Admission

We have a rolling admission process and also accept application materials on a piece mail basis.

Prerequisites for an admission decision

    • A completed online application
    • An undergraduate degree in Accountancy, or the equivalent, from an accredited university
    • 2 years of tax-related experience or relevant business experience
    • 2 letters of recommendation and a sponsorship letter
    • An interview with a Program representative
    • The GMAT is not required
    • English Proficiency Requirement for Admission

International application deadline: February 13, 2015

Domestic application deadline: March 13, 2015 (an extension may be granted by the program)

Steps to follow when completing the online application

  1. Log on to: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=uiuc-grad
  2. Click “Create an Account”
  3. Complete “Basic & Login” Information. (Academic Program: Accountancy, Term: Summer 2015)
  4. Follow the links on the left side of the screen and complete the following:
    • Personal Information
    • Contact Information
    • Application Information (Proposed Program: Accountancy, Degree: Taxation (Chicago) – MS)
    • Education History (Upload Scanned Undergraduate Transcripts)
    • Languages
    • Test Information (International students only)
    • Statements (upload your resume and goals and objectives statement)
    • Recommendations  (2 recommendations required)
    • Downloadable Forms (International Students Only)

In addition to completing the online application, a sponsorship letter should be submitted to Yvonne Harden (yaharden@illinois.edu) or Norma Lauder (nlauder@illinois.edu).  The sponsorship letter should come from your employer (if employed), and acknowledge that your employer is aware that you will be attending classes on Fridays and Saturdays and are not available for work.  If your employer will be providing financial sponsorship (not a requirement) and would like to be billed directly, that information can also be included in the letter.