Application Process: The application process requires the completion of our online application. This includes answering an eligibility questionnaire, the submission of three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, unofficial GMAT/GRE test score, and a one-page written essay. The letters of recommendation will be submitted by the authors directly to the ADS Program via email. Unofficial transcripts and GMAT scores are accepted by the ADS Program and will be verified by the ADS Participating Universities. The candidate should start very early in obtaining the letters of reference, transcripts, and GMAT score report. If the test is more than five years old, the candidate should arrange immediately to retake the GMAT.
To begin the application process, please proceed to the ThisWayToCPA website to register on the site and create your free account. Register on the site as an accounting faculty member or professional by clicking "Sign In/Register" on the top-right corner of the page. Once this step is completed, using the login name and password created, applicants will follow the APPLY HERE link located towards the top of the program's application page. You should save this link. Applicants can save their progress and return by following the same link to edit their application until the application closes on October 15th. Please contact us at ADSProgram@aicpa.org if you have any questions about or need assistance with the application process.
Eligibility: To be eligible for this program the candidate must meet the following requirements.
*Or equivalent GRE score. Some participating universities have agreed to accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT.
Selection Process: The selection of ADS Scholars is a two-step process. First, applications are evaluated based upon academic and professional achievements and potential for successfully earning a doctorate in accounting. Applicants whose profiles are deemed to be competitive for admission to several doctoral accounting programs are invited to a one-day orientation conference. Following participation in the conference, applicants are asked to confirm their commitment to apply for doctoral study in accounting at one or more participating universities for admission. The selection committee then selects the ADS Scholars from the remaining pool of candidates.
Funding: Several candidates selected for 2023 enrollments will be awarded $20,000 in addition to university-backed funding.
|Participating Universities||Audit||Tax||Management Accounting||Information Systems||Financial Analytics||GRE|
|Arizona State University||x||x||x||x||x|
|City University of New York - Baruch College||x||x||x|
|Louisiana State University||x|
|Michigan State University||x||x||x||x|
|Ohio State University||x||x||x||x|
|Oklahoma State University||x|
|Texas A&M University||x||x||x||x|
|Texas Tech University||x||x||x||x|
|University of Alabama||x||x||x||x|
|University of Arizona||x||x||x||x|
|University of Arkansas||x||x||x|
|University of Central Florida||x||x||x||x||x|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||x||x|
|University of Connecticut||x||x||x||x|
|University of Florida||x||x||x||x|
|University of Georgia||x||x||x|
|University of Houston||x||x||x|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||x||x||x||x||x|
|University of Illinois, Chicago||x|
|University of Kansas||x||x|
|University of Kentucky||x||x||x|
|University of Maryland||x||x|
|University of Massachusetts - Amherst||x||x|
|University of Massachusetts - Lowell||x||x||x|
|University of Mississippi||x||x||x|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||x||x||x|
|University of Nebraska - Lincoln||x||x||x|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||x||x||x|
|University of North Texas||x||x||x||x||x|
|University of Oklahoma||x||x||x||x|
|University of Oregon||x||x||x|
|University of Tennessee - Knoxville||x||x||x||x||x|
|University of Texas at Austin||x||x||x|
|University of Washington||x||x|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||x||x||x||x||x|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||x||x||x||x||x|