Ankur Kumar, Admissions Director
Greetings Round 1 Candidates,
Hope you all are doing well and have been able to enjoy the last few weeks after submitting your applications. I’ve just returned from the final set of marketing events in SE Asia; it was a pleasure getting to meet many of you in person during my travels.
I wanted to give you a quick update on where we are in the cycle. The Admissions team and I have enjoyed reading your applications the last few weeks. It’s been incredibly interesting to learn more about each of you, and not surprisingly, you are an impressive group! Our candidates really wow us every year, and Round 1 is no exception so far.
I know you are all eagerly awaiting news on the next steps in our process. This week, on Thursday, October 27 we will begin to send out invitations to interview. Invitations will continue to go out up until Friday, November 11. During these weeks, you will receive an email that will provide next step information regarding your status with Wharton. If you are invited to interview, you will be given instructions on next steps to set up your interview. If you are not invited to interview, your process with Wharton is closed for this application cycle.
As a reminder, interview invitations are not released in any particular order, as we don’t read your applications in any particular order either. Please don’t stress if you don’t receive your invite until the last day; it indicates nothing about your candidacy.
Starting on Wednesday, November 2nd, we will begin hosting interviews on campus, which will continue until December 2nd. We will also host interviews in hub locations around the world between November 7th and November 30th. Both on-campus and hub location interviews are conducted and considered equally. On-campus interviews are a great opportunity to experience our community and culture first-hand and coordinate with our on-campus visit program. Your VIP page will provide further information as to where and when you can schedule an interview. Spaces are first come first serve and are limited in international locations, so be sure to schedule yourself as soon as possible.
Please see our website for a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare for this phase of the admissions process.
Wish you all the best with this next phase of the cycle.