Transfer of Credit

Transfer Credits
In certain circumstances, the Evening & Weekend MBA Program at the Kellogg School of Management allows current and incoming students to transfer up to three credits earned at another AACSB-accredited graduate school of management or business and apply these credits toward the requirements of their Kellogg degree. The Evening & Weekend MBA Program is the only Kellogg program that offers this option. 

Eligibility
Two circumstances warrant the consideration of transfer credits:

  • Incoming students who have earned credits at another AACSB-accredited graduate school of management or business. 
  • Current students who must relocate outside of the Chicago area, are within three credits of earning their Kellogg degree and are unable to enroll in Saturday courses.

Note: E&W Accelerated Option students are ineligible for transfer credits.

Requirements
Up to three credits may be transferred.  Course equivalents of MORS 430 (Leadership in Organizations), STRT 431 (Business Strategy), and FINC 430 (Finance I) are NOT eligible for transfer credit.

The credits:

  • Do not count toward fulfilling the requirements of a Kellogg major. 
  • Cannot be used to fulfill a Partial Waiver or the Global Elective Requirement (for those students matriculating during or prior to Spring 2013).
  • Are not included when calculating the student’s Kellogg cumulative grade point average. 

Transfer courses must: 

  • Have been completed at another AACSB-accredited graduate school of management or business. 
  • Have been completed with a grade of B or higher. 
  • Not have been used toward the completion of another degree. 
  • Be similar in content to courses offered at the Kellogg School. 
  • Have included at least 30 hours of classroom instruction; no online courses will be accepted.
  • Have been started and completed no more than 2½ years prior to starting the Kellogg Evening & Weekend MBA Program (for approvals of previous coursework).
  • Must be taken within the maximum time allowed for the completion of the student’s Kellogg MBA degree (for pre-approvals of future coursework at another institution).

Completed Courses (Transfer Credit Approvals)

  1. Complete the Transfer of Credit Application Survey (you must complete the application survey for each course you are requesting to transfer)
  2. To complete the survey you will need to submit the following:
    • Course syllabus and any other supporting course documentation
    • Course information  (e.g. course ID, course name, number of hours of classroom time)
    • An unofficial transcript if the official one was submitted as part of your admissions process. Otherwise an official transcript (in addition to an unofficial one for the application survey) is required for the approved transfer credit to be awarded. Only official transcripts sent by the MBA program directly to Kellogg will be accepted. If you submitted your transcript through your Kellogg admissions application, you will be able to indicate this via the Transfer of Credit Application Survey. Otherwise, please ask the MBA program to mail the official transcript to: 

Carol Lucido, Academic Advisor, Evening & Weekend MBA program

The Kellogg School of Management

340 East Superior Street, 2M

Chicago, IL 60611

 

                         or via an online delivery system to: Carol Lucido: c-lucido@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

           3. You will receive email correspondence from the academic advisor regarding your transfer credit status.

Upcoming Courses (Transfer Credit Pre-approvals)
To request a review of transfer eligibility for an upcoming or potential MBA course at another institution, you will need to do the following:

  1. Receive approval from Carol Lucido, the Academic Advisor at the Evening & Weekend MBA program, that your relocation warrants a transfer credit(s).
  2. Once you receive the advisor’s approval to apply, complete the Transfer of Credit Application Survey which will require submission of the following pieces of information:
    • Course syllabus and any other supporting course documentation
    • Course information  (e.g. course ID, course name, number of hours of classroom time)
  3. Upon successful completion of a pre-approved course (B or better), you will need to submit an official transcript to:

Carol Lucido, Academic Advisor, Evening & Weekend MBA program

The Kellogg School of Management

340 East Superior Street, 2M

Chicago, IL 60611

            or via an online delivery system to: Carol Lucido: c-lucido@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

Departmental Approval Process of Course Information
All applications for transfer credit approvals and pre-approvals are submitted to the appropriate academic department for consideration. If your course(s) is accepted for transfer, the number of Kellogg degree credits you will need to complete will be reduced by the transfer credit(s) received. 

Please note that not all courses or all institutions offer the same caliber of instruction or intellectual rigor demanded by the Kellogg School of Management and therefore may not be accepted for transfer credit. Approval of credit transfers is determined by the academic department, the Kellogg Evening & Weekend Program administration or both. 

Deadlines 
New students accepted to the Kellogg Evening & Weekend MBA Program who wish to apply for transfer credit for a course taken previously should apply as early as possible.

Students who are applying for transfer credit pre-approvals for courses to be taken as part of a relocation should use the following deadlines to provide academic departments with enough lead time to review requests and to allow students sufficient time to register for approved coursework at other institutions.
                   

For transfer credits to be 
applied to this quarter:

 Requests should be submitted by:

 Fall

 June 30

 Winter    

 October 30

 Spring

 January 30

 Summer

 April 30


Students will receive an email response to the transfer credit request within two weeks of the deadline. Shortly after this, the transfer credits will also be viewable online in the Course Planning Tool  (under the Plan Path tab at the bottom of the page in the My Path schedule)

Questions?  Please contact Carol Lucido, Academic Advisor, Evening & Weekend MBA Program