GRE/GMAT Testing and Tips for Success

MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic


We recognize that the global COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for some applicants to take the GRE or GMAT. Thus, we are making the GRE/GMAT requirement optional for Fall 2021 master's admissions.

If you are not submitting a GRE or GMAT score as part of your application materials, please submit an academic statement that includes a discussion of both your past experiences (work or academic) involving data analysis and the strength of your quantitative analytical skills.

For questions, please contact Melanie Zaremba at

  • Visit the MSU testing office at

  • The MSU Testing Center, Room 203 Bessey Hall, (517) 355-8385 has information about the exams.

  • Under "Test Information" - choose either GMAT or GRE for valuable information regarding each test.

  • If you do not obtain the required scores, you may retake the test in 21 days.

  • Schedule to take your test at the optimal time of day for your alertness. For example, if you are not a morning person, do not schedule your test in the early morning.


  • Be careful to specify the Institution Code on the GRE test: 1465

  • Visit for information regarding the GRE including test centers and dates.

  • Visit for additional information regarding the GRE, a description of the exam, and how to prepare for the exam.

  • It is highly beneficial to use professional study materials for the test and to take online practice tests if you are taking the GRE.



  • GMAT scores are NOT automatically sent to our office so you must request that the testing service send us a copy to the code QH0-NL-22 (QH ZERO – NL – 22)

  • Visit for information regarding registration for the GMAT.

  • Visit for additional information regarding the GMAT including a description of the exam, study tools, a link for parents, and how to get started.