Updates to the 2023-2024 Application

Headshot of Blair Mannix, Director of Wharton MBA AdmissionsWe are thrilled to announce that the MBA application for the Class of 2026 will be available mid-July. To assist you in your application planning, we would like to highlight a few changes you can anticipate for this application cycle.

English Language Test:

International applicants whose native language (language first learned and spoken at home) is not English, or who did not complete a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, are required to take an English Language Test. We accept TOEFL iBT, PTE, and beginning this application cycle, IELTS.

If you earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution at which English is the language of instruction, the test may be waived.

Our Essay and Letters of Recommendation prompts remain the same. Our hope is for the essays to remain centered around you as the applicant, while still expressing thoughtful consideration of how the Wharton experience can best prepare you for your career goals. With the Letters of Recommendation prompts, our intention is to make them more accessible and fulfilling for your recommenders, regardless of the stage of life in which they have interacted with you as a candidate.

The application will open mid-July, and we eagerly anticipate learning more about you when you submit. If you have any questions, we invite you to join us at one of our in-person or virtual events this summer. You can always reach out to our office directly at mba-admiss@wharton.upenn.edu or by phone at 215-898-6183.

We look forward to supporting you on this exciting step in your career.

Best Regards,

Blair Mannix
Director of Admissions