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Admissions to Moore

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If you are currently enrolled in another college or school on the Columbia campus, you must submit an application to enter the Darla Moore School of Business. Prior to admission, if you need assistance making academic plans to transfer, please see Major Change Advising in the University Advising Center.


The Moore School only accepts transfer students (internal and external) for the summer/fall term. There is no spring admission. The application deadline for summer/fall is March 1. Late applications are not accepted. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at  To apply, click "Apply Now" link below.


  • A minimum USC cumulative GPA of a 3.0 
  • Complete a minimum of 15 USC semester hours, and 
  • A grade of 'C' or higher in calculus (MATH 122 or 141) 

  1. Applicants must have all requirements met at time of application submission. Applicants who do not meet these admission requirements at the time of application will be denied and will need to reapply for a future term.
  2. Admission is competitive and based on space availability. Applicants will be prioritized in rank order by cumulative USC GPA. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted.
  3. Applications will NOT be accepted after established deadlines. Students who are not admitted or do not meet the terms of their admission must reapply for a future semester for reconsideration. If admitted students choose not to complete the change of school process for the semester in which they are admitted, they must reapply for admission for a later semester. Admission is term specific.
  4. Students should plan for a minimum of 3-4 semesters in the business school prior to graduation. Based on our course sequencing, it is unlikely that you can transfer into the Moore School as a senior and expect to graduate on time. Students transferring as juniors may also have difficulty depending on major selection. If admitted, a DMSB academic advisor will discuss graduation planning with you at orientation.