Participating in Decision in a Day allows you to waive several application requirements. Instead of submitting an application essay, two letter of recommendations and participating in the required interview as part of the application process, you’ll interview with faculty members and firm representatives at the event. This reduces the time it takes for you to complete your application and provides you with a same-day admission decision well in advance of program deadlines.
When is Decision in a Day?
Submitted applications and application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the due date to finalize your attendance at the event.
Deadline to Register
Completed Application Materials Due
Intended Program Start Date
|Friday, Nov. 6, 2020||Virtual||Monday, Oct. 26, 2020||Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020||Spring, Summer or Fall 2021|
How do I participate?
Once you register online, you will receive instructions on confirming your eligibility and submitting your online application. Please note that there are event-specific instructions for completing your application, and not following these instructions can impact your ability to attend the event. Your event registration expresses your interest in attending the event and does not guarantee you an event invitation.
Email your unofficial transcript(s), GMAT score(s) or waiver request, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) to email@example.com for event eligibility confirmation. Transcripts from non-U.S. schools need to be converted to the U.S. 4.0 scale using a member of the NACES. Study abroad classes taken at a non-U.S. school included on your U.S. school transcript do not need to be converted.
Event Eligibility Requirements
- GPA: minimum 3.25 (cumulative OR most recent 60 hours)
- Major GPA: minimum 3.00
- GMAT: minimum score of 570 OR received GMAT waiver
- International applicants:
TOEFL: 100 total OR IELTS: 7.0 total and 7.0 in each section OR received waiver
Wait for an eligibility confirmation email and formal invitation to the event before submitting your online application. Event-specific application instructions and required materials will be outlined in this email.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will receive an official event invitation via email after we have confirmed your eligibility. Your invitation will include detailed instructions on what to do next, including event-specific application instructions. If you can, please wait for this email before submitting your application because you are unable to edit or update your application once it's submitted.
No, We balance financial awards between the events so your award would be the same at either event.
Please dress business professional.
Yes. Each applicant will be assigned specific interview times. Your interview times will be assigned the week of the event, and you will be informed of your itinerary via email.
You will interview with some combination of firm professionals and MACC faculty. Your interviews will either be one-on-one with an interviewer or with multiple people at the same time. You will not have group interviews with other event participants.
You can expect to have at least two rounds of interviews, each about 15-20 minutes each. Each interviewer will be supplied with a copy of your resume and are free to ask whatever they want! Expect questions on academic and professional goals and past work or internship experience.
Firm professionals are typically senior managers, directors, partners or shareholders for public accounting firms, although the lowest level professional that may attend is a manager.
Firms participating in previous Decision in a Day events include Deloitte, EY, PwC, Grant Thornton, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Elliott Davis and Greer Walker.
Unfortunately, since these events are when we award our largest financial award packages, the event minimum requirements are strictly enforced. However, the event requirements are not the same as our general admission requirements. You can still be admitted to our program — and receive a financial award package — by going through our normal admissions process.
First, have you applied for our GMAT waiver? If you do not qualify for a waiver, since these events are when we award our largest financial award packages, the event minimum requirements are strictly enforced. However, the event requirements are not the same as our general admission requirements. You can still be admitted to our program — and receive a financial award package — by going through our normal admissions process.
Your admissions and financial award decisions are based on your academic performance, GMAT score/waiver, resume, interview performance and other compelling factors. A GMAT waiver is considered a neutral factor that neither increases nor decreases your potential award. A strong GMAT performance can positively impact your potential award. If you have received a GMAT waiver and are planning on taking the exam, please defer attending Decision in a Day until after you have taken the exam.