• All future students must first apply and be admitted to The Ohio State University.
  • You must indicate “Business” or one of our Fisher specializations on the university application as your desired major.
  • There is no separate application for the Fisher College of Business

 

  • Domestic Freshmen

    University applications for Autumn 2019 open on August 1, 2018.  

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 1, 2018.  The benefits of meeting the November 1 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.

    For Autumn 2018, the middle 50% of students entering the Fisher College of Business had an ACT Composite Score of 27-30. 25% percent of the incoming business students have an academic profile that exceeds this range and 25% have a profile below.  Over half of the incoming business students were ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.

    Direct Admission Criteria for Autumn 2019:

    Only incoming freshman who matriculate at The Ohio State University-Columbus campus in the autumn semester are eligible for direct admission. Students will automatically be offered direct admission if they have:

    • Composite ACT score of 30 or SAT total score of 1360 or higher is required.

     

    -OR-

    • Composite ACT score of 26 or SAT total score of 1230 or higher, AND rank in the top 20% of high school class. 

     

    Fisher’s Pre-Major Program:

    Students who do not qualify for direct admission will be considered for Fisher’s Pre-Major Program.  Pre-major students are members of the Fisher community and will work with an assigned business academic counselor to begin their required foundation courses.

    After satisfactory completion of business coursework and required minimum GPA, eligible pre-major students will apply to the major program and desired specialization through a competitive application process.

    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 2019 open on August 1, 2018.  

    Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 1, 2018.  The benefits of meeting the November 1 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.

    Fisher’s Pre-Major Program:

    Eligible international freshmen enter as Pre-major program students.  Pre-major students are members of the Fisher community and will work with an assigned business academic counselor to begin their required foundation courses.

    After successful satisfactory completion of business coursework and required minimum GPA, eligible pre-major students will apply to the major program and desired specialization through a competitive application process.

    Pre-Major Program Criteria:

    • Earned a minimum ACT composite of 27 or SAT total score of 1270 AND rank in the top 25% of high school class.

     

    Direct Admission Criteria for Autumn 2018:

    Admitted international freshmen will be reviewed for direct admission prior to orientation. Students selected for direct admission will be notified by email to their OSU email account. 

    Important Notes:

  • Transfer Students - Domestic

    Columbus Campus:

    After being admitted to The Ohio State University, transfer studetns 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 B or better.
    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for English 1110 with a grade of B or better.
    • Completion of 26 semester hours of collegiate level coursework (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO).
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 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.
      • A maximum of 10 semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward the required business core coursework.  NOTE:  Students attending a college or university in the state of Ohio: all courses that are part of the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) will be accepted.
    • Transfer credit for core, specialization, and minor coursework will only be considered if it was completed at a domestic 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 feeevery term.  Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.
    • Admitted transfer students may 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 studetns 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 B or better.
    • Have transfer credit officially evaluated and posted for English 1110 with a grade of B or better.
    • Completion of 26 semester hours of collegiate level coursework (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO).
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 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.
      • A maximum of 10 semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward the required business core coursework.  NOTE:  Students attending a college or university in the state of Ohio: all courses that are part of the Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) will be accepted.
    • Transfer credit for core, specialization, and business minor coursework will only be considered if it was completed at a domestic 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 feeevery term. Fees are subject to annual review and may change without notice.
    • Admitted transfer students may submit transfer credit materials online HERE

    QUESTIONS?  Please contact FCOB-transfer@osu.edu