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Wharton MBA Program Academic Calendar 2015-2016 (all dates subject to change)

Fall 2015 Spring 2016

FALL 2015

AUGUST
   
Wed, Aug 26 First day of Q1 and Fall Semester courses

SEPTEMBER  
   
Tues, Sept. 1 Last day to drop, without penalty, Q1 or full semester courses at capacity*
Last day to add Q1 or Full Semester courses
Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non-MBA student enrollment in Q1 and full semester courses §
Mon, Sept. 7 Labor Day - Classes do not meet
Mon, Sep 14 Last day to change grading status on Q1 or Full Semester courses
(e.g., add or remove pass/fail option)
Mon, Sep 21 Final day to drop Q1 courses

OCTOBER
   
Wed, Oct 7 Last day for Q1 Core courses
Core courses operate on a Monday schedule
    Wednesday only Core classes do not meet
    Monday only Core classes meet
Thurs, Oct 8 Reading Day for Core Exams - Core classes do not meet
Thurs-Fri, Oct 8-9 Fall Break - Elective classes do not meet
Fri-Fri, Oct 9-16 Core Exams - See Exam Schedule for exact dates & times
Core classes do not meet
Thurs, Oct 15 Last day for Q1 Elective courses
Mon, Oct 19 First day of Q2 Elective & Core courses
Thurs, Oct 22 Final day to drop Full Semester courses
Last day to drop, without penalty, Q2 courses at capacity*
Last day to add Q2 courses
Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non-MBA student enrollment in Q2 courses §

NOVEMBER
   
Thurs, Nov 5 Last day to change grading status on a Q2 elective
(e.g., add or remove pass/fail option)
Tues, Nov 10 Final day to drop Q2 classes
Mon-Wed, Nov 23-25 Core classes do not meet
Tue, Nov 24 University operates on a Thursday schedule
    Tuesday only elective classes do not meet
    Thursday only elective classes meet
Wed, Nov 25 University operates on a Friday schedule
    Wednesday only elective classes do not meet
    Friday only classes meet
Thu-Sun, Nov 26-29 Thanksgiving Break - Classes do not meet

DECEMBER
   
Thurs, Dec 3 Last day for Q2 and Full Semester Core courses
Mon-Tues, Dec 7-8 Core classes do not meet
Tues, Dec 8 Last day for Q2 and Full Semester Elective courses
Wed-Thu, Dec 9-10 Final exam reading days - Classes do not meet
Fri-Fri, Dec 11-18 Final exams for Q2 and full semester core and elective courses
Winter Break begins at close of exams

SPRING 2016

JANUARY
   
Mon, Jan 11 First day of Q3 and Full Semester Core courses
Wharton MBA Program operates on a Wednesday schedule
    Monday only Core classes do not meet
    Wednesday only Core classes meet
Wed, Jan 13 First day of Q3 and Full semester elective courses
University operates on a Monday schedule
    Wednesday only classes do not meet
    Monday only classes (Core and Elective) meet
Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed - Classes do not meet
Wed, Jan 20 Last day to drop, without penalty, Q3 or spring semester courses at capacity*
Last day to add Q3 or spring semester courses
Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non-MBA student enrollment in Q3 and full semester courses §
Thur-Fri, Jan 21-Jan 29 Focused Recruiting Period - Core classes do not meet

FEBRUARY
 
Tues, Feb 2 Last day to change grading status on a Q3 or spring semester course
(e.g., add or remove pass/fail option)
Thurs, Feb 11 Final day to drop Q3 classes

MARCH
 
Tues, Mar 1 Last day for Q3 Core courses
Core courses operate on a Thursday schedule
    Tuesday only Core courses do not meet
    Thursday only Core courses meet
Tues-Fri, Mar 1-4 Core Exams - See Exam Schedule for exact dates, times & locations
Wed-Thurs, Mar 2-3 Core classes do not meet
Thurs, Mar 3 Last day for Q3 elective courses
Sat-Sun, Mar 5-13 Spring Break - Classes do not meet
Mon, Mar 14 First day for Q4 Core and Elective courses
Thur, Mar 17 Final day to drop Full Semester classes
Last day to drop, without penalty, Q4 courses at capacity*
Last day to add Q4 courses
Deadline to submit Registration Authorization Requests for Non-MBA student enrollment in Q4 courses §
Thurs, Mar 24 Last day to change grading status on a Q4 elective
(e.g., add or remove pass/fail option)

APRIL
 
Tue, Apr 5 Final day to drop Q4 courses
Thurs, Apr 21 Last day for Q4 and Full semester Core courses
Weds, Apr 27 Last day for Q4 and Full semester Elective courses
Thu-Fri, April 28-29 Reading Days

MAY
 
Mon-Tue, May 2-10 Final Exams
Sun, May 15 MBA Commencement Ceremony
Mon, May 16 University of Pennsylvania Commencement

* - Dropping a course at capacity on this date will warrant a "W" on your transcript for holding a seat that one of your classmates may have used.
- Dropping a course section after this date will warrant a "W" on your transcript and the course's credit units will be counted against your 21CU limit. Students who exceed the 21CU limit are subject to additional tuition charges. A course cannot be dropped once the last class takes place.
- Adding a course after this date requires the instructor's written permission and is only permissible in extraordinary circumstances.
§ - To add a Wharton graduate-level course non-MBA students must complete and submit at the MBA Program Office (JMHH300) a Registration Authorization Form by the last day that MBA students are permitted to enroll in said course. Petitions will be considered after that date and honored based on availability.