Hear from Christine Mayer, director of admissions, on how Kellogg is making applying more accessible.

Kellogg Expands Application Fee Waiver for Diversity Partner Organizations

By Christine Mayer, Director of Admissions

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Kellogg is pleased to announce we are expanding our waiver program of the application fee to across all of our degree programs (Full-Time, Evening & Weekend and Executive MBA) to include the following partner organizations: MLT, Forte Launch, Posse Foundation, JumpStart, and Riordan Program Alumni. This expansion of the program is in addition to application fee waivers already provided to active duty military or recent veterans, Teach for America or Peace Corps alumni.

Kellogg’s Full-Time Class of 2023 welcomed a record high 23% underrepresented minorities (as a percentage of the domestic class) and 49% women. Our working professional programs (Evening & Weekend and Executive MBA) also have diverse classes with students from a wide range of career experiences and industries. And we’re not stopping there. We hope that waiving the application fee will further our commitment to increasing representation among our students at Kellogg.

Kellogg’s application process is holistic, allowing us to get know each candidate including to seek to interview every applicant. Through each application touchpoint, we gain a fuller understanding of how candidates will contribute to the Kellogg community and make a lasting impact on the world.

Candidates should inform their partner organization that they are applying to Kellogg’s degree programs. The partner organizations will provide Kellogg a list, and Kellogg will waive the application fee within our application system. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with these diversity organizations and welcoming many of their members as Kellogg leaders in the future.

Full-Time MBA Program

Please visit our Full-Time How To Apply page for instructions on the fee waiver program; if you have already applied this year and are eligible for the fee waiver, please contact us at mbaadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Evening & Weekend MBA Program

Instructions for the fee waiver program are available in our E&W How to Apply page. If you have already applied for Winter Quarter and are eligible for the fee waiver, please contact us at eveningweekendmba@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Executive MBA Program

Please visit the EMBA How to Apply page for fee waiver instructions. If you have already applied for Round 2 for the January EMBA cohort, please contact us at emba-admissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu.