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At the Wharton School, the world’s first collegiate business school, the undergraduate program integrates the intellectual enrichment of a liberal arts education with a comprehensive business curriculum. Wharton students take courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities while learning business fundamentals and pursuing a business concentration.

REQUIREMENTS:

To apply, you must meet specific academic requirements by the end of the term in which you are enrolled at the time of transfer application. Beyond academics, it’s important that you have demonstrated leadership skills through involvement in your current college community. If you’re interested in the Wharton School, you must apply to transfer after your freshman year to enter for your sophomore year. There are no spaces available for entering juniors. Please note that credit equivalency will be determined after you are admitted.

Please don’t contact academic departments with transfer equivalency questions. Instead, review the course list in the University Catalog to determine if Penn offers similar courses. 

If you want to transfer after one year of college, you must have completed:

  • One semester of calculus (MATH 104), which can be fulfilled by:
    • A score of “5” on the AP Calculus BC exam (no credit is awarded for the AB exam),
    • A score of “7” on the IB Higher Level Mathematics with Further Mathematics exam,
    • A course deemed to be equivalent to MATH 104.
  • One semester of introductory microeconomics, which can be fulfilled by:
    • A score of “5” on the AP Microeconomics exam,
    • A score of “6” or “7” on the IB Higher Level Economics exam,
    • A course deemed to be equivalent to ECON 001
  • One semester of introductory macroeconomics, which can be fulfilled by:
    • A score of “5” on the AP Macroeconomics exam,
    • A score of “6” or “7” on the IB Higher Level Economics exam,
    • A course deemed to be equivalent to ECON 002.

Or, in lieu of separate introductory courses in micro and macroeconomics:

  • One semester of a combined introductory micro and macroeconomics course (ECON 010), which can be fulfilled by a course deemed to be equivalent to ECON 010.

We recommend that you satisfy Wharton's foreign language requirement by the time you enroll at Penn. The requirement is equivalent to two semesters of college-level language courses and can be fulfilled by either completion of coursework or appropriate placement scores.

To learn more about the Wharton undergraduate program and the requirements for the degree, explore the Wharton School website.