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Darla Moore School of Business

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must be admitted as a pre-business student to be considered for admission into a cohort program.

Yes, the university’s enrollment deadline is not until May 1, and therefore you do not have to commit to UofSC to be considered for cohort program admission.

No, we admit all cohort students prior to starting their freshman year at UofSC, and there are no opportunities to apply to a cohort program after the cohort admissions process is complete.

At the time of application, students must select one cohort program for which to apply. If a student is not admitted, or deferred until the next round of admissions, students may choose to apply to another cohort program in the second round of admissions. Students will need to complete a new application for each program in which they have interest. (It's recommended that students only apply to cohorts that you have a strong interest in.) Applications should reflect your academic and personal interests, and how a particular cohort program will help you achieve these goals. Each cohort has a different regional, functional major and language focus, so it is important to be aware of these components when applying to different cohort programs, as each program will meet different educational goals.

Not necessarily, but some of the programs will fill up after the early admissions deadline. Please apply early for full consideration.

When a program has reached its maximum capacity after admissions decisions are made, there are some instances in which a waitlist will be used. If, after the university’s May 1 enrollment deadline has passed, there are open seats due to students not enrolling at the University, students on the waitlist will be notified in regards to gaining a seat in the cohort program.

Yes, admission into the South Carolina Honors College does not mean a student will be admitted into a cohort program, nor does it mean that a student will not be admitted to a cohort program.

Yes, you can do both the Honors College and an IB cohort program. Advisors for both programs will assist you in navigating the opportunities and requirements both programs provide.

If you successfully complete all progression requirements of Moore School first year students, and maintain a 3.65 GPA on all courses at UofSC, yes, you will be able to continue in the cohort track of the IB major.

A strong application is made up of a high GPA, high standardized test scores, strong math skills demonstrated through higher-level math courses in high school and a well-written statement of purpose and short-answer responses. The Moore School is looking for students with high math skills, a passion for language studies, cultural competence and a dedication for learning about business on a global stage.

No, you will not be at a disadvantage as long as your math scores and grades are of high achievement. You must be “calculus ready” in the fall semester of your freshman year, meaning you will be eligible to enroll in calculus your first semester at UofSC, by scoring high enough on the math placement test taken during the summer before UofSC freshman orientation.

While we recommend prior language study, language requirements vary by cohort program. For some programs, prior language study is required to be eligible. However, there are several cohort programs in which no prior language study is required. See the chart below:

Cohort Language Requirement
IBA Prior Spanish language study is required
IBCE No prior Chinese language study is required
IBEA Students must choose to study French, German or Portuguese.  No prior language study is required in any of the languages, but students will be required to complete summer programs/courses in order to complete the language requirement if beginning a new language
IBMENA No prior Arabic language study is required
RIL Prior French language study is required

Yes, but please note that in order to complete the requirements for the IB program, you must complete four 300-level courses in one foreign language. Depending on the cohort, a particular language may be required, and any additional languages would be additional courses on your schedule. It is also important to note that some languages will not be offered while you are abroad, depending on location. It is quite difficult for students to complete requirements for multiple languages, so we do issue caution to students interested in pursuing multiple languages.

Spaces vary by cohort. The Moore School maintains a balance between UofSC and  partner institutions, so it adheres to balance guidelines every year. The IBEA, IBCE and IBMENA cohorts have 10 seats per academic year; RIL has 20 seats per academic year; IBA will vary, ranging from 5-20 seats per academic year.  

Yes, AP/IB credits are accepted by UofSC.

Yes, there are scholarships available through the UofSC Education Abroad Office, as well as the Moore School Office of International Activities (Study Abroad). Additionally, students are eligible to apply for the Moore School undergraduate scholarships.

Yes, all travel arrangements are made by individual students at the cost of the student.

Yes, in some cases students are eligible to do internships abroad. Some visa regulations will prohibit students from interning while abroad, but there are many locations which allow students to intern overseas.

Students will make their own arrangements for housing while abroad. In some locations, there is on-campus housing available, but in other locations students will need to arrange homestays, apartments, student housing, etc. Most of the partner institutions offer some type of assistance in making housing arrangements, such as providing a list of vetted housing vendors, websites and housing location recommendations. The cost of living varies from location to location, country to country.

The types of jobs are heavily dependent on the functional major and interest of the student. On a recent survey here are some of the companies where our students are currently employed: Wells Fargo; IBM; Oliver Wyman; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Hewlett Packard; Enterprise; Eastman Chemical; Urban Behavioral Associates; Integration Point, Inc; Greenpeace, China; New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting, Co.; PWC; Eaton; Resolution Media; Techtronic Industries; AgroFresh Solutions; Teach for America; Eastman Chemical; Belden; Ernst & Young; PTS Consulting; General Electric; Manhattan Associates; Campus Ministry; Elliott Davis Decosimo; Pepsi-Frito Lay; Visa; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; Nestle USA


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