Standardized Tests

Stern has no minimum standardized test score requirements. In addition to the GMAT and GRE, NYU Stern also accepts the Executive Assessment Test (EA), MCAT, LSAT, and DAT. Read more below. We consider only your highest overall scores. Therefore, feel free to re-take a test if you believe you can improve your performance. A valid standardized test score is required for all MBA applicants to the Full-time, Fashion and Luxury, and Tech MBA.


If your ability to take the standardized test has been impacted due to the current global health crisis, please click here to learn more about the standardized test waiver due to the pandemic. 

Before submitting an application you must take a standardized test. NYU Stern accepts:
  • GMAT or Executive Assessment administered by Pearson VUE
  • GRE, administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS)
  • LSAT, administered by the Law School Admission Council
  • MCAT, administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges
  • DAT, administered by the American Dental Association
Stern has no preference for which test applicants include with their application. Applicants who submit an Executive Assessment, LSAT, MCAT, or DAT may not apply to Stern using the Consortium application.

Scores must be valid at the time that you submit your application. Please confirm your scores are valid prior to submitting your application. You are responsible for including your test score on the online application and ensuring that the respective testing agency 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.

‚ÄčIf you plan to retake a test 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.

NYU Stern has no minimum standardized test score requirement. For those that take a test more than once, we will consider only your highest overall scores. For those that submit more than one test type, we will consider the standardized test score (submitted with this application or previously sent to Stern) for admission which aids your candidacy.   


Test reporting codes:
 
Test Reporting Code
GMAT & Executive Assessment 5TF-HW-35 (Full-time 2-year MBA)
5TF-HW-71(Tech MBA)
GRE 4455 (Full-time 2-year MBA)
2246 (Tech MBA)
LSAT Pending
MCAT Pending
DAT Pending

Standardized Test Waiver due to the Pandemic
All applicants to the Full-Time and Focused MBA programs are required to submit a standardized test with their application. However, given the current global public health environment, we understand that in-person testing is still limited and as things change rapidly, testing access may vary. If you have made a good faith effort to secure a standardized test appointment and are having difficulties that are outside of your control, the Admissions Committee will consider requests for a standardized test waiver on a case by case basis. Should you be approved for a standardized test waiver, we will work with you on next steps to submit your completed application based on your specific circumstances.  Requests should be submitted via this form at least 15 days prior to the application deadline, and must include a detailed explanation of your circumstances. The Admissions Committee may follow up with additional requests for information as needed. 


TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test

Mastery of English is required for NYU Stern.

Your level of proficiency in English must be demonstrated in at least one of the following three ways:
  • Your native language is English
  • Your undergraduate or graduate degree was taught in English
  • Your test results from either the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test

Scores are valid for two 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 TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score on the online application and ensuring that your official score report can be released and sent to NYU Stern. For applicants who took the test more than once, the Admissions Committee will consider only the test with the highest total score (MyBest TOEFL scores will not be considered). 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 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. Please note that students who completed a university degree in India are not required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores. 

If you plan to retake the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test 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.

The TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test reporting codes:
 Test   Reporting Code 
 TOEFL   2582 
 IELTS   New York University - MBA and Graduate Admissions 
 Duolingo English Test               NYU Stern, MBA & Graduate Admissions