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 OR the NYU test waiver:

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 

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.

Standardized Test Waiver due to the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has personally and professionally affected the lives of individuals all over the world. For some, this has meant delaying plans for the future, including applying for the Spring 2022 Langone Part-Time program. If the pandemic has impacted your ability to prepare for or take a standardized test, but you feel that you are able to demonstrate academic readiness, you can request a standardized test waiver.

The standardized test is a required part of the Spring 2022 Langone Part-time MBA program application and one of the tools we use to evaluate your academic profile. For most applicants, the standardized test is an essential way to establish academic readiness.

To request a standardized test waiver for the Spring 2022 Langone Part-time MBA program, applicants will be asked to submit the request form and upload the required documents. Those who provide strong examples of academic readiness (eg: strong analytical or quantitative undergraduate or graduate majors, professional work experience, certifications etc.) may be more likely to receive a standardized test waiver.

If NYU Stern does not grant you a standardized test waiver, your application may still be competitive for admission; we would like to receive the standardized test as an additional data point in our review of your candidacy. The standardized test score is only one of many components of our holistic application process.

Items to submit in order to be considered for a standardized test (GMAT/GRE/EA) waiver due to the pandemic:

  • Completed request form  

  • Updated Resume

  • Undergraduate transcript, showing all classes, grades and a final GPA and degree conferral for all institutions attended

  • Graduate transcript, if applicable

  • Any post-graduate coursework transcripts

  • Any Certifications (eg: CFA, CPA etc.)

  • Brief explanation for standardized test waiver request (300 words)

All waiver requests will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. 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 must be made no later than 15 days prior to the application deadline. No requests will be accepted after November 1, 2021.   

Applicants will only be able to submit one request during the Spring 2022 admissions cycle. Applicants who are not approved for the waiver will need to complete the standardized test score requirement to submit their application. If the information provided in your request differs from the information provided in your Admissions application, your waiver may be rescinded.

For a list of frequently asked questions about the standardized test waiver, please see here.
 

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.