Quaker Consortium
University of Pennsylvania students have the unique opportunity to study at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or Swarthmore Colleges during the fall and spring terms of the academic year. The four schools comprise the Quaker Consortium and have a reciprocal agreement for tuition and the granting of grades and credits for work completed at any one of the participating institutions.  For more information, please consult the Across the University section.
Study Abroad
International interaction within the business community is increasing rapidly, and the ability to work and communicate across cultures has become a pivotal factor in business transactions.  Beyond the foreign language competency, Wharton encourages its students to experience a different culture.  There are fourteen programs specially designed to fit the requirements of the Wharton undergraduate curriculum. The Wharton-approved sites are in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Melbourne, Australia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Coventry, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Hong Kong, China (2 programs); Jouy-en-Josas, France; Leuven, Belgium; Lyon, France; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Shanghai, China; Seoul, Korea; Singapore; Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.  
Business courses taken at any of these sites may be used to fulfill Unrestricted Electives, Business Breadth and free-standing Global requirements.  Non-business courses may count toward the General Education Distribution, Global Environment, and/or electives.  In addition to the Wharton-approved sites, there are many other sites for Penn Study Abroad.  Courses taken at any of these sites will fulfill the General Education Distribution, Global Environment, and/or electives.
Wharton students should be aware of the policy regarding credit for business courses taken abroad: Credit for business courses will ONLY be given if the course has been taken at one of the Wharton-approved study abroad sites.  Students will NOT receive credit for business courses taken through any other study abroad program.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and achieve a minimum 3.0 term GPA for the two semesters (excluding summer) prior to the abroad semester.  For sites where courses are conducted in a foreign language, students must complete a relevant language course at the appropriate level in the semester prior to going abroad.
Penn-approved summer study abroad is administered by the College of General Studies in Suite 100, 3440 Market Street.  Programs may vary but have included study in Argentina, the Czech Republic, England, France, India, Italy, Korea,
Poland, Russia, Spain and Tanzania. For summer study abroad only, students may elect to study at a program that is not formally affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The policy regarding transfer credit for these courses is the same as other study away (see Transfer Credit after Matriculation). Students do not receive credit for business courses taken during summer study abroad. Grades earned on a non-Penn program are not calculated into the grade point average.
Submatriculation Programs
Selected Wharton undergraduates have the option of getting an advanced degree in conjunction with their bachelor’s degree. This option is called submatriculation, and it is available for Wharton undergraduates in cooperation with Wharton’s MBA and Ph.D. programs and with the Penn Law School. A student may obtain a Bachelor of Science in Economics and an MBA in a total of five years, or a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a JD in a total of six years. Students interested in the submatriculation option apply during their junior year. If accepted, a submatriculating student, during the fourth year of college, takes a different series of courses from regular students.
Students who submatriculate into the Law School take all of their first-year law courses during the fourth year of college and then complete their Wharton requirements during the second and third years of law school. Students who submatriculate into the MBA program take a series of courses combining both undergraduate and graduate study, so that the senior year of college also functions as the first year of graduate school. Students who submatriculate into the Ph.D. programs begin taking doctoral-level seminars in their last year of college.
To qualify for submatriculation, students must achieve an outstanding grade point average during the first three years of college, give evidence of unusual maturity, and score well on the appropriate qualifying examination (the GMAT for the MBA program, the GRE for the Ph.D. program and the LSAT for the Law School). The admissions offices of the graduate schools involved make admissions decisions for these programs.  Students interested in any of the submatriculation programs should see an academic advisor during the sophomore year to design the appropriate program of study.
Exceptions to the Wharton undergraduate requirements can only be granted by approval of the Undergraduate Petitions Committee. Students who wish to petition the Committee should obtain a petition form in the Wharton Undergraduate Division and see an academic advisor to help with the petition process.