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Darla Moore School of Business


Admissions

Applications are accepted year-round for entry into the Spring, Summer and Fall terms. Apply Now

GMAT Waiver
GMAT 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 transcript(s) and an updated resume to macc@moore.sc.edu.

Application Deadlines

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

Application Deadlines for Summer/Fall 2018 Entry

Admission Type

Deadline

Rolling Until Aug 3*

*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the rolling deadline.

Application Deadlines for Spring 2019 Entry

Admission Type

Deadline

 Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1  Oct 15 
Rolling until Dec 1*

Spring applicants can also apply during the summer/fall deadlines

*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the rolling deadline.

Application Deadlines for Summer/Fall 2019 Entry

Admission Type

Deadline

 Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1 Dec 1 
Round 2  Jan 25 
Round 3 Mar 1
Rolling until Aug 1*
*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the rolling deadline.
USC-Columbia Accelerated Program Applicants
USC-Columbia students applying to the Accelerated program need to be admitted and confirm their enrollment before taking Accelerated courses. Students wanting to participate should plan to apply by the deadlines of the semester that they wish to begin Accelerated classes. The application term on the online application relates to when you begin the MACC program full time (after you complete your undergraduate degree).

Admission Requirements

Applicants are evaluated across a number of factors, including:

  • Undergraduate performance
  • GMAT score
  • Recommendation letters
  • 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 C's in these courses

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

Online Application

Submitted online application via 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 program.

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 to the email address you provide for them.

Transcripts

You may attach unofficial transcripts to your online application for the review process. Transcripts from all institutions attended are required. Official transcripts are required for enrollment.

Official transcripts can be sent via the following methods:

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 are:

  • 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 transcript(s) and an updated resume to macc@moore.sc.edu.

TOEFL/IELTS

International applicants not graduating from a U.S. institution, or who have not spent at least 3 years studying 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

Qualified students will receive an invitation to schedule an admission after our review of your other required application components.

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