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Darla Moore School of Business

  • Decision in a Day, a one-day, in-person admissions event, is on Saturday, Oct. 26 2024. Register by Oct. 16, 2024. MACC by the numbers: 97% job placement rate 2022-2023 academic year; 97% student satisfaction rate based on spring and summer 2023 graduate survey


Decision In A Day

Participating in Decision in a Day allows you to waive several application requirements. Instead of submitting an application essay, two letter of recommendations and participating in the required interview as part of the application process, you’ll interview with faculty members and firm representatives at the event. This reduces the time it takes for you to complete your application and provides you with a same-day admission decision well in advance of program deadlines.

Vitual Q&A Session

Join us for a virtual Q&A session to learn everything about Decision in a Day!
Thursday, Oct. 10  |  12-1 p.m. EST  |  Register to attend

When is Decision in a Day?

Submitted applications and application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the due date to finalize your attendance at the event.

Event Date


Deadline to Register

Completed Application Materials Due

Intended Program Start Date

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024 On Campus Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2024  Friday, Oct. 18, 2024 Spring, Summer or Fall 2025
Friday, Feb. 7, 2025 Virtual Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2025 Friday, Jan. 31, 2025 Summer or Fall 2025


How do I participate?

  • GPA: minimum 3.25 (cumulative OR most recent 60 hours)
  • Major GPA: minimum 3.00
  • GMAT: minimum score of 570 OR received GMAT waiver
  • International applicants:
    100 total OR IELTS: 7.0 total and 7.0 in each section OR received waiver

Once you register online (links are listed above, under When Is Decision in a Day), you will receive instructions on confirming your eligibility and submitting your online application. Please note that there are event-specific instructions for completing your application, and not following these instructions can impact your ability to attend the event. Your event registration expresses your interest in attending the event and does not guarantee you an event invitation.

Email your unofficial transcript(s), GMAT score(s) or waiver request, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) to for event eligibility confirmation. 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.

Wait for an eligibility confirmation email and formal invitation to the event before submitting your online application. Event-specific application instructions and required materials will be outlined in this email.

What do past participants think?

Kuda Chinymara

Kuda Chinymara

"The presentation was very informative and everyone was keen to get to know all the prospective students and help them determine if USC was the best fit for them. The professors who were present displayed a very high level of enthusiasm and confidence in the program. The lunch afterwards gave us the chance to meet professors we did not interview with, but whose classes we would potentially take."

Coker Edge

Coker Edge

"I come from a family of University of South Carolina graduates and it was my number one choice in graduate programs. I weighed my options at other schools, but I just loved the school atmosphere that the Moore school gives. I chose to come after the Decision in a Day event where I learned more about the program while getting to speak with faculty and accounting firm employees. I felt very welcome from the moment I stepped on campus and that is when I knew that I wanted to get my MACC at USC"

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