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Please carefully review all of our MBA Admissions policies prior to submitting your application.

Admissions Process Policies

Additional Submissions by Waitlisted Applicants

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make final decisions on waitlisted applications prior to receiving additional information. Materials received after a final decision will not affect that decision.

Application Fee Waivers

U.S. military members or U.S. veterans who have served active duty, Teach for America and Teach for India program alumni, and Forté MBALaunch alumnae are eligible for application fee waivers. Just prior to submitting your application, email your request for an application fee waiver to and include documentation of service.

If you are experiencing severe economic hardship and would like to request an application fee waiver, please email Requests should include a detailed rationale for the application fee waiver and will be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Once an application fee is paid by an applicant, it is non-refundable. Please be sure to contact prior to paying your application fee.

Applying prior to Completing your Undergraduate Degree

If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application. This will not delay the evaluation of your application. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon the conferral of your degree prior to enrollment. An undergraduate degree is required to enroll in the MBA program.

Applying to Other NYU Stern MBA Programs

You may apply to only one NYU Stern MBA program per start term (Full-time, Part-time, Executive or TRIUM Executive). If not admitted, you can apply to any NYU Stern MBA program for any subsequent start term.

Change of Contact Information

The Admissions Committee communicates with applicants primarily through email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to update NYU Stern immediately with a new email address. Changes to your email should be made on the application status page. Failure to update your email may result in you missing key information, which could jeopardize your admission and/or place in the class. 

NYU Stern is not responsible for any technological issues (including email filters, etc.) that prevent applicants from receiving our communications.

Changing Status after Enrollment: Part-time to Full-time

Stern MBA Academic Affairs does not permit students to switch to the Full-time program once they are enrolled in the Part-time program. Please carefully consider which program is best suited to your goals prior to applying.

Changing Status prior to Decision or Enrollment: Full-time to Part-time

You should apply for the program (Full-time or Part-time) in which you want to enroll. However, if circumstances require you to request a change in status to Part-time either before receiving a decision or after being admitted and prior to enrolling, please submit a written request to To request a change in status, you are required to withdraw your original application and, if already admitted, forfeit your place in the Full-time class. The Admissions Committee will provide you with instructions for modifying your application as needed to be considered for admission to the Langone Part-time MBA program.

Deferred Admission/Leave of Absence

NYU Stern does not grant admissions deferrals. If you are admitted and decide not to enroll, you may re-apply for a future term. Leaves of absence are not granted to students who find that they cannot begin the program in the semester for which they were admitted or who cannot successfully complete one course in that first semester (obtaining a grade of D or better).

Enrollment Deposit

After admission, a non-refundable enrollment deposit is required to secure your place in NYU Stern's MBA program. This enrollment deposit will not be refunded for any reason.

Final Decisions

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to release a decision at any time during the application process. All admissions decisions are final. 

Official Transcripts for Enrolling Students

Admitted students are required to provide an official copy of all academic transcripts and proof of their degree conferral prior to enrollment. Instructions are communicated upon admission. Failure to provide official transcripts and proof of degree conferral by the deadline given will result in your admission offer expiring. 

Statement of Certification

Before submitting an application, all applicants are required to read and electronically sign the Statement of Certification. NYU Stern reserves the right to contact appropriate sources to ensure the accuracy of all the information you have provided. NYU Stern validates the accuracy of application information with the appropriate sources. You must promptly inform NYU Stern if any information changes. NYU Stern may revoke your admission and/or scholarship(s) if we learn that you have misrepresented and/or omitted information during or after the admissions process, or that you have engaged in behavior showing a serious lack of judgment or integrity prior to or after admission. If your admission is revoked, you will not be eligible to re-apply to any NYU Stern MBA program.

Any items submitted to NYU Stern in conjunction with your application become the sole property of NYU Stern and will not be returned, duplicated, or transferred.

Submitting a Paper Application

Approval is required to submit a paper application. If you are unable to apply online, please send an email to to explain the circumstances and request approval.

Submitting a Paper Recommendation

Approval is required for your recommender to submit a paper recommendation. If your recommender is unable to submit a recommendation online, please send an email to to explain the circumstances and request approval.

Verification Process

NYU Stern has retained Re Vera Services to verify the information included in the applications of all admitted MBA applicants who plan to enroll at Stern. We do this to deter fraudulent applications and preserve the integrity of the NYU Stern community. If you are admitted, you will be provided with instructions on how to initiate the verification process. You will be responsible for the fee for this service. Failure to satisfactorily complete and pass the verification process may result in you losing your space in the class.

Program Policies

Orientation (LAUNCH)

Successful completion of LAUNCH, our orientation program, in its entirety is a pre-requisite for enrollment into the Full-time MBA Program. Therefore, attendance for the entire schedule of LAUNCH is mandatory. The tentative dates for LAUNCH 2016 are August 15 through September 2.

The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program

College seniors interested in applying to The William R. Berkley Scholarship Program must be graduating between December 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016, just prior to the Full-time MBA Fall start term, to be eligible for the program.

Transferring Credits

Stern does not accept transfer credits.

General Policies

Notice of Intent

This publication does not form a contract of any kind.

Notice of Right to Change Information at Any Time

The policies, requirements, course offerings, schedules, activities, tuition, fees and calendar of the School and its departments and programs set forth on this website are subject to change without notice at any time at the sole discretion of the administration. Such changes may be of any nature, including, but not limited to, the elimination of the School, programs, classes or activities; the relocation or modification of the content of any of the aforementioned; and the cancellation of scheduled classes or other academic activities. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute a student’s acceptance of the administration’s rights set forth in this paragraph.

Policy Statement

New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students and staff members without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.