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Darla Moore School of Business

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Accounting

Admissions

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

B.S./MACC Accelerated Program

Please visit the B.S./MACC 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. We encourage students without a summer internship or students planning on participating in recruiting (already have a job offer) to take at least one summer class to begin the MACC program.

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

Deadline

Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1 Nov. 1 
Rolling until Dec. 1*
*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the rolling deadline.

Admission Type

Deadline

Priority Decision in a Day
Round 1 Nov. 1 
Round 2  Dec. 1 
Round 3 Feb. 1
Round 4 March 1
Rolling until Aug. 1*
*Please contact us if you wish to apply after the rolling deadline.
UofSC-Columbia students applying to the Accelerated program need to be admitted and confirm their enrollment before taking Accelerated courses. Students wanting to participate should plan to apply by the deadlines of the semester that they wish to begin Accelerated classes. The application term on the online application relates to when you begin the MACC program full time (after you complete your undergraduate degree).

Admissions Materials

Applicants are evaluated across a number of factors, including:

  • Undergraduate performance
  • GMAT score
  • Recommendation letters
  • Resume
  • Admissions interview
  • Other compelling factors

Each applicant is evaluated individually and assessed on their potential to excel in our 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 C's in these courses

Your application is not considered complete and will not be reviewed for an admission decision until each of the following is received:  

Submitted online application via moore.sc.edu/apply. The application fee is $100.

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.

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.

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:
    carol.russell@moore.sc.edu

Via fax:
     803-777-0414

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

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. Minimum requirements to request a waiver are:

  • 3.5 Cumulative (or most recent 60 hour) GPA,
  • 3.5 Upper Level Accounting GPA, AND 
  • 3.5 Business Core GPA. 

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee the receipt of a waiver. 

GMAT Waiver information.

To request a waiver, please email unofficial copies of your transcript(s) and an updated resume to macc@moore.sc.edu.

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.

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.

Accounting/Business Degree Not Required

We do not require applicants to have an undergraduate degree in accounting or business for admission to our program. Students must complete our required prerequisite courses prior to entering or within our program. For a list of the required prerequisite courses, please visit our prerequisite page. We can create custom schedules for students without an accounting background wanting to complete our program in 18 months or less.

Financial Awards

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


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