While we know that scores on standardized tests do not always portray your abilities accurately, they still play a helpful role in the evaluation process.
Your test scores are just one piece of your application. We consider your scores within the context of factors such as the resources available to you, the educational systems within your university and country, etc.
Either the Graduate Management Admission Test or the Graduate Record Examination is required for admission. You must take the test before submitting your application. We have no preference for one test over the other. If you take both exams, you may provide both scores. Candidates applying to joint-degree programs that require the GRE should not feel obligated to take the GMAT. We do not accept Law School Admission Test or Medical College Admission Test scores in place of the GMAT or GRE.
There is no minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement for graduate study at Stanford, and we accept students with a wide range of scores. Please see the class profile for the range and average test scores.
GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test. Since we require the GMAT or GRE for admission, you must take the test before submitting your application. The scores you report must be valid as of the deadline date of the round in which you apply. If your GMAT or GRE score is still valid, you do not need to retake the GMAT or GRE General Test. If you require testing accommodations, initiate that process well in advance so you can take the test before the application deadline.
|If you are applying in …||You must have taken the GMAT or GRE on or after …|
|Round 1 (15 September 2020)||15 September 2015|
|Round 2 (06 January 2021)||06 January 2016|
|Round 3 (06 April 2021)||06 April 2016|