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Wharton Releases 2018-2019 MBA Application Deadlines

Image Source:  Forbes

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Wharton releases their 2018-2019 MBA application deadlines as well as announced the two (2) essay questions (listed below). Those considering re-applying to Wharton's MBA program must answer an additional question to be considered for the class of 2021. The application portal will open mid-July. 

Round 1: 
Application Deadline: September 18, 2018
Interview Invitation: October 30, 2018
To be notified by: December 13, 2018

Round 2:
Application Deadline: January 3, 2019
Interview Invitation: February 7, 2019
To be notified by: March 21, 2019

Round 3: 
Application Deadline: April 2, 2019
Interview Invitation: April 18, 2019
To be notified by: May 9, 2019



The class of 2021 (new applicants and re-applicants) are required to answer the two (2) essay questions below:

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

In a maximum 250-word essay, re-applicants are required to also answer the following question:

  • 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). 


To access the compendium of deadlines for the top 10 MBA programs, please click here.


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At Sia, we firmly believe that “one-size” does not fit all—each student has his or her story that, if communicated properly, a university admissions committee is eager to hear; therefore, we coach each student in originally telling his or her story. Our partnership with each student consists of  – (i) recognizing the student’s story by asking poignant questions which help us (ii) identify the quintessence of his or her strengths and aspirations, so we may (iii) build an idiosyncratic strategy that helps the student distinctively present his or her story. Our aim is to coach student in showcasing a unique application that communicates their individuality as an ideal candidate for the field and institution of choice.