Use this site to orient yourself; it will provide you with the information you need in order to thrive at Wharton.

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This is the beginning of an exciting educational and personal journey that will transform you in ways you cannot yet predict. You will build a lifelong connection to Wharton. Take the time this summer to prepare so that you can arrive ready to make the most of your Wharton experience.

Howie Kaufold
Vice Dean, MBA Program

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Onboarding Checklist

Get organized so that you are ready upon arrival for Pre-Term!

How to access the checklist

Create your PennKey and Wharton account to access the Onboarding Checklist, and other Wharton and Penn resources. 

PennKey

Wharton Account

Get Whartonized!

Wharton Computing’s Student Support team will be running computing sessions in Pre-Term to help you configure your laptop and mobile device for use in Wharton’s technical environment.

Pre-Term Schedule

Pre-Term is mandatory for all enrolled students and begins, officially, on August 5, 2019.

In late July, you will receive information regarding our mobile app, which will include your customized Pre-Term schedule, complete with times and locations! FAQs

Before Pre-Term

AUGUST 2 & AUGUST 5, 2019
  • Waiver Placement Exams
AUGUST 4, 2019
  • International Student Orientation
  • Family & Partners Welcome

Pre-Term

AUGUST 5–AUGUST 8, 2019
  • Welcome, Academics, Leadership, Student Life, and Career Management Introductions
  • Community Building & Resource Sharing
AUGUST 9–AUGUST 10, 2019
  • Student Life Fellow Introductions and Activities
  • Wharton Olympics & Pub
AUGUST 12–AUGUST 14, 2019
  • Leadership Retreat & Learning Team Formation
AUGUST 14, 2019
  • MBA Class of 2021 Convocation
AUGUST 15–AUGUST 23, 2019
  • Optional Advising Sessions
AUGUST 16, AUGUST 19–22, 2019
  • MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
AUGUST 26, 2019
  • MGMT 610 Exam
AUGUST 27, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Semester Begins
Checklist_Icon_200x200

Onboarding Checklist

Get organized so that you are ready upon arrival for Pre-Term!

How to access the checklist

Create your PennKey and Wharton account to access the Onboarding Checklist, and other Wharton and Penn resources. 

PennKey

Wharton Account

Pre-Term Schedule

Pre-Term is mandatory for all enrolled students and begins, officially, on August 5, 2019.

In late July, you will receive information regarding our mobile app, which will include your customized Pre-Term schedule, complete with times and locations! FAQs

Before Pre-Term

AUGUST 2 & AUGUST 5, 2019
  • Waiver Placement Exams
AUGUST 4, 2019
  • International Student Orientation
  • Family & Partners Welcome

Pre-Term

AUGUST 5–AUGUST 8, 2019
  • Welcome, Academics, Leadership, Student Life, and Career Management Introductions
  • Community Building & Resource Sharing
AUGUST 9–AUGUST 10, 2019
  • Student Life Activities, Student Life Fellow Introductions
  • Wharton Olympics & Pub
AUGUST 12–AUGUST 14, 2019
  • Leadership Retreat & Learning Team Formation
AUGUST 14, 2019
  • MBA Class of 2021 Convocation
AUGUST 15–AUGUST 23, 2019
  • Optional Advising Sessions with Academic, Student Life and Career Advisors
AUGUST 16, AUGUST 19–22, 2019
  • MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
AUGUST 26, 2019
  • MGMT 610 Exam
AUGUST 27, 2019
  • Fall 2019 Semester Begins

Pre-Arrival: Define Your Academic Plan

Review the Waiver Guide and complete the Waiver Module. Opt to register for waiver and placement exams as well as accompanying prep courses.

Pre-Arrival Assessment

Review information on the three academic pre-arrival assessments required of matriculating students.

Waiver Guide

Waive core courses for demonstrating prior knowledge/experience by submitting credentials or taking an exam.

Curriculum and Courses

Discover the many options within the program and develop your academic plan.

Get Connected: Join the Community

Support to achieve your goals
Connect with your new classmates
Navigate your resources

MOVING TO PHILADELPHIA

The Wharton MBA official Housing Guide will assist you in finding a suitable apartment in Philadelphia. Started by two recent Wharton MBA grads, VeryApt offers trusted apartment reviews based upon price range and amenities.

CONTACT US

We did our best to anticipate many of the questions you might have. Please check back at this website for updates. If you require additional assistance, please reach out to us:

Email: mbaprogram@wharton.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-898-7604

Fax: 215-898-0425

MBA Program Office
300 Jon. M. Huntsman Hall,
3730 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA, 19104