Wharton also sent an email regarding the application review process.
In short, the invitations are sent in two days, October 29th and November 5th. In addition, that day the dings without interview will be notified. For those who interview, the final decision will be on December 17th.
Here the full email:
Thank you for submitting your application for Round One.
The following will provide you with information concerning the processing of application materials, timeline for the release of interview invitations, and final decision releases.
If your online account reads “Complete – Round One,” your application has all the required materials, has been processed by the Operations Team, and has been forwarded to the Committee for review.
If your online account reads “Received,” then the Operations Team needs to process your online application submission and any materials submitted by hard copy. After your materials have been processed (assuming they arrived before the Round One deadline), your online account will be changed to “Complete for Round One” and your file will be forwarded to the Committee for review. Due to the high number of candidates who submitted their application during the past few days (more than 60% of candidates applying for Round One submitted their application within 24 hours of the deadline), it will take the Operations Team a couple of weeks to complete the processing of all materials. Therefore, please allow the Operations Team until Thursday, October 14th before inquiring about the completeness of your application.
The Admissions Committee will release interview invitations on Friday, October 29th and again on Friday, November 5th. Due to the nature and complexity associated with the admissions process there is no particular order in which invitations are released. Also on November 5th, the Committee will release all final admissions decisions to candidates that are not being invited for an interview and therefore no longer being considered for admission.
If you are invited for an interview, you will need to complete your interview by Friday, December 3rd. Interviews will be available on campus with second-year Wharton MBA Students who are full members of the Admissions Committee, off campus with alumni, and off campus in various “Hubs” around the world by Admissions staff members. All interview options are equally considered within the admissions process.
Candidates who are offered an interview will receive their final admissions decision by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 17th.
Thank you again for applying to Wharton. We look forward to reading your application.
Wharton MBA Admissions Committee
Lauder Admissions Committee
Penn Law School Admissions Committee