Some schools operate on a rolling admissions schedule, while others use rounds. Schools that use rounds expect that your application is complete and submitted by the posted deadline. All of the applications that were submitted by that deadline are reviewed concurrently. The next batch of applications will be reviewed after the next deadline has passed. For example, if a deadline is November 15 and you submit your application on November 16, you may have missed the chance to be reviewed in that round. Fisher uses a rolling admissions schedule.
Working with GMAC, we recently included a free mini GMAT quiz on our website. Because all of our graduate programs accept the GMAT as part of their application requirements, we wanted to help aspiring applicants to get a better idea of what the GMAT is like before they arrange to take it.
We will be launching our new application for autumn 2018 no later than July 10, 2017. For the programs that accept applications twice per year (e.g. MBA for Working Professionals and Master of Human Resource Management), the spring 2018 application will also be available at this time. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see:
If you're planning to apply for autumn 2017, you better start working on this ... the application deadline for all Fisher graduate programs is May 1, 2017 and that day will be here sooner than you think.
The Fisher College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis as those applications are complete. You are definitely welcome (and encouraged!) to submit your application as soon as you are able to do so, even if it's not complete. But your application does need to be complete before we will review it for an admission decision.
Part of a complete application for most international applicants is submission of official TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the test administrators. Here's the most important advice we can give you when sending your TOEFL or IELTS scores to us:
Despite many hours preparing to take your standardized test, you may have scores lower than you anticipated. In a previous blog post, we gave some advice about taking the GMAT or GRE more than once. Let's say you decided to take the GMAT or the GRE again. How do we view multiple test scores from a single applicant? Here are three things we consider:
Depending on the program to which you are applying, your graduate business school application requires you to get one or more recommendations. Consider these to be your "expert witnesses," testifying on your behalf. Getting references for your application is not simply an exercise of finding people willing to do this for you and then having them do it - if done well, you will come out looking better.