I know, I know - the thought of taking a standardized test after years of being away from the classroom can certainly be daunting. One of the responsibilities of the admissions team is to evaluate whether a candidate (YOU) has the academic aptitude that is required to complete the rigorous coursework in the MBA program. Many times an undergraduate academic record is not the best indicator or predictor of success in the MBA classroom - you may have graduated college without ever taking a math class, for example. Or, perhaps your grades in quantitative courses were sub-par because you were working to pay for school and couldn't put in as much studying time as you would have liked OR you were a college athlete OR you were just less motivated and mature than you are today (we have never heard anyone claim that one :) ). That is where the GMAT or the GRE can come to the rescue.
While this may not be the first thing you think about when getting ready to apply for the MBA program, it probably should be. If you think about it, the letters of recommendation are the only application requirements that are not exclusively within your control to provide to us.
Each year we host a select number of prospective MBA candidates on campus to preview the Fisher MBA experience at our Fisher Season Premiere event. This year the event will be held on October 24-25, 2014. Fisher Season Premiere gives you access to the recruiting and admissions team, career management staff, current students, faculty and alumni. You will gain insight into the academic, leadership and global opportunities at Fisher, as well as the career opportunities available to you as a Fisher graduate. You will also get a sense of student life and culture at Fisher and Ohio State.
Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early - as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions decisions. The application is now live for both spring semester (January 2015 start) and autumn semester (August 2015 start). The deadline to apply for the January start is October 15, so you still have plenty of time to get ready.
Since we process applications on a rolling admissions basis, it is always advantageous to apply early - as applications are submitted and become complete, we will review them and make admissions and financial aid decisions. The application is now live, but we will not begin reviewing completed applications until September 2. Our first deadline is not until October 15, so you have plenty of time to get ready. Here is your quick checklist:
The Autumn 2015 application is now live with one major change this year - a brief video essay.
We know you are all anxious to start working on your MBA applications for next fall. We are in the process of making changes to the new application for Fall 2015 and anticipate that it will go live here on Monday, July 14th.
Please come back to this blog throughout the next several months on announcements and tips/strategies for applying to the Fisher MBA program for Fall 2015!