Apply to Wharton

Applications for Fall 2018 admission open September 15, 2017. We recommend that you begin the application process early as it may take longer than you would expect. Allow enough time for completing your online application, gathering and submitting all of your materials, and taking the necessary standardized tests.

The application deadline for Fall 2018 is December 15, 2017. All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. A complete application includes a completed online application and the supplemental application materials: letters of recommendation, personal statement and applicant history, test scores, and transcripts. Wharton only accepts applications submitted via our online application system.


When completing your application, please be mindful of the following:

Country of Citizenship: If you have dual citizenship, please list the citizenship that you consider primary.

Test Scores: Please self-report your GMAT or GRE and TOEFL scores in the space provided. Record both the score and the percentile ranking. Official test scores are required of all applicants. (Note: Requirements for GMAT or GRE scores differ by program, so be sure to confirm which test(s) are accepted by your intended program. This information is provided under Application Requirements and in individual Program descriptions.)

Transcripts: All transcripts must be scanned and uploaded through the online application system. Please do not submit hard copies. Official transcripts will be required of applicants who are offered admission to the program.

Optional Information: The University of Pennsylvania seeks to draw students from all racial and ethnic groups. The information requested in the “Optional Information” section of the application will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts to recruit and select a diverse student body. This information is confidential and completely voluntary. Providing this information may make you eligible for certain fellowships.

Recruiting Webinar

Wharton Doctoral Programs Professor, Eric Bradlow, hosts a web-based seminar in an effort to reach out to you and other prospective applicants. Watch seminar »