two year time period.

I'm an international student; do I need to show proof of financial resources when I apply?

You do not need to show proof of financial resources upon application to the program. However, if you are admitted, confirmation of financial resources will be required.

Is an international three-year undergraduate degree acceptable to apply?

We accept most three-year bachelor’s degrees as long as they are equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. You can visit World Education Services WES to see how your degree is valued in the U.S.


What are the requirements for international students applying to the MAcc Program?

International students must meet all of our standard application requirements in addition to submitting a TOEFL score of 100 or higher. Please review our Admissions Requirements for details.

What career resources are available for alumni?

Ross alumni have access to iMpact, the online career opportunity database and networking system. iMpact is continually updated with alumni job postings from organizations targeting Michigan Ross alumni. iMpact can help you find other alumni and allows you to search by industry, company, and other topics to yield a list of recruiting companies in your area of interest, including links to company-specific information. iMpact also gives you instant access to library and career resources, such as company and industry information, career advice, negotiating guidelines, and interviewing skills.

What is student life and culture like at Michigan Ross?

Ross is a true community, tucked into a corner of the University of Michigan campus. The Ross MAcc program breaks Ross down one step further into a wonderful community of graduate students who develop together over the course of the program. Beyond the curriculum, our highly active student organizations create great social and professional opportunities, and Ross hosts speakers and events of special interest to students. Beyond Ross, the University of Michigan - rated as the best campus cultural environment in the United States - offers a wonderful array of options for leisure time, from big-time athletics and recreational facilities to museums and lectures. When you go home at night, you walk through a pleasant and safe college town - a town synonymous with higher education but with the options of a major city.

Is there a MAcc student organization?

Yes! The MAcc Student Association is chaired by an elected board of MAcc students who serve to nurture academic achievement, encourage career building opportunities, provide a social outlet for students and make a difference through philanthropy. The board is elected at MAcc Orientation each year and also has a representative on the Graduate Day Council. The MAcc Student Association is a wonderful leadership opportunity and a great way to get to know fellow students.

Where can I find information about Ross student clubs and organizations?

You can learn more about Ross student clubs and organizations by visiting the Clubs & Organizations page

Where can I find information about Ann Arbor?

You can find information about and links to many Ann Arbor resources by visiting the Ann Arbor page.

How long are GMAT scores valid?

GMAT test scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test. Ross keeps submitted GMAT scores on file for two years.

Where and when are the GMAT testing sessions? Where do I find information about the GMAT?

For information about testing sessions and locations in your area visit the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) website or call 1-800-717-GMAT (1-800-717-4628).

What is the minimum GMAT required for applying to the MAcc program?

We do not have a minimum score requirement. The average GMAT score of admitted students varies annually and is typically between 650-680.

How long will it take for my GMAT scores to get to you after I take the test?

Academic institutions generally receive scores within 10 business days after the test is taken. If you are uncertain as to whether we will receive your official scores by the deadline, please upload your unofficial score report with your online application or email it to us:

What is the GPA requirement for applying to the MAcc Program?

We do not have a minimum GPA requirement, but most admitted students have a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0. (middle 80% range), with an overall average of 3.7.

Where can I find the list of companies that recruit at Michigan's Ross School of Business?

You can find a list of companies that recruit at Ross by visiting the Master of Accounting Careers page.

When does the MAcc Program start, and how long does it run?

The MAcc is a full-time, eight month, 30 credit hour program. Orientation is held in the middle of August, with classes starting in September and graduation the first week of May. Students typically enroll in 15 credit hours per term. The program cannot be extended, and part-time study is not available.

Does the MAcc Program offer specialization tracks?

We do not offer a particular specialization or concentration track. However, our MAcc Program allows flexibility to take electives that meet your individual goals. Your specialization is created by the electives you choose to complete while enrolled in the program.

Can I take classes outside of Michigan Ross?

Yes! As a MAcc student, you can take classes in the Michigan Law School, Ford School of Public Policy, and several other areas. A maximum of six credit hours taken outside of Ross can be counted toward your MAcc degree. These courses must be taken at U-M while enrolled in the program; we cannot transfer any external courses into the program.

How do I check my residency status?

Residency information is available online. You may also contact the Residency Office: 734-764-1400

My University offers a reference system where they release a letter submitted by a professor on my behalf. Can I submit this instead of the form?

No. The only references accepted are the forms generated by our online application system.

How much does the MAcc Program cost?

Visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page for more information.

How do I transfer into the MAcc Program?

The only graduate-level students eligible to apply to our MAcc program are those who will not duplicate course content between previous or current coursework and the MAcc curriculum. Regardless of program studied, no coursework can be transferred into our program. Since the Ross MAcc is only offered full-time, students may not be simultaneously enrolled in another graduate or certificate program.