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Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants:
Kellogg Class of 2011:
Jerz
cs11
gil
domtri33 (MMM)
yellowjacket
jb32
OhThatMBA
balki1867
familyman
monkbent (MMM)
ashaker
maverick2011
shayne
wincew
coolrun
isa (fka AC)
chifootball
vijapp
hd54321


Kellogg Class of 2010 1Y's:
1yrmba
rca215



Total GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 129
Kellogg Class of 2011 (and 2010 1Y): 21
Admits: 35 (31 reg + 4 WL)...(27.1%)
Admits off the waitlist: 3
Waitlist: 25
Dings: 62
Unknown: 11


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Round 1 GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 84
Kellogg Class of 2011 (and 2010 1Y): 12
Admits: 25 (22 reg + 3 WL)...(29.8%)
Admits off the waitlist: 3
Waitlist: 16
Dings: 43
Unknown: 3


Jerz - Admitted 12/4
cs11 - Admitted 12/8
maverick2011 - Admitted 12/11
domtri33 (MMM) - Admitted 12/12
vijapp (MMM) - Admitted 12/12
Gil - Admitted 12/15
chifootball - Admitted 12/29
yellowjacket - Admitted 1/7
isa (fka AC) - Admitted 1/7 (at 4:15pm)
1yrmba
Waitlisted 1/6 Admitted 2/27
balki1867 (MMM)- Waitlisted 1/6 Admitted 3/11

familyman - Admitted 12/3
mindruna - Admitted 12/4
clintbond - Admitted 12/18
baozi - Admitted (12/18)
adiknish - Admitted 1/7
weezy25 - Admitted

Milspec - Admitted 12/9 (Not getting out of the military)
nink - Admitted 12/8 (withdrawn for Yale w/$$$)
Paradosso (MMM) - Admitted 12/12 (withdrawn for Wharton)
cpgmba - Admitted 12/17 (withdrawn for HBS)
SolarMBA - Admitted 12/22 (withdrawn for Haas)
sonibubu (MMM) - Admitted 1/6 (withdrawn for Booth)
jcl246 - Admitted 1/7 (withdrawn for Booth w/ fullride + 20K stipend)
saras - Waitlisted Admitted 3/17
mbsappy8 - Waitlisted 1/6
happybunny (MMM) - Waitlisted 1/6
riseoverrun - Waitlisted 1/6
ahembeea - Waitlisted 1/6
ruthlessgravity - Waitlisted 1/6
stretch08 - Waitlisted 1/6
adcxaway - Waitlisted 1/6
MBAngst - Waitlisted 1/7
heman82 - Waitlisted 1/7
Sept09 - Waitlisted 1/7
blueiceman - Waitlisted 1/7
ZZeuSS
mbabiden08

belfi - Dinged 12/9
Madz - Dinged 12/9
Bearstearner- Dinged 12/9 *
atlmba2009 - Dinged 12/10
coadman - Dinged 12/10
garbus222 (1Y) - Dinged 12/11
saltdawg218 - Dinged 12/12 *
krispy - Dinged 12/12
llest - Dinged 12/12
CaptainMolecule - Dinged 12/15
terp26 - Dinged 12/15
WillAsher - Dinged 12/15
chitchat - Dinged 12/15
hobart - Dinged 12/15

suntaurian - Dinged 12/16
icon - Dinged 12/16
eva23- Dinged 12/16
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Mclaughlin - Dinged 12/16 *
sbs - Dinged 12/16 *
thesadmachine - Dinged 12/18
MBAAspirant2008 - Dinged 12/18
asd1225 - Dinged 12/18
am111 - Dinged 12/18
IvyStallion - Dinged 12/18
irishspring - Dinged 12/19
RahlowJenkins - Dinged 12/19
*
olive - Dinged 12/30
decemberblues - Dinged 12/30
spideyeclipse27 - Dinged 12/30
nomsg7111 - Dinged 12/30
mbaleader - Dinged 12/30
Tarmac - Dinged 1/2
*
kraggy - Dinged 1/2*
Leverandon (JD/MBA) - Dinged 1/4
sam77sam7 - Dinged 1/5
zmfatla - Dinged 1/6
Sleepy - Dinged 1/7
Manbehindthecurtain - Dinged 1/7
F13 - Dinged 1/7
pronkster - Dinged (date unknown)
24 - Dinged (date unknown)
blake5790 - Dinged (date unknown)
mickster402 - Dinged (date unknown)

bschoolguy
goldfishee27
Aviida


* Had not posted until decision.

Round 2 GMATClub Stats:
Total Applicants 44
Kellogg Class of 2011(and 2010 1Y): 9
Admits: 10 (9 reg + 1 WL)...(22.7%)
Waitlist: 9
Dings: 18
Unknown: 8


coolrun - Admitted 2/24
OhThatMBA - Admitted 2/27
shayne - Admitted 3/9
rca215 (1Y) - Admitted 3/11
jb32 - Admitted 3/16
wincew - Admitted 3/16
monkbent (MMM) - Admitted 3/17
ashaker - Admitted 3/30
hd54321
waitlisted Admitted
pu2003 - Admitted 3/9 (withdrawn for Booth w/$$$)
GoBruins - Waitlisted 3/3
bostonsparky - waitlisted 3/25
wonderhaven - waitlisted 3/26
MbaHopeful2009 - waitlisted 3/27
jjhko - waitlisted 3/27
Wolfie2011 (JD/MBA) - waitlisted

peaceyall - waitlisted 3/6 dinged
appukutty - waitlisted 3/30 (Withdrawn Stanford)
mkmba09 - Dinged 2/25
YihWei - Dinged 2/26
kcbear - Dinged 2/26
fugo - Dinged 2/27
TheGuy - Dinged 2/27
ma.agrawal - Dinged
praz - Dinged 3/11
Travel09 - Dinged 3/11
dp122008 - Dinged 3/16
DanielPlainview (jdmba)
markkm (MMM) - Dinged 3/18
niro (MMM) - Dinged 3/23
xenok - Dinged 3/23
mba07 - Dinged 3/25
FN (fresinha12) - Dinged 3/26
u0388768 - Dinged 3/27
thedudeabides - Dinged 3/27
Zoemoe - Dinged 3/27

leonidas
traffix (nadtrans)
oliviajoules
intrinsicreality
Wolfie2011
preeyah
woncosmo
falxori

Round 3 GMATClub Stats:
wcgmatclub - Dinged


GMATclub threads.
Kellogg Ambassador Thread http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62139
Application Information (essays, dates, etc...) http://gmatclub.com/forum/p486357#p486357


Class of 2010 Profile: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Programs/FullTimeMBA/About_Our_Students/Incoming_Class_Profile.aspx

Faculty Experts (who specializes in what): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/Faculty/Faculty_Experts_Guide.aspx

07-08 Facts and Figures (Class Profile): http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/admissions/images/FactsFigures-07_web.pdf

Employment Reports (very detailed):
2008: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/career_employer/employment/2008/Kellogg_Employment_Report_2008.pdf
2007: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/career_employer/employment/2007/Employment_Report_2007.pdf

Course Catalog: http://www20.kellogg.northwestern.edu/dpco/catalog.asp

Online application: https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Kellogg/

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Re: Calling all Kellogg Fall 2009 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 21:41
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Here goes (the pessimism and paranoia on this thread isn't doing justice to its participants):

I was admitted to Kellogg on Wednesday, and posted it on Admissions411 (first admit on their, I guess). I've been checking in on GMAT Club occasionally through the application process, but haven't posted (I understand that I won't be part of the admit statistics for the club).

I'm very excited about the admit, and can't wait for the rest of you to join me in the relief (whether the admit is here or elsewhere). There are plenty of qualified people on this thread and I'm sure there will be quite a few more admissions stories to follow!

For those of you that are interested, I submitted Part I on 9/17, Interviewed w/ an alum on 10/16, submitted on 10/17. My last name begins with L, and my blood type is O-.

As for the admissions experience:

I received an email Wednesday morning from the adcom requesting a copy of my official GMAT be emailed or faxed to them, I hadn't sent this before hand (only self-reported on the application). I didn't want to think too much of it at the time and was hoping it didn't mean that my application hadn't even been looked at.

[DON'T READ THIS PART IF YOU WANT TO AVOID ADDED OBSESSION OVER THIS PROCESS]
After emailing it to them, I decided to look on last year's thread to see if this had happened to anyone. I didn't read any specific instances, but saw that several times people had a phrase ["...if you have not submitted official copies of your transcript(s), you must mail them to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible..."] added to their online status just prior to being admitted. I decided that I would check my status and saw this phrase added to the bottom. This was Wednesday at about 12:00 pm MST. At that point, I was heavily suspicious.

[OK TO READ AGAIN]
When I saw a call from an unknown number at 2:28 pm MST, I was pretty sure what was going to happen. Unfortunately all the preludes had eliminated some of the overwhelming elation that I might have experienced. Nonetheless, I was thrilled when she told me of my acceptance. Also, they are providing admitted students with their username and password over the phone this year, so you can access the website immediately after the call.

DAK is scheduled for 2/6-2/8, and I hope that many more of you can join me there.

Finally, I'll post to the Profiles Page so that those of you who put too much emphasis on stats can be satisfied. Seriously, though, I think stats had much less to do with my admit than strong career progression, and good essays that were thoroughly devoted to my interest in Kellogg.

Best of luck...
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Fall 2009 ADMIT vs DING Quick Stats Summary
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Admits: 6

Avg GMAT: 743.3
Avg GMAT V: 45 (*NP - mindruna)
Avg GMAT Q: 47.2 (*NP - mindruna)
GMAT Range: 700-770
Avg Undergrad GPA: 3.44 (*NP - mindruna)
Avg WE: 5 yrs (as of now; not matriculation b/c some ppl didn't clarify)
Avg Age: 27.3 (as of now; not matriculation b/c some ppl didn't clarify)

* NP = No Profile (meaning this user was excluded from calculation due to insufficient data)

Dings: 6

Avg GMAT: 735 (*NP - coadman, garbus222)
Avg GMAT V: 42 (*NP - coadman, garbus222)
Avg GMAT Q: 48.75 (*NP - coadman, garbus222)
GMAT Range: 700-770 (*NP - coadman, garbus222)
Avg Undergrad GPA: 3.65 (*NP - madz, atlmba2009, coadman, garbus222)
Avg WE: 4.5 yrs (*NP - belfi, atlmba2009, coadman, garbus222)
Avg Age: 30 (*NP - bearstearner, atlmba2009, coadman, garbus222)

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Currently finishing up my R2 essays. I know this has probably already been beaten to death here but I would be curious what some people's thoughts are on the differences between Kellogg and Booth. For me it seems the big one is Kellogg's reputation for Marketing and Booth's reputation for Finance (neither of which really concern me) but I'd be curious what some of the R1'ers who already went through this issue came up with. Out-of-class activities, especially social ones would be good to know, heck even useful links (no need for filler prose on official school websites). PM me if you'd like.

First of all both are amazing schools and you really cant go wrong careerwise attending either. Yes Kellogg is stronger in Marketing and Chicago is stronger in finance but it doesnt mean you could get an awesome career in either field coming out of either school. The biggest difference is the diversity of options. Booth places well in MC at the big firms and Kellogg places well in the top big banks...however, you will notice that the specialized and boutique firms wont always be the same at both schools. Booth is going to attract more of the really great small companies in finance fields while Kellogg is going to draw a lot of the more desireable boutique consulting stuff.

So what makes them different...I think a lot of it goes beyond what the school is actually like and more to how students interact. At kellogg every class has group work involved, yes even accounting and stats classes will have some group assignments. If you come here you will get frustrated at this at times...you will have trouble scheduling group meeting times or people not pulling their weight. However, this is just like the real world so in a lot of ways its a huge benefit and you just dont realize it until you talk to 2nd years about internships or alums about their jobs. Its not a part of what you will learn in class but alums have told me time and time again that this is what has helped them set themselves apart in their careers much more than their finance or strategy skills.

Socially there are going to be differences. Something like 85% of Kellogg students live in Evanston...so this means almost all of your classmates are going to live within a half mile of you. This is awesome for social activities but at times it can be a bit much. Go to dinner with your gf/bf or spouse and chances are you will probably run into other people and a nice night out alone turns into a group date. However, you can avoid this...just go to the nicer more expensive places for those special occasions. We are poor students afterall and people tend to frequent the $10-$15 a plate places not the $25-$35. You wont have this same experience at Chicago...yes plenty of students live close to each other but its no where near the same. Everytime I take my dog out for a walk I know I am going to meet up with friends on the street.

However, you can make Kellogg work the other way. You can not get super involved in extra curriculars (trust me fear of missing out drives many people to join tons of stuff)...you can live downtown and commute, you can leave evanston and head downtown all the time. But if you do get admitted and end up attending Kellogg...chances are you are going to love living in Evanston and being involved in the school. Remember every school is going to have positives and negatives. Just make sure the positives are stuff you want a lot and the negatives are things you can deal with. Don't go to MIT if you want to learn lots of soft skills and really dont want an incredibly difficult course load. Don't head to Kellogg if you dont like people much and really want to do individual studies because working on group assignments sound like torture.
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So I just did my campus visit yesterday - good times!
Highlights:
- I went to three classes: Finance 1 w/ a swedish-y professor, Marketing Mgmt w/ Hennessey, Financial Decision Making w/ a prof that plays in a rock band. They did the Tivo case in the Marketing class and it was pretty entertaining - the prof was funny, the students enagaged. The Finance 1 class was interesting - it had about 15 students (5 or so were participating, w/ another 5 playing on facebook) but the prof was interesting and kinda funny. The Financial Decision Making class was about 45 students or so, with part of your grade coming from participation. There was a guy in there who kept raising his hand w/ the most asinine questions/comments - you could tell his classmates were pretty annoyed with him. Also randomly, that class had only 5 or so girls in it. I think since it's an elective, there was a less forced guy-girl ratio.
- Went on the campus tour in the afternoon. It was literally walking around the Kellogg building :P The tour guide did offer some details about KWEST, GIM, lockers, etc. so a lot of that random stuff was good to hear.
- Ate lunch w/ a current 2yr student in the healthcare club. She was super nice, talked v openly about her experiences at Kellogg, what she wished was different, how she made her decision to go there, etc. She mentioned that everything at Kellogg is student-run but now the KSA is working w/ the university looking to try and get students help w/ things like meal-ordering for events, etc since apparently it can be a hassle negotiating delivery/cost w/ Panera/etc. She also mentioned that at her internship, Kellogg students did a lot better than their fellow interns and had the highest number of full-time offers. She thinks it's because the Kellogg students did a better job of networking within the company, creating task forces, and worked better in groups.
- Met FN!
- Met Canadians! I met Canadians at the TG. Some were current students (mix of 1st and 2nd years), 2 were prospectives. The current students were all super-nice dudes, all pretty much said across the board that they're enjoying their time at Kellogg. On a more serious note, they are having a hard time finding full-time offers in the US. They're looking in Canada but there are fewer jobs available there and the salaries are apparently not as high. A couple of them that are Asian-Canadian are also looking for jobs in India/Japan/etc.
- Went to a WBA chat in the late afternoon. Turned out to be the only really boring part of the day. The chat was mostly these prospective girls asking about whether people's boyfriends/husbands moved with them to school and how to ask them to move. The two girls there from the WBA tried really hard to change the topic, but those girls were just super aggressive so no luck. But on a plus, I now know how to ask a boyfriend/husband to move to school with you. :P
- They don't have a locker room in the building but do have a changing room by the CMC. The changing room also has a steam press.
- Space is an issue. Apparently it's common to run out of space to sit during lunch and people just get creative with where to sit, how to save seats, etc.
- Their adcom said that they thought R2 applications were up - not as much as R1 but still up.
- Someone asked me to see what kinds of bags people were carrying - seemed the guys mostly had backpacks or nice messenger bags, girls had backpacks (some w/ purse) or these huge tote purses.

So overall, it was a good day. The students were really nice, welcoming and willing to answer questions.
If I think of more stuff, I'll add it to this :)
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River I have a specific question. I was just browsing through the Kellogg website and had a doubt : Is the course Global lab similar to GIM ? Basically are they two separate courses or two names for the same course ?


So G-Lab and GIM are pretty different.

The lab classes at Kellogg (Management Lab - formerly known as LEAP, Venture Lab, Analytical Consulting Lab, and Global Lab) are essentially consulting projects in the framework of a class. You do a quarter long consulting case on a real company/non-profit and get the resources of your fellow classmates and Kellogg professors to help guide you.

In the case of G-Lab, all the companies are headquartered internationally (whereas in most of the companies from courses like M-Lab are US based). Also, there the culmination of the project is a 2 week trip to the actual company in country where you conclude the consulting case you have been doing the entire quarter.

GIM is a very unique and different class. First off, GIM is focused on a country rather than a company. The course during the term is usually lecture based (but often includes cultural and experiential components - like simulations, multi-cultural negotiations, etc.). Also, the student leaders of each trip create the curriculum in concert with the faculty adviser. Thus, usually each class session will be taught by a different professor (if your students are particularly good, like mine are with GIM Japan, these professors will be rock stars) and are often taught by Senior Executives from each country.

The GIM trip (which is the culmination of the GIM class) is a two week trip to the country. Typically, you will visit 6+ companies in country. Also, as part of the trip, you will do research for your GIM project (which is a group project on a topic of choice). This project is your typical academic research project rather than an consulting project.


Thanks Steel ! Can you also update me on some of the operation firms coming there besides PRTM , ZS associates ?
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Hi all,

I'm in the same situation -- email accept, status reject. I just put a call into the adcom and they said there was an "error in their messaging system" last night. Wouldn't really elaborate, they took down my number and said someone would contact me later. Good luck, all.
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My advice for those who have yet to be called regarding this situation…

Make Kellogg realize they made the wrong decision when you handle yourself with the utmost professionalism, not the right one by acting irrational and unreasonable when they call. While it won’t change what happened, at least you can feel good about the way you handled yourself.
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SBS, in all honesty, if Kellogg (or any business school) is reading this thread, they're most likely relieved they dinged you. Your inability to distinguish between what truly matters to the bottom line (making a bad trade) and what matters to you personally are a terrible indicator of your leadership acumen. I would STRONGLY advise you to get rid of this frustration you're reserving before you talk to them. Get the feedback, maybe ask for a refund, and spend the next year reflecting on why you think getting your hopes up is grounds for a firing.

I mean this all quite sincerely and not at all personally.
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2: Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students

Can accepted applicants, current students or fellow applicants share some thoughts on how they answered this question? My goals have roots in my background and so I talk about my background in my goals essay to make a connection with my future goals. So, I am finding it a bit difficult to split the details between this essay and the goals essay. And I talk about my leadership experiences in Essay 3. So how do I answer this question without repeating myself ? Also if any past applicant can share their essay's/ approach I would be greatful.

River, Any thoughts ?

P.S: How can I get access to the essay vault ?


This essay is a great opportunity to show how you plan to be actively involved in Kellogg's student-led culture - IMO an important part of "fit". I would stay away from talking about career goals or focusing too much on specific accomplishments in it. I used the essay to talk about my involvement in various educational-related activities inside and outside work (mentoring, Junior Achievement, professional society's scholarship committee, etc.) and how I would plan to continue to follow my passion for supporting education and learning through involvement in mentoring clubs, admissions, etc.
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bscracker wrote:
Thanks a lot kryzak.

NJMike4MBA,

Your reply hit the bullseye :-D .. Now I have an idea how to approach the essay.
Thanks a lot


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2: Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students

Can accepted applicants, current students or fellow applicants share some thoughts on how they answered this question? My goals have roots in my background and so I talk about my background in my goals essay to make a connection with my future goals. So, I am finding it a bit difficult to split the details between this essay and the goals essay. And I talk about my leadership experiences in Essay 3. So how do I answer this question without repeating myself ? Also if any past applicant can share their essay's/ approach I would be greatful.

River, Any thoughts ?

P.S: How can I get access to the essay vault ?


This essay is a great opportunity to show how you plan to be actively involved in Kellogg's student-led culture - IMO an important part of "fit". I would stay away from talking about career goals or focusing too much on specific accomplishments in it. I used the essay to talk about my involvement in various educational-related activities inside and outside work (mentoring, Junior Achievement, professional society's scholarship committee, etc.) and how I would plan to continue to follow my passion for supporting education and learning through involvement in mentoring clubs, admissions, etc.


I used this essay to try and show how my personality has developed throughout the years to something that others would benefit from at Kellogg. I stayed away from the professional side and started by describing my love for basketball and how, despite never being the most athletic or talented, I was able to influence the lives of others through basketball in various instances. I took liberty to include mildly self depracating humor ("I come from a long line of untalented athletes"). It was definitely not the most "professional essay", but I felt it let the reader get a good idea of who I was and where I was coming from. I am a strong believer that you can, and have to, create a personal connection with the admission committee through your writing.

If you promise not to send it to anyone else, I will send you my essay after replacing a few lines that are a little too personal (can someone confirm this is not breaking any rule?). Feel free to pm me with your e-mail.
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Kellogg Admissions Chat transcript is available Yahoo - http://news.yahoo.com/s/bw/20090320/bs_ ... C5sSCyBhIF

Some interesting quotes:

"emanon: What are application numbers like compared with (2008)?

BethFlyeKellogg: Applications are up slightly this year, and the pool continues to be exceptional."

"natasha19: Do you have any preliminary numbers on how the class of 2009 did securing jobs and how the class of 2010 is doing with internships?

BethFlyeKellogg: Formal and informal indicators tell us that full-time job placement for our second-year students is on a par with where it has been at this point during the past few years. We don't have formal numbers on those who have received internships at this point. Historically speaking, half our students generally secure internships after spring break. "

"ahembeea: Like most other top schools, even Kellogg experienced a rise in Round 1 applications. Has the trend continued in Round 2 and now Round 3, or has it been different?

BethFlyeKellogg: Similar to last year, we had a more pronounced increase during the first round compared with the second. "

"Wael: What is the impact of the TOEFL? Is there any minimum requirement?

BethFlyeKellogg: The TOEFL is one element that we examine when assessing an applicant's English language communication skills. There is no minimum requirement, and we also take into account the interview and essays when evaluating this area."
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Best of luck all...here's to more gmatclubbers joining Kellogg.
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I used 1" all around. I think if you go below that at the top or bottom it looks bad...You can probably go to 3/4" on the sides and it wont be a huge issue. Kellogg is already very generous with the amount of material they let you cover. I would say I was in the 3250 or so total words which is far more than any other school I looked at. If you make it look odd or so tight that its hard to read it definitely wont help your chances.

Also you have 2 months, there is plenty of time to edit them. You may think they are done but you could probably improve them (seems like you always can).
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I think this has been discussed in this thread before, but I stuck with at most 1 page, 500 or so words (2-3 paragraphs of course).
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last years thread...http://gmatclub.com/forum/t49477

good luck getting those apps in for R1, we had much more success in R1 than R2 last year.
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vijapp wrote:
As far as formatting the essays go, is it OK to Justify or should we stick to Align left. It reads much more cleanly with Justify. Is there a set of published guidelines with regards to Word documents and Essays? :?


You know, i think as long as it's legible, either Justify or Align Left is fine. Personally, I prefer Align Left but that's just me :)

For formatting, Kellogg requires their essays to be double spaced. Also reading various threads about Kellogg - seems that most people tend to keep font size between 10 and 12.

hope this helps!
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Round 1. Submitted.


Let's roll ... :lol:
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Leverandon wrote:
Just got an interview invite from Kellogg. Does Kellogg interview everyone or do some get interviews and others don't (like Wharton)? If not everyone is interviewed, what percentage of those interviewed ends up getting admitted?


All applicants are interviewed in order to be considered for admission. An interview is a required piece of everyone's application, just as an essay would be.
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Just saw this on Dealbreaker about Kellogg's CIM Ball: http://dealbreaker.com/2008/10/post-72.php#more
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