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UNC Kenan-Flagler and The Consortium Application FAQs

UNC Kenan-Flagler is a proud member school of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (also known as The Consortium). Every year we enroll a strong, active and engaged Consortium community, and we are excited that you are interested in joining this accomplished group of students at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

This FAQ page is intended to help answer the most frequently asked questions about the application and fellowship consideration processes.

Q: Do I need to submit a separate UNC Kenan-Flagler admissions application in addition to The Consortium's application?

A: No. You should submit your application through The Consortium, ensuring that you have selected UNC Kenan-Flagler as one of your six (6) schools. The Consortium applicants who are offered admission to our MBA program will be considered for The Consortium fellowship, as well as UNC Kenan-Flagler merit-based MBA fellowships. Because of the processing time on both ends, it can take up to several weeks after submitting your application via The Consortium to receive notification of receipt from UNC Kenan-Flagler. The date you hit the submit button in your Consortium application is considered the official application date, so do not worry if your confirmation of receipt from UNC Kenan-Flagler is after application deadline.

If you already have a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Admissions Portal account, or create one in the future, it is very important to use the same e-mail address in your Consortium account and application so we can quickly match you.

Q: What do I do since UNC Kenan-Flagler's deadlines are different than The Consortium's deadlines?

A: As a Consortium applicant you should adhere to the requirements, application process and deadlines outlined by The Consortium. Check The Consortium's application instruction page for a list of required materials, application process outline and deadlines. You should note that The Consortium requires that you adhere to each individual school's interview policy.

Q: How do I schedule my admissions interview at UNC Kenan-Flagler?

A: See the Interviews & Campus Visits page for important information on dates and registration.

The interview policy is the same for all applicants, including anyone applying via The Consortium. Candidates are strongly encouraged to self-register for an interview on campus during the Campus Open Interview Season. As a Consortium applicant, please ignore the instructions to start a UNC Kenan-Flagler application - starting your Consortium application fulfills this requirement.

Candidates who do not interview during the Campus Open Interview Season will be considered for an interview invitation after submitting their application. Interview invitations are sent to the primary e-mail address associated with your account—be sure to check e-mail regularly and notify us promptly of any contact information changes by logging into your MBA Portal.

Q: When can I expect to hear my admissions decision from UNC Kenan-Flagler?

A: The following is a summary of deadlines and admissions release dates for The Consortium and UNC Kenan-Flagler:

The Consortium Application Deadline

UNC Admissions Round

UNC Admissions Decision
Release Date

UNC Deposit Due Date

October 15, 2017

Early Action* (optional)

December 11, 2017

January 8, 2018

October 15, 2017

Round 2

January 29, 2018

April 16, 2018

January 5, 2018

Round 3

March 12, 2018

April 16, 2018

If you apply by the October Consortium deadline AND wish to be considered for UNC Kenan-Flagler Early Action round of admission, you will need to contact Stephanie Barbee Williams in writing to request that your application be moved to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Early Action pool. Please note that Early Action is an option for applicants who know for certain that they will attend UNC Kenan-Flagler if admitted. Admitted applicants in the Early Action cycle will be required to submit a $3000 non-refundable enrollment deposit in order to secure a space in the class. You should not apply for Early Action if you are not prepared to commit immediately to attending UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Please be aware that The Consortium fellowship offers will not be made prior to the Early Action enrollment deposit due date. Although we announce UNC Kenan-Flagler fellowship awards at the same time we release admissions decisions, The Consortium Fellowship awards will be announced December 2017 and March 2018.

Q: If I apply via The Consortium, will I be considered for any other merit-based fellowships in addition to the Consortium fellowship?

A: Yes. All applicants for the UNC Kenan-Flagler full-time MBA program will be considered for merit-based fellowships. Applicants will be notified of their UNC Kenan-Flagler Fellowship award status when the admissions decisions are released. 

Each year we award merit-based fellowships based on the following criteria: a superior record of achievement in academic and career settings, diverse experiences, and strong leadership potential and interpersonal skills. The same criteria will be used when considering The Consortium applicants for The Consortium tuition fellowship. The Consortium applicants will be considered for all fellowships we offer, in addition to The Consortium fellowship for which they have specifically applied.

Q: When can I expect to hear if I have been selected as a Consortium member and have received a Consortium fellowship?

A: Although we announce UNC Kenan-Flagler fellowship awards at the same time we release admissions decisions, The Consortium membership and fellowship decisions are issued directly by The Consortium in December 2017 and March 2018.


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