Kellogg Application Deadlines for 2010-2011

MBA AdmissionsNorthwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management recently released its application deadlines for the 2010-2011 admissions season. This year there are just some subtle changes, which we’ll cover below.

Kellogg presents and uses its admissions deadlines a little differently than most other schools, and it can be a little hard for an applicant to follow. For each round, the first deadline is the date by which you should contact the admissions office to set up an interview. At Kellogg, the applicant initiates the interview process, not the school.

Here are Kellogg’s admissions deadlines, followed by our comments in italics:

Kellogg Application Deadlines for Part 1: Off-Campus Interview Requests
Round 1: September 24, 2010 (Oct. 14 for on-campus interviews)
Round 2: December 15, 2010 (Jan. 11 for on-campus interviews)
Round 3: March 24, 2011 (Apr. 7 for on-campus interviews)

Kellogg Application Deadlines for Part 2
Round 1: October 14, 2010
Round 2: January 11, 2011
Round 3: April 7, 2011

These deadlines are quite similar to last year’s, although note that the deadline for contacting Kellogg for a Round 1 off-campus interview is now a bit earlier, on September 24. This is consistent with the trend we’ve seen across most of the top MBA programs, with deadlines creeping forward a little more each year. Note that, for the first time, Kellogg will send out Round 1 decisions in December (by December 20, to be exact), giving you a couple of weeks to pull together Round 2 applications to other schools if you don’t get into Kellogg.

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