Wharton Deadlines, Essays & Recommendation Letter Questions (Class of 2018, Entering Fall 2016)


 Application DeadlineInterview ReleaseDecision Notification
Round 1September 29, 2015November 3, 2015December 17, 2015
Round 2January 5, 2016February 9, 2016March 29, 2016
Round 3March 30, 2016April 13, 2016May 3, 2016


Essay 1 (Required): What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

Essay 2 (Optional): Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)

Reapplicant Essay (Required): Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

All applicants, including reapplicants can also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)


How does the candidate’s performance compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)

Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)

(Optional) Is there anything else we should know?


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