• 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 2018 open on August 1, 2017.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 1, 2017.  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 Freshmen Profile Information

    For Autumn 2016, the middle 50% of students entering the Fisher College of Business had an ACT Composite Score of 27-30 and/or an "old" SAT (critical reading and math) of 1210 – 1330.  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 2018

    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 "new" SAT total score of 1390 or higher (critical reading and math only) is required.

     

    -OR-

    • Composite ACT score of 26 or "new" SAT total score of 1240 (critical reading and math only) 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 2018 open on August 1, 2017.  Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications by Ohio State’s early action deadline of November 1, 2017.  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 1210 (critical reading and math only) AND rank in the top 25% of high school class.

    Direct Admission Criteria for Autumn 2018

    Autumn 2018 direct admission information will post June 2017!

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Transfer Students - Domestic

    Transfer students enter the college as pre-major program students.  Subsequently, all admitted transfer students will be reviewed for direct admission (see criteria below).  After successful completion of required business course work and minimum Ohio State GPA, eligible pre-major students will apply to the major program and desired specialization through a competitive application process.

    Eligibility Requirements for Pre-Major Program:

    • Been admitted to The Ohio State University and indicated business as their intended major
    • Minimum GPA of 3.00 or better required for the Fisher Pre-Major Program.  University Admissions will review all collegiate-level course work from all institutions attended

     

    Direct Admission Criteria:

    At orientation, new transfer students will be reviewed for direct admission eligibility and notified at that time. 

    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 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 (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO).
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 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 credit can be applied to both the core and specialization:

    • 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 AND specialization 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. This also applies to business minor coursework.
    • Transfer students in the Pre-Major Program must complete a minimum of 12 letter-graded semester hours at Ohio State and meet eligibility before application to major program and specialization can be considered.  Therefore, new transfer students admitted to the Pre-Major Program can expect to start major specific courses a minimum of 1 year from their first term of enrollment. 

    For example:

    Autumn Term

    Spring Term

    Autumn Term

    First term of enrollment.  Student completes requirements to make application to major program.

    Student completes application to major program on or before January 31st.  Admit decisions will be known prior to scheduling for the autumn term.

    Student is now eligible to take major courses.

     This model assumes a Math placement of Math 1131 or higher.  Students beginning their studies with Math 1050, 1075, or 1130 will need additional semesters of study before meeting eligibility to apply to the Major Program and Specialization.

  • Transfer Students - International

    Transfer students enter the college as pre-major program students.  Subsequently, all admitted transfer students will be reviewed for direct admission (see criteria below).  After successful completion of required business course work and minimum Ohio State GPA, eligible pre-major students will apply to the major program and desired specialization through a competitive application process.

    Eligibility Requirements for Pre-Major Program:

    • Been admitted to The Ohio State University and indicated business as their intended major
    • Minimum GPA of 3.00 or better required for the Fisher Pre-Major Program.  University Admissions will review all collegiate-level course work from all institutions attended
    • Admitted international transfer students must have LESS THAN 60 semester hours (or the equivalent).

    Direct Admission Criteria:

    At orientation, new transfer students will be reviewed for direct admission eligibility and notified at that time. 

    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 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 (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO).
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 from all previous collegiate institutions attended.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    The major program curriculum consists of business core courses and courses from the selected specialization. 

    There are restrictions limiting how much credit can be applied to both the core and specialization:

    • 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 accepted 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 AND specialization coursework will only be considered if it was completed at adomestic AACSB accredited institution OR international institutions who are undergraduate exchange program partners with the Fisher College of Business.

    Transfer students in the Pre-Major Program must complete a minimum of 12 letter-graded semester hours at Ohio State and meet eligibility before application to major program and specialization can be considered.  Therefore, new international transfer students admitted to the Pre-Major Program can expect to start major specific courses a minimum of 1 year, possibly 2 years from their first term of enrollment.  

    Autumn Term

    Spring Term

    Autumn Term

    Spring Term

    Autumn Term

    First term of enrollment.  Student enrolls in EDUT&L 1901 and other required courses.

    Student enrolls in EDUT&L 1902 and other required courses.

    Student enrolls in ENGLISH 1110 and other required courses.  Completes requirements to make application to major program.

    Students submits application to major program on or before January 31st.

    Student is now eligible to take major courses.

     

    This model assumes an initial placement in EDUT&L 1901.  An ESL Composition Placement exam will be administered at orientation.