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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

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

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.

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.

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.