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At Kellogg we recognize that applying to business school is a time and labor-intensive process that requires a lot of care and consideration, as well as hours of test prep, interviewing and essay writing. We get lots of questions about how applicants can make their application stand out, so this week we are offering a few suggestions on how you can help us best understand who you are and why you want Kellogg to become a part of your future.

Today’s topic: Test scores

Additional topics: Essaysletters of recommendationvideo essays and the interview

Kellogg accepts both the GMAT and the GRE. If you are worried about your score, know that multiple attempts are not discouraged. Taking the tests several times shows us that you’re committed to putting yourself in a position to submit the best possible application. We like to see that people work hard toward something and achieve it.

Applicants have asked in the past whether we favor one test versus the other. The answer is no. Ultimately what we are looking for is a balanced score set. We place just as much weight on the GRE as the GMAT. We want you to take whichever test is best for you.

The one exception to that is for our JD-MBA applicants. If you are applying to our dual-degree program with the Northwestern School of Law, you are required to take the GMAT.

We have also been asked whether we recommend a certain type of test prep class. We do not have any recommendations on that. People have different comfort levels when it comes to test taking, so do what makes you feel most comfortable.

Learn more about how Kellogg applicants are assessed.

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