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Standardized Tests

Before submitting an application to NYU Stern, you must take the GMAT, administered by Pearson VUE, or the GRE, administered by Educational Testing Service.


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

Fall 2016

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline
Application Due March 1, 2016 May 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
Test taken no later than: March 1, 2016 May 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
Test no older than: March 1, 2011 May 15, 2011 July 15, 2011

Spring 2017

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline
Application Due September 15, 2016 December 1, 2016
Test taken no later than: September 15, 2016 December 1, 2016
Test no older than: September 15, 2011 December 1, 2011


You are responsible for including your 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. 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. NYU Stern's GMAT reporting code for the Langone Part-time MBA program is 5TF-HW-37. NYU Stern's GRE reporting code for the Part-time program is 5152.

NYU 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:
 

Fall 2016

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline 3rd Deadline
Application Due March 1, 2016 May 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
Test taken no later than: March 1, 2016 May 15, 2016 July 15, 2016
Test no older than: March 1, 2014 May 15, 2014 July 15, 2014

Spring 2017

  1st Deadline 2nd Deadline
Application Due September 15, 2016 December 1, 2016
Test taken no later than: September 15, 2016 December 1, 2016
Test no older than: September 15, 2014 December 1, 2014


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

NYU Stern has no minimum IELTS or TOEFL 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 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.

Admissions 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.