This week, Kellogg School of Management announced the launch of its first deferred enrollment program, Kellogg Future Leaders. Open to all undergraduate seniors, this program offers students the chance to apply to Kellogg before graduation. (Master’s students who went directly into a graduate program from undergrad are also eligible.)
The school will hold a spot for anyone accepted into the program while they gain two to five years of professional experience. Then, these Kellogg future leaders return to campus ready to integrate into the full-time MBA program.
“As a part of your deferred enrollment, you’ll have access to premiere Kellogg resources and receive support from a dedicated admissions officer,” the school says.
Per the program’s webpage, the application will open February 26, 2020. There is no fee to apply. Applications require a GMAT or GRE score unless you are an undergraduate of Northwestern University.
Kellogg will require the TOEFL for English as a second language speakers, unless the university schooling was conducted entirely in English. In addition, the application will include brief essays, one recommendation letter, and an interview by invitation.
Also of note: Kellogg requires a $500 admissions deposit. Additionally, accepted candidates must pay $500 for each year of deferment.
Finally, applications for the Kellogg Future Leaders program are due on April 2, 2020. The admissions team will announce their decisions by May 20, 2020.
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