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The Wharton School Announces 2020–2021 Deadlines and Essays

Recently, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced its 20202021 deadlines (for the MBA class of 2023, matriculating fall 2021):

The Wharton School Announces 2020–2021 Deadlines

While Wharton’s first required essay has not changed, the school’s second required essay has been updated:

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

Essay 2: Taking into consideration your background – personal, professional, and/or academic – how do you plan to make specific, meaningful contributions to the Wharton community? (400 words)

Click here to view our analysis of Wharton’s 2020-2021 prompts and be sure to download our free Insider’s Guide to The Wharton School!

For more information, please visit the following page: https://mba.wharton.upenn.edu/mba-admissions/2020-2021-application-deadlines-essay-updates/

For a complete list of 2020–2021 business school deadlines, be sure to check our Application Deadlines page. We will be updating our list as business schools release their deadlines in the coming months.

How will you ensure that your essays will grab the attention of an overworked Wharton admissions officer? Join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, for Writing a Standout MBA Application Essay, a free webinar during which an mbaMission Senior Consultant will help you conceptualize your essay ideas and understand how to execute them, so that your experiences truly stand out!




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2020–2021 MBA Essay Analysis

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