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Registration with other Northwestern Schools

Students in the Full-Time MBA program may enroll in up to one credit per quarter of non-Kellogg Northwestern classes, beginning in the second quarter of study. The number of credits earned through Kellogg Independent Study, Field Study courses and Non-Kellogg Northwestern graduate-level courses approved to count toward the MBA degree, cannot exceed 25 percent of the total number of credits required to satisfy your MBA degree requirements.

Non-Kellogg Northwestern classes are not available through the Kellogg bidding and registration system, so to register for them you will need to:

  1. Investigate course availability through the school offering the class. (View other Northwestern Schools)
  2. Contact the department offering the class, and request a permission number. *(For Medill classes, you must obtain permission from the department)
  3. Drop-off (in the Student Experience Center) or email the permission number/email approval to process the enrollment.
Please note that you must adhere to the add/drop dates listed in the University Registrar's Academic Calendar.

GPA, Term Limits, and Degree Hours

Non-Kellogg Northwestern classes will count in your GPA and your 5-credit per-term limit, but will not automatically count towards your degree hours unless you receive approval. The minimum requirements for a course to be considered include the following:
  • graduate-level
  • relevant to your MBA career or academic goals
  • no overlap of content available through any Kellogg course

You may submit a petition to have a non-Kellogg class count towards your degree. You will have to explain how the course is relevant to your career goals, and you will be required to submit a copy of the course syllabus.

Auditing and Pass/No-Credit

To audit a non-Kellogg class or take it Pass/No-Credit, you will need to work with the department offering the class for permission. Any non-Kellogg course taken as P/NC must be handled by the department and not through Kellogg’s P/NC System, and it will not count towards the 3 units of allowed P/NC credits for Kellogg courses.

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