Standardized Tests


GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA)

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. 

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.

Standardized Test Waiver due to the Pandemic
All applicants to the Part-time MBA program who do not qualify for a test score waiver 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 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.