GRE/GMAT Testing and Tips for Success


Contact Melanie Zaremba at with questions or to schedule an advising appointment. GRE/GMAT requirement is currently optional for both Spring and Fall 2023 applicants.

If you are applying to MSU as a future undergraduate student, please visit MSU Admissions at You will be prompted to send your transcripts through the MSU Admissions application packet.

The GRE and GMAT are currently optional for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023.

If you choose not to take the GRE or GMAT, you will submit an Academic Statement instead.

If you plan to take the GRE or GMAT, see additional information below.

  • 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.