The Class of 2023 Application is Now Open

Headshot of Blair Mannix, Director of Wharton MBA Admissions

We know many of you are eager to get started on your MBA application for the class of 2023. We’re excited to announce that the wait is over! The 2020-21 application is now live for those looking to join the full-time Wharton MBA program, including our integrated Carey JD/MBA and MBA/MA Lauder Joint Degree in International Studies programs.

As a reminder, our application deadlines and timeline for decisions this year are:


Application Deadline Interview Invitations Decision Release
Round 1 September 15, 2020 October 28, 2020 December 16, 2020
Round 2 January 5, 2021 February 11, 2021 March 25, 2021
Round 3 March 31, 2021 April 15, 2021 May 11, 2021


Please note that applications for the integrated Carey JD/MBA program and MBA/MA Lauder Joint Degree in International Studies are only accepted in Round 1 and Round 2. To those talented undergraduates and graduate students in their final year of study, the application for our Moelis Advance Access deferred admissions program will open later this year – stay tuned!


We’re looking forward to getting to know you through your application, which is why you’ll find that we updated our second essay. While the first essay will still focus on your professional goals post-MBA, the second essay has been revised to help you reflect on your unique background and consider what value you will add to the Wharton community.

Both required essays can be found on our Application and Admission Requirements page.

As you prepare your application, you may be searching for tips on how to best structure your resume or essay, or advice on who to approach for a letter of recommendation. We’ve got you covered. Be sure to join us for an upcoming application tips webinar for answers to your most pressing questions. We also encourage you to join us for an interactive program overview webinar to get to know the Wharton MBA better – this is one of the best ways to learn if Wharton is the place for you. Check out all of our events online to find a date and time that works best for your schedule. And remember, if you have any questions, we’re here to help! Please call us at 215-838-6183 or email us at  We’re looking forward to reading your applications soon. Until then, stay safe and take good care of yourselves!

Talk soon,

Blair Mannix
Director of Admissions