Standardized Tests


GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA)

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 Undergraduate Major test waiver, the NYU test waiver, or the NYU Stern "Spring Forward" Program:

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.

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 
 NYU Stern "Spring Forward" Program for Spring 2023

Under the "Spring  Forward" program, all NYU administrators and staff who are eligible for the NYU graduate tuition remission program will also have the opportunity to request to waive the standardized test requirement to apply for the NYU Stern Part-time MBA program for Spring 2023. The program is for Spring 2023 only - as this is a limited-time program, test waivers will not be applicable for other terms or other programs.

To request the waiver, please complete the "Spring Forward" request for test waiver form. Approval for a test waiver will be contingent on evidence of ability to participate in a rigorous academic program (see form for further details). 

"Spring Forward" applicants are eligible to apply for the 10/15 and 11/15 deadlines (not 9/15). Applicants must be eligible for the graduate tuition remission plan at the time of submission of the waiver request. The deadline for waiver requests is 10/1/22. The MBA Admissions Committee will review these requests and render a decision in typically no more than five business days. 

As is the case with all of our test waiver programs, being granted a test waiver does not guarantee admission to the program.

All NYU administrators and staff who request a test waiver as part of the "Spring Forward" program will receive an application fee waiver (regardless of the test waiver decision). Please note that application fee waivers are only granted prior to applying; application fees cannot be refunded once paid.

Eligibility requirements for NYU Administrators/Staff and tuition remission policies

All NYU administrators and staff who are eligible for the NYU graduate remission program are eligible for the "Spring Forward" program. Please see the following HR policies/info on eligibility:
 

If you need additional information regarding these policies or your eligibility for tuition remission, please contact PeopleLink. Please do not contact MBA Admissions on eligibility, as this relates to NYU employee policies, not admission policies. 

Please note faculty are not eligible for this program.

 



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.

Applicants that would like to submit their application with a GMAT test score that is between five and ten years old may request an exception to submit that score. Exception requests should be sent to admchair@stern.nyu.edu, and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. To satisfy the standardized test requirement for the MBA application, the Admissions Committee must be able to verify any GMAT score with GMAC (the test agency). Please note that the score verification process may cause delays in the admission review and/or timing of decisions. GRE test scores are not able to be verified after the five year mark.

‚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.