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International Applicants

International applicants follow the same process as Domestic Applicants. Please make note of these additional requirements.

Foreign Transcripts

Applicants submitting transcripts from foreign institutions must provide official transcripts (originator certified) of all post secondary academic coursework and a certified English translation of their credentials, if the originals are not in English.

Note:  Certification must be obtained from a university/school official, embassy official, the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Certification by a notary public 18 is not acceptable.

Please contact Beth Miller for more information at miller.6148@osu.edu or 614-292-8575.

English Proficiency

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate fluency in English by taking the TOEFL. If you hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you may receive a waiver of the TOEFL. For more information about the test visit the TOEFL website.

Fisher does accept Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in lieu of TOEFL.

Applicants who are citizens of, or who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher in, one of the following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Caicos Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, England, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Scotland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, United States and Wales.

Applicants required to submit TOEFL must do so before their applications will be reviewed for admission. We do not conditionally admit applicants who have not met the requirement for English proficiency.

Minimum Acceptable Scores

TOEFL:    600 paper-based; 100 internet-based

MELAB:    86 (Primarily given only in United States and Canada)

IELTS:      8

We encourage you to take the test early in the application process. Please have your scores and official copies sent directly to Fisher College of Business.