What to expect after the Dec 31 application deadline

Keep in mind upcoming deadlines

Friday, December 31 marks the Fisher MLHR priority funding deadline for domestic MLHR applicants 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, the 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. These checklist updates are NOT made in “real time.” Please wait at least five business days to check the online tracking system.
  • Once you have a complete application, your file will be put into review.  During this time of year, the review process generally takes 2-4 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/wait list
    • application not accepted/deny
  • If you are invited to interview, you will be contacted via email with available dates/times to schedule  an in-person or phone interview
  • Upon completion of an interview, you can expect to hear a decision within 1-3 weeks.  Possible outcomes include:
    • admission
    • defer a decision until a future date/wait list
    • application not accepted/deny

Please keep in mind that:

In addition to weekends, 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.

MLHR students are currently on winter break until Monday, January 3.  Admission staff  WILL be checking the fisher_mlhr@fisher.osu.edu email account sporadically during winter break, except on holidays. The account will be checked again on daily basis on/after January 3.

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 backlog as we process all of your applications.