Kellogg Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Questions (Class of 2019, Entering 2017)


 Application DeadlineDecision Notification
Round 1September 21, 2016December 14, 2016
Round 2January 4, 2017March 22, 2017
Round 3April 5, 2017May 10, 2017


  1. Leadership and teamwork are integral parts of the Kellogg experience. Describe a recent and meaningful time you were a leader. 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)


  1. Please comment on the candidates openness to new experiences and demonstrated intellectual curiosity. (300 words)
  2. How does the candidate’s performance compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the candidate. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)
  4. (optional) Is there anything else you would like us to know?