2018-19 Wharton MBA Academic Calendar

AUGUST 2018

Monday, August 6 –
Thursday, August 16

Pre-Term Exercises (Wharton MBA Class of 2020)
Personalized schedules will be distributed to students in early summer.

Friday, August 17 –
Thursday, August 23

MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership (Wharton MBA Class of 2020)

Monday, August 20

Course Match Closes (12:00PM ET)
Last day for students to report and modify utilities for Fall 2018 courses.

Friday, August 24

Course Match Schedules Released
Students will receive e-mail notification once schedules have been released. Drop/Add “Buffer” period begins at this time.

Monday, August 27

MGMT 610 Final Exam
Exam time TBA

Course Match Drop/Add “Buffer Period” Ends (12:00PM ET)
Course Match interface will close and registration requests will be processed. Students will receive e-mail notification late afternoon when results have been released.

Tuesday, August 28

First Day of Fall Semester
Q1 and Full Semester Core and Elective Courses Begin

SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday, September 3

Labor Day
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, September 4

Drop/Add Deadline: Q1 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q1 or full semester course at capacity on this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. Courses that meet on Monday only during Q1 or the entire fall semester have an extended drop/add deadline of Monday, September 10 at 11:59 PM ET.

Adding a Q1 or full semester course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Wednesday, September 5

Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA student enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

Monday, September 17

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q1 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q1 and full semester courses.

Monday, September 24

Final Day to Drop Q1 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q1 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

OCTOBER  2018

Thursday October 4 –
Sunday, October 7

Fall Break
Classes do not meet

Wednesday, October 10

Last Day of Q1 Core Courses
Monday-only and Thursday-only core courses may meet after this date to ensure adequate number of class meetings. Consult course syllabus for more information.

Thursday, October 11 –
Wednesday, October 17

Core Exams
Schedule TBA

Wednesday, October 17

Last Day of Q1 Elective Courses

Thursday, October 18

First Day of Q2 Elective Courses

Monday, October 22

First Day of Q2 Core Courses

Thursday, October 25

Q2 Drop/Add Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q2 course at capacity on this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. 

Adding a Q2 course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Final Day to Drop Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a full semester course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Friday, October 26

Course Match Opens (12:00PM ET)
Students may begin to report and modify their utilities for Spring 2019 courses.

Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA student enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday, November 6

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q2 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q2 courses.

Tuesday, November 13

Final Day to Drop Q2 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q2 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Monday, November 19 –
Wednesday, November 21

Core Courses Do Not Meet

Tuesday, November 20

University Operates on a Thursday Schedule
Tuesday-only classes do not meet

Wednesday, November 21

University Operates on a Friday Schedule
Wednesday-only classes do not meet

Thursday, November 22 –
Sunday, November 25

Thanksgiving Break
Classes do not meet

DECEMBER 2018

Monday, December 3

Course Match Closes (12:00PM ET)
Last day for students to report and modify utilities for Spring 2019 courses.

Thursday, December 6

Last Day of Q2 and Full Semester Core Courses

Friday, December 7

Course Match Schedules Released
Students will receive e-mail notification once schedules have been released. Drop/Add “Buffer” period begins at this time.

Monday, December 10

Last Day of Q2 and Full Semester Elective Courses

Course Match Drop/Add “Buffer Period” Ends (12:00PM ET)
Course Match interface will close and registration requests will be processed. Students will receive e-mail notification late afternoon when results have been released.

Tuesday, December 11 –
Wednesday, December 12

Final Exam Reading Days

Thursday, December 13 –
Thursday, December 20

Final Exam Period

JANUARY 2019

Thursday, January 10 – Thursday, January 17

Focused Recruiting Period (FRP)

Wednesday, January 16

First Day of Spring Semester
Q3 and Full Semester Elective courses begin

University Operates on a Monday Schedule
Wednesday-only Elective courses do not meet

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, January 22

First Day of Q3 and Full Semester Core Courses

Thursday, January 24

Drop/Add Deadline: Q3 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a course at capacity on this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. Courses that meet on Monday only during Q1 or the entire fall semester have an extended drop/add deadline of Monday, January 28 at 11:59 PM ET.

Adding a course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Friday, January 25

Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA student enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

FEBRUARY 2019

Thursday, February 7

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q3 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q3 and full semester courses.

Wednesday, February 13

Final Day to Drop Q3 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q3 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

MARCH 2019

Saturday, March 2 –
Sunday, March 10

Spring Break
Classes do not meet

Monday, March 11

Last Day of Q3 Core Courses

Monday, March 11 –
Friday, March 15

Core Exams
Schedule TBA

Thursday, March 14

Last Day of Q3 Elective Courses

Monday, March 18

First Day of Q4 Core & Elective Courses

Course Match Opens (12:00PM ET)
Students may begin to report and modify their utilities for Fall 2019 courses.

Thursday, March 21

Q4 Drop/Add Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q4 course at capacity on this date will warrant a “W” on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used. 

Adding a Q4 course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Final Day to Drop Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a full semester course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Friday, March 22

Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non‐MBA student enrollment
Non-MBA students can access the request form here.

APRIL 2019

Tuesday, April 2

Change of Grading Status Deadline: Q4 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Elect letter grade or pass/fail option for eligible Q4 courses.

Tuesday, April 9

Final Day to Drop Q4 Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a Q4 course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript and the course credit unit value will be counted against your 21 CU limit. Students who exceed the 21 CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Thursday, April 25

Last Day of Q4 and Full Semester Core Courses 

MAY 2019

Wednesday, May 1

Last Day of Q4 and Full Semester Elective Courses 

Thursday, May 2 –
Friday, May 3

Final Exam Reading Days

Monday, May 6 –
Tuesday, May 14

Final Exam Period

Sunday, May 19

Wharton MBA Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 20

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Ceremony

Published: February 1, 2018 – SUBJECT TO CHANGE