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Northwestern / Kellogg 2011-2012 Deadlines and Essay Topics

The Kellogg admissions office has announced the 2011-2012 application deadlines and essay topics. The deadlines and essay questions are as follows:

2011-2012 Deadlines

Round 1:
Off-campus Interview Request – September 22, 2011
On-campus Interview Request – October 18, 2011
Complete Interview By – December 3, 2011
Application Part II – October 18, 2011
Decision – December 19, 2011
Tuition Deposit – March 6, 2012

Round 2:
Off-campus Interview Request – December 14, 2011
On-campus Interview Request – January 10, 2012
Complete Interview By – March 3, 2012
Application Part II – January 10, 2012
Decision – March 26, 2012
Tuition Deposit – May 1, 2012

Round 3:
Off-campus Interview Request – March 22, 2012
On-campus Interview Request – April 5, 2012
Complete Interview By – April 27, 2012
Application Part II – April 5, 2012
Decision – May 14, 2012
Tuition Deposit – June 4, 2012

2011-2012 Essay Topics

Essay 1: MBA Program applicants – Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing an MBA. (600 word limit)

Essay 2: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experiences (600 word limit).

Essay 3: Assume you are evaluating your application from the perspective of a student member of the Kellogg Admissions Committee. Why would you and your peers select you for admission, and what impact would you make as a member of the Kellogg community? (600 word limit).

Essay 4: Complete one of the following three questions or statements. (400 word limit)
Re-applicants have the option to answer a question from this grouping, but this is not required.

a) Describe a time you had to inspire a reluctant individual or group….
b) People may be surprised to learn that I…..
c) The riskiest personal or professional decision I ever made was…..

Reapplicant Essay: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (400 word limit)

For more information about Kellogg’s two-part application system, visit the school’s deadlines page.


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