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“What’s the status of my application?”

Our office receives at least one dozen inquiries every day from applicants, asking us for the status on their applications.

It will take a few days to match surface mail items with your online application

Here are some reminders and things to keep in mind:

  • Items that are sent to us via surface mail (e.g. transcripts, etc.) are noted as received on the day we receive them and will be considered “on time” if this date meets our application deadline (please do not worry if you are a day or two late – we review applications on a rolling basis anyway and will certainly still review yours).
  • There is and will be a delay between the time that we receive materials and those materials being recorded as “received” on your status page. The length of the delay will depend on the time of year – around the holidays and the deadlines, please expect a longer processing delay.
  • If you submit materials to us (e.g. transcripts, TOEFL scores, etc.) prior to submitting your application, we are unable to confirm receipt of those materials.
  • Once you submit your application, you may check your application status in your Apply Yourself account to determine which materials we have received.  Again, please note that your account will not be updated the minute you submit your application, but after we have had a chance to search for documents we have received that match the name on the application submitted.

Difference between Fisher Graduate Programs Office and Ohio State Graduate Admissions Office

All business schools process their applications differently. At Ohio State, we have a centralized Graduate Admissions Office that ultimately processes all of our applications. As an applicant, you will receive communication from Fisher (Graduate Programs Office, aka “GPO”) and from The Ohio State University (Graduate Admissions Office, aka “GAO”).

Transcripts

When you apply to the MLHR program, you must send ALL of your materials to the Fisher GPO. Since most of your application can be completed online, this generally refers to transcripts. We ask you for two official copies of each your transcripts. Send BOTH official copies of each of your transcripts to the Fisher GPO, as we will make sure a copy is sent to the university’s GAO.

Mailing address

The physical/surface mailing address for the Fisher GPO is

MLHR Admissions
Fisher College of Business/Ohio State University
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Ave
Columbus OH 43210-1144

It is critical you put “MLHR Admissions” in the first line of the address on anything you send to us via surface mail. The Fisher GPO processes applications for several different graduate programs – if you omit “MLHR Admissions” or accidentally list another program, your mail has a higher chance of being mis-filed and mis-placed. We will find it eventually – but the processing of your file will very likely be unnecessarily delayed.

Checking status of your application

When you submit your application to the MLHR program, you will receive an email from the Fisher application system confirming that we have received your submitted application. The email will also include a link through which you can check the status of your application. Use that link – and that link only – to check the status of your application. Please note it can take up to two weeks from the time you submitted your application to the time your web status update page is updated. So, please, if you need to contact us about the status of your application, please be patient and allow a couple of weeks to pass before contacting us.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us!

GPO

GAO