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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 15:09
Question: When you completed the application for Fin Aid / scholarships, how much detail did you go into when it asks about your career goals??

I'm wondering if I can just put something decently brief like 'Corporate strategy for Fortune 500 corporation' or if I need to go into some sort of increased level of detail here.
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2011, 15:35
Personally, I gave pretty brief responses like "strategy consulting in xyz country."

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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2011, 00:07
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I remember reading somewhere (probably in the Kellogg applicants thread) that Kellogg provides some monetary assistance to attend DAK.. has anyone else heard about that or know what that process is? I didn't see anything listed on the DAK website. Thanks!


i'm interested in finding out if this is true as well...someone please let us know if you have heard this is true/false



Yes - they do pay for your flight to get there. I went to DAK 1. This is the email you will receive
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Congratulations on your recent admission to Kellogg! On behalf of the Kellogg Office of Admissions, I am writing to invite you to some special activities during Day at Kellogg (DAK). The dates for the event are February 11-12, 2011. If you have not already done so, please register immediately for DAK via the welcome website. I noticed that several people who have booked travel have not registered for the event. If you have questions, you may contact the committee at dak11@kellogg.northwestern.edu. Don’t be left out!!!

Realizing you are in a crucial decision making stage, we would like to make sure that you have the opportunity to experience the Kellogg School: your airfare will be paid by Kellogg ($375 limit for US-based admits and $500 for internationally-based admits). If you have already booked your travel, please see the attached document for reimbursement instructions.

Black Management Association (BMA), Africa Business Club (ABC) and Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) will host a joint welcome reception on Thursday, February 10, beginning at 6:30pm. You will receive details and RSVP information on the club receptions shortly. We encourage you to arrive in Chicago no later than 4pm on February 10 for this special opportunity to meet and greet minority students and admits before DAK begins on Friday morning.

BOOKING TRAVEL
Contact Tina Erler at Travel 100 Group (800-245-9335) to make flight arrangements to and from Chicago. Hours of operation are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday. Flights must be booked no later than January 27th, 2011 to receive the travel stipend.

If your ticket costs more than the allotted stipend, you will not be able to use Travel 100 Group and will need to book your own ticket and submit your reservation for reimbursement with Kellogg. If your ticket falls under the allotted stipend amount and you DO book with Travel 100 Group, then the reimbursement instructions DO NOT apply to you.

All instructions are listed out carefully in the attached document. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We are happy to serve as a resource.

Day at Kellogg is just around the corner and we are excited to see you on campus. Hope you can make it!.



Thanks a lot for the details. I reached out to Kellogg on this and they said they cannot offer me this service :(.
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 08:41
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Dear forumers,

Quick question on the background check/application verification. I am sure this is feels like a tedious pain in the ass for many recently admitted students. Do you know what background check company Kellogg uses? In the admitted student portal, it says the application verification form will be available by late March/ early April, but it has yet to be posted. What company does Kellogg use for its background verification? How long does it usually take, and do students get a confirmation once the verification is complete?

The reason I ask is that I have to be abroad in the summer and hope to get everything on the To Do List - background check, housing arrangement, student insurance, computer set up, medical forms, etc - all complete before the summer begins.

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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 14:51
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Congrats to all the admits on here! I for one am very excited about starting at Kellogg in the fall. My only concern, as many people have already voiced, is how to finance this 2 year program. I heard through the grapevine that some people may have found out about scholarships at the time they received their admittance. Is there any truth in this? If I did not hear about any scholarships already, is it likely that I will only receive around the average amount?

Thanks in advance for your help!


I received about that average scholarship amount after filling out the financial aid forms and getting a response by email
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 05:42
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Congrats to all the admits on here! I for one am very excited about starting at Kellogg in the fall. My only concern, as many people have already voiced, is how to finance this 2 year program. I heard through the grapevine that some people may have found out about scholarships at the time they received their admittance. Is there any truth in this? If I did not hear about any scholarships already, is it likely that I will only receive around the average amount?

Thanks in advance for your help!


I received about that average scholarship amount after filling out the financial aid forms and getting a response by email



Thanks for your response! How long after you submitted your financial aid app did you receive your FinAid package?
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 10:32
hi there,

I just wanted to contribute to the last few questions around financial aid offers. I received the financial aid offer by email 3 weeks after submitting my form online.

I was quite disappointed to see that they didn't offer any scholarships, only a loan to cover up the entirety of the 1st year expenses. As I have very little savings, I was really hoping for a scholarship (even a small one) to reduce the amount of the loan. The financial aid office themselves told me that there are very few scholarships available for international students :(

Has any international students received a scholarship? and if you have, what do you think made you eligible for it?

I'm trying to figure out if I can negotiate on that with them, and how to tackle the negotiation... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 11:18
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hi there,

I just wanted to contribute to the last few questions around financial aid offers. I received the financial aid offer by email 3 weeks after submitting my form online.

I was quite disappointed to see that they didn't offer any scholarships, only a loan to cover up the entirety of the 1st year expenses. As I have very little savings, I was really hoping for a scholarship (even a small one) to reduce the amount of the loan. The financial aid office themselves told me that there are very few scholarships available for international students :(

Has any international students received a scholarship? and if you have, what do you think made you eligible for it?

I'm trying to figure out if I can negotiate on that with them, and how to tackle the negotiation... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


i'm international as well and didn't receive any scholarships. the loan offer also doesn't cover everything they quoted - just 85% of total expenses. They approved your loan to cover 100% of expenses?
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 11:28
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hi there,

I just wanted to contribute to the last few questions around financial aid offers. I received the financial aid offer by email 3 weeks after submitting my form online.

I was quite disappointed to see that they didn't offer any scholarships, only a loan to cover up the entirety of the 1st year expenses. As I have very little savings, I was really hoping for a scholarship (even a small one) to reduce the amount of the loan. The financial aid office themselves told me that there are very few scholarships available for international students :(

Has any international students received a scholarship? and if you have, what do you think made you eligible for it?

I'm trying to figure out if I can negotiate on that with them, and how to tackle the negotiation... Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


i'm international as well and didn't receive any scholarships. the loan offer also doesn't cover everything they quoted - just 85% of total expenses. They approved your loan to cover 100% of expenses?


No, same as you, about 85% of total expenses for the year
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 11:47
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Regarding flight reimbursement for DAK - I understood it was only offered to select students and they would make you aware whether you were one of these students at time of admittance and by sending the email referenced above. I could be wrong, but that is how I understood it.



Seriously?? How in the world did they come up with a list of 'selected students' to send that email to?? Very strange - I took it for granted that this went out to everyone...
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2011, 19:19
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mbahopeful5 wrote:
Congrats to all the admits on here! I for one am very excited about starting at Kellogg in the fall. My only concern, as many people have already voiced, is how to finance this 2 year program. I heard through the grapevine that some people may have found out about scholarships at the time they received their admittance. Is there any truth in this? If I did not hear about any scholarships already, is it likely that I will only receive around the average amount?

Thanks in advance for your help!


I received about that average scholarship amount after filling out the financial aid forms and getting a response by email



Thanks for your response! How long after you submitted your financial aid app did you receive your FinAid package?


it was a couple weeks but it went to the kellogg email..which i dont check daily
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2011, 13:48
I hope all the DAK visitors had a great weekend! Feel free to post any new questions about Kellogg that may come up.
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 08:58
Hey Everyone! I am getting ready for Fall, and am wondering how much I need to know in Excel? I know how to create basic formulas, but is there anything else I should be prepared for? Should I sign up for MBAMath, or some Excel class? If anyone has some insight, that would be great!
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2011, 16:13
I am also international, no scholarship either, I was offered a loan covering 90 %. As I understood, international students can get only merit scholarships, not scholarships awarded by Financial Aid Office. Has anybody been successful in finding outside scholarships?
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Hey Everyone! I am getting ready for Fall, and am wondering how much I need to know in Excel? I know how to create basic formulas, but is there anything else I should be prepared for? Should I sign up for MBAMath, or some Excel class? If anyone has some insight, that would be great!


I wouldn't worry about it. The KSA (student government) runs Excel and Powerpoint sessions in the fall for incoming students who need some extra help. Also, usually in the classes that use more advanced Excel functionality, the Excel will be covered either in class or during TA sessions.
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 12:12
KWEST signup this Wednesday and the application verification form available for submission... August will be here in no time
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 23:31
@bpengage,
Have you been able to print the application verification form?

Since 3 days when I try to log on I end up having this message everytime:

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The Kellogg School of Management Web site is temporarily down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. The site will be available again in the next 30 minutes
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Has anyone else experienced this issue?
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 01:50
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Have you been able to print the application verification form?

Since 3 days when I try to log on I end up having this message everytime:

"Site Maintenance

The Kellogg School of Management Web site is temporarily down for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. The site will be available again in the next 30 minutes
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Has anyone else experienced this issue?


Yes I've had that message too for the last few days. I'd suggest emailing the admissions office to tell them about the issue and ask that they send you the pdf. But FYI you have until May 23 to send it back and the pdf only requires a simple signature.

I paid the deposit this morning! that's it, I'm going to kellogg :) :) see you all in Sept!!
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 01:51
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KWEST signup this Wednesday and the application verification form available for submission... August will be here in no time


Hi,

I didn't go to DAk and feel like I missed something about KWEST. How can we find out about where trips are and how to register?
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Re: Admitted to Kellogg Class of 2013 Thread [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 02:15
Hi nifoui
thanks maybe I'll email them. The info came out on May 2dn, and since I'im a round 1 admit, I must send the form before May 9th.

As for KWEST, once you log on on the admitted student portal,(if the site is not down :evil: ) you have a link to the specific KWEST page.
There you'll have the info about the destination, the schedule, what to bring in your bags (sun glasses, etc...) and the price.

PS: are you international? why didn't you go to DAK?
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