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ADMISSION PROCESS: GRADUATE STUDENTS



The completed application, along with official transcripts of all previously completed college or university-level work must be submitted to the Post University Office of Admissions. In addition to submitting the application form and all official transcripts, applicants must provide additional evidence of admissibility including at least two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to undertake and complete graduate work. Note: Applicants submitting an electronic application must submit all official transcripts, and letters of recommendation via mail.

Graduate Admissions contact information
Post University Graduate Admissions
800 Country Club Road
Post Office Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540

ACCEPTANCE AND MATRICULATION


To be considered a matriculated graduate online or regional location student at Post University, a student must have:

  • Completed a graduate application.
  • Submitted an official transcript from the institution that granted the student's accredited baccalaureate degree (we will accept the transcripts from all institutions attended, but require an official transcript from the institution from where the student graduated).
  • Attained an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above (For exceptions to this requirement, see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation section).
  • Provided two letters of recommendation from academics or professionals attesting to the applicant's ability to undertake and complete graduate work or such other certifications or documentation as determined by the Dean or Program Director of the program to which the student is applying.
  • Completed a minimum work experience as follows:
    • 3-5 years of relevant full-time work experience for the MBA, HCMBA, MSA, or MPA Program
    • 1-3 years of relevant full-time work experience for the M.Ed. Program
    • 1 year of relevant full-time work or volunteer experience for the MSHSV Program.
    • A current resume is required for all students.

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR A STUDENT APPLYING TO THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING PROGRAM



Post University treats each student's application on an individual basis using a combination of several criteria. No one criterion carries more weight than any other. All applications will be considered:

The following outlines the criteria and conditions for standard admissions to the Post MSA program:

• An applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
• Typically the University looks for a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale however significant work experience may overcome a lower GPA.
• Two positive letters of recommendation from academics or professionals.

Students who did not acquire an undergraduate degree in Accounting from an accredited academic institution must complete eight prerequisite undergraduate courses (24 credits), before beginning the 30-credit MSA program:

ACC111 Financial Accounting
ACC211 Managerial Accounting
ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC340 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC330 Federal Income Tax
ACC430 Accounting Information Systems
ACC440 Auditing
ACC450 Advanced Accounting

The State of Connecticut education requirements to obtain a CPA license are as follows:

To sit for the CPA Exam in Connecticut you need:

A Bachelor's degree (120 credit hours) from an accredited college or university. The 120 hours must         include:

  • 24 semester hours in accounting and
  • 22 semester hours in economics, business law, finance, related business and other related accounting courses(above the 24 credit hours)

To obtain a CPA License in Connecticut you need:

  • 150 credit hours from an accredited college or university

The 150 hours must include:

  • 36 semester hours in accounting and 30 semester hours in economics and business administration education other than accounting
  • At least 60 hours in general education

When admitting students from other schools, we will review their coursework to make sure they have completed these standards or require them to take the courses missing. This program has been designed so that the undergraduate degree from Post University in Accounting, plus the Post University Master of Science Degree in Accounting meets or exceeds all of these requirements.

 

ACCEPTANCE WITH CONDITIONS AND MATRICULATION


For those students who do not meet the Standard Acceptance and Matriculation criteria, the following standard applies:

For students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5:

  • Submit the same materials as listed in Standard Acceptance and Matriculation.
  • Once accepted the student must receive a 3.0 (B) grade or better for both of the first two courses taken in the program, or they will be dismissed from the program.
  • Student must have at least (see table below) years of progressive/diverse work experience (preference given to those in a supervisory or management role).
  • Submit a resume documenting career accomplishments and employment record.
  • For MSHSV Students, submit a writing sample that meets the requirements specified by the Program Director. If students do not meet the determined requirements, they should be referred to a writing course, and may reapply after the completion of a writing course with a grade of 3.0 or better.

For students with GPAs below a 2.5 undergraduate GPA:

  • Student must have at least (see table below) years of progressive/diverse work experience.
  • Student must submit everything from the Standard Acceptance and Matriculation and Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation criteria
  • Submit a writing sample that meets the requirements specified by the Program Director. If students do not meet the determined requirements, they should be referred to a writing course, and may reapply after the completion of a writing course with a grade of 3.0 or better.
  • Petition to be reviewed by the Program Director/Manager (Director / Manager may request any additional information or may require additional coursework.)

Program 2.5-2.99 GPA 2.0-2.49 GPA

Program

2.5-2.99 GPA

2.0-2.49 GPA

MBA

7-10 Years

15 Years (3 years of management experience)

HCMBA

7-10 Years

15 Years (3 years of management experience)

MSA

7-10 Years

15 Years (3 years of management experience)

M.Ed.

3-5 Years

5+ Years

MPA

7-10 Years

10+ Years

MSHSV

3 Years

5+ Years

The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to attain admission to degree status. If the Student fails to achieve a 3.0 GPA in the first two courses taken then the conditional acceptance is revoked. Denial through Conditional Acceptance is not subject to appeal. Once admitted to a graduate degree program, the student is matriculated in that particular program of study. Once the student is matriculated, all course work must be taken at Post University. Credits earned at another institution will not be accepted.

Non-Matriculated Students
Students who are not enrolled in a program of study (i.e. degree and certificate programs) are considered non-matriculated students and are limited to taking no more than two courses.

Transfer Students
Students applying to the graduate program must meet the same admission criteria appropriate to the program of study which grants the degree (see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation section). The student must submit a transcript of completed graduate work at an accredited college or university. Post University will accept no more than nine credits (i.e., three courses at three credits each) at a 3.0 GPA or higher. Transfer students (regardless of the Institution transferring from) must have the appropriate work experience as stipulated in the admission policy for the respective program as noted in this document.

Official Transcripts which are sent electronically from another institution will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All electronic official transcripts must be sent by the institution directly or by an organization contracted with that institution to send transcripts in a secure manner over the Internet.

Credit by Transfer
Post University accepts a maximum of nine (9) academic credits with grades of "B" or better in transfer from other accredited institutions. No other forms of credit, such as "life experience," portfolios, or credit by proficiency examination, will be accepted. A student seeking to transfer credit must submit an official transcript, indicating the academic course(s) taken and the credit granted, and a catalog description of the course(s). Acceptance of the course credit in transfer will be determined by the faculty (or their designee) from that program of study. The student may also be asked to submit a copy of the course syllabus in those instances where the catalog description lacks sufficient definition.

Note: Transfer credits for required courses in certificate programs will not be accepted. Pre-requisite courses may be waived on a case-by-case basis.

Accepting Transfer Credit for Prior Field Practicum Experiences
Post University Graduate Programs do not accept transfer credits for field practicum on the graduate level. In special circumstances students may request a waiver of this policy by applying to the Dean of the School or Director of the Program to which he or she is applying. Applications for waiver must include the following information about the Practicum for which the student seeks credit:

  1. syllabus
  2. supervisor evaluation records
  3. learning contract
  4. other course-related materials that were provided during this experience for review
  5. proof that the practicum was completed with a grade of "B" or higher
  6. The field experience placement must have been completed at the site, and be comparable in quality to the experience that would have been approved by the applicable program. Appeals for adverse decisions are decided by the Dean of the applicable program whose decision is final.

Policy on Accepting Portfolio, Life Experience, and Undergraduate Credit
Post University Graduate Programs do not accept portfolio and/or life experience for credit. Undergraduate coursework will not be considered for graduate-level credit.

Policy on Accepting Transfer Credit for Capstone Courses
Post University Graduate Programs do not accept transfer credit or course substitutions for Capstone Courses.

Admission to Certificate Programs
Students applying for a graduate certificate program must meet the same admission criteria appropriate to the program of study which grants the certificate (see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation section).

Students may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.

Once admitted into a certificate program, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the certificate.
Certificate students must participate in the appropriate Graduate School orientation program upon acceptance into that program.

Should the student decide to enter the full degree program (either while in the certificate program, or upon completion of the certificate program) the student will need to initiate a transfer process by contacting his/her academic success counselor.

Application Deadlines
Admission decisions are conducted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. The preferred deadline date for receipt of application forms and documents is August 1 for the fall modules, December 1 for the spring modules and April 1 for the summer modules.

Admissions Appeals
Applicants who are denied admissions to the graduate program may request a review of this decision. Such requests must be made in writing to the program director and should include additional academic information. Depending upon the nature of the appeal, the director will consult with the Graduate Studies Committee for a final decision determination.