Adding a Third Credit FAQ

Registration Resources
Registration Calendar- Traditional 20.5 Program
Registration Calendar- Accelerated Option
Registration Instructions
Adding a Third Credit FAQ
Wait List/Auto Drop Overview
System Requirements and Security

IMPORTANT UPDATE: REGISTERING FOR A THIRD CREDIT IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA THE WEB REGISTRATION SYSTEM AS SOON AS STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER!

Q:  How do I register for a third credit?

A:  Registering for a third credit is now available online as soon as students are eligible to register.  If you have trouble registering for a third credit online, please contact ptmba-registrar@kellogg.northwestern.edu.  


Q: When can I add a third credit?

A: Students are now able to add a third credit as soon as they are eligible to register.  Please visit the Registration Calendar for all dates.


Q:  Can I be added to a waitlist for a third course?

A:  Yes, now that adding a third course is online, you can be added to a waitlist.  However, you MUST select and save an auto-drop class.  Please click here for more information.     


Q: I am already registered for two courses plus SEEK 440A.  Can I still add a third course?  

A: Yes.  You can now register for three courses and SEEK 440A online via the web registration system. 


Q:  What is the tuition cost for a third credit?

A:  The same tuition rates apply.  Please click here for current tuition rates.


Q:  What if I am receiving financial aid and I add a third credit?  Will financial aid cover this additional credit?

A:  Yes.  Students who wish to apply for additional funds should contact the financial aid representative for the PTMBA program, Raquel Brown at 312-503-8700.


Q:  What is the earliest a student can now graduate?

A:  Seven quarters, if a student takes three credits per quarter.


Q:  Is adding a third credit available to Saturday students?

A:  Yes, adding a third credit is available to all Part-Time MBA students.


Q:  Do you recommend that students take on this heavier load each quarter?

A:  We recommend that students make a decision that best supports their personal situation and goals.  Academic advising is available to provide advice and counsel to anyone who may consider adding a third credit to their load.  Feel free to reach out to Megan Krueger, Assistant Dean, Student Life or Sarah Francis, Associate Director and Registrar.