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Incoming Visiting Students

Admission for Visiting Student Status

Consideration for admission to Visiting Student status is limited to those students who are currently enrolled in another AACSB accredited MBA program at least 200 miles from New York City and who have moved permanently to this area. The student must be near the end of his or her MBA program, and need a maximum of five elective courses to complete his or her degree. Applicants must clearly have academic and professional accomplishments similar to Stern MBA students to be offered admission.

International Students

NYU Stern does not accept international visiting students unless they have valid documentation that they are in the United States on a non-tourist, non student visa. Please be advised that NYU Stern is not able to issue visas to international students and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service does not permit tourists to enroll in school.

Admission factors considered include:

  • Previous academic performance (undergraduate and graduate)
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • Professional experience
  • Approval of the applicant's home school
  • All applicants whose native language is not English or who have not received a university degree in an English-speaking country must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), within two years of application
  • Students must submit the Course Transfer Authorization form found in the application materials signed by the applicant's MBA program advisor indicating that transfer credit will be granted for the specified Stern courses and that these courses will complete MBA requirements for the student

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: March 1

The Fall semester begins in late September, the Spring semester begins in early February, and the Summer semester begins in late May. Applicants will receive a decision no later than eight weeks after the deadline. Students must reapply if unable to enroll in classes during the admitted semester.

How to Apply:

The application is self-managed, meaning that all the materials must be gathered by the applicant and submitted altogether to Stern. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts should be submitted in sealed envelopes and included with the application and other supporting documents. Individual application components, including transcripts, will not be accepted.

Once submitted, all credentials become part of the permanent records of the Stern School of Business and will not be duplicated or returned for any reason. Because Stern is unable to return any part of the application, please be sure to make copies for your own records.

The Application Forms can be downloaded here.

After all information and supporting documents have been gathered, including undergraduate and graduate transcripts in sealed envelopes, please send the materials to:

Academic Affairs and Advising
New York University
Stern School of Business
44 West Fourth Street
Suite 6-120
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-0585

If the application is incomplete as of the application deadline date, it will not be reviewed.


All applicants for the Visiting Student status are required to submit an official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a university degree in an English-speaking country must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.

Application Fee

All applicants must submit a U.S. denominational check or money order in the amount of $175 made payable to New York University Stern School of Business. Non-U.S. residents are required to have checks and money orders payable through U.S. banks. The applicant's name must be printed on the face of the check or money order. Application fees are non refundable.

Student Status

All students admitted to take courses at Stern as Visiting Students are considered Non-Stern Students and are subject to the rights, responsibilities and limitations of that student status. Visiting students may only register for 15.0 credits while at Stern, and may only take courses at Stern for three semesters. They may register for a maximum of 6.0 credits in any given semester.

Immunization Requirement

All Visiting Students must meet the New York State Immunization Requirement.  Students who are not in compliance by the deadlines for each semester will be dropped from their courses with no refund provided.