If you’re waitlisted for Fisher MAcc: A mini FAQ

If you’ve been waitlisted, here is some information to help give you some clarity on your status

The MAcc admissions office has been releasing admission decisions over the past few months and will continue to do so for the next several weeks. Decisions on applications fall into one of three categories:

  • Admitted
  • Denied
  • Waitlisted

The first two decisions are self-explanatory. Based on the questions we have been getting from waitlisted applicants, the third category (“Waitlisted”) may require some additional information.

How do I know if I’ve been waitlisted?
You will receive an email from the MAcc Admissions Office informing you that you have been placed on the waitlist.

What happens if I am on the waitlist?
You will either be admitted or denied off the waitlist.

How often is the waitlist reviewed?
On average, it’s reviewed once every four to six weeks. The MAcc Admissions Office will clear the waitlist – that is, make a decision on all applications on the waitlist – no later than April 30, 2014.

If I am removed from the waitlist and admitted or denied, how will I be notified?
The quickest way to check your status is to check your status online. (A surface letter will also be mailed to you – but depending on where you are, this can take a while for you to receive the letter. As such, we recommend checking your app status online.)

How many people are on the waitlist? What are my chances for admission?
The number of candidates on the waitlist fluctuates depending on timing within the admissions cycle. While we anticipate admitting some waitlisted candidates, the applicant pool and yield on offers of admission varies each year. Therefore, we cannot predict exactly how many candidates will be placed on the waitlist or how many applicants will be offered admission based on previous years.

Do you rank your waitlist?
No, we do not rank our waitlist. We periodically review all waitlisted candidates but waitlisted candidates are not placed in a ranked order.

Do you offer feedback to candidates who have been waitlisted?
The MAcc Admissions Committee does not release details of its admission decisions to its applicants beyond the admission decision itself. Therefore, we cannot give you specific reasons as to why your specific application to this program was waitlisted nor can we counsel you on your specific situation.

Can I submit new information to add to my existing application? Will this help?
You are welcome to submit new information – whether or not it will help you is impossible to say. Focus on substantive, meaningful improvements that you feel will make you a stronger candidate or provide information not already presented in your application.

Examples of “new information” might include:

  • Updated test scores (e.g. GMAT, TOEFL)
  • Updated resume
  • Additional recommendations

Submitting new information is neither required nor necessary and may or may not affect your likelihood of being admitted.

If you wish to submit new information, you may submit updates via email or mail to the admissions office.  When possible, email is preferred.

Updates may be sent via email to macc-app@fisher.osu.edu.  Supplemental materials sent via surface mail should be mailed to:

MACC ADMISSIONS
Fisher College of Business/Ohio State University
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

 


You only need to do three things to submit your MAcc application

You only need to do three things to submit your application.

I received a great question from a student the other day. He asked me:

If I have all of my application information input, but I am waiting on electronic recommendations to be finalized, am I allowed to submit the application? The tool in the application says that my application is complete, but I am waiting on my references to submit the recommendations and did not know whether or not to submit it.

This is an excellent question. The answer? There are only three things you need to do in order to submit your Fisher MAcc application:

  1. Upload your responses to the essay questions and
  2. Upload your resume and
  3. Identify three people/references for your application.

Essays: Be sure to answer each of the questions fully and completely. Think of each question as one way interviews – the admissions committee has asked you the question … now, provide us with your best response.

Resume: It is permissible to submit a resume longer than one page. I am not implying that you must submit a resume longer than one page but IF you have information that is relevant to your application to this program (e.g. academic honors, awards, scholarships, etc.), do not limit yourself to one page. Do not include irrelevant information (e.g. high school jobs, etc.).

References: To submit your application, your references do not need to have already been submitted. You only need to identify/list three references to submit your application – your references can submit their recommendations at any time.

Everything else required for your application – test scores, transcripts, etc., can be sent to our office before or after you submit your application. (Click here for a list of required application items.) Once your application is complete, the admissions committee will begin to review your file.

So if you have completed your essay responses, have uploaded your resume, and have identified three references for your application, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

 

 

 

 


The 2014 Fisher (Ohio State) MAcc application is available now

Announcement – the 2014 application is now available!

The Fisher MAcc application for the 2014-2015 academic year is now live and available online.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early – your chances of earning admission and merit-based financial aid are best at the beginning of the application cycle, all else being equal.

Deadlines for Autumn 2014 are listed below:

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS (U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents)

December 20 - Fellowship/priority funding deadline

May 15* - Final deadline
*Complete applications received after this date will be reviewed on space available basis.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

November 1 - Fellowship/priority funding deadline

February 14 - Final deadline

Over the next few months, please check back on this blog – perhaps bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed. I will post information that may help you as you prepare to submit your application. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or contact us (contact information is posted here).

Enjoy the rest of your summer in the meantime!

There are a few more weeks of summer left this year. Enjoy them!


If you’re waitlisted for Fisher MAcc: A mini FAQ

If you’ve been waitlisted, here is some information to help give you some clarity on your status

The MAcc admissions office has been releasing admission decisions over the past couple of months and will continue to do so for the next couple of months. Decisions on applications fall into one of three categories:

  • Admitted
  • Denied
  • Waitlisted

The first two decisions are self-explanatory. Based on the questions we have been getting from waitlisted applicants, the third category (“Waitlisted”) may require some additional information.

How do I know if I’ve been waitlisted?
You will receive an email from the MAcc Admissions Office informing you that you have been placed on the waitlist.

What happens if I am on the waitlist?
You will either be admitted or denied off the waitlist.

How often is the waitlist reviewed?
On average, it’s reviewed once every four to six weeks. The MAcc Admissions Office will clear the waitlist – that is, make a decision on all applications on the waitlist – no later than April 30, 2013.

If I am removed from the waitlist and admitted or denied, how will I be notified?
The quickest way to check your status is to check your status online. (A surface letter will also be mailed to you – but depending on where you are, this can take a while for you to receive the letter. As such, we recommend checking your app status online.)

How many people are on the waitlist? What are my chances for admission?
The number of candidates on the waitlist fluctuates depending on timing within the admissions cycle. While we anticipate admitting some waitlisted candidates, the applicant pool and yield on offers of admission varies each year. Therefore, we cannot predict exactly how many candidates will be placed on the waitlist or how many applicants will be offered admission based on previous years.

Do you rank your waitlist?
No, we do not rank our waitlist. We periodically review all waitlisted candidates but waitlisted candidates are not placed in a ranked order.

Do you offer feedback to candidates who have been waitlisted?
The MAcc Admissions Committee does not release details of its admission decisions to its applicants beyond the admission decision itself. Therefore, we cannot give you specific reasons as to why your specific application to this program was waitlisted nor can we counsel you on your specific situation.

Can I submit new information to add to my existing application? Will this help?
You are welcome to submit new information – whether or not it will help you is impossible to say. Focus on substantive, meaningful improvements that you feel will make you a stronger candidate or provide information not already presented in your application.

Examples of “new information” might include:

  • Updated test scores (e.g. GMAT, TOEFL)
  • Updated resume
  • Additional recommendations

Submitting new information is neither required nor necessary and may or may not affect your likelihood of being admitted.

If you wish to submit new information, you may submit updates via email or mail to the admissions office.  When possible, email is preferred.

Updates may be sent via email to macc-app@fisher.osu.edu.  Supplemental materials sent via surface mail should be mailed to:

MACC ADMISSIONS
Fisher College of Business/Ohio State University
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

 


Admissions decisions = a branch of holism

We are often asked about statistics that describe the current MAcc class. We have calculated the statistics that represent the Fisher MAcc class of 2013. Click here for the class profile statistics.

Please know that this data is aggregated – it is a summary of over 80 students currently enrolled in the program. No single applicant looks the same. The admissions committee looks at everything in each applicant’s file – no one will be denied or admitted on a single criterion (e.g. GMAT, GPA, etc.). A high GMAT does not guarantee admission nor will a “low” GMAT necessarily prevent someone from being admitted into the program. The same is true for GPA. The admissions committee looks at everything – in other words, the committee is most concerned how your credentials (references, essays, transcripts, GMAT, resume), taken together, present a complete picture of you as a potential student in this program. We are not concerned so much with the individual components – individual components, by themselves, are not indicative of an applicant’s strengths. We are more concerned with how all of these individual components, taken together, comprise a complete picture of the applicant.

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts

 


Autumn 2013 applications are posted online and available

The Fisher MAcc application for the 2012-2013 academic year is now live and available online.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early – your chances of earning admission and merit-based financial aid are best at the beginning of the application cycle.

Deadlines for Autumn 2013 are listed below:

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS (U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents)

November 9 - early decision deadline. Complete applications submitted by this date will have an admission decision (admit, deny, wait-list) by December 31.

December 21 - Fellowship/priority funding deadline

May 15* - Final deadline
*Complete applications received after this date may be reviewed on space available basis.

***

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

November 9 - Fellowship/priority funding deadline

February 1 - Final deadline

***

Over the next few months, please check back on this blog. I will post information that may help you as you prepare to submit your application. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or contact us (contact information is posted here).

Enjoy the rest of your summer in the meantime!

There are a few more weeks of summer left this year. Enjoy them!


If you’re waitlisted for Fisher MAcc: A mini FAQ

If you've been waitlisted, here is some information to help give you some clarity on your status

The MAcc admissions office has been releasing admission decisions over the past couple of months and will continue to do so for the next couple of months. Decisions on applications fall into one of three categories:

  • Admitted
  • Denied
  • Waitlisted

The first two decisions are self-explanatory. Based on the questions we have been getting from waitlisted applicants, the third category (“Waitlisted”) may require some additional information.

How do I know if I’ve been waitlisted?
You will receive an email from the MAcc Admissions Office informing you that you have been placed on the waitlist.

What happens if I am on the waitlist?
You will either be admitted or denied off the waitlist.

How often is the waitlist reviewed?
On average, it’s reviewed once every four to six weeks. The MAcc Admissions Office will clear the waitlist – that is, make a decision on all applications on the waitlist – no later than May 25.

If I am removed from the waitlist and admitted or denied, how will I be notified?
The quickest way to check your status is to check your status online. (A surface letter will also be mailed to you – but depending on where you are, this can take a while for you to receive the letter. As such, we recommend checking your app status online.)

How many people are on the waitlist? What are my chances for admission?
The number of candidates on the waitlist fluctuates depending on timing within the admissions cycle. While we anticipate admitting some waitlisted candidates, the applicant pool and yield on offers of admission varies each year. Therefore, we cannot predict exactly how many candidates will be placed on the waitlist or how many applicants will be offered admission based on previous years.

Do you rank your waitlist?
No, we do not rank our waitlist. We periodically review all waitlisted candidates but waitlisted candidates are not placed in a ranked order.

Do you offer feedback to candidates who have been waitlisted?
As a matter of  consistent policy, the MAcc Admissions Committee does not release details of its admission decisions to its applicants beyond the admission decision itself. Therefore, we cannot give you specific reasons as to why your specific application to this program was waitlisted nor can we counsel you on your specific situation.

Can I submit new information to add to my existing application? Will this help?
You are welcome to submit new information – whether or not it will help you is impossible to say. Focus on substantive, meaningful improvements that you feel will make you a stronger candidate or provide information not already presented in your application.

Examples of “new information” might include:

  • Updated test scores (e.g. GMAT, TOEFL)
  • Updated resume
  • Additional recommendations

Submitting new information is neither required nor necessary and may or may not affect your likelihood of being admitted.

If you wish to submit new information, you may submit updates via email or mail to the admissions office.  When possible, email is preferred.

Updates may be sent via email to macc-app@fisher.osu.edu.  Supplemental materials sent via surface mail should be mailed to:

MACC ADMISSIONS
Fisher College of Business/Ohio State University
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

 


What’s the status of my application?

We are being weighed down by all of the MAcc mail. Get your stuff in by November 7.

 

“I mailed my transcripts last week, did you get them?”

About two weeks before major deadlines, the Fisher MAcc application office becomes inundated with transcripts, GMAT scores, and applications. MAcc staff is working tirelessly to make sure applications are complete for review.

If you have e-mailed us and we have not returned your e-mail, please note that the MAcc email inbox is steeped with requests about whether or not applications materials have been received. Additionally, please note that it can take a few weeks for the staff members to update your status. The best way to keep up with your application is to check your ApplyYourself account (read this blog post for a refresher) and not ask the MAcc office if your items have been received. If we are busy answering e-mails, who is going to process the applications?

If we receive your materials by November 7, your items will make the deadline. Anything received after November 7 will be considered under the next applicable deadline.

Last, we have received many requests asking if the admissions committee can review an application without official scores, transcripts, etc. The MAcc program will not review any incomplete applications and will not make decisions based upon scanned and uploaded copies of these items. In order to satisfy the review requirements all items must be received by us by November 7.


Application Status: Apply Yourself vs. Buckeyelink

If you have created an application account for the MACC program and have started working on your application, you have been using a system called Apply Yourself (“AY“). This screen shot should look familiar when you log in:

Screen shot of application in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you submit your application to the MACC program, you will continue to visit AY to review your application checklist – this will tell you whether we have received your transcripts, your test scores, your letters of recommendation or any other application materials that were not submitted with your online application form.

Soon after submitting your application, you will receive an email from The Ohio State University that provides your OSU ID and OSU ID password. This information will be used to log into the Buckeyelink to check your application status as it pertains to a DECISION on your completed application. This site will be updated to indicate whether your application is in review, been approved for admission, been denied, or whether a decision has been deferred until a later date (wait listed):

For Fisher MACC applicants, this application status button on Buckeyelink is not where you go to make sure we have received your application materials. This is where you go to check on the status of your completed application.

To summarize:

Check AY to check the status of your application that has been submitted but not yet complete.

  • In other words, until your application is complete, check AY.

Check Buckeyelink to check the status of your application that has been submitted and is complete.

  • In other words, after your application is complete, check Buckeyelink.

 

Good luck!


Autumn MAcc info sessions scheduled

Register now for a MAcc info session!

One of the best ways to learn about a program is to attend an information session. As many of our students in the current MAcc class are NOT from Ohio State, we are hosting webinars to allow you to engage with us during your graduate school selection process.

The advantages of a webinar for all of you include being able to learn more about Ohio State without leaving your house, no costly travel expenses, and the ability to ask questions in “real time.”

MAcc online information sessions are LIVE (not recorded) which means you will get to interact with the admissions office directly.

When are these information sessions?

  • Oct. 17, 2-3pm EDT MACC (WEBINAR)
  • Dec. 6, 5-6pm EST MACC (WEBINAR)
Note that we are also hosting a couple of information sessions for students interested in the accelerated BSBA/MACC program. These information sessions are only for currently enrolled undergraduate accounting majors at Ohio State. If you are not a currently enrolled accounting undergraduate major at Ohio State, do notregister for the BSBA/MACC sessions referenced below.

  • Oct. 28, 1-2pm EDT BSBA/MAcc (WEBINAR)
  • Nov. 18, 10-11am EST BSBA/MAcc (Gerlach Hall)

To register, please click here or visit our site. All registrants for the online info sessions will receive an email with log-in information the day of the scheduled information session. If you are attending the in-person BSBA/MACC info session, these are held in Gerlach Hall. Signage will be posted the day of the info session, guiding you to the location/specific room for the info session.

See you soon!

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