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Applying for Graduation

All Evening & Weekend students who plan to complete their MBA degree requirements in the 2021-2022 academic year need to file an Application for Degree by the firm deadlines listed below. Students who complete the graduation requirements within the academic year must graduate within that period.

Deadline to submit Application for Degree for 2021-2022 academic year:


Expected Graduation Term

Deadline to Submit Application for Degree

Fall Quarter 2021

October 1, 2021

Winter Quarter 2022

October 1, 2021

Spring Quarter 2022

February 1, 2022

Summer Quarter 2022

April 1, 2022


Please ensure your mailing address is accurate in Caesar.

Click here to access the online application.

Fall 2022 Expected Graduation: Please check back for future updates regarding submission deadline for 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 your final quarter at Kellogg. Please be advised: exceptions to majors are not allowed.

A note regarding the name on your diploma: Names may be added or altered on the diploma. Please use the below examples as a guideline:

CAESAR legal name: Jonathan Sample Doe

Acceptable versions:

  • Jonathan Sample Doe
  • Jonathan S. Doe
  • Jonathan Doe
  • Jonathan Doe Jr.
  • Jonathan Doe IV
  • Nicknames, shortened names, and additional names are not recommended.  The Registrar’s Office reserves the right to review the additional names.

Not Allowed:

  • Prefixes/titles, quotation marks, and parentheses
    • Johnny Doe
    • Jonathan “Skip” Doe
    • Jonathan (Skip) Doe
    • Prefixes/titles (Dr., Mrs., Mr., etc.) 

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.