Application Deadlines

Admission is offered for fall, spring, and summer terms.

Fall and Summer Admission

  • February 1 priority, followed by rolling admission until the program is full

Spring Admission

  • October 1 priority, followed by rolling admission until the program is full

Funding Requirements

All admitted international students must demonstrate to the U.S. government they have adequate funding in order to obtain a student visa. The funding includes tuition, fees, room and board, health insurance, and living expenses. After students are admitted, they will receive a financial certification statement from the University. The University will issue an I-20 only after receiving the completed financial support verification and statement.


Full-time students must hold an F-1 student visa to pursue study at the University of Minnesota unless the funding source requires you to hold a J-1 exchange/visitor visa.  If you’re admitted, you will receive a financial certification statement.  The University will issue an I-20 only after receiving financial support verification.  Students will be required to demonstrate they have sufficient funds available to meet all educational expenses for the duration of their status at the University of Minnesota.  These costs include tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, and other expenses.  Additional financial resources are required if a spouse and/or children will accompany the student.

Part-time students cannot be issued an F-1 or J-1 visa.  Students must have a work permit or dependent visa in order to pursue the program part-time.

English Testing

A TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS test is required of international applicants whose native language is not English, regardless of U.S. citizenship status.  For the university’s minimum TOEFL requirements and additional information, see English language requirements

The requirement is generally waived for applicants who have completed 24 quarter credits/16 semester credits (within the past 24 months) in residence as a full-time student at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States or other English speaking country.

TOEFL scores must be received directly from TOEFL.  Our TOEFL institution code is 6874.  Please note that test scores may not be available for 4-6 weeks after you take the test, and plan accordingly.  If you have already submitted an application and want to find out if we have received your official TOEFL scores, check here.

Official IELTS scores should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admissions, 309 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant Ave S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455


Students must submit official transcripts once admitted.  These transcripts must be submitted before registration and enrollment at the University of Minnesota.  If you have attended universities that issue official transcripts on request, you must have these materials sent to the Graduate Office of Admissions directly from the institution.  An official, certified (signature and seal) English translation should be attached if the transcript is not in English.

Provisional Admissions

The MAcc Program does not make provisional or conditional admission decisions.