Test Scores

All applicants must submit a valid GMAT or GRE score. We accept both exams and have no preference for one over the other.

Further, applicants who received a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a university where English was not the sole language of instruction are also required to submit an English language proficiency score as part of the application process.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are accepting test scores for the official online versions of the GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS until further notice. You should not feel compelled to take an in-person exam if it poses any risk to your health and safety. We recognize that online exams are not offered currently in every region or to every population. We will accept your score until its expiration date: online GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test and online TOEFL and IELTS Indicator scores are valid for two years.

If you have taken a test but do not have your unofficial scores, you will need to enter temporary scores in the required fields in the “Test Scores” section. If you will be taking the GMAT exam, please enter zeroes (“0”) in all required fields. If you will be taking the GRE exam, please enter 130 in the required score fields and zeroes (“0”) in all required percentage fields. If you are required to take an English proficiency exam, please select the option, “I have just taken an exam…”. You should also explain your testing circumstances in the “Additional Information” section of your MBA application. If you have valid test scores from a previous exam, you may also share those scores in the meantime - including them in “Additional Information”. After the deadline, once you have received your unofficial scores, please log in to your application and click on the “Provide New Information” link to submit them to us.


Either the Graduate Management Admission Test or the Graduate Record Examination is required for admission. We have no preference for one test over the other.

English Language Proficiency

Stanford GSB accepts the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic), or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Last Updated 15 Dec 2020