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3 (plus 1) things to keep in mind when applying to the Fisher MHRM program

Three things to keep in mind when preparing your MHRM 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 12 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: About two to four weeks will go by from the time you take the GRE or GMAT to the time we get your scores. Accordingly, if you want your scores to be here by December 1, you should plan on taking the GRE or 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 submit things “out of order”

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

Be very aware of how long things will take to complete/submit when compiling your application materials – and assume it will take longer than you plan

As mentioned earlier, we will not receive your GRE or 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.

Bonus –> SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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 TOEFL test administrator. 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.

 


What’s the status of my application?

We are being weighed down by all of the MLHR mail. Get your stuff in by November 21.

 

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

About two weeks before major deadlines, the Fisher MLHR application office becomes inundated with transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, and applications. MLHR 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 MLHR 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 MLHR 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 21, your items will make the deadline. Anything received after November 21 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 MLHR 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 21.


Three helpful links when you’re applying to the Fisher/Ohio State MLHR program

Let us help you find what you're looking for

If you are applying to the Fisher Master of Labor & Human Resources program for autumn 2012, here’s a quick guide to help you find three application-related pages on the program’s website.

In addition to the links referenced above, you can also find information on career placement, living in Columbus, and Fisher MAcc alumni profiles, among other things! As always, if you have any questions, please let us know.