Students who are not currently studying at the University of Pennsylvania will now be eligible for Wharton School’s deferred admissions program, MBA Advance Access Program. The MBA Advance Access Program joins University of Pennsylvania’s Moelis Advance Access Program for University of Pennsylvania undergrads and the MBA sub-matriculation program for Wharton undergrads.
Who is the Wharton early admission program for?
The Wharton MBA Advance Access Program is designed for promising undergrads and enables students to guarantee a spot in a future Wharton MBA class. Once accepted, students will work between 2-4 years after completing their undergraduate studies before enrolling in the full-time Wharton MBA program.
Undergrad and graduate students are eligible to apply to the Wharton MBA Advance Access Program in their last year of school. Those accepted are urged to follow their passions during the deferment time and look for quality, substantive work experiences. They will also be invited to join online communities, receive private communications from Wharton, and network with other students, alumni, and faculty at Wharton conferences and events.
According to Blair Mannix, Wharton Admissions Director, “Advance Access students are encouraged to take professional risks such as starting their own company, working for a nonprofit or pursuing global externships while working in traditional business industries. This broad range of experiences will bring valuable perspectives to our future MBA classes and prepare our students to become global leaders in today’s ever-changing business environment.”
The following must be submitted in order to apply:
- Academic transcript
- GRE/GMAT scores
- 2 letters of recommendation
- 2 essays
- Reduced application fee of $100
A team-based interview is required and will be scheduled by invitation after a completed application is evaluated.
Interested students should apply by the Round 3 deadline of April 1, 2020. Candidates will be advised of decisions by May 8, 2020.
For more information about the Wharton Advance Access Program…
Visit Wharton’s website for more information about the Wharton Advance Access Program.
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