Standardized tests are not only one way of evaluating a student’s academic potential, but they do add another piece to the "puzzle" of an application. Each applicant to the Fisher MBA program must arrange to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Our GMAT program code is ZLJ-9D-98 and our GRE program code is 1592.
Typically, 80 percent of the students we admit score in the 600-720 range of the GMAT. However, there is NO minimum GMAT or GRE score required to enter our program. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.
We recommend that you plan in advance to take the GMAT or the GRE, which will allow you to study and take practice tests prior to taking the official test. A number of our students have found it helpful to follow test preparation courses, either online or in a center close to where you work or live. As it takes at least two to three weeks for us to receive your official test scores, please plan accordingly when scheduling to take the exams so the scores arrive at Ohio State prior to your application deadline.
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).