Applying to Wharton

Application Deadlines

To be considered for a round, you must submit a complete application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the day of the deadline. Use our online application system to apply and to check your status.

If you submit an application earlier in a round, which we encourage, you will be able to confirm receipt via myWharton MBA, your Wharton online account. You will also have more time in which to schedule an interview (interviews are by invitation only). Applications received after the deadline for Round 1 or 2 are rolled to the next round. No applications for Round 3 will be accepted after the deadline.

Note: MBA/MA–Lauder and JD/MBA program applicants may only apply to one of the first two rounds. MBA submatriculation applicants may only apply for the third round.

MBA Program
  Application Deadline Decision Release Date
Round 1 October 1, 2014 December 16, 2014
Round 2 January 5, 2015 March 24, 2015
Round 3 March 26, 2015 May 5, 2015

 

MBA/MA–Lauder and JD/MBA
  Application Deadline Decision Release Date
Round 1 October 1, 2014 December 16, 2014
Round 2 January 5, 2015 March 24, 2015

When to Apply

General guidelines on when to apply are based on your application type.

  • First-time applicants. We strongly encourage you to apply in Round 1 or 2. The first two rounds have no significant difference in the level of rigor; the third round is more competitive, as we will have already selected a good portion of the class. However, there will be sufficient room in Round 3 for the strongest applicants.
  • Submatriculants. Wharton undergraduates only are considered submatriculants and should apply in Round 3 so that a more complete academic record is available.
  • Reapplicants. We strongly encourage you to apply in Round 1 or 2. For more information, visit Reapplication Procedures.
  • International applicants. We advise you to apply in Round 1 or 2 if you need to apply for a student visa to study in the United States. For more information, visit International Applicants.
  • MBA/MA-Lauder Program applicants. Applications are only accepted in Rounds 1 and 2, to meet the early program start date of May 2014. We strongly encourage international Lauder applicants who need to obtain a visa to study in the United States to apply in Round 1. For more information, visit the Lauder Program.
  • JD/MBA Program applicants. Applications are accepted in Rounds 1 and 2 only. For more information, visit the JD/MBA Program.
  • Dual-Degree applicants. Applications are accepted in all rounds. Unless otherwise indicated, students may apply to both programs simultaneously. For more information, visit Joint- and Dual-Degree applicants.

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