A good GMAT or GRE score instills the confidence that you have the intellectual aptitude to manage the academics and maximize your experience. With planning and determination in your graduate test preparation, you can do well!

Preparation Is Key

We recognize that finding time to prepare for the graduate admission test can be challenging between personal and professional responsibilities. But by prioritizing your studies for a set period of time, you can perform well on the test.

Give yourself adequate time to study for and take the test. We recommend beginning your GMAT or GRE test preparation at least two months prior to the application round deadline by which you want to apply.

Test Score Requirement

A current GMAT or GRE test score is required for admission to the MSx Program, we do not offer graduate test waivers. Between the GRE and the GMAT, we do not have a preferred test nor do we require a minimum score.

Although similar proficiencies are evaluated, generally, the GMAT focuses more heavily on quantitative abilities, while the GRE has more emphasis on verbal skills assessment.

If you have previously taken either test and wish to use that score for your application, your score must be current as of your application round deadline. (GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for five years.)

If you apply in … You must have taken the GMAT or GRE on or after …
Round 1: 12 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2014
Round 2: 09 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2015
Round 3: 12 Mar 2020 12 Mar 2015

Score Reporting

You will provide your unofficial test score for the GMAT or GRE in your online application.

However, you must request that the testing agency send Stanford your official score report. Use the school codes below.

  • GMAT — Instruct Pearson VUE to send scores directly to “Stanford MSx Program” (school code L9R-KW-46).
  • GRE — Instruct Educational Testing Service to send your scores directly to “Stanford University” (school code 4704). Specifying a department will delay the processing of your test scores.