FAQ

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

The MHRM Admissions Committee will review scanned copies of official transcripts uploaded in your application for evaluation purposes. If you are admitted to Fisher, you will be required to submit final official transcripts. International credentials should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations. See Admissions Requirements for more information.

A: If you have little or no work experience, we prefer to see academic references who can comment on your potential to succeed in a rigorous graduate finance program. If you are currently employed and are in a position to get quality references from your emplyer, 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.

A: Although not required, the MHRM 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 MHRM program beyond what was presented in your original application.

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 MHRM 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.

A: There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement. 80% of the GPAs for admitted students into this program are typically in the 3.3 to 3.5 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.

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

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

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

A: No, it is the policy of the admissions committee to not comment on admissions decisions for any applicant. If you are denied admission, you are welcome to submit an application for the following year once the application for that admission cycle is available.

A: No. The Fisher MHRM program will accept either official GMAT or GRE scores as part of a complete application. Applicants do not need to take both tests - one will suffice.

A: There is no minimum GRE or GMAT score requirement. For informative purposes, review the profile of the most recent admitted class.

Please keep in mind that your GRE and/or 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 GRE or GMAT to improve your score if you believe your scores are too low.

A: Fisher College of Business typically receives official GRE or 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 either test. The MHRM Admissions Office must receive your scores directly from the test 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.

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

A: Applicants whose native language is not English must 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 MHRM program recommends your total TOEFL iBT score be at least 100 (with speaking score at least 24) to be minimally competitive.

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.

A: The TOEFL is valid for two years

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

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

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

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