Undergraduate Programs
Future Students

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COVID-19 update for Campus visits and events:

To keep our communities safe during this unprecedented time, the university is canceling all undergraduate admissions visits and on-campus recruitment events scheduled through December 2020.

Welcome, future business Buckeyes! 

Important Information

  • All future students must first apply and be admitted to The Ohio State University.
  • You must indicate “Business” or one of our Fisher 12 specializations on the university application as your desired major.
  • There is no separate application for the Fisher College of Business
  • For the 2021 spring, summer or autumn semesters, the submission of SAT or ACT test scores is optional.

Fisher Admission Criteria

  • 2021 Test Optional Notes

    For the 2021 spring, summer or autumn semesters, the submission of SAT or ACT test scores is optional.

    • Applicants are encouraged to take the ACT or SAT and submit test scores if they are available, as we believe that standardized test scores provide useful information about a student’s success at Ohio State.  The early action deadline has been moved to November 15th, which allows later test dates to be included in consideration. Ohio State will accept test results from the October 24th ACT and the November 7th SAT if requested at the time of test registration.
    • Applicants who have taken the SAT or ACT and feel their scores reflect their abilities should submit them.
    • Applicants who do not have scores, had limited opportunities to take the SAT or ACT more than once, or who feel that their scores do not reflect their ability to be successful at Ohio State should select the score waiver option when completing the Common Application.
    • Applicants will receive full consideration in the admissions process and in review for scholarships, direct enrollment to their college or school, Honors and Scholars Programs, and the Morrill Scholarship Program even if they are unable or choose not to submit a score.
    • Applicants who are are home-schooled, attend a HS whose transcripts supply narrative or mastery evaluations or attend a non-chartered HS, you will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores.  For regional campus applications, submission of a test score is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Domestic Freshmen

    University applications for Autumn 2021 close on February 1, 2021.

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 15, 2020. The benefits of meeting the November 15th priority deadline are early notification of our decision regarding your admission to Ohio State and first consideration for merit scholarships and Honors and Scholars Programs.

    Direct admission criteria for Columbus campus - 2021 spring, summer or autumn semesters:

    Applicants to The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus are considered for admission on a competitive basis. Students are strongly encouraged to review Ohio State’s application review process and admission criteria.

    Students who are admitted to the University - Columbus campus are directly admitted to the college of business major program and specialization.


    Important Notes:

    • Once admitted to the major program, a professional program fee and technology fee is assessed every term. Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.
    • You will first receive an admissions decision from Ohio State, if admitted, you will then receive a separate admission notification regarding the college of business.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact futureundergrad@fisher.osu.edu

  • International Freshmen

    University applications for Autumn 2021 close on February 1, 2021.

    Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 15, 2020. The benefits of meeting the November 15 priority deadline are early notification of our decision regarding your admission to Ohio State and first consideration for merit scholarships and Honors and Scholars Programs.

    Direct admission criteria for Columbus campus - 2021 spring, summer or autumn semesters:

    Applicants to The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus are considered for admission on a competitive basis. Students are strongly encouraged to review Ohio State’s application review process and admission criteria specifically for International freshmen.

    Students who are admitted to the University - Columbus campus are directly admitted to the college of business major program and specialization.


    Important Notes:

    QUESTIONS? Please contact futureundergrad@fisher.osu.edu

  • Transfer Students - Domestic

    Columbus Campus: After being admitted to The Ohio State University, transfer students interested in studying business will be reviewed for direct admission to the college of business.

    Direct Admission Criteria:

    Transfer students will be directly admitted to the major program and specialization if the following criteria are met:

    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for Math 1131 or Math 1151 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for English 1110 with a grade of C or better.
    • Completion of 26 semester hours of collegiate level coursework earned post-high school graduation.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 from all previous collegiate institutions attended.

    Important Notes:

    • Due to curriculum sequencing, ideal candidates should transfer prior to earning 60 semester hours.
    • The major program curriculum consists of business core courses and courses from the selected specialization.
    • There are restrictions limiting how much transfer credit can be applied to the core, specialization, and all business minors:
      • A maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted toward a student's specialization.
    • Transfer credit for core, specialization, and minor coursework will only be considered if it was completed at an AACSB accredited institution OR international institutions who are undergraduate exchange program partners with Fisher College of Business.
    • Students admitted to the major program, will be assessed a professional program fee and technology fee every term. Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.
    • Admitted transfer students must submit transfer credit materials online HERE.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact FCOB-transfer@osu.edu.

  • Transfer Students - International

    Columbus Campus: After being admitted to The Ohio State University, transfer students interested in studying business will be reviewed for direct admission to the college of business.

    Direct Admission Criteria:

    Transfer students will be directly admitted to the major program and specialization if the following criteria are met.

    • Admitted international transfer students must have LESS THAN 60 semester hours.
    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for Math 1131 or Math 1151 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.
    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for English 1110 with a grade of C or better.
    • Completion of 26 semester hours of collegiate level coursework earned post-high school graduation.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.10 from all previous collegiate institutions attended.

    Important Notes:

    • There are restrictions limiting how much transfer credit can be applied to the core, specialization, and all business minors:
      • A maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit may be accepted toward a student's specialization.
    • Transfer credit for core, specialization, and business minor coursework will only be considered if it was completed at an AACSB accredited institution OR international institutions who are undergraduate exchange program partners with the Fisher College of Business.
    • Students admitted to the major program, will be assessed a professional program fee and technology fee every term. Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.
    • Admitted transfer students must submit transfer credit materials online HERE.

    QUESTIONS? Please contact FCOB-transfer@osu.edu.

To speak with an Undergraduate Fisher Admissions representative please email or call us:

Prospective High School Students    FCOB-futureundergrad@osu.edu
Prospective Transfer Students FCOB-transfer@osu.edu   
Returning Ohio State Students

FCOB-futureundergrad@osu.edu

Prospective freshmen and transfer students, we are able to schedule video meeting/phone appointments. Transfer students please select the "transfer student appointment" option. Check out all virtual visit options at go.osu.edu/visitfcob.

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Contact Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment

The Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment staff at Fisher is focused on supporting the success of future students. Ask any questions you may have.

Transfer students reach out to FCOB-transfer@osu.edu