Master of Professional Accountancy

New and Incoming Students

Master of Professional Accountancy

The New Student webpage provides access to important information for both new and incoming Master of Professional Accountancy students. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently for important updates and reminders.

Mark Your Calendar for Key Dates 

July 17, 2024: Onboarding Webinar lead by Faculty Chair, Professor Chang.
August 1, 5, 7 & 9, 2024: Financial Accounting Fundamentals Bootcamp Webinar lead by Professor Skaife.
September 6-12, 2024: In-Person MPAc Orientation Day at Gallagher Hall on the UC Davis campus.
September 25, 2024: Fall Quarter 2024 instruction begins.

All Students

1. Set Up Your UC Davis Computing Account 

  1. Use your nine-digit UCDID student ID (found on your admit letter) to create your Kerberos and UC Davis email accounts at the UC Davis Computing Accounts website. 
  2. Email your UC Davis email address to Kari Heidrick for record accuracy. Your UC Davis email address will be your primary point of contact going forward, please ensure you regularly check your UC Davis email. 

For any issues with your computing account, please submit a help desk ticket to UC Davis IET.

Note: Current UC Davis students/staff can use their existing accounts. Email Kari Heidrick your UC Davis email to ensure accuracy of our records.

2. Submit Your Official Documents 

  • Ensure you submit official transcripts from all institutions attended, and test scores for GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS if applicable.
    • Note: Transcripts from your degree-granting institution must be official documents with demonstration of degree conferral. In your provided transcripts there must be documentation of completing all four MPAc prerequisite courses. 
  • Test scores (if applicable) for the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and/or IELTS exam. 
  • Log into your application portal to view a checklist of your submissions. The checklist will be updated as our office receives your documents.
  • View details for mailing official documents and test scores by clicking here.

3. Meet Your Program Manager 

Starting in February, Kari Heidrick will be your primary contact, aiding in advising, registration, and connecting you to campus resources.

4. Accept Canvas Invitation 

You'll receive an invitation to the MPAc Class of 2025 Canvas site. Canvas is the learning management system for course content, assignments, and communications. We have a robust onboarding experience that begins right away via Canvas. You will have onboarding assignments and engagements over Canvas as you prepare for classes to begin in the Fall.

5. Review Health Policies and Take Action as Applicable 

  • All UC Davis students are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), unless the completed “Request for Waiver” has been received by UC Davis by the specified enrollment deadline dates and the Request for Waiver has been approved. You can enroll in this plan or request a waiver by following the instructions here
  • Review the official University of California Immunization policy. As part of this, all incoming students are required to meet the UC Immunization and TB Risk Screening requirement. These include: 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccines, or a positive titer for each disease, 2 Varicella vaccines, 1 Adult TDAP, 1 meningococcal vaccine (Menactra, Menomune, or Menveo). Students become compliant with this requirement by entering their vaccination dates, uploading a copy of their immunization records, and completing the TB Risk Screening Questionnaire via our Health-E-Messaging website. Students who have not provided evidence of the required vaccinations will not be able to complete their registration for their 2nd term without a Medical Exemption Request.
  • UC strongly recommends that all members of the university community follow CDC vaccine recommendations. It also offers the option for those who prefer to opt out to do so by submitting a declination statement. More details are available at: COVID-19 Vaccine Policy | Campus Ready

6. Additional New Student Resources

Download your new student digital welcome pack, where you can download social media images, LinkedIn headers and Zoom backgrounds: New Student Digital Welcome Pack.

Additional Requirements for International Students

7. Start Researching and Secure Your Student Visa

Obtain Your Visa
  • Work with the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars to obtain your student visa.
  • Visit their website for newly admitted students for detailed information. 

Using UC Davis I-global System

  • Request your I-20 via the UC Davis I-global system, available in the spring. 
  • Ensure completion of paperwork before your courses start. 
  • Start preparing visa paperwork in advance. 

Financial Requirements for GSM Students

To apply for an F-1 student visa, the following minimum financial requirements must be demonstrated by the student:

  • Tuition costs 
  • Health insurance 
  • Books and supplies 
  • Room and board 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Transportation costs Additional $6,000 for each dependent 

You will need to provide current financial documents as part of the visa application process.

Passport Requirements

  • Submit a valid passport with your application. 
  • Passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your planned arrival date in the U.S.