Logistics of the Full-Time Exchange

How to Prepare for Your Exchange Program

Follow the steps leading up to your full-Time Exchange Program for a seamless transition into time abroad.

Exchanges typically take place in fall or winter quarter of the second year, although exchanges during spring quarter of the second year are possible.


Student Contract: Accepting a spot on an exchange program is a commitment for students to represent Kellogg, as well as themselves. Students are required to sign an agreement to this effect.

Bid Points: Students will be charged 750 bid points for the quarter during which they participate in an exchange.

Withdrawing from Exchange: Although students may be excused from their exchange commitments due to emergencies, such as serious health matters, students who withdraw from their exchange commitment without Kellogg approval will be charged a bid point penalty for the quarter they planned to go abroad.

Classes and Registration

Registration appears as "foreign study." Completed courses appear on transcripts, showing earned credit, and the name of the course, but the grade will be shown as “T” for transfer credit. Therefore, this quarter does not figure into a student’s overall GPA.

Students who are unable to attend the KPPI pre-term class due to the dates of their exchange program will be required to take the weekend version offered on the Chicago campus for Evening & Weekend MBA students.

Enrollment Requirements

2Y and MMM Students must enroll is no less than 90 contact hours of coursework (the equivalent of three Kellogg credits) and no more than 150 contact hours of coursework (the equivalent of five Kellogg credits). If students enroll in more than 150 contact hours, they may be required to pay additional tuition.

1Y Students must enroll in no less than 90 contact hours of coursework (the equivalent of three Kellogg credits), and may transfer back a maximum of 3.0 credits from exchange to count towards their MBA.

Please click here for more information on applying exchange credits toward the Kellogg degree.

School Options

Kellogg currently offers 30 exchange partnerships. More information about these schools can be found in the Global Programs office (3116).

In addition to the participating schools, Kellogg students may petition to enroll in exchange programs at prominent foreign universities that have alliances with other leading business programs in the United States.

Kellogg does not permit exchange with other national schools because it is not consistent with the vision and the goals of the exchange program — to promote a cultural interchange of ideas and provide a greater understanding of cross-cultural trade and business practices.

For these reasons, we also respectfully request that students do not apply to schools in their countries of origin for exchange.

Preparing for Exchange

Checklist: For students who have already committed to studying abroad at a partner school, please refer to the Before You Go checklist to confirm you’ve taken care of any action items that apply.

Insurance: Students must purchase GeoBlue Insurance to cover emergency care while abroad.

Host School Support: Assistance with course registration, visa application, and search for housing is provided by the host school.

Additional Resources

Digital Materials: You can find the most up-to-date info session slides, fact sheets and participant feedback for all of our partner schools posted here.

Program Binders: Additional resources, including hard copy brochures, course catalogs, student feedback and other literature on Kellogg's exchange partner schools, may be checked out through the Global Experience office in Global Hub 3116.

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