NYU Stern
Share / Print

GMAT, GRE & TOEFL

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Before submitting an application to NYU Stern, you must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), administered by Pearson VUE, or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), administered by Educational Testing Services.

Fall 2014
If you are applying on or before May 15, 2014, your GMAT or GRE test date must be within five years of May 15, 2014. The test scores must be no older than May 15, 2009.

If you are applying after May 15, 2014, your GMAT or GRE test date must be within five years of the date you submit your application. For example, if you submit your application on June 20, 2014, the test scores must be no older than June 20, 2009.

Spring 2015

If you are applying on or before September 15, 2014, your GMAT or GRE test date must be within five years of September 15, 2014. The test scores must be no older than September 15, 2009.

If you are applying after September 15, 2014, your GMAT or GRE test date must be within five years of the date you submit your application. For example, if you submit your application on October 20, 2014, the test scores must be no older than October 20, 2009.

You are responsible for ensuring that Pearson VUE or Educational Testing Services ETS) is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern. If Pearson Vue or ETS will not release and send your official score report, the scores will be ineligible and cannot be part of your application.

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. If you take the GMAT or GRE within two weeks of the date you submit your application, you are required to send a copy of your unofficial score report by email to admchair@stern.nyu.edu or by fax to 212-995-4231 by the deadline date or by the date you submit your application.

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. The Admissions Committee considers the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA or AW) portions of the GMAT or GRE in the admissions process. 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 Essay 4. If you indicate in Essay 4 that you will retake the GMAT or GRE, your application will be considered incomplete, and the Admissions Committee will not review your application until the new score is received by NYU Stern. Please note that incomplete applications may not receive initial notification by the notification deadline. While we make every effort to wait for new scores, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to make an admission decision prior to receiving additional test scores.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) contact information:

Tel: (952) 681-3680, (800) 717-4628
Fax: (952) 681-3681
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com
Web: http://www.mba.com

Note: This contact information is for test-takers in the Americas. For contact information in other regions, please refer to the International GMAT list.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) contact information:

Tel: (609) 771-7670
Fax: (610) 290-8975
Email: GREBusiness@ets.org
Web: http://www.takethegre.com

Admissions Tips:

  • Each school has its own policy regarding the impact of re-taking the GMAT or GRE. Be certain to research these policies prior to taking the test again.
  • It is helpful to properly study and prepare for the GMAT or GRE. In addition to the many test-prep courses, books and materials available, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) offers tools to help you prepare at MBA.com, and Educational Testing Services (ETS) offers tools to help you prepare for the GRE at takethegre.com. If you feel your first GMAT or GRE score may not reflect your true potential, you may want to consider allowing enough time in your application process to re-take the test.
  • Review our Class Profile.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

If English is not your native language AND your university degree was obtained from a school within a non-English-speaking country, you must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

If English is not the primary spoken language in your country of origin, BUT it is the primary language used in education (such as in India and Singapore), the 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 TOEFL waived. However, please note this in optional Essay 4.

Fall 2014
If you are applying on or before May 15, 2014, your TOEFL test date must be within two years of May 15, 2014. The test scores must be no older than May 15, 2012.

If you are applying after May 15, 2014, your TOEFL test date must be within two years of the date you submit your application. For example, if you submit your application on June 20, 2014, the test scores must be no older than June 20, 2012.

Spring 2015
If you are applying on or before September 15, 2014, your TOEFL test date must be within two years of September 15, 2014. The test scores must be no older than September 15, 2012.

If you are applying after September 15, 2014, your TOEFL test date must be within two years of the date you submit your application. For example, if you submit your application on October 20, 2014, the test scores must be no older than October 20, 2012.

You are responsible for ensuring that Educational Testing Services (ETS) is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern. If ETS will not release and send your official score report, the scores will be ineligible and cannot be part of your application. 

The TOEFL ETS reporting code for NYU Stern is 2582. If you take the TOEFL within two weeks of the date you submit your application, you are required to send a copy of your unofficial score report by email to admchair@stern.nyu.edu or by fax to 212-995-4231 by the deadline date or by the date you submit your application.

NYU Stern has no minimum 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 TOEFL after applying, please inform the Admissions Committee of the date you intend to take the test in Essay 4. If you indicate in Essay 4 that you will retake the TOEFL, your application will be considered incomplete, and the Admissions Committee will not review your application until the new score is received by NYU Stern. Incomplete applications may not receive initial notification by the notification deadline. While we make every effort to wait for new scores, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to make an admissions decision prior to receiving additional test scores.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Contact Information:

Tel: (609) 771-7100
Fax: (609) 883-4349
Email: toefl@ets.org
Web: www.toefl.org

In place of the TOEFL, you may take the English Language Proficiency Test from the American Language Institute at NYU. NYU Stern only accepts the TOEFL or the English Language Proficiency Test from the American Language Institute as standardized tests of English as a foreign language.