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Constance Crawford
Program Director
(201) 684-7396
ccrawfor@ramapo.edu

Arrlette Espinal
ASB Graduate Program Coordinator
(201) 684-7719
aespina2@ramapo.edu

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Welcome to the MSAC Program!

Congratulations on your acceptance and enrollment in our Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) program! Please know how much we appreciate your decision to choose Ramapo College for your graduate studies.

The following tabs will provide you with important information you will need as a newly admitted student. It is important that you read through each section and contact us with any questions you may have. Welcome to Ramapo!

Secure Your Seat - Pay Your Deposit

To reserve a place in your cohort, you must submit an enrollment deposit as outlined in your acceptance letter. You can review your letter and pay your deposit by logging back into your application – https://apply.ramapo.edu/apply/

This deposit is applied towards your first semester tuition once you enroll.

Activate Your Ramapo Email

As an admitted MSAC student, faculty and staff will be using your Ramapo email to communicate with you. In order to activate your Ramapo GMAIL account, you will need your ‘R’ number (your Ramapo ID number). You can find this in your acceptance letter. Setup your account here.

Link to the Academic Calendar
Web-Self Service

As a new MSAC student, it is important that you become familiar with Web Self Service and the Ramapo Intranet. Log into your account by clicking on the red tile that says “Web Self Service” by using the email and password you just activated. By logging into “Ramapo Self Service,” you will be able to register for classes, check the balance on your account, print degree evaluations, update your personal information, pay your bill and more.

Avoid a Hold on Your Account - Immunization/Alert-Me-Now

Avoid a hold on your account, that will keep you from registering for classes, by

  1. Completing your Immunization form. Read complete information here. Download the Immunization Form.
  2. Signing Up for “Alert Me Now” Emergency Notification System. You can do this by signing into Ramapo Self Service, and clicking on Sign Up / Update Alert-Me-Now Information.
Financial Aid Information

Graduate students are not eligible for Federal or State grant programs. However, graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 annually under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan programs. Students enrolling in the 4+1 BS/MS in Accounting Program should speak to their Financial Aid Counselor to discuss their financial aid.

Students may also obtain loans from various private loan programs. Students can compare several Alternative Lenders through the Elm Select website, a neutral lender and product comparison tool.

To apply for aid at Ramapo, students pursuing a graduate degree should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA and submit by March 1. No other application forms are required.  By complying with this priority deadline, graduate students will be prepared to contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss loan eligibility and borrowing options well in advance of the tuition payment deadlines.

Click here to view the Tuition Billing and Loan Disbursement schedule from 2017-18. Please note, this is only an example, dates and amounts are subject to change.

If you have additional questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor:

    1. Financial Aid Counselor for students with last name A-K: Janet Capolete: jcapolet@ramapo.edu
    2. Financial Aid Counselor for students with last name L-Z: Sussy Teijeiro: steijeir@ramapo.edu

Do you need to complete Entrance Counseling? Click here for instructions.

Do you need to complete your Master Promissory Note? Click here for instructions.

Scholarship Links

New Jersey Society of CPA’s (NJCPA)
Become a member:  https://njcpa.org/community/become-a-member
NJCPA scholarships available for 5th year even if you received one as an undergraduate: https://njcpa.org/become-a-cpa/scholarships/one-year

American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA)
https://www.aicpa.org/BecomeACPA/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/accounting-scholarships/aicpa-minority-accounting-students-scholarships/

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
https://www.afwa.org/scholarships/

Discover Accounting
https://discoveraccounting.org/scholarships/

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
https://www.imanet.org/students/scholarships-and-awards/scholarships?ssopc=1

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
http://www.nabainc.org/scholarship

Government Finance Officers Association
http://www.gfoa.org/scholarships

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CPA Prep Information

Our MSAC program has partnered with Becker Professional Education Services for a CPA Review Package aimed at providing our MSAC students with an opportunity to successfully complete the CPA Exam. The Becker CPA Review Classes are offered Live-on-Line and will provide the students a flexible learning experience aimed at completing portions of the CPA Exam as they complete their MSAC classes. Ramapo College students will receive a discount on the Becker CPA Exam Review Package: https://www.becker.com/cpa-review.html
Contact the Program Director for details.

The 4-Part CPA Exam consists of the following sections:

  1. FAR:  Financial Accounting Topics
  2. AUD: Auditing Topics
  3. BEC: General Business Topics
  4. REG: Regulatory Topics

The MSAC curriculum is designed to provide the students with a comprehensive learning experience that will expose the students to the CPA Exam requirements. The CPA License is a valued credential that will provide the student with growth oriented opportunities throughout their accounting careers.

Your MSAC advisor will provide you with the CPA Registration requirements to ensure a successful CPA Exam experience.

Proposed Curriculum Map

The MSAC program is offered in hybrid format, with a combination of in-seat daytime, evening, online and/or hybrid course offerings. The program can be completed full-time or part-time, and courses are offered in Summer Session I and II in addition to the fall and spring semesters.

College Catalog

On-Campus Resources
  • The Center for Reading and Writing offers one-on-one, face-to-face consulting sessions in writing, reading and study skills. Whether you want to improve your reading, learn strategies for strengthening your writing or brush up on study skills, we have the people and the resources to help you. Visit their website for more information.
  • Visit the George T. Potter Library website to search databases, find a book or chat online with a library staff member.
  • Workout for free! As an MSAC student at Ramapo, you get free access to the athletic facilities located in the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center; including a rock climbing wall, swimming pool, fitness center complete with weight-lifting equipment, treadmills, spinning bikes, etc. For more information about what’s available to you, visit www.ramapoathletics.com!
  • Hungry? Visit the Atrium, in the Student Center, for a quick grab-n-go option before class or during your break. You can also hit the C-Store in the Trustees Pavilion on your way to class for a quick snack!
  • Need to print something? There is a printer located in the Trading Lab, ASB-527. There are also printers in ASB-219. For a complete list of on-campus computer labs and printers, click here.
  • The Cahill Career Development Center, located in ASB-513 provides a number of career services to MSAC students. See a sample list below.
    • Professional resume critiques
    • Customized cover letters writing advisement
    • Targeted LinkedIn profile development
    • Career portfolio design assistance and resources
    • Interview preparation
    • Online career management resources orientation
    • Professional networking guidance
    • Career management coaching

Contact Cynthia G. Michalewski to set up an appointment today!

Cynthia Michalewski
Assistant Director / Career Advisor ASB
E-mail: cmichale@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7780
Office: ASB 514

Parking

See parking fee details under Graduate Non-Tuition Related Fees on the Graduate Cost Information Web page: https://www.ramapo.edu/student-accounts/costinfo/

MSAC Team

Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Constance Crawford
Professor / Accounting
E-mail: ccrawfor@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7396
Office: ASB-304

Karen Norton
Assistant to Dean / ASB
E-mail: knorton@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-6653
Office: ASB-329

Anthony Dovi
Associate Director Adult & Graduate Admissions
E-mail: adovi@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7305
Office: McBride House Room 8

Carolyn Ucci
Graduate Admissions Counselor
E-mail: cucci@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7448
Office: McBride House

Arrlette Espinal
Graduate Program Coordinator
E-mail: aespina2@ramapo.edu
Phone: (201) 684-7719
Office: ASB