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Darla Moore School of Business

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Admission Requirements

Applications are accepted year-round for entry into the spring, summer and fall terms. 

Program Entry Dates

You can begin our program in the spring, summer or fall semesters. 
We are currently accepting applications for spring, summer and fall 2024. The final deadline is Dec. 1, 2023 for spring 2024 applications.

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.

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Priority Decision in a Day: 10/28/23
Rolling Admissions Until Dec. 1, 2023

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Round 1 Decision in a Day: 10/28/23
Round 2 Decision in a Day: 2/9/24
Rolling Admissions Until April, 15, 2024

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Round 1 Decision in a Day: 10/28/23
Round 2  Decision in a Day: 2/9/24
Rolling Admissions Until July 25, 2024
Rolling Admissions Final Fall 2023 deadline is July 25, 2024

Your application will not be reviewed 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.

Admissions Criteria

Each applicant is evaluated individually and assessed on their potential to excel in the MACC 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 in these courses

Undergraduate Accounting / Business Degree Not Required

Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business for admission to the MACC program, however, students without these degrees must complete required prerequisite courses prior to entering the program or in addition to their MACC courses. Visit the MACC Prerequisite Courses page to view the list of required courses. Students without an accounting background who wish to complete the MACC program in 18 months or less can work with the program director to create a custom schedule. Contact to learn more.

Full Criteria

Your application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed for an admission decision until all maerials have been received.  

Qualified students will receive an invitation to schedule an interview 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.

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. To learn more about the GAMT waiver, including how to request a waiver, please visit the MACC GMAT waiver information page.

Fill out the online application.

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.

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 for TOEFL is 5818. For IELTS, please make sure you select the University of South Carolina as a score recipient when taking the test.

You can attach unofficial transcripts to your online application for the review process.  Transcripts are required from every institution attended for course credit, even if a degree was not awarded.  Official transcripts are required for enrollment and must be sent before the end of your first term to continue in the program.  Documentation includes grade sheets, a statement of degree(s) awarded and the date each degree was conferred.  International universities often have separate grade sheets and certificates showing proof of degree. 

Electronic Transcript Service (Clearinghouse, EScript, Parchment): 

Mail Transcripts:
Graduate Admissions
Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29208 

Note: the digital transcript service SPEEDE only sends documents to Undergraduate Admissions.  Once you receive confirmation that your SPEEDE transcript has been downloaded, please forward the notification to so we can request your transcript to be sent to us. 

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

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.

Application Fee Waiver

The Moore School recognizes the valuable contribution of applicants associated with a select group of organizations. With this in mind, we waive the application fee for certain sponsors and/or agencies. View the Application Fee Waiver [PDF] for more information.

Financial Awards

All students admitted to the MACC program are considered for financial awards. For more information on merit-based financial awards, including fellowships and graduate assistant positions, visit our Tuition, Fees and Financial Awards page.

B.S./MACC Accelerated Program for USC Students

The Moore School offers an Accelerated program option for current USC-Columbia students, which allows them to complete their undergraduate accounting degree and MACC degrees in four years. Visit the Accelerated program page to view program requirements and application information.

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