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).
GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy
If you are currently enrolled in or graduated from a degree granting graduate and/or professional program in the U.S. and you have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.4/4.0 or equivalent, you may request a waiver of the GMAT/GRE exam through the online application.
The decision to grant the waiver is made at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Should the committee decide that a GMAT or GRE score is needed to fully evaluate your candidacy for the MBA program, you will be informed once your application has been initially reviewed.
Applicants who are offered admission to the Full-time MBA program without a GMAT or GRE score may not be eligible for the highest level of financial awards (University Fellowships, Fisher Fellows, and Graduate Assistantship Appointments).