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Transcripts & Degrees

Stern has no minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirement and accounts for variances in grading systems around the world. Our students come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including liberal arts, engineering, social sciences, and business.

 
Degree Requirements
Students entering a Stern MBA program are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country (in some cases, this is a three-year degree).

If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon receiving your degree conferral prior to enrollment.

Transcript Requirements for the Online Application
There are two options for submitting an unofficial transcript via the online application:

1. Upload a scanned copy (recommended if possible).
2. Complete and upload the Self-Reported Transcript Form.

It is strongly recommended that you use your official transcript as a reference when submitting a self-reported transcript. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission at any time, prior to or after enrolling, if there is any discrepancy between the scanned/self-reported transcript and the official transcript.

International Applicants
If your original transcript is not in English, you must use the Self-Reported Transcript Form.

Instructions for Using the Self-Reported Transcript Form
  • List the name and course number of each course exactly as it appears on your official transcript. If your transcript is not in English, provide an accurate English Translation of the course title.
  • List the grade or mark for each course exactly as it appears on your official transcript. Do not reinterpret grades or convert grades to a different scale.
  • Include courses taken that do not contribute to your overall score/grade (e.g. classes that were dropped, withdrawn from, incomplete, taken pass/fail, taken more than once, etc.)
  • Carefully match the courses taken with the appropriate semester/term dates, exactly as they appear on your official transcript. Include terms for any summer, winter, transfer, exchange, or study abroad courses.
  • If you are in the process of completing a degree, please include the names of any courses in which you are currently enrolled and note them as "in progress."

Official Transcript Requirement for Enrollment
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.

Do not send official transcripts to NYU Stern unless instructed to do so.
 
Degrees from Countries Outside the U.S.
Below is a list of recommended degrees/credentials from countries outside the U.S.

Australia
Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).
 
Bangladesh
All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. 

Brazil
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado or Bacharel.

Canada
Three-year bachelor's degree from Quebec and Ontario; four-year bachelor's degree from all other provinces.
 
Central America
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado or Bachiller.
 
People's Republic of China
A bachelor's degree representing four years of university study. Official academic records, including a graduation certificate in Chinese, must be submitted with a complete English translation listing all courses and grades. All records must be certified by the issuing institution or appropriate government official.
 
Colombia
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado.

France (or French-patterned educational systems)
A Maitrise or a diploma requiring four years of post-baccalaureate study from a university or a Grand Ecole, or a three-year License degree.
 
Germany
A university Diploma, Magister Artium, Staatsexamen, three-year Bachelor's degree or five-year Master's degree. Graduates of Fachhochschulen and Berufsakademies are eligible. The Vordiplom by itself is not sufficient.
 
India
All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. 

Indonesia
Sarjana or Sarjana Legkap, awarded after five years of university study.
 
Italy
Diploma di laurea, requiring four to six years of study or the three-year business degree.
 
Mexico
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado.

New Zealand
Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).
 
Pakistan
All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. 
 
South Africa
Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).
 
South America
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado, Bachiller or Bacharel.
 
Sri Lanka
All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. 

Spain
Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the titulo or degree of Licenciado or Diplomado. 
 
Switzerland
License, Diplome or Diploma following four to five years of university study.
 
The Netherlands
Bachelor, Master, Getuigschrift Hoger Beroepsonderwijs or Doctoraalexamen.

United Kingdom (or British-patterned educational systems)
Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

If you have additional questions regarding degrees from non-U.S. schools, please email sternmba@stern.nyu.edu.