The IE Admissions Department’s rigorous selection process includes the Admissions Test.
This test seeks to find the most suitable candidates for our programs by measuring different skill sets. Our Admissions Process takes on a holistic approach when evaluating each application in order to bring the most talented people into our diverse classrooms.
Depending on the program of choice, you may take our IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), or you can submit your scores from the , GRE, CFA, or CAIA. We encourage you to visit the Admissions Section of the program of your choice for further details and Admission Test requirements.
Please consider that not all programs ask for a test, others may accept more than one, while others have a specific test requirement.
*Please note, the ieGAT is one of the various steps in the application process but it does not offer a graded score. Therefore applicants may continue with the next steps of the application process without interruption.
To be able to sit the ieGAT you must have started your online application, including the payment of the application fee.
The exam consists of multiple tasks adapted to the program to which you are applying. Some of the skills tested include applied numeracy, verbal and numerical comprehension and reasoning as well as logical abstract reasoning.
Please note that the examples do not represent all tests included in the ieGAT.
The numerical questions assess quantitative reasoning and mastery of basic mathematical calculations.
The verbal reasoning questions assess verbal comprehension and the ability to distinguish information of greatest importance.
The logical abstract reasoning questions measure the ability to discover complex rules and interactions and the ability to draw conclusions from abstract problems.
The ieGAT is an important step in the application process, and we offer you flexibility to take this exam online–so it is on your terms and when you’re ready. Here are some helpful tips to consider and important information to know before taking the ieGAT.
Total duration: From 1,5h to 2 h - Including instructions and practice
The IE Global Admissions Test may only be taken once.
The test is available in English and Spanish. The test language should match the language of the program application.
During the test session candidate will be able to practice with some example questions to get familiar with the test format.
Though online, it is important to be online and prepared at the start time of the ieGAT. Candidates who attempt to sign in after the start time will not be permitted to take the test.
The majority of programs at IE University require the submission of either our entrance exam the IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), GMAT, GRE, and law specific LSAT or LNAT.
The IE Global Admissions Test (ieGAT), is our internal entrance exam designed to test your ability to thrive in your chosen program.
At IE University we evaluate our applicants holistically. We view every component of your application looking for leadership skills, academic excelllence and intellect. We do not require a specific score. Rather, we look at the entirety of your application. At IE University we understand that intellegence takes many forms.
IE University does not have a preference. You should take the exam that works best for you. Please note that the Master's in Finance Program and some other progarms have specific testing requirements. For more information visit the program-specific page under the admissions tab.