2019-20 Wharton MBA Academic Calendar

Monday, August 5 –
Wednesday, August 14

Pre-Term Exercises (Wharton MBA Class of 2021)
Complete and personalized schedules will be distributed to students in early summer.

Friday, August 16

First Day of Fall Semester for First-Year Students

Friday, August 16 –
Thursday, August 22

MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership

AUGUST 2019

Monday, August 19

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

Friday, August 23

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 26

MGMT 610 Final Exam (8:30AM ET – 10:30AM ET)
Complete core exam schedule can be found here.

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 27

First Day of Fall Semester for Second-Year Students
Q1 and Full Semester Core and Elective Courses Begin

SEPTEMBER 2019

Monday, September 2

Labor Day
Classes do not meet

Tuesday, September 3

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 9 at 11:59 PM ET. This extended drop/add deadline does not apply to WHCP 611, as these sections for both Q1 and Q2 are fixed on this deadline.

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 4

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

Monday, September 16

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 23

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  2019

Wednesday, October 9

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

Thursday October 10 –
Sunday, October 13

Fall Break
Classes do not meet

Monday, October 14 –
Friday, October 18

Core Exams
Schedule TBA

Wednesday, October 16

Last Day of Q1 Elective Courses

Thursday, October 17

First Day of Q2 Elective Courses

Monday, October 21

First Day of Q2 Core Courses

Thursday, October 24

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 25

Course Match Opens (12:00PM ET)
Students may begin to report and modify their utilities for Spring 2020 courses.

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

NOVEMBER 2019

Tuesday, November 5

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

Tuesday, November 12

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 25 –
Wednesday, November 27

Core Courses Do Not Meet

Tuesday, November 26

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

Wednesday, November 27

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

Thursday, November 28 –
Sunday, December 1

Thanksgiving Break
Classes do not meet

DECEMBER 2019

Thursday, December 5

Course Match Closes (12:00PM ET)
Last day for students to report and modify utilities for Spring 2020 courses.

Last Day of Q2 and Full Semester Core Courses

Monday, December 9

Last Day of Q2 and Full Semester Elective Courses

 

Tuesday, December 10 –
Wednesday, December 11

Final Exam Reading Days

Wednesday, December 11

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 16

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.

Thursday, December 12 –
Thursday, December 19

Final Exam Period

JANUARY 2020

Thursday, January 9 – Friday, January 17

Focused Recruiting Period (FRP)

Wednesday, January 15

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 20

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

Tuesday, January 21

First Day of Q3 and Full Semester Core Courses

Thursday, January 23

Drop/Add Deadline: Q3 & Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
If a course is at capacity as of January 23rd at 11:59pm, dropping the course after that date and time 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 Q3 or the entire spring semester have an extended drop/add deadline of Monday, January 27 at 11:59 PM ET. This extended drop/add deadline does not apply to WHCP 612 or WHCP 615, as these sections for both Q3 and Q4 are fixed on this deadline.

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

Friday, January 24

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

FEBRUARY 2020

Thursday, February 6

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 12

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 2020

Monday, March 2

Last Day of Q3 Core Courses

Final Day to Add/Drop MKTG 613  Strategic Marketing Simulation (11:59PM ET)

Monday, March 2 –
Friday, March 6

Core Exams
Schedule TBA

Wednesday, March 4

Last Day of Q3 Elective Courses

Saturday, March 7 –
Sunday, March 22

Spring Break (Extended)
Classes do not meet

Friday, March 20

First Day of MKTG 613

Monday, March 23

First Day of Q4 Core & Elective Courses

Thursday, March 26

Q4 Add Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Adding a Q4 course after this date requires the instructor’s written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.

Friday, March 27

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

Tuesday, March 31

MGMT 799 Add Deadline (11:59PM)

Monday, April 13

Change of Grading Status Deadline (11:59PM ET)
Final Day to Drop Q4 and Full Semester Courses (11:59PM ET)
Dropping a course after this date is considered a withdrawal and will warrant a “W” on your transcript. You cannot withdraw from a course once the last class session has begun. 

Thursday, April 23

Last Day of Q4 and Full Semester Core Courses

Wednesday, April 29

Last Day of Q4 and Full Semester Elective Courses

APRIL 2020

Monday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 12

Final Exam Period

MAY 2020

Sunday, May 17

Wharton MBA Commencement Ceremony

Monday, May 18

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Ceremony

Revised: March 19, 2020 – SUBJECT TO CHANGE