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Darla Moore School of Business


Admission Requirements

The UofSC MACC seeks to enroll diverse and qualified students. Applications are accepted year-round for entry into the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. Apply Now

New Changes for 2017-18

GMAT Waiver
You may now request a waiver from the GMAT requirement! Waivers are provided on a case-by-case basis after review by our admissions committee. Minimum requirements to request a waiver include: 3.50 Cumulative (or most recent 60 hour) GPA, 3.50 Upper Level Accounting GPA, AND 3.50 Business Core GPA. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee the receipt of a waiver. To request a waiver, please email unofficial copies of your trancsript(s) and an updated resume to macc@moore.sc.edu.

Admissions Interview
An admissions interview is now a required component of our application process. Interviews are scheduled after your application is submitted and all required application materials are recevied. Interviews are conducted either in-person, or via video conference (Skype or Adobe Connect). 

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants are evaluated across a number of factors, including:

  • Undergraduate performance
  • GMAT score
  • References/recommendations
  • Resume
  • Admissions interview
  • Other compelling factors

Each applicant is evaluated individually and assessed on their potential to excel in our program. Defined admission requirements for undergraduate performance and GMAT will vary from applicant to applicant. However, all applicants must have a minimum 3.00 upper-level accounting/major GPA with no more than two Cs included in these courses

Your application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed for an admission decision until each of the following items is received:  

Online Application

Begin your application at moore.sc.edu/apply. The application fee is $100.

Resume & Statement of Purpose

Included in your online application, the statement of purpose is your chance to tell us what you want to do with your MACC degree and why you want to attend our prorgram.

2 Letters of Recommendation

Within the online application, you will provide the email addresses for two contacts that you want to provide you a recommendation. These can either be academic or professional, however, we prefer at least one recommendation from an accounting (or other major) professor. Your recommenders will receive an online form to complete at the email address you provide for them.

Official Transcripts

Request transcripts from all institutions that you have attended and send to:

Via email:
     scott.king@moore.sc.edu

Via fax:
     803-777-0414

Via mail:
     Scott King, Director of Graduate Admissions
     Darla Moore School of Business 
     1014 Greene Street
     Columbia, SC 29208

GMAT Exam Scores (or Waiver)

Send your official GMAT scores using our institutional code: JV2-TP-28. Scores must be from within the past five years to be considered valid. 

Waivers of the GMAT requirement are provided on a case-by-case basis after review by our admissions committee. Minimum requirements to request a waiver include:

  • 3.50 Cumulative (or most recent 60 hour) GPA,
  • 3.50 Upper Level Accounting GPA, AND 
  • 3.50 Business Core GPA. 

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee the receipt of a waiver. 

To request a waiver, please email unofficial copies of your trancsript(s) and an updated resume to macc@moore.sc.edu.

TOEFL/IELTS

International applicants not graduating from a U.S. institution, or not spending at least three in the United States, must submit official TOEFL or IELTS test scores to demonstrate their command of the English language. Scores must be from within the past two years to be considered valid. Our institutional code is 5818.

Admissions Interview

You will receive notification of your interview status after all other required application components are received.

We offer two options for interviewing: 1) an on-campus interview, or 2) a video interview (Skype or Adobe Connect).

On-campus interviews include the opportunity to meet with the MACC Director and tour the Moore School. 

On-campus interviews are preferred for USC-Columbia students.

 

Application Deadlines

We will not review your application until we receive all of your required application documents. Applications missing documents after a deadline has passed will be carried forward to the next deadline assuming all documents are received.

Application Deadlines for Spring 2018 Entry

Admission Type

Deadline

 Early Decision in a Day
Standard  Nov. 3 
Rolling  Dec. 29
Application Deadlines for Summer/Fall 2018 Entry

Admission Type

Deadline

 Early Decision in a Day
Priority  Jan. 26 
Standard  Feb. 23 
Rolling  Aug. 3

 

Additional Guidance

Please visit MACC Admissions Process for additional guidance on the admissions process.