The Kellogg school of management

Round 3 Application Extension for the Full-Time MBA Program

Ed. note: Always check the Kellogg COVID-19 page for updated information.

By Renee Cherubin ’06, Senior Director of Admissions

Many of you have been reaching out and keeping us in the loop with the status of your applications. We want you to know that we hear you, and that we’re continuing to find ways to make the process easier on you given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Round 3 application extension: the details

The current deadline for Round 3 applications to our Full-Time MBA Programs will still stand on April 8. If you can meet that deadline, you’ll be among the first we review for admission and scholarship decisions, which will be released on May 13.

However, after the April 8 deadline, we are moving to rolling admissions for Round 3 through June 1. Due to the current pandemic, some of you have encountered barriers to meeting the original deadline. We’re also aware that many of your personal and professional situations may have changed, making business school a priority for next year.

Though we will keep accepting applications through June 1, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, especially for 1Y, MMM and international applicants. Rolling decisions will apply to both admission and scholarship awards. Additionally, the sooner you receive your decision the sooner you can start planning for next year!

Online GMAT/GRE scores accepted

For the first time ever, the GMAT and GRE are now available to be taken online. We’re very pleased to see that the testing organizations have taken this step to put safety first. Kellogg will accept scores submitted through this new virtual testing model.

If you are unable to take the GMAT/GRE or TOEFL, you can still apply. We will wait to render your final admissions decision until we receive your score. If you are unable to submit a test score in time for receiving a decision this year, we will roll your application components forward to next year so that you don’t have to re-submit entirely. If you are planning to submit without a score, you need to contact us via MBAadmissions@kellogg.northwestern.edu or 847.491.3308 so we can help you submit it manually. You will not be able to do it yourself.

Thank you again for continuing to contact us and help us find the best ways to serve all of our applicants. We truly can’t wait to learn more about you, and wish health and safety to you and your loved ones.