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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

 Acceptance and Matriculation

 To matriculate at Post University means that a student is degree-seeking. Students can enroll in 12 credits as non-matriculated students. To be considered a matriculated graduate online or regional location student at Post University, a student must have:

  • Completed a graduate application

  • Submitted a completed and signed Post University Transcript Request Form to authorize Post University’s Office of Admissions to request your transcripts from the institution from where the student graduated)

  • Attained an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above. (For exceptions to this requirement, see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation Section 3.2.3)

  • Provided two letters of recommendation from academics or professionals attesting to the applicant’s ability to undertake and complete graduate work or such other certifications or documentation as determined by the Dean or Program Director of the program to which the student is applying.

  • Completed minimum work experience as follows:

    • 3-5 years of relevant full-time work experience for the MBA, HCMBA, or MPA Program

    • 1-3 years of relevant full-time work experience for the M.Ed. Program

    • 1 year of relevant full-time work or volunteer experience for the MSHSV Program

  • Submitted a current resume


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:

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 Modules 1 and 2, December 1 for Modules 3 and 4, and April 1 for Modules 5 and 6.

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.

Admission to Certificate Programs

Students applying for a graduate certificate program must meet the same admission criteria appropriate to the program of study which grants the certificate (see Acceptance with Conditions and Matriculation section).

Students may not transfer any credits into a certificate program.

Once admitted into a certificate program, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive the certificate.

Certificate students must participate in the appropriate Graduate School orientation program upon acceptance into that program.

Should the student decide to enter the full degree program (either while in the certificate program, or upon completion of the certificate program) the student will need to initiate a transfer process by contacting his/her academic success counselor.

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