Updates to the 2018-2019 Application

We have enjoyed connecting with so many of you at our summer events!  The application for the Class of 2021 will be released in early July.  We wanted to give you a heads up on a change to the forthcoming application – Essay 2 has changed.  Essay 1 will stay the same.

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

Essay 2: Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (500 words)

Reapplicant Essay: 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)

Our 2018-2019 application deadlines and requirements can be found here.  As a reminder, application dates are below.

Application Deadline
Round 1 September 18, 2018
Round 2 January 3, 2019
Round 3 April 2, 2019


If you have questions, please contact our office directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu or by phone at 215-898-6183.


Maryellen Reilly
Deputy Vice Dean