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Same here.

So what's you guys' take on Wharton's notorious curricular rigor?

If time (t) is constant everywhere and the curriculum requires more of it here than elsewhere, if follows that some other variable in the equation has to decrease. What would that be?
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After several years of change and shrinkage, Wharton is keeping its essays unchanged this year.

My tips for completing the Wharton application essays are in blue below.

The Admissions Committee wants to get to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, candid, and succinct. Most importantly, we suggest you be yourself.

First-time applicants and reapplicants are required to complete the same set of essay questions.

Essays:

1. What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

What do you want to do personally and professionally that you can't do now and that a Wharton MBA will help you do? What do you hope to learn? Note the question is not just asking what you want to do after you graduate, and it's not asking for exclusively professional aspirations. It is giving you the option to dream a bit and tell Wharton those dreams.

As with most MBA goals questions, Wharton still wants to see how you connect your Wharton education to your future. Keep in mind that Wharton has an incredibly rich curriculum. How will you take advantage of its premier offerings to prepare yourself to achieve your vision for the future?

2. Optional Essay: Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)

You can use the optional essay to explain or provide context for decision you have made or events in your life. For example:
• Why isn’t your current boss writing your recommendation?

• Why is there an eight-month gap between your first and second job?

• Why did your grades dip during the last semester of your junior year?

• What are your responsibilities while working for a family business after having left a prestigious consulting firm, and why did you decide to go into the family business?

Your optional essay can respond to any of those questions (but not all).

Or you can use your optional essay to highlight something in your experiences, background, personal or professional life that didn't fit into the required essay and that you want the admissions committee to know about. You can discuss a diversity element, a unique area of interest or an accomplishment that you don't feel is adequately described elsewhere.

Don't use it as a grand summary of you application or reasons for wanting Wharton. Make sure it adds value.

Reapplicant Essay:

All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete this essay. Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

All applicants, including reapplicants can also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)

The key part of this question is the update part. Don’t ignore reflection on your previous decision, but focus on the new and improved you. For more suggestions for your reapplication, please see MBA Reapplication 101.

If you would like professional guidance with your Wharton MBA application, please consider Accepted’s MBA essay editing and MBA admissions consulting or our MBA Application Packages, which include advising, editing, interview coaching, and a resume edit for the Wharton MBA application.

Wharton 2016 Application Deadlines:


Application Deadline .
Invitation to Interview Release 
Decisions Released

Round 1
 Sept 29, 2015
 November 3, 2015
 Dec 17, 2015

Round 2
 Jan 5, 2016
 February 9, 2016
Mar 29, 2016

Round 3
 Mar 30, 2016
 April 13, 2016
May 3, 2016

*To be considered for a round, you must submit a complete application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the day of the deadline.

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• School-Specific MBA Application Essay Tips
• Meet Ashley: A Wharton MBA Student Making an Impact

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Overall, the quant portion of the GMAT score seemed to come under more scrutiny at Top-15 schools. If you have not scored above the 70th percentile in quant, you should reassess well whether to re-test, and if not, you should be prepared to offer the admissions committee other evidence that you can handle the rigors of their program.

Many candidates mistakenly underestimate the importance of the GMAT score. Try to get a great score so that it is not functioning as a weakness in your application.

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Wharton’s essay questions remain the same this year, with only one required prompt, an essay for reapplicants and an entirely open-ended optional question. Wharton has been experimenting with the admissions process for the last several years and seems to have landed on a productive essay question that asks applicants to reflect upon their fit with Wharton both personally and professionally.

As you consider how to approach this set of essays make sure you are conducting thorough school research. Getting to know the Wharton community through campus visits, online research and the many admissions events around the globe will help you understand the personality of the school and the alumni network to write an effective set of essays.

Required Essay: What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

This is both a standard career goals question and an inquiry into your personality and potential success in the program.

Be careful to answer the specific question in this career goals essay. Notice that you are not asked about your professional background or your key accomplishments. To answer the question asked, you will want to focus mainly on the future and what you are planning to pursue with your MBA degree. At the same time, there is certainly room to add color by using your background information where it is most relevant to your goals. Think about the key moments of your professional life that crystallized your goals for you, and focus on illuminating those decision points rather than reciting your entire resume.

Understanding exactly how you fit in will help you describe what Wharton will do for you, as well as navigate interviews and other interactions with the Wharton admissions committee. Consider including specific information from your Wharton research in this essay such as Wharton faculty you would like to study with or unique educational opportunities at Wharton.

When you address your personal goals for the MBA make sure you are making the case for Wharton specifically. Consider what living in Philadelphia might be like, the many clubs and student activities, and leadership development opportunities like traveling to Antarctica with your classmates that may address some of your personal life goals.

Optional Essay: Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)

If you think that your application materials and the required essay are enough to provide a complete picture of your candidacy you may want to forgo this essay. There is no need to submit additional material just to submit something – consider whether the admissions committee will appreciate the information or think you are wasting their time.

If you do choose to answer this question note that the essay can be used for any topic that you would like. If there is something about your personal background you did not cover in the required essay and it is relevant and useful for your application, this is the place to cover it. Perhaps you didn’t have room in the required essay to describe an important accomplishment or to tell a story about your life that is relevant to your pursuit of an MBA. Anything that you think will be an asset to your application is fair game as a topic for this essay.

Reapplicant Question: All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete this essay. Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

All applicants, including reapplicants, can also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)

All reapplicants are required to provide information that supports your renewed candidacy. The most successful version of the reapplicant essay will provide tangible evidence that you have improved the overall package you are submitting this year. Improvements like GMAT score or new quantitative classes as especially tangible, but a promotion, increase in responsibility at work, a job change or even a change of goals and mission can apply.

A rejection or waitlist last year is a form of feedback, and may have led to soul searching for you. When you describe your changes make sure reflect your ability to take feedback and improve. Describe how you approached the reapplication process after assessing your own strengths and weaknesses as a candidate and making the appropriate efforts to improve.

If you are not a reapplicant this essay is a potential space to address any areas of concern in your application. If you have a low GPA or GMAT, gaps in your resume, disciplinary action in undergrad or anything else that you want to explain, this is where you would provide a brief explanation and any supporting evidence to show you have moved past the setback.

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GMAT Club has organized Live Chat session with Wharton Alumnus - Stephane Colas (Wharton'15). This is a great opportunity for all applicants to learn from Stephane's experiences and get insider information on how to get accepted to one of the most coveted MBA programs. Add this event to your Google calendar and do come for the chat.

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Short Introduction of Stephane: Wharton Class of 2015 graduate. Prior experience in Consulting, Public Sector and Product Management. Stephane started his career as a Teaching Assistant in Zurich. He then worked for McKinsey as a Fellow Associate before moving to Africa for 6 months to support an initiative by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He joined Wharton in 2013 and completed his internship as a Product Manager at Zynga.
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Good luck to all Wharton applicants!!

GMAT Club has organized Live Chat session with Wharton Alumnus - Stephane Colas (Wharton'15). This is a great opportunity for all applicants to learn from Stephane's experiences and get insider information on how to get accepted to one of the most coveted MBA programs. Add this event to your Google calendar and do come for the chat.

July 28, 2015 | 9 AM Pacific Time (4 PM GMT) | Place: GMAT Club Chat Room


Short Introduction of Stephane: Wharton Class of 2015 graduate. Prior experience in Consulting, Public Sector and Product Management. Stephane started his career as a Teaching Assistant in Zurich. He then worked for McKinsey as a Fellow Associate before moving to Africa for 6 months to support an initiative by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He joined Wharton in 2013 and completed his internship as a Product Manager at Zynga.

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Same here.

So what's you guys' take on Wharton's notorious curricular rigor?

If time (t) is constant everywhere and the curriculum requires more of it here than elsewhere, if follows that some other variable in the equation has to decrease. What would that be?


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Your GMAT Score as a First-Cut Metric


Many candidates ask whether the GMAT score sometimes functions as a “first-cut metric,” a term we coined here at MBA Admit.com. The answer, unfortunately, is yes.

Your GMAT score is one of the factors that top MBA programs use to simply cut an application without giving it serious consideration, regardless of how wonderful the overall candidacy might be. Generally, if your score is not above the 500s, you are risking that your GMAT score is going to bring you an automatic rejection at the very top U.S. business schools. Once you are in the 600s, whether you will be cut based on a GMAT score is a matter of your profile and the overall strength of your candidacy. But, some candidates who come from the most competitive profiles, like Indian foreign national male engineers, often need to be above the 710 mark to be competitive at the Top-5 MBA programs.

Take a good look at the average or median GMAT score for the top MBA programs to which you intend to apply to determine whether your GMAT score is an asset or potentially puts you at risk. GMAT scores are very important, so invest time in studying, practicing, and if necessary, taking a structured course in order to improve your score to a level where it can keep you competitive.

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My Quant Score is Below 80th Percentile – Test Again?

In the past 18 months, it has been relatively hard for candidates to score in the 80s (percentile) on the quant part of the GMAT exam. The raw score of 50 often correlates with an 88th percentile performance in quant, while a raw score of 49 often correlates with a 79th percentile performance in quant! That is a big difference in percentile ranking.

So, for the candidate who only scores at the 74th or 79th percentile in quant, is your quest for admissions to a top US MBA program futile? No! A score of 47-51 on quant is a solid performance. Your profile (under-represented vs. over-represented) may impact whether the admissions committee at one of the Top-10 business schools will accept a quant score in the low-70s (percentile), but given where the raw score places you and the fact that there was little room for improvement on the raw score, you should not assume a GMAT score in the low-70s (percentile) will cause an automatic rejection. The admissions committee will likely assess that score in the context of your entire GMAT performance (IR especially) and your entire academic and professional record (how strong your college grades were, if you have excelled in quantitative courses or professional work, etc.). Plenty of candidates have made it into the Top-5 business schools in the last two years with quant scores on the GMAT that placed them in the 70s by way of percentile.

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What is More Important? GPA or GMAT?

When MBA admissions committees assess your “academic record,” two important components of that record are your GPA from college or graduate school, and your GMAT score. Candidates often ask which is more important, the GPA or the GMAT score. It surprises many candidates to know that it is often easier to override a low GPA than a low GMAT score in order to gain admission to a top U.S. MBA program. Why? Your GMAT score is a more recent metric of where you are in terms of skills and the sort of reasoning that will be needed to excel in a rigorous MBA program. Your quant score gives a sense of whether you will be able to handle the analytical part of a top MBA program. Your verbal score gives strong indications regarding whether you will be able to communicate effectively in class (particularly for non-native English speakers).

At MBA Admit.com, we have helped candidates with GPAs as low as 2.1, 2.3 and 2.7 to gain admission to top MBA programs including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and Columbia, but those candidates were able to demonstrate solid performance on the GMAT exam and they had also allowed time to work in their favor, building outstanding professional records in the years in between college and applying for their MBA degrees.

Can it happen the other way, where a candidate has a high GPA (such as 3.8/4.0) and gets into a top MBA program with a low GMAT score (such as a score around 620)? Yes, but that candidate will be a long-shot and to be successful, such candidates must show truly outstanding professional performance and, ideally, other notable credentials that demonstrate they have strong analytical skills.

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GMAT Score – Growing in Importance?

I have been asked many times recently whether I have noticed a trend with regard to the importance of GMAT scores in the admissions outcomes of candidates who have applied to Top-10 schools. Some notable trends have been school-specific. At schools like Columbia and Harvard, the admissions committees seemed to become pickier in 2013-2015 about acceptable scores and it seemed harder to gain admission at those two schools if candidates scored below 660. In such cases, a candidate needed to work hard to demonstrate credentials that helped compensate for the less-than-ideal GMAT score performance.

Overall, the quant portion of the GMAT score seemed to come under more scrutiny at Top-15 schools. If you have not scored above the 70th percentile in quant, you should reassess well whether to re-test, and if not, you should be prepared to offer the admissions committee other evidence that you can handle the rigors of their program.

Many candidates mistakenly underestimate the importance of the GMAT score. Try to get a great score so that it is not functioning as a weakness in your application.

Need Assistance with your application? Contact us at http://www.mbaadmit.com
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Should I take the GRE, not the GMAT?

Many candidates who take the GMAT test several times and cannot score well on the exam begin to wonder if they should switch to the GRE.

Over the past few years, increasing numbers of top business schools have accepted the GRE score instead of the GMAT score. However, it is still the case that so few candidates apply with GRE scores that admissions committees sometimes waver over whether to admit a candidate with a good GRE score, because they don’t have enough other candidates to compare the score with, and also because they don’t have years’ worth of abundant data about how candidates with certain GRE scores performed within their programs.

If you completely ace the GRE, then submitting that score will likely be fine. For example, one of my clients currently has a high-90s percentile ranking on both the verbal and quant side of the GRE and because her academic record is also strong, I believe she will be in a good position for admission to the top business schools.

If you don’t completely ace the GRE, though, your calculation about whether to submit a GRE score rather than a GMAT score can be a bit more difficult. My general advice to candidates about the GRE is that there are some cases in which the choice to take the GRE is obvious. If you simply cannot get a strong GMAT score and your score is so low that it will mean an automatic rejection (a score in the 500s, for instance), you are likely better off offering a GRE score with a high percentile instead (about 85th percentile or higher, for example).

If you are an over-represented candidate, like an Indian foreign national male engineer or a tech candidate from East Asia (foreign national status), the admissions committees may not be as receptive to a GRE score (unless you completely ace it) because they may assume you simply could not do well on the GMAT and therefore may have challenges with the quantitative side of their program. Because there are so many other highly qualified candidates to choose from of your profile, this can put your application at risk. If you are of an over-represented profile and you absolutely must apply with a GRE score that is strong but not superior, it is imperative that you present a truly outstanding, first-rate application overall in order for the admissions committee to want to be accepting of the score.

Candidates who are under-represented profiles, such as Hispanic Americans or African Americans, often have more latitude in presenting strong GRE scores in lieu of GMAT scores.

Also bear in mind that if you do present a strong but not superior GRE score and you also have a degree that does not prove you can handle a highly quantitative curriculum, you may need to provide other evidence to the committee that you have strong quant skills, such as taking an online course in a business-related subject from a reputable university and presenting the admissions committee with an A grade.

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Hi,

I'm planning to apply in R1 this year and although I am prepping for GMAT, I was wondering if an old but valid GRE score could be used too/instead? In case GMAT, as unpredictable as it can get, would not work? Anybody considering on using a GRE score here?

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Hi MBA Admit.com

As you have written (highlighted in red) that the pool of Indian nationals is very competitive especially for Indian male engineers.

How about the pool for Indian Females with not-so-conventional engineering background working in a male dominated industry of India, where female employees is merely 9% of total workforce like mining?

With what kind of profile will they be compared and how much GMAT score they would require in order to get a place in Top-10 US B-schools.

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Your GMAT Score as a First-Cut Metric


Many candidates ask whether the GMAT score sometimes functions as a “first-cut metric,” a term we coined here at MBA Admit.com. The answer, unfortunately, is yes.

Your GMAT score is one of the factors that top MBA programs use to simply cut an application without giving it serious consideration, regardless of how wonderful the overall candidacy might be. Generally, if your score is not above the 500s, you are risking that your GMAT score is going to bring you an automatic rejection at the very top U.S. business schools. Once you are in the 600s, whether you will be cut based on a GMAT score is a matter of your profile and the overall strength of your candidacy. But, some candidates who come from the most competitive profiles, like Indian foreign national male engineers, often need to be above the 710 mark to be competitive at the Top-5 MBA programs.

Take a good look at the average or median GMAT score for the top MBA programs to which you intend to apply to determine whether your GMAT score is an asset or potentially puts you at risk. GMAT scores are very important, so invest time in studying, practicing, and if necessary, taking a structured course in order to improve your score to a level where it can keep you competitive.

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Hey Guys,

In for round 1.
Hopefully not too late for round 1, although done with GMAT :)
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