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Darla Moore School of Business

Accounting

GMAT Waiver

GMAT waivers are provided on a case-by-case basis after review by our admissions committee.

Waiver Qualifications

You may apply for the GMAT waiver if you meet EACH of the following requirements:

  • At least a 3.40 cumulative, or most recent 60-hour, GPA
  • At least a 3.25 upper-level accounting GPA (prerequisite courses)
  • At least three upper-level accounting courses completed
  • At least 90-total credit hours completed

Please note that you may apply for the waiver if you do not meet the requirements above due to grades received during spring or summer 2020 (the COVID-19 pandemic). In this scenario, you will need to include a personal statement with your application.

UofSC students meeting the waiver requirements above also meet the requirements of the B.S./MACC Accelerated program.

You may apply for a GMAT waiver if you meet each of the following requirements:

  • At least a 3.5 cumulative, or most recent 60-hour, GPA
  • At least a 3.5 upper-level accounting GPA (prerequisite courses)
  • At least a 3.25 business core GPA (prerequisite courses)
  • At least three upper-level accounting courses completed

Please note that you may apply for the waiver if you do not meet the requirements above due to grades received during spring or summer 2020 (the COVID-19 pandemic). In this scenario, you will need to include a personal statement with your application.

 

Applying for the GMAT Waiver

The application process for a GMAT waiver is the same for UofSC students and non-UofSC students.

Please include unofficial PDF versions of your transcripts. Transcripts from all colleges attended are required (not just your current college). Transcripts should break out your coursework by semester.

Transcripts from non-U.S. schools need to be converted to the U.S. 4.0 scale using a member of the NACES. Study abroad classes taken at a non-U.S. school included on your U.S. school transcript do not need to be converted.

Please include a PDF version of your current resume.

The GMAT waiver personal statement (about 500 words) is only required for the following two scenarios:

Scenario 1: You have elected pass/fail grading in upper-level accounting courses.
Please include factors considered when making the decision to elect pass/fail grading. Your discussion can include academic and non-academic challenges faced during the semester. Please also include a copy of your school’s pass/fail policy during the spring 2020 semester, if applicable and available.

Scenario 2: You chose not to elect pass/fail grading in upper-level accounting courses during the spring and summer of 2020 (the COVID-19 pandemic), and as a result, you do not meet the current GMAT waiver qualifications.

Please include factors impacting your academic performance during the semester(s). Your discussion can include academic and non-academic challenges faced during the semester.

Note that the GMAT waiver personal statement is not intended to replace the personal statement included in your application to the MACC program.

To apply for a GMAT waiver, email your unofficial (PDF) transcripts, current resume, and statement of purpose (if required) to macc@moore.sc.edu with "GMAT Waiver Request" in the subject line.

Our admissions committee reviews each request individually and strives to have a response to you within two weeks of your request. Note that meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a waiver.



 

 


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