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Applying for Graduation

All Evening & Weekend students who plan to complete their MBA degree requirements in the 2023-2024 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 the academic year:


Expected Graduation Term

Deadline to Submit Application for Degree

Summer Quarter 2024

May 15, 2024

Fall Quarter 2024

October 15, 2024

 Winter Quarter 2025

 November 15, 2024

Spring Quarter 2025

 March 15, 2025


Please ensure your mailing address is accurate in Caesar, under Current Address.

Access the application for degree in BidReg under "My Academics Home". Please refer to the step-by-step instructions.

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. If you do not wish to complete a major, choose "No Major" in the major drop down list.

A note regarding the name on your diploma:

Students are free to choose alternate names, such as shortened names or nicknames, to be printed on diplomas.  The diploma name is also the name used for Commencement and Convocation programs.  In many other countries, diplomas are considered evidence of a completed degree, so students should consider this when choosing a diploma name. Alternate names make it difficult to match a diploma to a student's university and state records and thus verify the degree. To simplify this connection, students who come from or plan to work in countries where the diploma is used for verification should include their first and last primary names (as they appear on their Northwestern student record) as their diploma name, when appropriate.  

Names may be added or altered on the diploma. Please use the below examples as a guideline:

Not Allowed:

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

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