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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, Associate Director of Cross-Disciplinary Programs 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: 

Registration for Wharton Classes:

  • Law Students who wish to enroll in a Wharton class must start attending classes on the first day of classes (NOTE: this date will likely differ from the first day of Law School classes).
  • For Fall 2016, you must drop off an“Authorization Request for non-Wharton Studentsform (signed by the course instructor) beginning, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 300 JMHH (Jon M. Huntsman Hall). Requests will not be processed without this form.  Students need to be aware that approval 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 will not accept any Authorization Request for non-Wharton Students after September 12th.
  • Resolve all time conflicts prior to submitting the Authorization form.  
  • Wharton will issue a PERMIT for the course, which you will find on Penn InTouch, if space is available. This permit must be “claimed” within 24 hours.  Visit Penn InTouch to finalize your enrollment in the course.
  • If there is a time conflict, Wharton will not be able to issue the permit and will not reserve your seat in the class pending resolution of the course conflict.

Questions: Contact the MBA Program Office

  • phone: 215-898-7604

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.