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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, no sooner than the second quarter of academic study at Kellogg. These 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 or email the permission number/email approval to the Student Experience Center 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 from FT Academic Advising (Kellogg-advisor@kellogg.northwestern.edu). 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 petition to have a non-Kellogg class count towards your degree by emailing the following information to FT Academic Advising (Kellogg-advisor@kellogg.northwestern.edu):

  • Brief explanation of how the course is relevant to your career goals
  • 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.