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I wanted to clarify some dates that may have been confusing on our website.  The deadline to be considered for university fellowship awards is December 1, 2012.  If you intend to apply by this deadline, please make sure that we have received all of your application materials by this date.

Frequently asked question:  If I have all of my application materials ready to go but I am waiting for the results of my TOEFL or GMAT to come in, will I still eligible for fellowship consideration?

Answer: If your standardized test scores arrive at Ohio State within a week of the fellowship deadline, you may still be eligible for consideration.  December 1 is the priority deadline for all Fisher PhD applicants and for the University Fellowship competition.  PhD applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis after December 1. All students who are admitted to Fisher for a PhD program will be fully funded by Fisher – if you apply after December 1 you just will not be eligible for the most prestigious fellowship awards at Ohio State.


Dec 17 PhD application deadline is fast approaching

Application deadline is fast approaching - don't wait to submit your application!

Seems just like yesterday we were working on updating the 2011 PhD application …

This is a quick note to remind everyone the December 17 application deadline for autumn 2011 is fast approaching. If you wish to be considered for autumn 2011, please try to submit your application by this date.

If I apply after December 17, will my file be reviewed for an admission decision?

It depends on when you submit your application and when it is complete. Each department runs its application review process differently but, generally speaking, most Fisher PhD programs make their admissions decisions in February and March for autumn term. So if your application is complete by the end of January, there is still a good chance that your file will be reviewed by your program’s of interest admissions committee. The longer you wait to submit your application, the smaller your window of opportunity is with regards to having your file reviewed for an admission decision.

If most departments don’t make their admissions decisions until February-March, why does the December 17 deadline exist?

A small handful of applicants might be eligible to be considered for the university’s Fellowship award competition. The Fellowship competition requires a much earlier deadline as part of its process. So if you wish to be considered for admission and be considered for Fellowship award nomination, you need to meet the university’s earlier application deadline.

If I apply after the December 17 fellowship nomination deadline but am offered admission, will I receive financial aid/funding assistance?

Yes. All PhD applicants who are offered admission are funded. See this previous post for additional information.

“I submitted my materials three hours ago – did you receive them?”

We recently had our first early deadline (Nov 15) – specifically, for international applicants who wish to be considered for both admissions and then fellowship award nomination. We have received several inquiries from applicants who want us to check the status of materials sent to us.

Please note the following:

  • 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.
  • You can check your application status online by logging into your account. Please do not contact the office to confirm receipt of materials.
  • 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 delay can be anywhere from one to ten business days, depending on the time of year. Around application deadlines, expect the delay to be closer to be between five and ten business days.
  • 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.

What if you miss the Nov 15 deadline? We will review files in the order of completion until the December 17  final deadline. However, all else being equal, you should complete your application as early in the admissions process as possible.

Timeline for decision on PhD applications

The Fisher PhD admissions process is rather lengthy. Across all programs (e.g. finance, accounting, marketing, HR, etc.), we will usually receive around 400 (or more) applications each year. There will likely be anywhere from 15 to 20 offers of admission out of ~400 applications. As you can imagine, the various PhD admissions committees take their time reviewing applications to ensure they are offering admission to the applicants who best fit the profile of admitted PhD students. Because of the volume and the extreme selectivity involved, this process can and does take time.

The majority of admission decisions for the PhD programs occur somewhere between late February and early April. If you apply with a complete application by the middle of December 2010, you should expect to hear from the PhD admissions committee no later than early April 2011 and probably between late February 2011 and late March 2011.

Welcome, autumn 2011 PhD applicants

It’s that time of year again:  the autumn 2011 Fisher/Ohio State PhD application is now available.  Plan ahead so that all of your application materials arrive by the applicable deadline:

  • International application deadline (fellowship consideration)
    • November 15
  • Domestic application deadline (fellowship consideration)
    • December 17
  • Final application deadline for all applicants – December 17
    • Applications will be accepted after December 17 on space available basis; however, applications submitted “earlier” get stronger consideration than those submitted “later.”

We often receive questions on what “domestic” and “international” means. Domestic applicants are those who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. International applicants are everyone else.

I recommend that you review the Fisher PhD web site carefully and visit this admissions blog on a regular basis to stay updated on the application process and informed about our program. Don’t be afraid to post your questions and comments on the blog. If you have a question, most likely several other applicants are wondering the exact same thing.