The following is a list of frequently asked questions that future students ask about Fisher's MAcc program. If you don't find answer to your question please Contact Us.

A: Yes. All applicants are required to sit for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GRE is not accepted in lieu of the GMAT.

A: There is no minimum score requirement; 80 percent of our students score at or above 560 on the GMAT, our present mean GMAT score is 649. Please keep in mind that your GMAT score is only one of a number of factors we review in determining admission. If your scores are below our average, we still encourage you to apply. You may, however, want to consider retaking the GMAT to improve your score.

A: Fisher typically receives official GMAT scores 10 business days after someone sits for either test. At times it may take longer, so allow plenty of time to sit for the GMAT. The MAcc Admissions Office must receive your scores directly from the GMAT administrator for your scores to be considered official. Official scores are required as part of a complete application - only complete applications are reviewed for admission decisions.

A: For information about testing sessions and locations in your area visit the GMAC website for GMAT information.

A: Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores as part of a complete application. The Ohio State University Graduate School requires a minimum score on the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) of at least 79 to apply to any graduate program at Ohio State; however, the MAcc program recommends your total TOEFL iBT score be at least 100 (with speaking score at least 24) to be minimally competitive.

A: The TOEFL will be waived if you have earned a degree from a U.S. university. Applicants who are citizens of, or who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher in, one of the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Caicos Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Scotland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Wales.

A: The TOEFL is valid for two years

A: The Ohio State University TOEFL institutional code is 1592.

A: Yes. Have the official report sent directly to Fisher.

Fisher College of Business
MAcc Admissions Office
100 Gerlach Hall
2108 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The MAcc Admissions Committee will review scanned copies of official transcripts uploaded in your application for evaluation purposes. If you are admitted to Fisher, you will be required to submit final official transcripts. International credentials should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations.

NOTE: Applicants who earned or are in process of earning degrees from universities outside of the United States must also have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcripts by an approved credential evaluator and have that report sent to our admissions office. Currently, the Fisher MAcc program accepts credential evaluations from ECE or WES.

See Admissions Requirements for more information.

A: We understand the concerns about using a current employer. College professors, clients and other supervisors can be used as references if you are uncomfortable with requesting one from your current employer. Your reference should know you and your work well enough to tell us about your abilities and address the areas indicated on the reference form.

A: Although not required, the MAcc Admissions Committee will be happy to consider any additional information that you would like to submit. Any material you send should add insight into your qualifications for the Fisher MAcc program beyond what was presented in your original application.

A: Fisher does not accept transfer credits from other institutions. We also do not waive the total number of credit hours required, although it may be possible to substitute course work (on petition to the MAcc graduate studies committee) based on your undergraduate coursework. However, our flexible curriculum and latest faculty research will ensure that you are not likely to find yourself forced to repeat content you have already mastered.

A: There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement. Our average GPA is typically in the 3.5 to 3.8 range. If, however, your cumulative GPA at time of application is below a 3.0 and Fisher wishes to recommend you for admission, additional approval will be required from the Ohio State University Graduate School.

A: Your status can be checked online through our application system after you have officially submitted your application.

A: We do not encourage applicants to come to campus to state their cases for admissions. However, if you would like to schedule a campus visit to learn more about Fisher, we will gladly assist you.

A: Decisions will be made throughout the evaluation cycle. Please check your status online for updates.

A: No, however, we can provide you with suggestions on how to strengthen your application, should you wish to re-apply for a subsequent application year.