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Class Attendance
Students are expected to attend all classes. In all courses, the faculty member in charge of the course will determine the number of absences permitted without incurring a penalty.  Non-attendance for a course may result in a grade of F at the end of the term.  
Changing Grade Type
The registration system asks students to choose a grade type (grade or pass/fail) when they register for a course. A course’s grade type may be changed until the end of the drop period. There are certain restrictions on the use of pass/fail courses in the curriculum; see the section on pass/fail in this handbook. Students are responsible to ensure that their enrollment accurately reflects their chosen grade type for a course. You may do so by  checking Penn InTouch at https://sentry.isc.upenn.edu/ intouch.
College of General Studies Course Credits
Wharton students may take courses in the College of General Studies, whether day or evening classes, for full credit and may count them toward the curriculum requirements.
Transfer Credit after Matriculation
Once a student matriculates at the University, he or she must take all business courses at the University. However, in Wharton faculty-approved study abroad programs, students may receive business breadth course credits.
If students enter Penn as first-year students, they may take up to four courses outside the University during their time at Penn. These courses must be taken during the summer and may only be taken in non-Wharton subjects. To receive credit, students must earn a grade of C or better and have departmental approval for each course. Courses from outside Penn that were taken pass/fail may not be transferred.
Credit away is granted only on the basis of regular college classroom instruction.
The institution where the course is taken must be a four-year, degree-granting institution, not a community or junior college. None of the grades from these courses will be included in Penn’s grade point average. External transfer students may take no additional courses outside the University for transfer credit once they have matriculated at Penn.
Drop/Request Period
Students may request additional courses until the end of the second week of classes accessing Penn InTouch. After the first two weeks, students may request additional courses only with the permission of the instructors.
Courses may be dropped until the end of the fifth week of classes. If receiving financial aid, students should check with their financial aid counselor before dropping a course, since some aid packages require a minimum number of credits per semester.
Courses may not be dropped after the drop period. Students may, however, withdraw until the end of the 10th week of class; see the section on withdrawals below. It is the student’s responbility to make sure that he or she is properly enrolled, which may be done by accessing PennInTouch or by checking with an advisor in the Undergraduate Division.
Some academic departments have differing rules governing their drop/request and withdrawal policies, such as the Finance Department. Consult the department websites for more information.
Examinations
Midterm Examinations: If students miss a stated midterm examination, they may take a postponed exam only with the approval of the instructor in charge of the course.
Final Examinations: If final exams are given at the end of the term, they must be given at times published in the University Course Roster. Students may not take final exams at times other than those specified. For rules

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