Faced with the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease, many universities around the world have chosen to modify their admissions processes to allow many highly competent applicants to apply. This is because it can be difficult for them to meet various requirements due to the social isolation imposed by various governments and entities with the purpose of safeguarding the general population.
One of these institutions was Kellogg which has chosen not to apply for the GMAT and GRE, as well as postpone the deadlines. And, as if that were not enough, it will also not request TOEFL or IELTS from international students. But beware! this is only for the Full-Time MBA program and the Evening & Weekend MBA.
Kellogg has made this decision because applicants with very good profiles indicated that it was impossible to meet all the requirements due to the current situation. Although it has already been announced that you can take these tests online from home, Kellogg recognizes that these systems are not perfected and, we acknowledge, will hardly function as a test for the future.
On the other hand, since these modifications in the admission process have generated a situation of inequity with respect to the applicants who sent their application in round 1 and 2, Kellogg has decided to give them the opportunity to appeal for reconsideration until the 30th of April to all those who were on the waiting list or are rejected . However, this does not mean that students who do not meet the high standards will be admitted to study at this University. Also, other admission criteria have not been changed.
For the Full-Time MBA, the original deadline was April 8, 2020, but it has been postponed until June 1 of this year. If you are one of those who sent your application before April 8, your admission and scholarship decision will be made known to you on May 13.
While for the Evening & Weekend MBA the deadlines have also been passed. So the deadlines for the summer quarter is May 4, 2020, and for the fall quarter is June 10 of this year.
Although Kellogg has waived standardized tests as an application requirement , if you have the score you can send it to the institution if you think it will strengthen your profile. To do this, you can send your official scores using the following codes:
GMAT code: 6WZ-3J-89
GRE code: 7921
Because this new admission process, as well as the complications of each candidate, can generate endless questions, you can contact this institution through the following means:
For Full-Time MBA applicants: [email protected] or (847) 491-3308
For Evening & Weekend MBA applicants: [email protected] or (312) 503-8385. You can also ask your questions on their livestream on April 17, 2020.
As you have seen, thanks to the postponement of the deadlines and the waiver of GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS, you will have more time and opportunity to prepare a competitive profile. In addition, if you were rejected or are on the waiting list when applying in any of the first 2 rounds, you can request the reconsideration of your application. So, if you were planning to apply to any of the programs mentioned but were having some difficulties meeting all the requirements, do n’t miss out on this unique opportunity and prepare your competitive profile !