Wharton Deadlines, Essay Questions

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School recently announced the deadlines/essays for the 2010-2011 admissions cycle. Please note that all applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline.

Round 1
Deadline: October 4, 2010
Decision Release Date: December 17, 2010

Round 2
Deadline: January 4, 2011
Decision Release Date: March 24, 2011

Round 3
Deadline: March 3, 2011
Decision Release Date: May 12, 2011

First Time Applicant Essays

Essay 1
Required; 750-1000 words. As a leader in global business, Wharton is committed to sustaining “a truly global presence through its engagement in the world.” What goals are you committed to and why? How do you envision the Wharton MBA contributing to the attainment of those goals?

Essay 2
Required; 750-1000 words. Tell us about a time when you had to adapt by accepting/understanding the perspective of people different from yourself.

Essay 3
Required; 500 words. Describe a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself?

Essay 4
Required; 500 words. Choose one of the following:

1. Give us a specific example of a time when you solved a complex problem.
2. Tell us about something significant that you have done to improve yourself, in either your professional and/or personal endeavors.

Essay 5
Optional; 250 words. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application).

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