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Important Dates
Round 1Round 2Round 3
DeadlineSeptember 20, 2017January 10, 2018April 11, 2018
On-Campus Interviews Must be Scheduled bySeptember 22, 2017January 12, 2018April 13, 2018
Decision ReleasedDecember 13, 2017March 28, 2018May 16, 2018
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Welcome to all prospective Kellogg full-time MBA applicants to the Class of 2020 discussion. Use this platform to know each other, build the network, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview /school visit experiences, and boost one another's morale to face the tough admission process.

Essay Questions

For 2017-2018, the following two essays are required of all applicants:

1. Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

2. Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)


Dual-degree applicants:

For applicants to the MMM or JD-MBA dual degree programs, please explain why that program is right for you. (250 words)

Re-applicants:

Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250-word limit)

Optional Essay:

If needed, use this section to briefly describe any extenuating circumstances (e.g. unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, etc.) (no word count)


Video Essay

After submitting an application and payment, you will be able to access the video essay through your application status page.

One question will be a “get to know you" icebreaker type of question.

The second question will be an opportunity to describe your plans for the future and how Kellogg will help you on that journey.

The other questions will be randomly generated questions that will be similar to interview questions.

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Deadlines have been posted. I still see the 2016-2017 questions on the Kellogg website. I'll be posting the essays as soon as it is released.
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Feel free to reach out via PM if there are any questions related to Kellogg app or general questions. Im a first year at Kellogg, going onto second in Fall 2017.

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Hey, thanks, Man!!

We know that you are busy but we can have admitted student chat whenever you are available. I'll IM you...
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ah, the Kellogg deadlines! Awesome. Any reapplicants here? I am a Kellogg 2020 hopeful and can't wait to get my hands on those essays.

The thread seems awfully quiet!


Yes, it is very quite here. But as soon as folks complete their GMAT, I think the thread will be flooded!!
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Essay questions are posted!! No Major changes from last year.

The leadership essay with a slight twist about the lasting impact and the Growth essay has been primary theme for Kellogg.
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yeah I am glad they did not change the essay prompt last year. Gnpth - you applied to Kellogg last year right? What is your reapplication strategy?


Nope. I did not apply last year. Since it was R2 and my chances of getting in were slim. But this year R1 for sure!
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Hey, thanks, Man!!

We know that you are busy but we can have admitted student chat whenever you are available. I'll IM you...


Sure, let me know when.


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Hi Engr2012: I am sure Gnpth has reached out to you for the admitted student chat. I think it would be fascinating for new users. Meanwhile, we have created this space for all top school current admits and alums to share their learning with new applicants (such as myself). Would you mind posting a short blurb there?

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Thanks for the message, souvik101990. My Kellogg interview (off-campus, in person) has been detailed at https://gmatclub.com/reviews/comments/k ... -345350608 but to summarize, it was conversational. Typical questions but the interviewer started with a twist. He went from the latest thing on my resume than the earliest one which made me change the stories a bit, then again, you should be practiced enough to know your resume inside and out. Kellogg prides itself in admitting students who are more than just 'MBAs'. Kellogg wants people who can talk as a person, make an effort to engage and be that next industry leader. My interviewer happened to know a common friend from his batch and that led the foundation for a conversational interview. The interviewer genuinely showed an interest in what I did and what I want to do with my Kellogg MBA. Stay true to what you want (or have written in your apps, atleast). During my time, the interviewer was only provided my resume and nothing else. So I could nudge him to go where I wanted (towards my strengths) for as many answers I could.

One last thing, I got an offer even without visiting Kellogg once or speaking with anyone from the school directly, knew a lot of alums personally though. So dont put undue pressure on yourself to go to visit the school of schedule an on campus interview. Also, make sure to select a big(-er) city to interview in if you happen to stay in a small(-er) city. This will give the interview matching system more options to match you with a potential interviewer. Some people had to wait till the very end during my time to get an interview just because they were not matched with an alumni in their areas.

Hope this helps. Happy to answer other questions about the process. Good luck everyone!
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Saturday, July 8: Live Q&A with Recent Kellogg Admits and Current Students.

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Dear Applicants, We will conduct a live chat with Class of 2019 new admits to Kellogg as well as few current students, at 9:00 PM IST (4:30 PM GMT) on Saturday, July 8th 2017. We hope all of you will attend this chat. I hope you utilize this opportunity to ask your questions about the school, application process and anything else that will help you make a strong case for admission this year.

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From Kellogg's Blog-> https://kelloggmbastudents.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/a-new-essay-question-on-the-kellogg-full-time-mba-application/

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June was a busy month for us at The Kellogg School of Management. We said goodbye to the class of 2017, welcomed our latest one-year and MMM students to campus, and continue to work with our two-year and JD-MBA admitted students on their arrival in August. Now that our incoming students have started to arrive, we are getting ready to hit the road and meet the applicants all around the world.

Our application for the Full-Time MBA program goes live in mid-July, kicking off our admissions season. We love seeing the unique and exciting ways our prospective students express themselves and demonstrate their amazing backgrounds throughout the application process.

Every year, we review our application and look for ways to get to know our applicants even better. As the 2017 application is about to go live, we are excited to share an update to our essay questions and give you insight into how you can best showcase your accomplishments in your response.

Changing Question #1 on the Kellogg Full-Time MBA Application

The evolution of the new essay question

We have long asked our applicants to reflect on their leadership experiences and impact on others, which are key aspects of the Kellogg experience. The latest version of this question takes this same focus on leadership and expands it to call out another longstanding Kellogg commitment: creating lasting value in organizations. We are looking forward to your response to the following:

Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn?

The goal of creating lasting value in organizations is not something new to Kellogg. In fact, it’s an integral facet of our purpose statement. We are calling you to show us how you have spearheaded change, strived for excellence and created legacies in your organizations. This is an opportunity to dive deep into a strong example; we want to understand the challenges you faced and what you learned from that experience to develop you into the leader you are today. We want our students to be the kind of people who aim to leave a lasting mark wherever they go, both before Kellogg and throughout the rest of their careers.

As you prepare your application, we recommend you visit the Full-Time MBA application page to find more information about all of our essay questions and start your Kellogg journey. We are so eager to meet you and learn more about your accomplishments.

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Saturday, July 8: Live Q&A with Recent Kellogg Admits and Current Students.

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Dear Applicants, We will conduct a live chat with Class of 2019 new admits to Kellogg as well as few current students, at 9:00 PM IST (4:30 PM GMT) on Saturday, July 8th 2017. We hope all of you will attend this chat. I hope you utilize this opportunity to ask your questions about the school, application process and anything else that will help you make a strong case for admission this year.

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Hey, Guys!!

Please make use of this platform to chat with current students before you start your applications. Looking forward to chatting with all fellow prospective applicants on Saturday!
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We will start the chat in 30 minutes. If you are around, join chat room2 to chat with admits.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/mchat2.php?fl=menu

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Dear Applicants, We will conduct a live chat with Class of 2019 new admits to Kellogg as well as few current students, at 9:00 PM IST (4:30 PM GMT) on Saturday, July 8th 2017. We hope all of you will attend this chat. I hope you utilize this opportunity to ask your questions about the school, application process and anything else that will help you make a strong case for admission this year.

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Here is the transcript from the CHAT with one of the current student we had today(July 8th 2017). We are posting some really good questions and answers to it. Hope it helps you guys!!

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Q- Is there a common characteristic that defines everyone at Kellogg? like, I’ve heard it’s a place for extroverts and some one who’s had stellar co-curricular activities in Undergrad.. Is that true? How can someone with limited undergrad extra-curriculars strengthen their profile to the ad-com?

A- Interesting question! I would say very open mindedness would be the top of the list. Its not true that everyone at Kellogg is an extrovert, I am friends with quite a few introverts as well. The best thing about Kellogg is that you get to meet all sorts of people and get to stay in your own zone while meeting new people from different backgrounds.


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Q- Have heard a lot about the emphasis on team assignments at Kellogg. Are all of them chosen by students themselves or are some assigned randomly?

A- good question. I would say 50-50. Some courses professors would assign them so that there is diversity in the groups while for some courses you would want to pick your people so that you enjoy the courses. Profs. will let you know before either way. Either of these 2 strategies only add to your classroom experience.


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Q- Do you see major differences between the two year program that you are into and the one year program esp wrt degree valuation and placements? Will help few of us who are in dilemma of picking the right program with decent work experience.

A- a question everyone should think about. Apart from 1Y vs 2Y, there also is MMM//Part time // Exec MBA options available at Kellogg. You definitely get a lot more opportunities to network as a 2Y student but 1Y placements have been decent as well the past year. But frankly as 1Y, you just need to get started right from the very day and be clear with what you want. 2Y program does give you this flexibility of switching roles/industries if needed.


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Q- Have heard compliments about the curricular flexibility at Kellogg. Does that include eligibility to taking classes at other schools at NU? I am particularly keen on law classes (applied to Pritzker Law and WLed this year). If allowed, then is it uncomfortable given the Evanston-Chicago commute?

A- yes, you can start taking electives starting with the winter quarter of the first year. I will be taking a business law course this fall. So, yes, there is definitely flexibility in that regard.


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Q- Maybe this is a more generic question about putting in our best application, but in your experience, what makes for a better impression on the ad-com- personal stories or professional ones, to show leadership and/or achievements? Can this balance out a lower GMAT score for an international applicant?

A- there is no one size fits all formula here. Make sure the stories/examples you quote clearly follow the STAR technique and you should be good. If you have multiple examples for the same trait, pick one and move. As for lower GMAT, yes, deifnitely. I’ve seen people with low GMAT get admitted with great essays as they were able to connect with the adcoms at Kellogg. Also, make sure to answer the implied question of your low GMAT in the optional essays. Bottom line is that be proactive about filling in the blanks in your application and don’t let adcoms speculate as to why didn’t you answer this particular aspect. Mantra: try to minimize work for the adcoms to form a picture of your holistic personality.


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Q- One thing that really stands out in Kellogg vis-a-vis other M7 schools is the number of companies which recruit a big chunk of the batch. It’s somewhere close to 200 as opposed to double-digit numbers in others. I know you can’t compare Kellogg’s career office with the others. But how helpful has the office been in your experience for someone interested in 1. the school’s core strengths (marketing/consult etc) and 2. the ones that are not traditionally chosen by the students - entrepreneurship/finance

A- Career management centre (or CMC) at Kellogg has been really helpful. You get assigned to a career counsellor by mid October and do make sure to use this massive resource to your advantage. Right from resume review to career path options, you can discuss anything you want to. Career coaches themselves are spread across the spectrum and you can definitely sit down with another one if your career path is non traditional.


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Q- Kellogg is one of the stingiest of the M7 schools. To defray costs, are there any external scholarships available (am sure there are options but does a reasonable percentage of Kellogg class actually end up getting them) or other TA/RA positions available (not sure if we would have time for it)

A- Don’t know of these stats. But I know of sizeable scholarships awarded. It becomes difficult to get one if you are an international student, but domestic students have a ton of options. Also, NU provides loans at much lower than other providers to defray some of the costs.


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Q- How one can answer ad-com questions on how we see ourselves contributing to Kellogg? How is such a question best answered? I know most activities at Kellogg are purely student-led.. so should we be largely demonstrating that quality?

A- Contributing to Kellogg is definitely on the personal level. Show how you have researched different ways of contributing to Kellogg’s culture either via engaging yourself in different clubs or leading initiatives or something else but something that shows your genuine thought process and not regurgitation of something you saw online.

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