Application Timeline & Deadlines

Sep
18

Round 1

Jan
3

Round 2

Apr
2

Round 3

The Wharton MBA program has three application rounds per year with three key dates for each round: Application Deadline, Interviews, and Decision Dates. The MBA/MA Lauder and the Carey JD/MBA Program have two key dates: Application Deadline and Decision Dates. Read below for information on application requirements and assistance.

MBA Program

Application DeadlineInterview InvitationsDecisions
Round 1September 18, 2018October 30, 2018December 13, 2018
Round 2January 3, 2019February 7, 2019March 21, 2019
Round 3April 2, 2019April 18, 2019May 9, 2019

MBA/MA–Lauder and JD/MBA

Application DeadlineDecisions
Round 1September 18, 2018December 13, 2018
Round 2January 3, 2019March 21, 2019

Application Assistance

We want you to succeed, so we’ve created an in-depth guide covering every phase of the application process:
What You Need to Apply. For any questions not covered in our guide, one of our Admissions Advisors will be happy to help you.

Application Requirements

To be considered for a round, you must submit a completed application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline.

If you submit your application after the deadline for Round 1 or 2, it will be rolled into the next round. If you submit your application after the deadline for Round 3, it will not be accepted.

If you submit an application earlier in a round, you can confirm receipt via the online application system  and will have more time to schedule an interview. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible, and some programs require you to apply during Round 1 or 2.

Interviews are by invitation only. We will contact you to arrange an interview during the application process.

At any point, you can use the online application system to check the status of your application or return here for an update on where we are in the process.

When to Apply

First-time Applicants We encourage you to apply in Round 1 or 2.  Space in the class becomes more limited for Round 3 applicants, resulting in a more competitive round.
Submatriculation applicants You should apply in Round 3 so that a more complete academic record is available.
Reapplicants We strongly encourage you to apply during Round 1 or 2. For advice and guidelines around reapplication, see the Reapplication section in What You Need to Apply.
International Student If you need to apply for a student visa to study in the United States, we recommend that you apply in Round 1 or 2. For advice and guidelines, see the International Students section in What You Need to Apply.
MBA/MA-Lauder Program We only accept applications in Rounds 1 and 2 to meet the program start date. If you are an international Lauder applicant and need to obtain a visa, we strongly encourage you to apply in Round 1. For more information, visit the Lauder Program.
Carey JD/MBA Program We accept applications in Rounds 1 and 2 only.
Dual-Degree We accept applications in all Rounds. Unless otherwise indicated, you may apply to both programs simultaneously.

Special Program Application Requirements

MBA in Health Care Management You must declare your major as Health Care Management at the time of application.
Wharton/SAIS You must begin the Wharton part of the program in Pre-Term, and conferral of each degree is contingent upon completion of all requirements for the other program.
Wharton/Kennedy School You must fill out applications to both schools during the first year at either school, or simultaneously before enrolling at either school. The two degrees may not be completed sequentially.
Wharton/Medicine You should apply in Round 1 only if you are a current first-year student at the partner school or you plan to pursue the first year of the dual degree at Wharton.
Wharton/Nursing You should apply to MBA/MSN if you are a current first-year student at the partner school or you plan to pursue the first year of the dual degree at Wharton. You must apply to the MBA/PhD program simultaneously.
Wharton/Veterinary Medicine You should apply in Round 1 only if you are a current first-year student at the partner school or you plan to pursue the first year of the dual degree at Wharton.