Hello Class of 2017!

March 17, 2016

Q4 Registration

Students may register for Q4 courses through today, Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Waitlists for Q4 courses at capacity will advance through today, Thursday, March 17. Now would be a good time to check Course Match and make sure you do not have any outstanding requests for Q4 courses in which you no longer wish to enroll.

The last day to drop a full semester course without incurring a charge for consuming the credit is today, Thursday, March 17.

The last day to change the grading status of a Q4 elective is Thursday, March 24.

Click here to view the full academic calendar.

International Students and U.S. Taxes

If you are an international student, you may need to pay state and federal income tax. Visit http://global.upenn.edu/isss/tax for information about your tax obligations.

Please contact ISSS for further information.

Wharton MBA Financial Aid: Second Year Financial Aid Process and GMC

WG17 Second Year Financial Aid Process

  • If you are planning to finance your education with student loans to cover your second year at Wharton, the process to apply for Federal and Private Student Loans will begin in April.  The financial aid instructions and WG17 Second Year MBA Student Budget for the 2016-2017 academic year will be sent to all students in the beginning of April and made available on Spike.
  • If you haven’t borrowed a student loan for the current academic year or are borrowing loans below the first year student budget, please note that the deadline to submit a loan application for the current academic year is Friday, April 1.

Please contact the Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office at 215-898-8728 or by email at financialaid@wharton.upenn.edu if you have any questions.

Spring GIP Applications

We are extending the deadline to apply for Spring GIPs.  Applications for will be accepted on a rolling basis. You can find the registration packets in the MBA Program Office or on the GIP website.  If you have any questions, email the Coordinator for Global Immersion Programs, Christine Sweeney, for more information.

Advance Registration for Penn classes - Fall 2016

Penn’s Advanced Registration runs from Monday, March 21st to Thursday, March 31st at 5pm.  To see the Fall 2016 course offerings at Penn, log into PennInTouch where your transcript is located. Under Registration and Planning, the Course Search option allows you to search for courses via subject code, instructor, day & time, etc. If you would like to request registration in a Penn course, please email mbaprogram@wharton.upenn.edu with the full course ID (ex. ARTH-500-001) and our office will place the request for you. Only university courses numbered 500 and above (ex. ARTH-500-001) and language courses with the words “professional, business level, advanced,” and higher will be counted towards an MBA degree. Please note that if you choose the “Add to Cart” option in PennInTouch, the request will not be processed. 

Requests placed during Advanced Registration do not guarantee you a spot in the class though they may increase the likelihood of enrollment. The results of Advanced Registration will be released at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 13th. You can check the status of your registration then by logging into Penn InTouch; if successful, the course will appear on your transcript. From then on, the Penn classes are open on a first-come, first-serve basis so requests can be directed to mbaprogram@wharton.upenn.edu at any time. Up to 4 credits of non-Wharton graduate level classes can be counted towards your 19 cu required for graduation.

Leadership Program News:
  • Authors@Wharton presents a special joint event featuring former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino and former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Alec Ross on Monday, March 28th at noon. Registration required

Upcoming Cluster Suppers - Save the Date!

Cluster 1 Supper- Mon, Mar 21 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cluster 2 Supper- Tue, Mar 28 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cluster 3 Supper - Wed, Mar 15 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cluster 4 Brunch - Sun, Mar 20 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 2401 Walnut


The MBA Office of Student Life would like to invite you to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with your Cluster Student Life Advisor at some point in the coming days, weeks, or months. Our aim is to get to know you better and discuss some of your goals and how we can best support you during your time at Wharton.

If you would like to set up a meeting, please use the link below to access the Wharton Appointment Scheduler.



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