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Standardized Tests

Stern has no minimum standardized test score requirements. We consider only your highest overall scores. Therefore, feel free to re-take a test if you believe you can improve your performance. Stern has no preference for the GMAT or GRE, feel free to take either test.

GMAT or GRE

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:

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You are responsible for including your test score on the online application and ensuring that Pearson VUE or Educational Testing Service is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern.
 
NYU Stern Programs GMAT Reporting Code GRE Reporting Code
Full-time MBA (2-year) 5TF-HW-35 4455
Fashion & Luxury MBA 5TF-HW-29 2245
Tech MBA 5TF-HW-71 2246
Part-time MBA 5TF-HW-37 5152





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.

If you plan to retake the GMAT or GRE after applying, you must inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in the optional essay or via email to admchair@stern.nyu.edu. 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.

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.
 

TOEFL or IELTS

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

The TOEFL or IELTS must be taken within two years of the deadline by which you are applying:

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You are responsible for including your TOEFL or IELTS score on the online application and ensuring that your official score report can be released and sent to NYU Stern. 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. 

For TOEFL, Stern's reporting code is 2582. For IELTS, Stern's RO name is "New York University - MBA and Graduate Admissions". 

NYU Stern has no minimum TOEFL or IELTS score requirement. For applicants who took 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 for which you apply.

If you plan to retake the TOEFL or IELTS 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.