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Admission Requirements

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

B.S./MACC Accelerated Program for UofSC Students

The Moore School offers an Accelerated program option for current UofSC-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.

Program Entry Dates

You can begin our program in the spring, summer or fall semesters. 

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.

Admission Type


Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1 October 1 
Final December 1*
*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the final deadline.

Admission Type


Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1 November 15 
Round 2  January 15 
Round 3 March 15
Final Summer April 25
Final Fall Aug. 1*
*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the final deadline.

UofSC-Columbia students participating in the Accelerated program earn graduate credit for courses taken as an undergraduate student. Accelerated deadlines relate to when you are taking courses you would like to “double count” for graduate credit.

Accelerated Classes Start


Spring December 15
Summer May 5
Fall August 10

Please remember that the term included on your MACC application should be after you complete your undergraduate degree, even though you are applying to take graduate courses in an earlier semester

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 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:

Via fax:

Via mail:
     Carol Russell
     Admissions Coordinator, Graduate Programs
     Darla Moore School of Business 
     1014 Greene Street
     Columbia, SC 29208

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.

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.

Application Fee Refund

In cases where the application fee presents a financial hardship for an applicant, the Moore School will consider a request for a fee refund. Apply for an application fee refund.

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.

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