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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Kellogg releases Dates for 06-07

About the Essays: Should be available within a month. - Dave


Round 1 app deadline: October 20, 2006
Round 1 Interview on-campus by: December 18, 2006
Round 1 Interview off-campus by: October 6, 2006
Round 1 Response Date: January 8, 2007

Round 2 app deadline: January 5, 2007
Round 2 Interview on-campus by: March 9, 2007
Round 2 Interview off-campus by: December 22, 2007
Round 2 Response Date: March 26, 2007

Round 3 app deadline: March 9, 2007
Round 3 Interview on-campus by: April 16, 2007
Round 3 Interview off-campus by: February 23, 2007
Round 3 Response Date: May 7, 2007

-----Update 7/18/07------------
Kellogg just corrected the year on their web site. The month and date were correct, but were incorrect on the Year for a week now.----


Blogger Iday said...

I guess these are still the 2006 deadlines.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...

Good call, but the Kellogg web site has the right new dates, but wrong years. They had that problem last year for a bit as well. The dates are indeed correct.


1:28 PM  
Blogger Iday said...

Thanks for the info.

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I am confused: how come that off-campus interviews are before the application deadline? I am a newbie, any clarification is appreciated.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...

To answer your question about the interview on-campus and off-campus issue......

The answer has several bullet points.
1) Many schools HIGHLY prefer you to interview on-campus because it shows you degree of interest in THAT particular school. It also shows your attitude towards investigating things for yourself. Obviously, this will also show your motivation and commitement to the school.

2) Many schools will tell you that visiting them will give you a better indication of what will make their school unique. This should translate into your essays. I too believe that this is true. There are nuances (positive and negative) to every school. When deciding upon which schools you will apply to, your ability to know which school is better for you is key. The ability to show the schools unique characters and your career path go a long way towards a positive outcome on your application submission. Moreover, schools just honestly prefer you to not choose them if you think that they may not be the best fit for you. Sometimes, it becomes very clear that an applicant is good MBA candidate, but not at that particular school because of the "fit". Sometimes, that's the one reason that will tip you over the edge into a rejection or a waitlist that never turned into an acceptance. For example, let's say that you desire a career as a financial analyst. Based on this one piece of data, your better schools may be Wharton, Chicago or Cornell. Darden, Kellogg, Tuck, Harvard and Stanford may not be the better choice for this person. Should the person show strong leadership abilities, then the picture changes and the school I mentioned that aren't as a good a fit become a better fit. Schools want to see that you understand this difference.

3) Not all schools require one to complete the interview on-campus before the application deadline. Kellogg happens to be one that does. There are logistics issues involved with this choice.

4) The final and biggest differentiator I can think of regarding on-campus and off-campus deadline times have to do with conveniance and priority. There is one top MBA school that I'm thinking of in particular that has self-initiated interviews before application deadline. However, after the deadline, interviews that were not performed are "invite only". I know for a fact that applicants who do not do the self-initiated intervew results in a drastically reduced chance of getting in. (Again, let me emphase... DRASTICALLY REDUCED)

The theme about all this is, "Schools are telling you that if you want them to take the time to review your application, the least you could try is making the time for them FIRST."

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, many thanks for clarification, you made things very clear.

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you do, if it is really incovinient for you to visit the school, lets say financially?

Specifically, a ticket to London will cost me somewhere aroung 250 $, plus VISA processing and then accomodation? Should I really undertake that ..? Assuming I have applied to 4 schools, that would mean somewhere around $2500 odd :-(

4:37 AM  
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