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GMAT, GRE & TOEFL

Before submitting an application to Stern, you must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), administered by Pearson VUE, or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), administered by Educational Testing Services.

The GMAT or GRE must be taken within five years of the deadline by which you are applying, and GMAT or GRE scores that are not within that time frame will not be accepted. For example, if your application deadline is January 15, 2015, the GMAT or GRE test may be taken as late as the deadline, but must be no older than January 15, 2010. View all application deadlines.

You are responsible for including your score on the online application and ensuring that Pearson VUE or Educational Testing Services is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern. Stern's GMAT reporting code for the Full-time program is 5TF-HW-35. Stern's GRE reporting code for the Full-time program is 4455.

Stern has no minimum GMAT or GRE score. For applicants who take the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score. The Admissions Committee considers the Quantitative, Verbal, Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) and Integrated Reasoning (IR) portions of the GMAT or the Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing (AW) portions of the GRE in the admissions process. Admitted students with Writing Assessment scores below 4.0 on either test with their highest total score will be required to take an additional business writing course prior to the start of classes.

If you plan to retake the GMAT or GRE after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in Essay 3. The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted score and may issue a decision prior to receiving additional test scores. 
 

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Contact Information

Tel: (952) 681-3680, (800) 717-4628
Fax: (952) 681-3681
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com
Web: http://www.mba.com

Note: This contact information is for test-takers in the Americas. For contact information in other regions, please refer to the International GMAT list.
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Contact Information

Tel: (609) 771-7670
Fax: (610) 290-8975
Email: GREBusiness@ets.org
Web: http://www.takethegre.com

Admissions Tips:
  • It is helpful to properly study and prepare for the GMAT or GRE. In addition to the many test-prep courses, books and materials available, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) offers tools to help you prepare at www.mba.com, and Educational Testing Services (ETS) offers tools to help you prepare for the GRE at www.takethegre.com.
  • Each school has its own policy regarding the impact of re-taking the GMAT or GRE. Be certain to research these policies prior to taking the test again.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a university degree in an English-speaking country must take the TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, which is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). For applicants from countries where English is not the primary spoken language, but is the primary language used in education, such as India and Singapore, the TOEFL is not required. If you are in the process of completing a degree in English prior to enrollment in the MBA program, and it will be conferred prior to enrollment, you may have your TOEFL waived. However, please note this in optional Essay 3.

TOEFL scores more than two years old are not accepted. The TOEFL must be taken within two years of the deadline by which you are applying, and TOEFL scores that are not within that time frame will not be accepted. For example, if your application deadline is January 15, 2015, the TOEFL may be taken as late as the deadline, but must be no older than January 15, 2013. View all application deadlines.

At this time, NYU Stern does not accept the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.

You are responsible for including your score on the online application and ensuring that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) is able to release and send your official TOEFL score report to NYU Stern. The TOEFL ETS reporting code for Stern is 2582.

Stern has no minimum TOEFL score requirement. For applicants who take the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score taken within two years from the application deadline by which you apply.

If you plan to retake the TOEFL after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in Essay 3.The Admissions Committee will proceed with the evaluation of your application using your submitted score and may issue a decision prior to receiving additional test scores. 
 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Contact Information

Tel: (609) 771-7100
Fax: (609) 883-4349
Email: toefl@ets.org
Web: www.toefl.org

In place of the TOEFL, you may take the English Language Proficiency Test from the American Language Institute at NYU. NYU Stern only accepts the TOEFL or the English Language Proficiency Test from the American Language Institute as standardized tests of English as a foreign language.