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3 (plus 1) things to know when applying to the Fisher MAcc program

Three things to keep in mind when preparing your MAcc application

Be aware of deadlines

Deadlines have a way of sneaking up on you. I recommend taking a look at the deadlines and working backward. If you want to submit your application by December 1, for example, you know that gives you approximately three months or twelve weeks from now until then. You need to be aware of how long each item will take to be completed and submitted to us. Examples include but are not limited to:

GMAT: At least two weeks will pass from the time you take the GMAT to the time we receive your official scores. Accordingly, if you want your scores to be here by December 1, you should plan on taking the GMAT no later than November 15.

References: How long will your references take to prepare their recommendations for you? Work backwards from December 1 and add an extra couple of weeks or more as “cushion” in case anything unforeseen and unpredicted occurs.

It is OK to do things “out of order”

You do not need to wait before everything is complete before submitting your application materials. For example, you can submit GMAT scores before submitting your application. Conversely, you can submit your application before taking the GMAT. You can submit your application before all your references are received. And so on.

Be very aware of how long things will take to complete/submit when compiling your application materials

As mentioned earlier, we will not receive your GMAT scores the day after you sit for the test. Plan for the lag time. Also, your references will need (on average) at least one month to prepare your letters of recommendation.


i) If you have or will earn your undergraduate degree outside of the United States, you must submit course by course evaluations prepared by either WES or ECE. These can take six weeks or longer to prepare and deliver to us. Plan accordingly.

ii) TOEFL scores can take a long time to arrive at Ohio State. How long? It varies. It can be anything from several weeks to several months. The delay is almost always due to the test administrator involved. If you are an international student and need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, be sure to keep in close touch with the TOEFL or IELTS test administrator.


Fisher MAcc applications/deadlines for autumn 2015 are now available

The 2015 Fisher MAcc application 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 2015 are listed below:

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

November 14 – Fellowship nomination deadline

December 19 – Financial aid priority deadline

May 22* – Final deadline
*Complete applications received after this date may be reviewed on space available basis.



November 14 – Fellowship/priority funding deadline

March 6 – 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. Enjoy the rest of your summer in the meantime!

Enjoy summer while it lasts!

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.