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Courses at Penn - Useful Resources


Here you will find a list of courses by department and room assignments (classrooms are posted closer to the start of the semester).

Each school/program at Penn has its own registration rules and procedures.  If you have questions/concerns after reviewing the school’s website, please contact: Amanda Aronoff, Director of Cross-Disciplinary Programs and Academic Options at or Sherita Ragins, Coordinator for Cross-Disciplinary Programs at



General Information:

The Wharton School welcomes students to Wharton MBA-level elective courses.  These courses can add a valuable dimension to your education and your voices contribute to the Wharton classroom.  If you are interested in taking Wharton classes, you should take the following steps: 

Wharton Registration Process for Law Students - Fall 2018

  • Tuesday, August 28th:  First day of Fall Semester for Wharton (it is recommended that Law Students start attending classes on August 28th to ensure that they do not fall behind if they are able to register for the class). You may also begin submitting your Registration Authorization Request for Non-MBA Student forms.
  • Monday, September 3rd: Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Request for Non-MBA Student forms for enrollment in Q1 and Full Semester. All Law Students interested in taking Wharton Classes must drop off an instructor-approved Authorization Request for Non-MBA Student form by Monday, September 3, 2018 in the MBA Program Office at Suite 300 JMHH (Jon M. Huntsman Hall). Requests will not be processed without the form signed by the course instructor. Students need to be aware that approval by the instructor does not guarantee a seat in the course; enrollment is based solely on space availability. The signed form merely allows a student to be enrolled IF space is available after Wharton students have finalized their course enrollments. Wharton may need to correspond with you regarding your registration status. Make sure to legibly write your email address and Penn ID with the form.
  • Wednesday, September 5th: Students should attempt to register for the course on Penn In Touch at **2pm on September 5, 2018.**  Your registration was successful if Wharton was able to grant you admittance to this class.  This permit must be “claimed” within 12 hours; Wharton permits for Non-MBA students expire after 12 hours. 
  • Additional Note Regarding Time Conflict: You must resolve all time conflicts prior to submitting the Registration Authorization Request for Non-MBA Student form. If there is a time conflict, Wharton will not be able to issue the permit and will not reserve your seat in the class.
  • Prior to the last day of Law School Add/Drop: Law Students enrolling in Wharton courses must review guidelines and fill out an Application for Law School Credit for a Non-Law Course here.

Questions: Contact the MBA Program Office

  • phone: 215-898-9744

Course Units/Semester Hours

The University uses a “course unit” system, while the Law School uses a semester hour system. The translation is that 1 course unit (c.u.) = 3 Law School semester hours. If you are enrolled in a course outside of the Law School and it is showing as 1 cu, for example, the credits will convert to 3 Law School semester hours once your grade for the course posts. Some non-law courses are .5 CU and meet for only half of the semester.