Kellogg 2017

Round 1: September 20, 2017
Round 2: January 10, 2018
Round 3: April 11, 2018
Application is due at 5 p.m. Central Time

Required Essays for 2017-18 (Class of 2020, matriculating Fall 2018):

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)

Additional Information:
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 the 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.

You will have 20 seconds to think about the question and up to one minute to give your response.
We estimate the video essays will take 20-25 minutes to complete – which includes time for set-up and answering all the practice questions.

Check out 2016 essays


Other application requirements:

1. Recommendations: You must submit two letters of recommendation through the online application. One should ideally be from a current supervisor or manager, while the second letter can come from someone who can evaluate your professional performance and your managerial/leadership potential (e.g., former supervisor, previous employer, client). Following are the recommendation questions:

a. Please comment briefly on the context of your interaction with the applicant and his/her role in your organization. (250 characters)
b. What has been the candidate’s most significant contribution to your organization? Provide measurable impact, if applicable. (250 words)
c. Tell us about a time the candidate was proactively open to a situation, person, or new experience: a time when they sought to engage with difference, put themselves in a situation outside of their comfort zone, or actively sought to gain a new perspective from others. (300 words)
d. How does the candidate’s performance compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
e. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the candidate. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)
(Optional) Is there anything else you would like us to know?

2. GMAT or GRE: Both are acceptable.

3. Undergrad: A degree from certain international three-year undergraduate programs (e.g., institutions in India, United Kingdom) may be acceptable

4. TOEFL: waiver is given to an applicant who has completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university where English was the ONLY language of instruction. If you graduated from an Indian institution that does not explicitly state this, please provide the URL for the homepage of the school’s website.

Application Fee: $250.

6. Interview:

Kellogg is among the few business schools that encourages every applicant to take the interview. Interviews can be scheduled on-campus or off-campus. As the off campus interviews are taken by alumni, there is a possibility that your interview can be waived if no alum is available to take your interview. In this case, you may be asked to take an interview over Skype.

7. Reapplications:

Reapplicants must submit a new online application with essays and one recommendation, transcripts and resume. Additionally they have to address the following question:

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