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Standardized Test Scores

Important Note: Please review our COVID-19 related application FAQs for updates on policies and submission requirements for Fall 2020 enrollment.

Codes for Official Score Reporting to Simon Business School

If on the day of your exam you are given the option to provide your results to Simon free of charge, you may use the below codes to do so. We will only access your results if you are a confirmed student for the purpose of marking your scores “received official” in your application.

GMAT Codes

  • Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program: WX9-8-R-10
  • Full-Time MS Program: WX9-8-R-13

GRE Code

  • All Programs: 2972


  • All Programs: 7260


  • At the time of the exam, choose from the pull-down menu University of Rochester - Simon Business School
  • After you have taken the exam, contact the test center and file a request

Do I have to take the GMAT and/or GRE?

Yes. All applicants are required to take either the GMAT or the GRE. Applications submitted without an exam score will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Do you have standardized test score minimums?

Each candidate receives a holistic evaluation of all aspects of the application. Simon values diversity in our student body, and the Admissions Committee actively seeks candidates who can make unique contributions during and after their study. While we do not have any test score minimums, admission is competitive and we encourage you to review the selection criteria and class profile for your desired program to learn more about our currently enrolled students.

What are the requirements for submitting my test scores?

All scores are submitted electronically through the online application

  • GMAT scores, use the "Official Test Taker Copy" (instructions, view an example)
  • GRE scores, use the "Test Taker Score Report" (instructions, view an example)
  • TOEFL scores, use the “Examinee Score Report”
  • IELTS scores, use the "Test Report Form"

Official exam results only need to be provided to us if you are offered admission or if your scores will expire prior to the start of your program. If any of your exam results will expire before the start date of the program to which you are applying, you should provide your official paper scores to us at the time you submit your application, or you will need to retake the exam.

Do I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS?

All international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take either the TOEFL or the IELTS. This requirement is waived for applicants who meet the following conditions prior to matriculation at Simon:

Attended three or more academic years (at least 6 semesters/9 quarters/9 trimesters, not including summers) of post-secondary education taught solely in English and received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a college or university where English was the language of instruction.

If you qualify for the waiver, in the application enter "0" in place of actual test scores, enter “01/01/1900” in place of an actual test date, and upload a document stating "I meet the TOEFL/IELTS waiver requirements" in place of actual supporting documentation.

If I qualify for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, can I submit an InitialView interview?

Yes. We strongly encourage international applicants to complete the InitialView interview and writing sample. While this is not a required component of the application, it is an excellent way to add another dimension to your candidacy that the Simon Admissions Committee will use as part of the holistic review of your application.

May I submit a screenshot of my TOEFL/IELTS score report?

TOEFL: Screenshots of TOEFL scores will be accepted as appropriate supporting documentation. Upload a full screen shot (including name and address in English) or scanned copy of your online TOEFL score report into the application.

IELTS: Screenshots are not accepted. Upload the scanned copy of your score report with the Test Report Form Number visible.

If my TOEFL/IELTS is expiring, do I need to take it again?

TOEFL/IELTS scores expire two years from the test date. Your application must be submitted prior to the test expiration date. If your score will expire shortly after your submission date, have an official score report sent to yourself and our office before the test expiration date and notify the Admissions Office directly at to assure your scores are accessed as soon as possible. ETS and IELTS will not send an official score report after expiration.

Do you accept TOEFL MyBest™ scores?

We only accept TOEFL iBT® scores from a single test date, however if you would like to provide us with your MyBest™ score in addition to your TOEFL iBT® score, we will consider it as part of our review process.

Can I submit my application without uploading my test score report?

No. An application without the required test score report attached will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. Ensure that all proper support documentation has been successfully uploaded to your application before submitting.

The Admissions Committee will only consider documents that are included in your online application. We do not accept official paper test score reports at the time of applying and therefore will not be checking for receipt of your official scores until after an offer of admission has been made.

I retook my GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/IELTS after submitting my application. How do I provide you with my updated scores?

If your application is marked as “Complete”:

  • You may provide updated scores if you are invited to interview. Provide your updated scores to the scheduling coordinator or email them to noting in your email the date and time of your interview.

If your application is marked as “Incomplete”:

How long is my GRE score valid?

  • For individuals testing on or after July 1, 2016, GRE test scores are valid for five years after your test administration date. For example, scores for a test taken on July 3, 2016, are reportable through July 2, 2021.
  • For individuals who tested between August 1, 2011, and June 30, 2016, GRE test scores are valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested (as indicated in the GRE® Information and Registration Bulletin from that testing year). For example, scores for a test taken on May 15, 2015, are reportable through June 30, 2020.


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