Foreign Language Competency
Wharton students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English. Students who plan to continue with their high school language are urged to do so beginning in the fall semester of the first year.
Courses taken toward language competency may be applied to the Language, Arts, and Culture portion of the General Education Distribution or to the Unrestricted or Non-business Electives sections.  They do not satisfy the Global Environment requirement.  
Some study abroad programs require knowledge of a language beyond the minimum competency requirements.  Students should consult with an advisor about language requirements for programs in which they may be interested.
The primary purpose of Wharton’s academic advising program is to assist students in developing meaningful educational plans that satisfy their academic goals. To this end, we provide undergraduates three types of advisors: professional academic advisors, departmental faculty advisors, and Team Advisors (TAs) via Management 100.
Professional Academic Advising
The Undergraduate Division’s Directors and Associate Directors provide professional academic advising and often serve as mentor, advocate, and guide to Wharton’s undergraduate students. In addition to advising, they perform numerous other duties that support the undergraduate program. Wharton’s professional undergraduate advising program seeks to help undergraduates:
 — clarify intellectual, professional and personal interests,
 — develop suitable educational plans,
 — select appropriate courses and other educational experiences,
 — understand institutional requirements,
 — understand available resources for assistance, and
 — develop personal and educational goals and evaluate their progress.
The Division’s academic advisors are here to advise students; however, please remember that the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about life goals and educational plans and for knowing about the rules and regulations of the undergraduate program rests with the student.  
Departmental Faculty Advising
Each department and concentration has a designated faculty member who serves as the undergraduate advisor for that department or concentration. You will find the departmental undergraduate advisor helpful in answering questions about the department, concentration, or particular field of specialization in business.
Peer Advising: Management 100 Team Advisors (TAs)
Experience is often the best teacher.  Students who have completed a year or more at Wharton offer valuable insight from their own experiences. Team Advisors from Management 100 serve as peer advisors for incoming freshmen, as well as dual degree and transfer students. Each TA is responsible for 10 to 12 students. The TA’s goal is to make a student’s transition to the Wharton School and the University as smooth as possible.
TAs will contact students during the summer before freshmen year and will contribute to New Student Orientation. He or she will orient students to life on campus, acquaint them with University resources—academic, social, and co-curricular—and answer any questions they may have before matriculation, during their first year, and afterwards.
The TA is most suited to helping with matters ranging from relationships and student life to stress and homesickness. If a TA is unable to help in certain situations, he or she will find someone who can. The TAs work closely with each other, with the Management 100 faculty, and with professional advisors to make sure that students’ questions and concerns are answered.  
Wharton’s curriculum lets students shape an education that suits their individual interests and goals.  Students