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Darla Moore School of Business


GMAT Waiver

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

Non-UofSC Students

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 3.5 business core GPA (prerequisite courses)
  • At least three upper-level accounting courses completed

To apply for a waiver, email all of your unofficial (pdf) transcripts and an updated resume to, subject = "GMAT Waiver Request." 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.

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

UofSC-Columbia Students

The GMAT waiver for UofSC-Columbia students is tied to the B.S./MACC Accelerated Program requirements. Students qualifying for the Accelerated program receive the GMAT waiver.

To determine if you qualify for the GMAT waiver and Accelerated program, please email with subject = "GMAT Waiver and Accelerated Program."



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