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Fisher is not reviewing any more marketing PhD apps for Autumn 2012

We have been informed by the marketing faculty at the Fisher College of Business that it is no longer reviewing applications to the marketing PhD program for autumn 2012. (All offers the faculty will be making to applicants for autumn 2012 have been issued/extended.)

If you wish to apply for autumn 2013, please click here and provide us with your name, email address, and indicate your area of interest is “PhD” and “Marketing.” We expect the autumn 2013 PhD application to be available in August 2012. We will send you an email when the autumn 2013 application is available.


If you’re applying to Fisher PhD and are taking (or took) the new format GRE …

We have gotten several emails from PhD applicants – they have taken the new format GRE and are unable to self report their scores. The online application (accessible here) allows only the “old format” scores to be self reported. If this applies to you OR you haven’t taken the GRE yet but will do so in the near future, you want to continue reading this blog post.

NOTE: If you are applying to either the Accounting or MIS PhD programs, you must submit official GMAT scores. Neither of those PhD programs will accept GRE scores in lieu of GMAT.

If you took the GRE in July 2011 or earlier, you are able to self report your scores.

If you took (or will take) the GRE in or after August 2011, the system will not allow you to self report your scores. (This is because the scoring scale changed significantly with the new format GRE.) If you’re in this category, please do the following:

After you open up your online application

  1. Click on Test Score Information in the left column
  2. You will see a small drag-down menu right above “GRE Test Scores.” Click on “Intend to Take.”
  3. Insert the date you took the GRE. Do not insert your scores in the other fields shown.

This will allow you to let us know you have already taken the GRE and to look for your scores in the system.

If you are submitting your application before taking the GRE (and may not know the exact date you’ll take it), insert the first day of the month and year you will likely take it. For example, if you will probably take the GRE in January 2012, insert “01/01/2012″ in the date field.

Follow the directions listed here to self report your "new" format GRE scores


Campus closed November 24-27

This is a quick reminder that all campus offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Offices will re-open on Monday, November 28.


What’s the status of my application?

We are being weighed down by all of the PhD mail. Get your stuff in by the deadline.

 

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

About two weeks before major deadlines, the Fisher PhD application office becomes inundated with transcripts, GMAT/GRE scores, and applications. PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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 the applicable deadline, your items will make the deadline. Anything received after the applicable deadline may be reviewed on a space available basis.

Last, we have received many requests asking if the admissions committee can review an application without official scores, transcripts, etc. The PhD 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 the deadline.


Application Status: Apply Yourself vs. Buckeyelink

If you have created an application account for the Fisher PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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!


National Middle Market Summit on October 6 at The Ohio State University

There are always a lot of interesting things going on at The Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University. On October 6, the Fisher College of Business and GE Capital are sponsoring a major conference on Ohio State’s campus. The National Middle Market Summit is bringing together some of the best minds in business to discuss ways to nurture “middle market” companies – smaller than large conglomerates but bigger than small companies, this is an area of business that has not been actively researched before. This conference will help to start that dialogue.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can register to view the proceedings online. Click below for the personal invitation from Fisher’s Dean Christine Poon.

You can register to view the proceedings online by clicking here.


2012 PhD applications are available online

The 2012 applications for the Fisher PhD programs are now available online. Click here to access the application. Deadlines to apply for autumn 2012 are posted here.

NOTES:

1) The Fisher Logistics PhD program will NOT be accepting any applications for autumn 2012.

2) If you are applying to either the Accounting or MIS PhD programs, you MUST submit GMAT scores. For all other programs, you may submit either GMAT or GRE scores.


The record setting spring 2011 commencement at Ohio State

Ohio State graduated the most students ever in a single commencement ceremony on July 13, 2011. Added bonus: The weather was perfect. Mid 70s, partly cloudy, breezy!

Click here and here for slide shows of images from the 2011 spring commencement at Ohio State University.


UTSAV 2011 at Fisher

UTSAV 2011

Last week, the Fisher Indian Students Association (“FISA”) hosted UTSAV. What is UTSAV? In FISA’s own words:

UTSAV, the flagship event of the FISA, is a celebration of everything Indian: Bollywood, Bharatnatyam, Bindis and Biryani! One of the most awaited events in Spring quarter at Fisher, UTSAV showcases the talents of our very own Fisher students, be it dancing on bollywood medleys or sashaying down in beautiful Indian clothes. A fun event for both participants and the audience, finished up with sumptuous Indian food!

Luckily the weather held up. We’ve had a much rainier than normal spring in central Ohio and many people worried that it might get rained out. Luckily, everything worked out. The fashion show (see photo above), the Bollywood dance routines (see below), musical interludes, etc., all went without a hitch. Great time to be had by all! If you’re anywhere near Fisher’s campus in mid May, you need to check out UTSAV. Definitely one of the premier events on campus! You can see additional photos from UTSAV 2011 here.

UTSAV 2011

Click here for additional insights on student life at Fisher!


In which Midwestern state capital did Fidel Castro’s mother and sister hide out during the Cuban Revolution?

The more you learn about Columbus, the more you know

Ohio State University’s main campus is located in Columbus, Ohio’s state capital. You probably already know this … but what is it about Columbus you don’t know? The Chicago Tribune wrote this article on Columbus a few months ago. Check it out.


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