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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2008, 16:17
Agreed. I would think they meant two pages double spaced or one page single.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2008, 17:52
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My friend called Kellogg admission asked about the double space issue. They said you can choose double spaced or single spaced. The online application system will not force a word limit.


For kellogg you will upload your essays. I did mine in pdf format since I wrote mine on a mac and converting them to word files seemed to mess with the length slightly. Personally I would go with close to double spacing. You will still have around 1,000 words and I feel that is about the ideal length for the questions they ask. If you start doing 1500+ words its going to come across way too long...remember they are going to be reading 5000 applications and you want to keep their attention. Drag out an essay too long and you will lose your reader.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2008, 19:52
unless you really have a good story to tell, anything over 1200 words for each of those essays is a bit too long. I would stay with at least 1.5 space or under 1200 words, whichever limit is reached first.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 06:25
I guess it's true. I just called the admissions office and was told the same thing: 2 pages, single OR double spaced.

Also re-confirmed there is no separate essay for the MMM program. Just include your interest in the program in the "why Kellogg" part of the first essay.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 06:24
Are any younger people (3 years or less of work experience at matricuation) throwing in apps for Kellogg this year?
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 06:29
I will have three years of experience in MC at matriculation. Are there any grounds to believe that relatively short working experiences will be a drawback at Kellogg (as compared to HBS, Stanford, etc.)?
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 06:57
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Are any younger people (3 years or less of work experience at matricuation) throwing in apps for Kellogg this year?


I'll have 4 years at matriculation but am younger in that I'll be 24 at that time...hopefully they won't hold the age against me but think "cool! she's young and has 4 yrs WE!" (perhaps without the exclamation) :)
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 07:31
I met plenty of folks with 3 yrs experience at matriculation during the sell weekend. There are fewer people with only two years of experience, obviously. Anything less though is not ideal. I believe Kellogg values at least two years of experience.

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 08:52
Hi,

I am in for R1.

Good luck to you all.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 06:27
One thing that confuses me about the Kellogg application - Part 2 is due 10/17/08 and it includes essays, all of your application information, etc. but it just mentions that you must send your recommenders the recommendation request by this date?

Does this mean that recommendations are not due by 10/17/08, and rather that they can be submitted later in October or even at some point in November? If this is so, it would take a lot of load off my recommenders and allow me to shoot for R1 :)
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 08:14
Under Part II, it says

" Register 2 recommenders and send the online Career Progress Survey"

The Kellogg recommendation form is called the 'Career Progress Survey' -- So I think Kellogg wants the recommendations submitted by 10/17.



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One thing that confuses me about the Kellogg application - Part 2 is due 10/17/08 and it includes essays, all of your application information, etc. but it just mentions that you must send your recommenders the recommendation request by this date?

Does this mean that recommendations are not due by 10/17/08, and rather that they can be submitted later in October or even at some point in November? If this is so, it would take a lot of load off my recommenders and allow me to shoot for R1 :)
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 08:36
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Does this mean that recommendations are not due by 10/17/08, and rather that they can be submitted later in October or even at some point in November? If this is so, it would take a lot of load off my recommenders and allow me to shoot for R1 :)


Recommendations are "due" the day Pt II is due. However, all schools give you a little leeway since this isnt really 100% under your control. During questions an answers I think typically they admit they give several days after due dates for recommendations.

I still suggest you push your recommenders to be ontime since it reflects better on you.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 08:48
That's the part I don't understand. Registering 2 recommenders and "sending" the career progress survey would indicate that I am just supposed to register them and send the survey over, not necessarily have the survey completed. I suppose riverripper's comment is probably correct?

Update: Just called them. River's right.

How much of a difference is there between Kellogg R1 vs. R2?

MGOBLUE2 wrote:
Under Part II, it says

" Register 2 recommenders and send the online Career Progress Survey"

The Kellogg recommendation form is called the 'Career Progress Survey' -- So I think Kellogg wants the recommendations submitted by 10/17.



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One thing that confuses me about the Kellogg application - Part 2 is due 10/17/08 and it includes essays, all of your application information, etc. but it just mentions that you must send your recommenders the recommendation request by this date?

Does this mean that recommendations are not due by 10/17/08, and rather that they can be submitted later in October or even at some point in November? If this is so, it would take a lot of load off my recommenders and allow me to shoot for R1 :)

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 08:53
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That's the part I don't understand. Registering 2 recommenders and "sending" the career progress survey would indicate that I am just supposed to register them and send the survey over, not necessarily have the survey completed. I suppose riverripper's comment is probably correct?


I believe all schools generally say something along the lines of all portions of the application are required to be completed by the deadline...The recommendations are part of the application so make sure they are in on time.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 09:07
terp06, register your recommenders ASAP, give them the survey with 1-2 months of time, and make sure they send in the survey/letters before the Part II deadline. While the wording is confusing on the Kellogg website, I would not risk it, since I doubt the adcoms would be ok with a "but your website was confusing" excuse. :wink:
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 17:44
I'm going to be visiting Kellogg tomorrow - I won't be able to sit in on a class but hope to catch the informational session and Q/A with the admissions office folks. I'm excited - I'm looking forward to hanging out in the Evanston area a bit and seeing if the campus looks like it did +- 2 years ago (visited for friend's graduation). 8-)

Anyone else planning to be in the area tomorrow?

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 17:51
I dont arrive in Evanston for a few more weeks but I know several other members of this site have already moved in. I am sure there are more than a few incoming students wandering around evanston these days.

Also 1Y is in session, did you check to see if you could get in a class visit. I believe you can sit in, so make sure you go to the admissions office and ask them. You can verify this information on their website under visits, they have days visits are available and what classes/times you can go to.
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 18:06
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I dont arrive in Evanston for a few more weeks but I know several other members of this site have already moved in. I am sure there are more than a few incoming students wandering around evanston these days.

Also 1Y is in session, did you check to see if you could get in a class visit. I believe you can sit in, so make sure you go to the admissions office and ask them. You can verify this information on their website under visits, they have days visits are available and what classes/times you can go to.


hey river - I did check about the 1Y classes - the Adm office said I could only sit in on the 8 and 10am Turbo Finance classes. Unfortunately, I'll be driving in and won't reach Chicago until about 10 am and will be too late to catch the class. :(

So! I revised my plan and will be visiting U-Chicago in the morning (hopefully getting to the 10:30 info session) and then will be going to Kellogg in the PM for the 2pm info session. Also, G in the office said she felt bad that I couldn't meet with anyone for lunch, and said she'd see if she could find someone for me to have coffee with after the session :wink: So I might even meet a current student - woo. :)
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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2008, 20:04
Question regarding the application...

Do most people submit Part 1 as soon as they can? How quickly do you interview (on-campus) after you submit Part 1? Do you have to submit Part 2 before the actual interview or can you interview before Part 2 has been submitted?

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 18:12
Kellogg has a bunch of scheduled events coming up, you can find ones close to you. I think last years a lot were held at local Bain offices in big cities.
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/admissions/visit/offcampus.htm#northamerica
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