LBW - Admissions

Everything you need to know about the admissions process.

The application for admission opens on Friday, November 23, 2018 and will close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 1, 2019. We anticipate approximately 1000 applications this year for 160 available spaces.

After all required materials are received and the application for admission is completed, the application file will be assembled and shared with the admissions committee. The admissions committee is a team comprised of faculty and students from the Wharton School.

Selections are based on a record of academic excellence, a genuine interest in experiencing the life of an undergraduate student studying business, a demonstrated passion for developing leadership, teamwork and communication skills. By design, our application is meant to feel similar to a college application. We expect applicants to use this experience to gain valuable experience and have the opportunity to present the best information possible to the committee.

Admissions decisions will be sent via email before 5pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Historically, on that day, the committee has invited enough students to fill the class to capacity. Those accepted students will be asked to RSVP within one week and to pay their tuition within two weeks.

The committee will also choose a limited number of students for the waitlist. If a student who was accepted declines their invitation, the committee will chose a student from the waitlist to fill the vacancy. Waitlisted students should note that this process could take several weeks to complete. Please note that waitlist spaces are NOT numbered and we will not be able to comment on your chances of being moved from the waitlist to the accepted list.

Those who were not accepted or waitlisted will be denied admission to the program. Applicants should note that admission to this program is quite competitive and we simply do not have enough spaces to accommodate everyone. Regardless of the outcome, we hope that all applicants will find that they learned a lot from the application process and find ways to reflect on the experience when they apply to college.

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