Waitlist Admit Checklist

Congratulations! This Admit Checklist is for students who were admitted from the Wharton MBA Waitlist. Please follow these step-by-step directions to ensure a smooth transition to Wharton.

1. Complete Your Enrollment

Ready to accept your place in Wharton’s MBA Class of 2024? Here’s how.

Make Your Deposit

Log in to your Wharton online application. Your online application account includes a link to the enrollment form. Please complete and submit the enrollment form by Monday, July 25, 2022.

Begin Verification Process with ReVera Services

Log into your Wharton Online Application to view information regarding our verification process, which is conducted for Wharton by ReVera.

Your Checklist includes verification instructions containing a link to access ReVera’s  online submission form.


You will be asked to fill in the online submission form including your Applicant ID and submit a $75.00 fee. Students will receive a confirmation email from ReVera immediately following successful registration and payment.

Submit Transcripts and Test Scores

As you self-reported your transcripts and test scores, and have not sent the official versions to the MBA Admissions Office, you need to do so by your enrollment deadline.

  • Wharton’s GMAT code: G56-97-73
  • Wharton’s TOEFL code: 2926
  • Wharton’s GRE code: 6802-5199
  • PTE: Report your scores to the Wharton MBA Program

International Students Only

Start the Visa Process

International students who are non-immigrants will need a student visa (J-1 or F-1) to enter the U.S. and attend the University of Pennsylvania, unless they have another non-immigrant status (such as A, G, or H-4 non-immigrant status) that permits study.  For more detailed information on the entire visa process, including the decision to apply to F-1 or J-1 status, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) New Student page.

1. When you are admitted, log into your online application. The Admissions Checklist section will contain:

  • A PDF of detailed instructions about the visa application process. If you have applied without a social security number, you will also receive your 9-digit Admission ID in this PDF.
  • A Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF detailing the cost of attendance for your first year of study. This document is required for the I-20/DS-2019 application if you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton.
  • Apply for your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility using the ISSS online portal, iPenn:
  • Use your social security number or your 9-digit Admission ID to log in to iPenn and follow the instructions.
  • You will need a copy of your passport.   If you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton you will also need your Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF to complete the application.

2. After ISSS has created your documents, Wharton MBA Admissions will mail your I-20 or DS-2019 to you.

3. Once you have an I-20 or DS-2019, you should apply for the appropriate visa at a US Embassy or Consulate:

2. Create Student Accounts

Once you’ve enrolled, get your PennKey to gain access to resources at Wharton immediately.

Set Up Your PennKey Account

A PennKey allows you to access various University resources that supplement and complement Wharton’s services – for example, without a PennKey you cannot obtain a student ID card (a “PennCard”), access Penn’s library systems, or begin the process of getting access to Wharton’s online environment.

  • About 24 hours after you’ve paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from the University of Pennsylvania’s ISC department. The subject line will be “Important Information on setting up your Penn electronic credential (PennKey).” The email will contain a code and instructions that allow you to set up your PennKey. Follow the email’s instructions to create your PennKey account.
  • The code you received via email is only valid for 60 days after receipt, so please take the time to set up your PennKey as soon as you receive the email.
  • When you activate your PennKey you will be asked to select a username from among the available choices. Once you select your username it cannot be changed, so please choose carefully. If you don’t like the available choices, please contact Wharton Student Computing before selecting. Remember, your selection will be your Pennkey and Wharton username as well as your Wharton email address.
  • Be sure to choose the “Challenge-Response” password reset option when activating your PennKey; this allows you to reset your password online. If you do not choose the “Challenge-Response” option and you forget your PennKey password, it will take a few days to gain access to Wharton and Penn resources that require a Pennkey login.  A new PennKey setup code will have to be mailed to you. This means starting the PennKey process over again, which will cause you significant delays.

Questions? Contact Charicha Ford in the MBA Admissions Office at fordc@wharton.upenn.edu. You may also visit the University of Pennsylvania PennKey website.

Activate Your Wharton Account & Email Address

Your Wharton account will be used for email and to gain access to Wharton resources. You must already have set up your PennKey to activate your Wharton Account. Please note: You may need to wait up to 24 hours after creating your PennKey before Wharton’s system will be able to create your Wharton account.

  • Visit the Accounts@Wharton website and enter your PennKey username and password and follow the instructions to create your Wharton account. Your Wharton username and your e-mail address are assigned according to the username that you selected for your PennKey. Important announcements will be sent to your Wharton e-mail account regarding Pre-Term and class registration. If you do not plan to log into this account on a regular basis, consider forwarding your Wharton e-mail to an account that you check frequently (visit https://apps.wharton.upenn.edu/iam/forwarding/ to set up mail forwarding).
  • Visit the Get Whartonized guide to become familiar with the technology services that you will be using at Wharton and learn what devices and tools you should bring with you when you arrive.

3. Prepare for Your Arrival

A member of the MBA team will reach out to you in June to walk you through enrollment and onboarding.


Once you’re enrolled, visit the MBA Onboarding website!  The Summer Onboarding section offers videos and information on everything you need to do this summer before Pre-Term.

Review your Onboarding Checklist for urgent items, and learn more about Waiver guides and assessments.

Pre-Term Registration

Pre-Term will be delivered in person on August 9-27, 2022 .

Once you’ve enrolled and have created your PennKey and Wharton accounts, please click here to complete your Pre-Term registration!  Make sure you wait approximately 24 hrs after creating your Wharton account before registering for Pre-Term.

If you are going to miss any of Pre-term, please complete an absence request form.

Financial Aid Preparation

  • Finalize All Loan Applications With Federal Programs Or Private Lenders
  • Set Up Penn.Pay Account
  • Schedule An Appointment With The Financial Aid Team

Reference the Financial Aid quick guide for more information.

Please contact the Wharton MBA Financial Aid Office at 215-898-8728 or by email at financialaid@wharton.upenn.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Academic Preparation

Visit the MBA Onboarding Website for all academic prep information.

Career Management

All students will have the opportunity to meet with a career advisor for an introductory one-on-one advising session in August.  Please refer to emails from MBA Career Management this summer for more information, or contact the MBA Careers office at mbacareers@wharton.upenn.edu for assistance.

Student Life

To become more familiar with the Student Life Fellows who will support you in your transition, visit the Student Life Website.