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Admissions Policies

Applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are given on an ongoing basis throughout the admissions cycle. The Admissions Committee recommends submitting your application earlier in the cycle as admission becomes more competitive throughout the year.

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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.

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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 are eligible for application fee waivers. Prior to submitting your application, please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form for application fee waiver consideration. The Admissions Committee will review these requests within 5 business days. Please plan ahead and allow ample time prior to submitting your application, especially during high-volume times around the application deadlines.

If you are experiencing economic challenges and would like to request an application fee waiver, please submit the Application Fee Waiver Request Form. Requests should include a rationale for the application fee waiver and will be considered by the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Current NYU employees are eligible for application fee waivers. Please indicate you are a current NYU employee on the application to waive your application fee. You do not have to fill out the Application Fee Waiver Request Form.

Once an application fee is paid by an applicant, it is non-refundable. Please be sure to fill out the request form prior to paying your application fee if you wish to be considered for a waiver.

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GMAT, GRE and GMAC Executive Assessment

Scores are valid for five years from the date that you took the test and must be valid at the time that you submit your application. You are responsible for including your test score on the online application and ensuring that Pearson VUE or ETS is able to release and send your official score report to NYU Stern.

  • GMAT and GMAC Executive Assessment reporting code is 5TF-HW-27.
  • GRE reporting code is 4469.

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, GRE, or GMAC Executive Assessment 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 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.

NYU Stern has no minimum GMAT, GRE, or GMAC Executive Assessment score requirement. For applicants who took the test more than once, the Admissions Committee considers only the test with the highest total score.

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Applying Prior to Completing your Undergraduate Degree

If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor’s degree or equivalent, the Admissions Committee 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 graduating from your undergraduate program prior to the first day of class. An undergraduate degree is required to enroll in the MSQM program.

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Official Transcript Requirement for Enrollment

Admitted students are required to provide an official copy of academic transcripts with proof of conferral for all degrees earned prior to enrollment. Instructions are communicated upon admission.

Do not send official transcripts to NYU Stern unless instructed to do so. Please take care to record your grades accurately. 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.

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Interview Policy

MSQM Interviews are by invitation only and are not required of every candidate. Select candidates may be invited for a 20-minute virtual interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. If invited for an interview, it is a required step in the process. An invitation to interview signals that your application has reached an advanced stage of consideration, but it does not guarantee admission.

Interviews will be conducted virtually and will be scheduled in Eastern time. Please adjust your calendar to reflect the correct time if you are located outside of the Eastern Time Zone.

Those invited to interview will be asked to respond to the interview request in a timely manner with availability. If you have not responded within two weeks of receiving the invitation, the admission committee will move forward in making a decision about your application.

Once scheduled, you are required to attend your interview. If you miss your interview or are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be canceled and you will not have the opportunity to reschedule.

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Change of Information

If anything changes during the application process (name, address, contact, employment, citizenship status), it is your responsibility to notify the admissions committee and provide necessary documentation. If you fail to update your information you may miss key information, which could jeopardize your admission and/or place in the class. You may update your information within the application portal or notify us by email at

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

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Deferred Admission/Leave of Absence

In rare cases, in which unexpected personal or professional circumstances prevent you from beginning the program on the intended date, you may submit a request to the MSQM Admissions Committee to defer your enrollment for up to one year. The Admissions Committee reviews deferral requests on a case-by-case basis and approval is not guaranteed. 

If granted the ability to defer, you must begin your program in the next academic year. If you do not start in the academic year following your offer of admission, your deposit will be forfeited and you will be required to reapply in the future if you wish to attend.

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Enrollment Deposits

After admission, a non-refundable enrollment $750 deposit is required to secure your place in NYU Stern’s MSQM program. The deposit is due within two weeks of notification of an offer of admission.

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Final Decisions

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make an admission decision at any point in the process even if the application is not complete or is missing components or does not meet eligibility requirements. All admission decisions are final.

If any materials were found to be forged, falsified, or intentionally misrepresentative, your offer will be revoked.

Re-Application and Applying to Multiple Programs within the Same Admissions Cycle
You may have only one active application for a program at NYU Stern within the 2023-24 admissions cycle (entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms for 2024). If you are not offered admission to the MSQM or withdraw your application, you may request to re-apply to the same program with a different start date or you may request to apply to a different program. Requests must be sent to and your request must be approved before you begin your new application.

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