Master of Accounting Online – Application Process

Rolling Admissions

Applications to the Online MACC program are reviewed on a rolling basis, approximately three to four weeks after completion through the online application system. Only complete application files will be considered.

There are no separate applications required to be considered for Wake Forest scholarships. Qualified applications submitted earlier receive admission and scholarship award priority.

To get started, we recommend verifying your program eligibility before beginning the online application. Applicants to the Master’s in Accounting program should follow the instructions and requirements shown below.

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MACC Application Deadlines for Fall 2023 Enrollment

Application AvailableApril 1
Scholarship Deadline*rolling
Final Application Deadline**August 22
Classes BeginSeptember 11

*Scholarships may be awarded throughout the admissions cycle as funds are available. Consult with Admissions Counselor for more information. No separate scholarship application required.

**Applications will be considered after this date on a space-available basis. 

MACC Program Eligibility

The Wake Forest University School of Business seeks Accountancy applicants with demonstrated achievement in their previous coursework, professional experience, and community involvement. As part of the holistic application review, our team seeks leadership ability, motivation, focus, enthusiasm, strong values, and teamwork skills in prospective students.

Before you start the application process, we encourage you to check the program eligibility standards listed below to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications. Wake Forest does not refund the application fee for a submitted application, regardless of whether a candidate meets the program eligibility. If you are unsure of your eligibility, schedule a one-on-one admissions consultation with the Center for Enrollment Management through email at

For Fall 2023 enrollment, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Earned or pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. All undergraduate majors will be considered.
  2. Must be employed full time.  Professional work experience (post undergraduate degree) is recommended but not required.
  3. Prospective students must complete the following prerequisite coursework prior to matriculation: Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Introductory Statistics, Principles of Finance, Intermediate Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting II.

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Master of Accounting Online Application Requirements

For the Admissions Committee to review an application to the Online MACC program, applicants must submit all of the following items as part of their file.

Application & Application Fee

An online application is required for all applicants. To submit the application, a $100 non-refundable application fee payable by credit card is required. The resume and unofficial transcript are part of the online application.

As part of your application, you are required to respond to questions in the Legal Disclosure section of the application. All applicants are encouraged to be forthcoming when disclosing this information. If required, candidates may be asked to provide additional information to complete a background check.


A one-page resume or CV is required. A sample format is available for download by clicking the Wake Forest Resume Template. Applicants who are pursuing the three-semester option are encouraged to reformat their resume using this template.


Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the application review process and may be uploaded as a part of your online application. We require transcripts of all academic work completed (or currently in progress) at the baccalaureate/undergraduate and graduate level. Associate degree transcripts are not required.

Official final transcripts will be required following enrollment (or can be sent prior to), which include the name of the degree awarded and the date the degree was conferred. If you have not graduated, please wait to order an official copy of your transcript until after graduation. To request your transcript, you may use the Transcript Request Form we have provided or use the form provided by your specific college.

  • Electronic transcripts (e-Transcript/certified document) should be sent directly to
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed directly from your university in an official, sealed envelope to one of the following addresses:
    Regular MailExpress Delivery
    Wake Forest University School of Business
    P.O. Box 7897
    Suite 115
    Winston-Salem, NC 27109
    Wake Forest University School of Business
    1834 Wake Forest Road
    Farrell Hall – Suite 115
    Winston-Salem, NC 27106

International Applicants: Your final transcript(s) must be written in English and include the degree awarded and the date the degree was conferred. If not listed on your transcript, you must submit your diploma or degree certificate indicating the degree and date of confirmation. If the transcript is not in English, an official transcript evaluation must be submitted using World Education Services ( or International Education Evaluations ( Applicants using IEE should use their portal for Wake Forest University. Applicants from Chinese institutions can request and submit official transcripts directly through CHESICC, which will be sent directly to our admissions office. Click here to get started.

Two References

The names and contact information for two references are required as part of the online application. However, online letters of recommendation are NOT required and, if submitted, will NOT be used during the application review process. At their discretion, the Admissions Committee may contact your references directly. Please do not submit additional references, as they will not strengthen your application.

You may use the optional essay for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Address anomalies that may exist in your application or additional information you would like to share with the Admissions Committee.
  • Request a GMAT/GRE waiver. Test waivers require candidates to demonstrate strong academic performance and/or have advanced degrees to support confidence in the candidate’s quantitative aptitude and general ability to successfully perform the requirements of the program.
  • If you are a re-applicant, address why you are reapplying, as well as how you are a more competitive applicant since your original application. The essay is required for re-applicants to the program.

Please note that it is not a requirement to complete the optional essay unless you are reapplying to the program.


An interview is required and typically occurs via Zoom but may also be conducted on-campus.  Interviews are scheduled by invitation only once the online application is submitted. Once invited to interview, it is your responsibility to schedule your interview. Interviews are typically confirmed within 48 hours after the request has been made.


Unless otherwise directed, all applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants can determine which test is better suited for them individually. Scores are valid for five years post exam date. If your score is expiring, you must submit your application prior to expiration.

Students with a GPA of 3.2 or better and at least two grades of B or better in quantitative or other rigorous coursework, from a U.S.-based college/university may be eligible for a GRE/GMAT test waiver.

GMAT test registration information is available at Use the WFU Online MACC code R5F-NS-37.

GRE test registration information is available at Use the Wake Forest Online MACC institution code 0927.

If you are interested in GMAT or GRE test prep sessions, please visit our Events Calendar to view our upcoming no-charge virtual prep trainings.


Applicants whose native language is not English and/or whose principal language of university instruction was not English must submit scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The TOEFL Essentials exam is also accepted. Exception: applicants who have or will complete their undergraduate work in the U.S. or at an English-speaking college or university are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

The Admissions Committee recommends a minimum TOEFL score of 105 (IBT) or an official IELTS score of 7.5. However, score minimums are guidelines for admission. All official test scores will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and considered in the decision-making process. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years post exam date. If your score is expiring, you must submit your application prior to expiration. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to waive the TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants who have resided and worked in the United States for an extended period of time.

Information and test registration for the TOEFL is available at Use the Wake Forest School of Business institution code B818. Information and test registration for the IELTS is available at An institutional code is NOT required for IELTS.

Receipt of Transcripts & Scores

To review the received status of official transcript(s), GMAT/GRE score(s), and TOEFL/IELTS score(s), please login to your Applicant Portal, and choose your application to view a summary of your application status and requirements. You can login using the same username and password that you used to create your online application.

Our office processes a large volume of application components daily, so check back often for new updates as this is the best method to check the receipt of your supplemental materials. Once materials are received by our office, it can take up to ten business days to update your Applicant Portal. If it has been more than ten days and your Applicant Portal is not properly updated, please contact the Center for Enrollment Management.

When mailing official transcripts, it is suggested that you use FedEx or another delivery service that provides you with package tracking capability.

Deposit Deadlines

All candidates will receive a decision within four weeks after their application is complete. An enrollment deposit payment of $1,000 is due within two weeks after notification of an admittance. Note: an additional fee is assessed for processing fees if paying via credit card.  Enrollment deposit payments are non-refundable and are applied to the first semester tuition upon matriculation.

Deposit Extension
In certain cases, the Admissions Committee will grant an extension to the deposit deadline. All extension requests must be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.