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Admissions

Northwestern undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility requirements may submit an online application for admission to the program:
  1. Maintain status as an undergraduate student in Northwestern University.
  2. Complete specific quantitatively-oriented prerequisite courses.
Admission to the program is competitive; approximately 50 students are accepted per certificate, per year. Acceptance is based on student’s grades,personal essay and a letter of recommendation from Northwestern faculty members.

While program admission is competitive, the acceptance rate tends to be fairly high -- between 70 and 80% -- because of the specialized nature of the required prerequisite courses.

We accept applications from sophomores and juniors, although we encourage students to apply during their sophomore year to allow for increased flexibility in class scheduling. In general, about 70 percent of students apply for the program at the end of their sophomore year; the remaining apply as juniors and participate in their senior year.

The program does not accept applications from high school seniors, students attending other universities, or other individuals who are not currently undergraduate students at Northwestern University.

Find out more about undergraduate admission at Northwestern University.
Certificate Program for Undergraduates
Kellogg School of Management
555 Clark Street, Lower Level
Evanston, IL 60208-2800
847.467.4600