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Standardized Test Scores

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


  • During 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

Duolingo English Test

Do I have to take the GMAT or GRE?

Simon Business School encourages submission of a GMAT or GRE to support your application for MS study and to provide an assessment of verbal, quantitative, and analytical skills. If you are unable or prefer not to submit a standardized test score, please note that you may waive this requirement if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a scale of 4.0 or 4.3
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.5
  • GPA of 7.5 or higher on a scale of 10
  • GPA of 82% or higher (out of 100%)
  • “First Class with Distinction” division
  • “First Class” division

We encourage candidates who attended institutions that are outside the US and are not on a 4.0 grading scale to submit a WES or Josef Silny educational credential evaluation to support eligibility for a test score waiver, as this will expedite our assessment of your application materials.

Regardless of your cumulative GPA and eligibility for a test score waiver, if you have limited or weak performance in math or business courses, we recommend either taking non-matriculated courses or submitting a standardized test score to demonstrate your capabilities.

Please contact with questions.

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. We encourage you to review the selection criteria and class profile for the program you’re interested in 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"
  • Duolingo English Test scores, enter your scores on the Test Score screen, and send us your certified test results; please note: you will not need to upload a Score Report; however, you will be asked to confirm you have sent your scores to Simon Business School within the application

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 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, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test?

An English proficiency exam is required for all international applicants whose native language is not English. Simon Business School accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test. This requirement is waived for applicants who meet the following conditions prior to matriculation at Simon:

Attended 3 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, please indicate that in your application. You will be required to upload supporting documentation stating “I meet the English Language Proficiency waiver requirements.” 

If I qualify for an English proficiency exam 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.

Do you accept Duolingo English Test scores?

Yes! Simon Business School accepts the Duolingo English Test in addition to the TOEFL and IELTS exams. The Duolingo English Test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample, which are shared with Simon Business School when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of your test session and can be sent to schools for free.

You may find more information on sharing your Duolingo English Test scores here.

Applicants who choose to submit a Duolingo English Test score will be required to share their score with Simon at the time of submission.

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.

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 screenshot (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/Duolingo English Test score is expiring, do I need to take it again?

TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test scores expire two years from the test date. Your application must be submitted prior to the test score 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 expiration date. ETS, IELTS, and Duolingo will not send an official score report after expiration.

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

Standardized test sections of your application must have one of the following to be considered complete:

  • A required test score report attached (for Duolingo English Test, enter scores on the Test Score screen*) or
  • Uploaded verification of waiver eligibility

Applications missing this information 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 will not be checking for receipt of your official scores until after an offer of admission has been made.

*Please note: if you took the Duolingo English Test, be sure to send Simon Business School your certified score before submitting your application.

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, 2016, are reportable through June 30, 2021.

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