Interviews are not part of the general application process. Due to the number of applications Kellogg receives each year, it is not feasible for faculty to interview every applicant. Instead, each program initiates phone, Skype, or campus interviews for only those candidates who are being strongly considered for admission or for candidates for whom additional information is needed. An applicant cannot request an interview.
The applicant’s academic record is closely examined. Transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, resume, the statement of purpose and writing sample (optional) will be reviewed by the admissions committee to determine the applicant’s fit within the doctoral program and his or her potential for scholarly research. Each application will also be evaluated against the applications the Kellogg School received as a whole. The process is competitive — around 745 applications were received for fall 2014 admission for an incoming class of 32 doctoral students. All decisions are finalized in early March for admission in the coming fall.
Check Application Status
Applicants will be able to track their application status online using GATS - Graduate Admissions Tracking System
. Once the application has been uploaded into GATS
, applicants will receive an email with login instructions and their username and password. To access GATS, applicants should use Firefox as their Web browser.
Applicants will be able to track all documents submitted with the application: application form, recommendation letters, and official test scores. When the application is complete for review, it will be noted in GATS
Applicants will also be able to monitor their decision status in GATS.
When a decision has been made, it will be noted in GATS.
Applicants are then directed to ApplyYourself
, where the online application was completed, to view the decision. To access this feature, the same pin number and password is used from the application. If the pin and password were forgotten, the "Search" feature may be used in the User Login box to obtain that information.