Applying for Graduation

All Evening & Weekend students who plan to complete their MBA degree requirements in the 2016-2017 academic year need to file an Application for Degree prior to the end of the term in which they will have completed their degree requirements. Students who complete the graduation requirements within an academic year must graduate within that period.

Applications for Degree from students who anticipate completing their degree requirements at the end of the Winter Quarter 2017 are now being accepted.  

Winter Completes: Please submit your application for degree by Friday, December 9th.  Click here to access the online application.

Fall 2016: You should have already filed your Application for Degree.  If you have not, please contact kellogg-registrar@kellogg.northwestern.edu as soon as possible.  Spring and Summer Completes: Stay tuned for future communication regarding submission of your Application for Degree.

Click here for more information on degree requirements.  

A note regarding majors:
The Application for Degree requires you to check the majors you wish to be evaluated as part of the degree audit process.  Only select the majors you have completed or will complete by the end of the quarter in which you are completing. Please be advised: If you are seeking an exception to a major requirement, you must notify the Office of Registration and Records by May 6 for full consideration.

A note regarding the name on your diploma: Names may be added or altered on the diploma if the student provides legal documentation and the name change or addition is made to the legal name field in CAESAR. For example:

CAESAR legal name: Jonathan Sample Doe

Acceptable versions: 

  • Jonathan Sample Doe
  • Jonathan S. Doe
  • Jonathan Doe
  • Jonathan Doe Jr.
  • Jonathan Doe IV
Not Allowed:

  • Nicknames, shortened names, quotation marks, and parentheses
    • Johnny Doe
    • Jonathan “Skip” Doe
    • Jonathan (Skip) Doe
  • Prefixes/titles (Dr., Mrs., Mr., etc.)
  • Additional names that do not appear as part of the student’s primary name
  • Jonathan Sample Doe Smith
Changes to first and last names can only be made by formally filing a name change with the university. See “File a Name Change” instructions on the Registrar website.

 Please contact kellogg-registrar@kellogg.northwestern.edu with any questions.  Click here for more information about Kellogg Convocation.