What to expect after December 15th!

As you probably know, this Wednesday, December 15 marks our priority funding deadline for full-time MBA admission for Autumn 2011.

Here is what you can expect in terms of the admissions process over the next several weeks:

  • Remember that once you submit your application, our processing office has to match up your application form with any supplemental materials you may have sent previously or have yet to send.
  • Once we have identified any materials that belong with your application, we will update your checklist on your online application so you can check to see what is still missing.
  • Once you have a completed application, your file will be put into review.  During this time of year, the review process generally takes 2-3 weeks.
  • Once your file has been reviewed, you will receive communication about the status of your application.  Possible outcomes include:
    • request for interview
    • defer a decision until a future date/waitlist
    • application not accepted/deny
  • If you are invited to interview, you will be given access to an online appointment scheduling site that will enable you to schedule an in-person, phone, or Skype interview
  • Upon completion of an interview, you can expect to hear a decision within 1-2 weeks.  Possible outcomes include:
    • admission
    • defer a decision until a future date/waitlist
    • application not accepted/deny
  • If you are offered admission to the program, you will learn if you are eligible for any merit-based financial aid within 2 days of admission notification

Please keep in mind that:

The Graduate Programs Office will be closed on Thursday, December 23, Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The MBA students are currently on winter break until Monday, January 3.  Our student ambassadors WILL be checking the mba@fisher.osu.edu email account during break, except on holidays.

I wish you all the best of luck with your application to the program.  Please be patient with us over the next several weeks. We will do our absolute best to communicate with you on a timely basis, but it is the holidays after all, so mail delays and staff absences may create a back-log as we process all of your applications.


2 Responses to “What to expect after December 15th!”


  1. 1 Joe January 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Will communication be sent via phone, email, or regular mail regarding interview and admission status?

  2. 2 Alison January 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Joe! Communication regarding interview status is sent via email. If you are invited to interview you will receive a link to a website where you can schedule your phone, skype, or in person interview. Admissions decisions are updated online in the applicant center through the Buckeyelink website (appstatus.osu.edu). Communication regarding admissions decisions is sent via email and then postal mail for waitlist and admit decisions. Deny decisions are informed through postal mail. I hope this helps!

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