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Making sense of the transcript requirements

Posted by Alison M. on Oct 7, 2014 1:57:00 PM

On the application checklist, you might think securing transcripts would rank among the easier steps to "check off" - on the contrary, we find that this step can be confusing so I am going to explain a few things which will hopefully help to eliminate some confusion.

  • In order for the admissions committee to review your application, we at Fisher need a copy of an official transcript - this means that you either have a transcript that you kept after you graduated or you requested to have one sent to you. You can then scan and upload it through the online application so we can review it.
  • A copy of an official transcript is NOT a grade report, an advising report or anything else that is not technically an academic transcript.
  • We need to see transcripts from every institution you attended where you received graded credit. Even though your summer school or study abroad coursework may show up on your primary institution's transcript, Ohio State needs to see the originating transcript for these courses.
  • Once you earn admission to Ohio State, you will need to provide official transcripts to the university in order to enroll. Some institutions have an electronic transcript exchange agreement in place whereby the school can directly have your transcript(s) sent electronically to Ohio State. You will have to check with your institution to evaluate the best way to request official transcripts.
  • If you earned an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree from Ohio State, you do NOT need to request transcripts as we can access them already.


More questions? Review the application requirements online and if you are still unsure, email



Topics: grades, advising report, WPMBA, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips, academic record, transcripts

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