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FAQ

The following is a list of frequently asked questions that future students ask about Fisher's MAcc program. If you don't find answer to your question please Contact Us.

Bullet I have already taken the GRE. Do I also need to sit for the GMAT?

A: Yes. All applicants are required to sit for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GRE is not accepted in lieu of the GMAT.

Bullet What is the minimum GMAT required for applying to the MAcc program?

A: There is no minimum score requirement; 80 percent of our students score at or above 560 on the GMAT, our present mean GMAT score is 649. Please keep in mind that your GMAT score is only one of a number of factors we review in determining admission. If your scores are below our average, we still encourage you to apply. You may, however, want to consider retaking the GMAT to improve your score.

Bullet How long will it take for my GMAT scores to get to you after I take the test?

A: Fisher typically receives official GMAT scores 10 business days after someone sits for either test. At times it may take longer, so allow plenty of time to sit for the GMAT. The MAcc Admissions Office must receive your scores directly from the GMAT administrator for your scores to be considered official. Official scores are required as part of a complete application - only complete applications are reviewed for admission decisions.

Bullet How long are GMAT scores considered valid?

A: Five years.

Bullet Where and when are GMAT testing sessions? Where do I find information about the tests?

A: For information about testing sessions and locations in your area visit the GMAC website for GMAT information.

Bullet What is the TOEFL requirement for international students who apply to the MAcc program?

A: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores as part of a complete application. The Ohio State University Graduate School requires a minimum score on the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) of at least 79 to apply to any graduate program at Ohio State; however, the MAcc program recommends your total TOEFL iBT score be at least 100 (with speaking score at least 24) to be minimally competitive.

Bullet Are there instances in which I would not be required to take the TOEFL?

A: The TOEFL will be waived if you have earned a degree from a U.S. university. Applicants who are citizens of, or who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher in, one of the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Caicos Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Scotland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Wales.

Bullet How long is the TOEFL valid?

A: The TOEFL is valid for two years

Bullet What is the TOEFL institutional code for The Ohio State University?

A: The Ohio State University TOEFL institutional code is 1592.

Bullet I took the IELTS. Will you accept that instead of the TOEFL?

A: Yes. Have the official report sent directly to Fisher.

Fisher College of Business
MAcc Admissions Office
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Bullet What kind of transcript is needed for an application?

The MAcc Admissions Committee reviews scanned copies of official transcripts uploaded in your online application for evaluation purposes. You are required to submit transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended. Coursework from one institution reported as transfer credit on another school's transcript does not meet Ohio State's definition of a transcript. Transcripts should include all work previously completed and work currently in progress. Ohio State will not accept web reports, advising reports, self-reported scores, or transfer credit on another school’s transcript.

If you have taken courses at The Ohio State University, you do not need to submit transcripts for those grades as the Admissions Office will obtain your Ohio State grades directly from the University Registrar’s Office.

If you are admitted to Fisher, you will be required to submit final official transcripts. Do not send paper official transcripts unless specifically requested by our office.

NOTE: Applicants who earned or are in process of earning degrees from universities outside of the United States must also have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts by an approved credential evaluator and have that report sent to our admissions office. Currently, the Fisher MAcc program accepts credential evaluations from ECE or WES. See Admissions Requirements for more information. International credentials should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations.

Bullet What if I do not want to use my current employer as a reference?

A: We understand the concerns about using a current employer. College professors, clients and other supervisors can be used as references if you are uncomfortable with requesting one from your current employer. Your reference should know you and your work well enough to tell us about your abilities and address the areas indicated on the reference form.

Bullet Should I send additional information?

A: Although not required, the MAcc Admissions Committee will be happy to consider any additional information that you would like to submit. Any material you send should add insight into your qualifications for the Fisher MAcc program beyond what was presented in your original application.

Bullet Where do I send my supplemental information?

A: Your transcripts, letters of recommendation (unless provided online), and other information should be sent to:

Fisher College of Business
MAcc Admissions Office
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

Bullet Can I transfer or waive classes?

A: Fisher does not accept transfer credits from other institutions. We also do not waive the total number of credit hours required, although it may be possible to substitute course work (on petition to the MAcc graduate studies committee) based on your undergraduate coursework. However, our flexible curriculum and latest faculty research will ensure that you are not likely to find yourself forced to repeat content you have already mastered.

Bullet What is the GPA requirement for applying to the MAcc program?

A: There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement. Our average GPA is typically in the 3.5 to 3.8 range. If, however, your cumulative GPA at time of application is below a 3.0 and Fisher wishes to recommend you for admission, additional approval will be required from the Ohio State University Graduate School.

Bullet How do I know if my application is complete?

A: Your status can be checked online through our application system after you have officially submitted your application.

Bullet Should I come to campus to state my case?

A: We do not encourage applicants to come to campus to state their cases for admissions. However, if you would like to schedule a campus visit to learn more about Fisher, we will gladly assist you.

Bullet When will I hear a decision?

A: Decisions will be made throughout the evaluation cycle. Please check your status online for updates.

Bullet Do you provide feedback on why an application was denied?

A: No, however, we can provide you with suggestions on how to strengthen your application, should you wish to re-apply for a subsequent application year.

Bullet If I decide not to complete my application after submitting it, may I have my application fee returned to me?

A: The application fee is non-refundable.