A successful transfer to wharton in need of help....


<p>I was accepted to Wharton as a soph transfer from a small liberal arts college close to Philly. I have been in a dilemma since I found out about my acceptance. I am an int'l student. I attended a British high school which many of you might know is very specialized in terms of its curriculum. I studied business, accounting, economics, maths with core subjects (religion, english, geography, language and history). I had no exposure to humanities/natural sciences prior to coming to US for college (except for a brief stint at Physics SAT for which I self-studied). There were times at my LAC when I felt like studying accounting/finance which were my fortes in high school. I was great in maths and econ as well. However, I wanted to major/minor in maths and/or econ. I applied to Wharton so that I could cross-major/minor in CAS. I was very specific about my career goals in my why penn/transfer essays? I don't want to pursue business as a career but I want to pursue grad school in pub policy/applied econ/foreign service etc and I want to go in civil service. As a soph transfer, is it possible for me to double major at CAS? Wharton has so many reqs. Can any of those reqs be satisfied by taking CAS courses that interest me including econ/maths? How in-depth is economics taught at Wharton?</p>

<p>I will really appreciate your help. Being an int'l student, transferring is a hard situation esp when you come from a small college. Thanks a lot :)</p>


<p>Yes, you can dual degree with the college as a transfer (it's not a double major because you don't major in Wharton). I don't know what credits you're coming in with, but if you plan well, it should be somewhat feasible, especially if you're doing math. I personally recommend minors, because then you don't have to deal with all of the college's "sector requirements" that generally are only filled by intro level courses, even when upper level ones don't have prereqs.</p>

<p>Economics is really only taught to a pretty basic level in Wharton, and then you can take finance courses, which are pretty much applied economics. It doesn't get very theoretical, if that's what you want. However, that's not a bad thing...like, I'm taking a class next semester taught by the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel about global financial institutions in theory and practice, which sounds really cool.</p>

<p>When you get assigned your adviser, tell them what you're considering and they can help you plan out what is more feasible and fits your interests best, whether that's a dual degree or a minor. If you do choose to do a dual degree, every class counts and has to be planned carefully, especially, I imagine, as a transfer.</p>