Standardized Tests


GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA)

Applicants to the May 15 Deadline

If you are planning to apply with a standardized test score (GMAT, GRE or EA), but feel you may not be able to take the exam in time for the May 15 application deadline, you may submit an exam extension request to the Admissions Committee.  Exam extensions to complete the standardized test requirement by as late as June 15 will be considered. The Admissions Committee will review any such requests on a case by case basis and get back to you as soon as possible. 

To be eligible for the extension, you must submit your Langone Part-Time MBA application by the May 15 deadline, including all required materials except for the standardized test score. To submit your application without a test score, indicate your test type and test date on the standardized test page of the application. Do not include a score if you do not have one. If you do not have a test date at the time of application, please use your closest estimation. You must take the GMAT, GRE, or EA exam by June 15. Please complete this form by May 15 to request an extension to submit your standardized test and provide a short explanation.

You may upload your self-reported scores to the Application Update Form located on your application status page by no later than July 1. As the unofficial score report may take up to 7 days to become available, you may submit your unofficial scores to Stern by July 1, as long as your exam is completed by June 15. Verified scores must be sent as soon as they are available.  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. 

To request an official score report from the testing agency to NYU Stern, please use the following Langone Part-Time MBA reporting codes: 

GMAT: 5TF-HW-37

GRE: 5152

Executive Assessment (EA): 5TF-HW-37

The Admissions Committee will review your application as soon as all requirements, including the required standardized test score, are received.
 


Applicants who meet certain criteria are eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE/EA requirements for the Langone Part-time MBA program without pre-approval from the Admissions Committee.

Candidates wishing to waive the GMAT/GRE/EA must meet the following conditions for either the NYU test waiver OR the Undergraduate Major test waiver:

NYU Undergraduate Test Waiver
  • Have an undergraduate degree conferred by New York University
  • Have earned a final cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher at the time of degree conferral (GPAs below 3.20 may not be rounded up)
  • This waiver option is also referred to as the NYU + MBA Program 
  OR

Undergraduate Major Test Waiver
  • Have earned a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. Please note that this must be a U.S. undergraduate institution; therefore, a degree from an institution outside of the U.S. does not qualify. Graduate degrees will also not qualify.
  • Have majored in Business (see list of qualifying majors below)
  • Have earned a final undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher on a four-point scale at the time of degree conferral. Degrees from undergraduate institutions that do not grade on a 4.0 scale are not eligible for the waiver. (GPAs below 3.40 may not be rounded up).
  • List of qualifying Business majors 
    • Accountancy
    • Accounting
    • Advertising (This major will only be approved if it was completed at a business school within your undergraduate college.)
    • Business
    • Business Administration
    • Business Economics
    • Business Management
    • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Hospitality Management
    • Information Systems
    • Information Technology (This major will only be approved if it was completed at a business school within your undergraduate college.)
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Management and Entrepreneurship
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain and Operations

Candidates must meet all of the parameters above to waive the GMAT/GRE/EA test requirement for the Langone Part-time MBA program.

Applicants who are applying prior to the completion of their undergraduate degree must have earned the required GPA at the time of application to be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE/EA. Applicants must maintain the required minimum GPA through the completion of their undergraduate degree.   

If you believe your undergraduate major would qualify as a business major, but is not listed above, you may submit the Part-Time Test Waiver Request form along with a copy of your unofficial undergraduate transcripts from all undergraduate institutions you attended for evaluation. Requests must be made no later than 15 days prior to the application deadline. 

Requests to consider majors outside of business will not be reviewed.

Exceptions to the GPA requirement will not be granted.


GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA)

Before submitting an application you must take either the:
 
  • GMAT (administered by Pearson VUE; reporting code 5TF-HW-37)
  • GRE (administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS); reporting code 5152)
  • Executive Assessment (administered by Pearson VUE; reporting code 5TF-HW-37).
Stern has no preference for the GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment. We consider admission based on your highest score in the case of a re-take. There is no minimum test score to apply. 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. For those who are eligible and submit their application with a standardized test waiver and who have or submit a standardized test score, we will consider the standardized test score if it aids your candidacy.     

Scores must be valid at the time that you submit your application (within five years of the test date). You must include your test score on the application and ensure that your official score reports are sent to NYU Stern. An official test score is required for a final decision, but the review of your application may begin with an unofficial test score.

‚ÄčIf you plan to retake a test after applying, you must email your retake date to admchair@stern.nyu.edu. However, a decision may be issued prior to receiving additional test scores.

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test

Mastery of English is required to apply and 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.
  • You provide test results from either TOEFL (reporting code 2582), the IELTS (RO name New York University - MBA and Graduate Admissions), or the Duolingo English Test (reporting code: NYU Stern, MBA & Graduate Admissions).
We consider admission based on your highest score in the case of a re-take (MyBest TOEFL scores will not be considered). There is no minimum test score to apply. 

Scores must be valid at the time that you submit your application (within two years of the test date). You must include your test score on the application and ensure that your official score reports are sent to NYU Stern. An official test score is required for a final decision, but the review of your application may begin with an unofficial test score.

If you plan to retake a test after applying, you must email your retake date to admchair@stern.nyu.edu. However, a decision may be issued prior to receiving additional test scores.