Hello Class of 2017!

April 14, 2016

Course Match - Fall 2016

Course Match for the Fall 2016 is now open. The deadline for entering utilities is Monday, August 22 at 12:00pm (noon).

While the official deadline is not until August 22 at noon we strongly encourage that you enter utilities before leaving campus for the summer. You may update utilities as often as you like through Monday, August 22 at noon.

Any updates will be compiled and sent to the class during the summer.

Curricular Practical Training

International students who will have an internship or work in the US (paid or unpaid) will require work authorization. F-1 students can satisfy this requirement through either Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Most students will elect to use CPT as it does not use up the allotted OPT time. The MBA Program Office is offering two courses this summer in conjucntion with CPT:

Please see the SPIKE CPT website for course details and the registration process. Students cannot apply for CPT through ISSS until their course registration is complete. Please note that CPT authorization tends to take between 3 to 5 days so students will have ample time to have this finalized before the end of the spring semester.

Financial Holds

This is a reminder to inform you that Student Financial Services has placed registration holds on University of Pennsylvania accounts with an outstanding balance of $1000 or more.  If you have an outstanding balance, please go to the Student Financial Services Office in 100 Franklin Building to resolve this matter as soon as possible. 

Please note: If your account has an outstanding balance, you will be unable to access Course Match for Fall 2016 until the financial hold is removed.  Course Match opened for Fall 2016 last Wednesday, April 13.

Semester in San Francisco Round 2 – Applications open Monday 4/25!

Applications for Semester in San Francisco will open Monday, April 25th.  The deadline to apply is Friday, May 13th and decisions will be released Monday, June 6th.  Details on the fall 2016 curriculum for SSF can be found here. Any questions on SSF, please contact Maria Halpern

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 financial aid instructions and finalized WG17 Second Year MBA Student Budget are now available on Spike.  The deadline to submit all loan applications for your second year is June 30, 2016 and the Fall 2016 term bill will be due on July 29, 2016.

If you have questions regarding the financial aid process for your second year, please schedule an appointment with a member of the team or contact our office by phone at 215-898-8728 or email at financialaid@wharton.upenn.edu.

Leadership Program News
  • Authors@Wharton presents Amy Cuddy. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:30pm- 8:30pm JMHH 8th Floor. Doors open at 6:30pm. Registration Required
  • Wrap Up This Year with a Leadership Expedition in Alaska: We have one spot that just opened up on the Extreme Alaska Leadership Expedition outside of Anchorage from May 20-29, 2016. Participant fee is $4,200. This venture offers a mentally and physically intense, multi-day leadership experience to challenge and grow capabilities as you mountaineer through the remote Alaska Range on the Canwell-Gulkana glacier traverse (south central part of the state).  Participants will sleep, eat, travel, and play on and off glaciers and have the opportunity to learn wilderness skills such as: mountaineering (individual and rope-team travel), ice climbing, crevasse rescue, compass and map navigation, and camping on snow. If interested, please email wlpventures@wharton.upenn.edu.

  • It’s Not Over Until It’s Over – Extend Your Incredible Year with a Week in Atacama in May

    Dates: May 20-28, 2016

    Cost: $3400
    This week long adventure to the Chilean Altiplano makes the most of the spectacular northern desert. Well known for its numerous volcanic peaks, separated by extensive flat plains and rift canyons, the Atacama Desert offers up a wide-range of different activities, including backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and a summit attempt of a 17,000-ft. mountain. This program takes advantage of the variety of landscapes to provide a challenging circuit that draws on an array of different skills and strengths. In particular, the program focuses on participants´ leadership abilities to maximize the different strengths and weakness of team members to achieve its goals.


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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