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April is Alive with Admissions Activities!

April is a busy time here in the Graduate Programs Office.  This week we are welcoming some of our admitted students to campus for our annual Red Carpet Admitted Students weekend.  If you are an admitted student that is unable to attend or you are just curious about what happens at Red Carpet, be sure to follow us on Twitter at #FisherRedCarpet2013 as we will be live tweeting this weekend!

We will be hosting a Spring Interview Day on Friday, April 12 for applicants who intend to submit by our LAST DEADLINE of the year, April 15!  Spring Interview Day gives you a chance to see the campus, conduct your admissions interview and receive an admissions outcome by Tuesday, April 16 if you have submitted your application by the deadline.  If you can’t make the deadline, your admissions decision will be communicated as soon we have the chance to review your completed application.

The sun is shining, spring is in the air – time to get motivated and APPLY before it is too late!

 


Fisher Ranks among Best B-School for Veterans!

 

 

For the first time, Military Times surveyed business schools to create a ranking of Best Business Schools for Vets.  The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business ranked 6th among 24 ranked schools.  We take pride in our commitment to work with veteran applicants and students and believe we have created a community in which military students can thrive.

Learn more about our admissions process for military applicants as well as the student experience for veterans at Fisher!

Did you know that active duty and veteran applicants recieve an application fee waiver to apply to Fisher?  Our next (and last!) deadline for the Autumn 2013 semester start is April 15.  Apply now!

 

 

 


Needed: Transcripts from every school you attended

MBA Applicants,

When you are completing your application to the program, please take note of the transcript instructions.  Ohio State requires transcripts from each institutition where you earned credit, even if the name of the institution and courses are listed on your primary transcript.  If the name of a college or university is listed on your primary transcript (perhaps from summer school or study abroad, for example), the Graduate Admissions Office at Ohio State will request an official transcript from that institution.

The exception to the rule – if you completed your undergraduate work exclusively at Ohio State, you do not need to request a transcript.  We can access that for you.

However, if you studied abroad or did any coursework outside of Ohio State during your time here, we would need you to order those transcripts.

Questions?  Email us at mba@fisher.osu.edu.


Coming soon – March 5 application deadline!

The Fisher MBA Class of 2015 is coming along quite nicely, but it is not too late to apply.  Our next application deadline is rapidly approaching – Tuesday, March 5.   Candidates who apply by the March 5 deadline will still be considered for admission in time for our annual Red Carpet Admitted Students Weekend (April 5-6).  We look forward to reviewing your application to the program!  Good luck!

 


Fisher Winter Interview Day

If you need a little motivation in these cold winter months to get moving towards your new goals for 2013, here it is:

Start an application to the Fisher MBA program and automatically be granted an in-person interview with a member of the MBA Recruiting and Admissions Team.

Details:

What: Winter Interview Day

When: Friday, February 15*

 *Interview slots are available between 9:00am ET and 5:00pm ET.  Interview day also includes a presentation providing a program overview, lunch, and an optional tour of campus.

How: Start an application online. Email your resume to mba@fisher.osu.edu with Winter Interview Day in the subject line.

We will get back to you within one week of your resume submission to inform you if we have a spot available for your interview.


Patience from applicants = happy admissions office

As you might imagine, December is a bit busy here in the Fisher Graduate Programs Office.  We have just passed a priority deadline and applicants are anxious to confirm that their materials have been received in time to be considered for admission and for financial aid.

Please keep in mind that there is manual work that has to be done to match your online application with the rest of your application materials, as it does not get updated in “real-time.”  Also, note that it takes about 20 days from your test date for us to receive official GMAT scores and 13 days from your test date to receive TOEFL scores.

Please wait at least five business days for your application checklist to be updated to reflect the status of your application materials received by our office.

Note, the Graduate Programs Office will be closed on Monday, December 23, Tuesday, December 24, and Tuesday, January 1.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a happy new year!


Another successful Fisher Season Premiere

Those of you that got the chance to participate in our Fisher Season Premiere event this past weekend certainly got to see us at our finest.  We welcomed an outstanding group of prospective Fisher MBA candidates on campus for a jam-packed day of learning, team-building, networking, socializing and, of course, eating!

Highlights from the day included:

In case you missed it, we were live tweeting from the event at #FisherSeasonPremiere, so you can look us up on Twitter.

Here are a few photos that captured the weekend’s activities:

 

 

 

 


Rolling Admissions vs. Rounds

As you are getting ready to submit your applications to business schools, be sure to pay attention to the deadlines.  Some schools operate on a rolling admissions schedule, while some schools use rounds.  Schools that use rounds expect that your application is complete by the posted deadline and all of the applications that were submitted by a particular deadline are reviewed together.  The next batch of applications will be reviewed after the next deadline has passed.  So, if a deadline is October 15 and you submit your application on the 16th, you may have missed the chance to be reviewed in that round.  Fisher uses a rolling admissions schedule.

Here are some important things to note with respect to our rolling admissions process:

  • We will review your applications as they are submitted and become complete.  You do not need to wait until the deadline to submit your application or receive any feedback from us. Even though we just had a deadline  (October 15), you can still submit tomorrow and your application will be reviewed when it is ready.
  • Deadlines are guidelines for you and for us, from an application processing standpoint – there are certain incentives to applying by the deadlines, like priority funding consideration, for example.
  • The earlier you apply, the more seats still remain to fill the class, so the better your chances might be for admission.
  • If you apply early and are not a competitive applicant at that time, you may still have time to work on some of the weaker areas of your application in time for the next enrollment.  If a candidate has strong potential for admission, yet is lacking in a specific area that may be addressed, the admissions committee may put you on the waitlist and provide feedback as to steps you can take to increase your chances for admission.  Perhaps we would like to see a higher score on the GMAT or TOEFL or perhaps we will advise you to enroll in a continuing education course during spring semester to give the admissions committee some additional confidence in your quantitative abilities.  This kind of feedback might be possible if you submit an application in November rather than March, for example.

Our next application deadline is December 1 – get your application in any time between now and then to benefit from priority merit-based funding consideration!

 


Meet Fisher in Nepal, Pakistan and India!

David Smith, Associate to the Dean, International Student Recruitment, will be traveling  to conduct interviews with prospective Fisher candidates in Nepal, Pakistan and India.  First priority will go to those candidates who have already submitted applications to the Full-Time MBA program; however, if time permits we will accommodate appointments with prospective students who intend to apply by the December 15 deadline.

His travel schedule is as follows:

November 5: Lahore, Pakistan

November 6-7: Islamabad, Pakistan

November 10 -11: Mumbai, India

November 12: Kathmandu, Nepal

November 14: Kolkata, India

November 16: Bangalore, India

November 18-19: New Delhi, India

If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with David, please email Megha Tikoo at mba@fisher.osu.edu with a copy of your resume.  We look forward to learning more about you and meeting you soon!

 

Last year’s welcome sign! This year we could be meeting you!


Visit and Interview during Fisher Season Premiere!

Fisher Season Premiere is our exclusive preview weekend of the fall and will be held this year on Saturday, October 27th. It enables you to learn about many facets of our program and participate in a variety of activities which include:

  • Welcome from the deans of our program
  • Case discussion with a Fisher professor
  • Mix and mingle with Fisher faculty and staff
  • Admissions/Financial Aid presentation and application overview
  • Tour of Fisher/OSU
  • Career Management overview
  • Dinner with other prospective students, current students and alumni

Check out our student blog from last year’s event!

Fisher Season Premiere is an invitation-only event.  All participants are automatically granted an evaluative admissions interview which can be scheduled on Friday, October 26th or Monday, October 29th for your convenience.

Request an invitation to Premiere today – interest has been strong so far and spots are getting filled quickly!

 


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