Wharton School Update on R1 Interviews

In an update posted yesterday to the admissions blog at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, admissions director Ankur Kumar provided round one candidates with some insight into the next steps of the application process.

Kumar says invitations to interview will start going out Thursday, October 27, and will continue until Friday, November 11. Applicants will receive an email with information regarding their status with Wharton, she says. Those invited to interview will receive instructions on how to set up their interview. No invitation to interview means your process with Wharton is closed for this application cycle, the director explains.

“Please don’t stress if you don’t receive your invite until the last day; it indicates nothing about your candidacy.” 

The Wharton School will host interviews on campus from November 2–December 2, 2011. International applicants should note that the school will also host interviews in hub locations around the world between November 7-30, 2011.

While on-campus interviews provide a unique opportunity to experience the school and its culture first-hand, Kumar assures that both on-campus and hub location interviews are conducted and considered equally. However, space is limited in international locations so be sure to schedule as soon as possible.

The director points candidates to this link with interview tips specific to Wharton. For applicants preparing for the R2 deadline on January 4, 2012, check out our essay tips here.

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