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Application Instructions

Please note that our application is undergoing annual updates. Fall 2018 deadlines are now available and essay questions will be posted shortly.

Please note that the information below pertains to our Stern online application. If you are re-applying to Stern, please review the abbreviated option for re-applicants before continuing. If you are applying to Stern through The Consortium or through one of our dual degree joint applications (JD/MBA or MD/MBA), you must follow the instructions for those applications.

Review the entire Application Instructions section carefully before beginning the online application. Also be sure to review the Selection Criteria, Deadlines, Notification & Process and Policies pages.

Use this Application Checklist to ensure you have accounted for all components in the Stern online application.
 Application Checklist
   Standardized Tests – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL or IELTS if required)
   Transcripts and Degrees – scanned or self-reported unofficial transcripts
   Professional Information – résumé and work history
   Recommendations (one from current supervisor or explanation)
   International Student Supplement (if applicable)
   Non-refundable Application Fee

Mail Labeling Instructions for Supplemental Application Materials

Please send any supplemental materials, such as sealed recommendations (if you received prior approval from NYU Stern MBA Admissions to submit by mail) and Essay 2 (Personal Expression physical submissions) if applicable (follow Personal Expression Essay size restrictions), in a labeled envelope or package according to the following instructions. As a reminder, do not mail a DVD or USB if you are submitting a video format for Essay 2, and do not mail official transcripts. 

Clearly label any envelopes or packages sent to NYU Stern MBA Admissions with the last/family and first/given name under which you applied, as shown here:

[FTMBA] Application Envelope

Materials sent to the NYU Stern MBA Admissions office in unlabeled envelopes or packages may be subject to a processing delay.

Mailed materials must be postmarked by the deadline date.