Hi, I'm planning to apply for MAcc / MPA programs for the Summer or Fall (depends on the particular program), 2011. I really don't have any idea what my chances are, though, because I don't really have a usual student profile, so I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about my chances?
My dream is to attend UT-Austin, because of their great accounting program, low cost of living, and I would love to live and work in Austin. I think it's a pretty far reach, though (their median GPA is about 0.5 points higher than mine!), so I guess my top realistic choices are USC, William & Mary (I'm a VA resident), and UNC... what do you guys think?
graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010, math major, chemistry minor
undergrad GPA (no accounting): 3.1
skipped 2 grades so I graduated at the age of 19. I would be 22 when I start a master's program.
unemployed and not a student between June 2010 and May 2011 (I think this will be a huge problem)
I will have taken finished Intermediate Accounting II (and all prereqs, obviously) by the time I begin my master's. along with the 2 econ classes I'm taking this summer, these grades could affect my GPA. if, theoretically, I averaged a 3.67 (A-) in these six courses, my cumulative GPA would rise to 3.2.