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Standardized Tests

Before submitting an application, you must take the GMAT, administered by Pearson VUE, or the GRE, administered by Educational Testing Services.

The GMAT or GRE must be taken within five years of the deadline by which you are applying:

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline 4th Deadline
Application Due Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017
Test taken no later than: Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017
Test no older than: Oct. 15, 2011 Nov. 15, 2011 Jan. 15, 2012 Mar. 15, 2012






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.

While an official test score is required for a final decision, the Admissions Committee can begin the review of your application with an unofficial test score. 

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. 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 the optional essay. 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. 
 

All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a university degree in an English-speaking country must take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

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 IELTS/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 IELTS or TOEFL waived. However, please note this in the optional essay.

The IELTS or TOEFL must be taken within two years of the deadline by which you are applying:
 
  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline 4th Deadline
Application Due Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017
Test taken no later than: Oct. 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017
Test no older than: Oct. 15, 2014 Nov. 15, 2014 Jan. 15, 2015 Mar. 15, 2015






You are responsible for including your IELTS or TOEFL score on the online application and ensuring that your official score report can be released and sent to NYU Stern. For IELTS, Stern's RO name is "New York University - MBA and Graduate Admissions". For TOEFL, Stern's reporting code is 2582.

While an official test score is required for a final decision, the Admissions Committee can begin the review of your application with an unofficial test score. 

Stern has no minimum IELTS or 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 IELTS or TOEFL after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay.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. 

‚ÄčAdmissions Tips

  • It is helpful to prepare for the GMAT or GRE. In addition to the 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 for the GRE at www.takethegre.com.
     
  • Stern reviews your highest overall test score, and there is no downside to retaking a test. However, each school has its own policy regarding re-taking tests. Be certain to research these policies prior to taking a test again.