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Application Timeline

The undergraduate business certificate application typically opens in early October, with applications due in early January.

Academic Year Application Opens Application Due Interview (by invitation only) Decision Notification
2020-21 October 1, 2020 January 7, 2021 January 28, 2021 March 2, 2021

What We Look for

In evaluating applications for the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program, we look for students from any major who demonstrate motivation, intellectual curiosity, and the desire to challenge themselves. Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Competitive GPA
  • Competitive ACT and/or SAT score
  • Confidence and ability to contribute in the classroom
  • Capacity to build rapport with others and problem solve 
  • Interest in business, regardless of undergraduate major

Application Checklist

Ready to start your application to the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program? Please submit the following materials.

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Begin Your Dougan Scholars Journey

The first step toward joining our transformative certificate program is to apply for admission.


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Next Steps

Here’s what to expect after you’ve submitted your application to the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program.

Virtual Admissions Interview

Interviews are offered by invitation only. If you are invited to interview, you will connect with one of Chicago Booth's Full-Time Admissions Fellows during Winter Quarter. A candidate who receives an invitation will have only one interview.

Admissions Decisions

You will be informed of your admissions decision through the online application system under the Application Status section.

Contact Us

Questions about the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program? Review our FAQ or reach out to our admissions team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 773.702.7369
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