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Note to international applicants: Do NOT wait until the last minute for these two items!

Posted by Rob C and Alison M on Aug 30, 2010 5:58:23 PM

We see a couple of things each year that seem to delay international applicants' applications from becoming "complete." It is important to ensure your application is complete as soon as possible - only complete applications are reviewed for admissions decisions.


The MAcc program requires an external course by course evaluation of your transcripts from an approved evaluator if you earned grades at a university outside of the United States. (The Fisher MAcc program currently accepts course by course evaluations from WES and/or ECE.) Although this requirement is listed in the application and on the program's website, a significant number of applicants seem to miss this required item each year. If your application requires this evaluation, your application is not complete until we receive the required course by course evaluation from WES or ECE. Because the transcripts evaluation process can take up to eight weeks, we recommend you start completing this process now.


We receive inquiries from international applicants who are concerned about their TOEFL or IELTS scores. The Fisher MAcc program prefers the following:

  • An overall score of at least 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam and
  • A score of at least 24 on the individual TOEFL sections **or**
  • A band score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS.

The MAcc admissions committee will still consider your application if you score below these minimum recommendations. However, the committee will review the TOEFL or IELTS scores when determining your abilities in English. Strong English skills are critical to success in our program, not only in the classroom but also with employment recruiting. Therefore, if your scores are well below our suggested minimums, it would be to your advantage to retake the exam.

One more thing: Be sure your name, as listed on your TOEFL and/or IELTS score reports matches exactly your name as listed on the application. If your name does not match exactly on the TOEFL/IELTS and your application, the chances of your application being significantly delayed are increased greatly.

If you have any questions, please let us know by leaving a comment.

Topics: course by course evaluation, WES, MAcc Application tips, ECE, TOEFL, IELTS, MAcc International applicants, MAcc

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