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The Jerome Fisher Program in M&T

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The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology is a highly competitive dual-degree program designed for students with interdisciplinary interests in business and technology and a desire to shape their own success. Accepted applicants are dually admitted to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Welcoming extraordinary students from around the world, the diverse backgrounds and interests of each freshman class contribute to a close community that thrives on innovation, supported by dedicated faculty and staff, plus M&T and Penn alumni.

EARLY
ADMISSIONS

REGULAR
ADMISSIONS

TRANSFER
ADMISSIONS

HOW TO APPLY

The 50-55 students we admit annually have displayed extraordinary leadership, creativity, initiative, and teamwork in high school. Well-rounded and social, M&T students value a rigorous academic program. Candidates have typically excelled academically in the most demanding classes, including physics and calculus, and have had meaningful extracurricular experiences.  Our students are driven and motivated.

Do you see yourself pursuing your goals here? We welcome your application.

Application for Undergraduate Admissions

High school students apply to the Program by completing the University of Pennsylvania Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

  • Because the Program is highly selective, when you complete the Penn Application and select M&T as your first choice for admissions, you must also indicate a single degree choice as your secondary option; admissions for your single degree choice will only be considered after all opportunities for placement in the dual M&T program have been evaluated.
  • You may only waive the secondary single degree choice when applying to the Program in M&T through the binding Early Decision process.

Two additional essays specific to the Program

As you complete the Common Application’s Penn Writing Supplement, you will find two additional essays specific to the Program. You must answer both essay questions to complete your M&T application.

Essay prompts:

  • Question #1: Explain how you will use the M&T program to explore your interest in business, engineering, and the intersection of the two (400-650 words)
  • Question #2: Describe a problem that you solved that showed leadership and creativity. (250 words maximum)

EARLY ADMISSIONS

High school students seeking to enter the Program may apply through Penn’s binding Early Decision process. Before you submit your application, carefully consider that accepted Early Decision applicants are contractually bound to attend the M&T program.

To apply Early Decision, complete the prompt for the Early Decision Agreement in Penn’s General section of the Common Application.

“Once I found out about the Jerome Fisher Program in M&T – the chance to go to both Wharton and get a computer science education – I couldn’t think of a better fit so I applied early.”

 

Brian S.,
M&T ’16

Before you submit your Application

If we are unable to admit you as an Early Decision candidate to your primary program choice [i.e. M&T], do you wish to be considered under the binding Early Decision agreement for your secondary school/program choice [i.e. your potential single degree]?

To apply binding Early Decision to Both M&T and a Single Degree Program

To apply binding Early Decision to BOTH your first choice (M&T dual degree) and second choice (single degree), select “YES”

To apply binding Early Decision to M&T Only

To apply binding Early Decision ONLY to the Program, select “NO”—this option directs Penn Admissions to hold your single degree application until the Regular Decision process begins; when you select “NO” your single degree admissions to Penn is non-binding.

REGULAR ADMISSIONS

Complete the University of Pennsylvania Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

Select M&T as your choice for admissions

Because the Program is highly selective, when you complete the Penn Application and select M&T as your first choice for admissions, you must also indicate a single degree choice as your secondary option; admissions for your single degree choice will only be considered after all opportunities for placement in the dual M&T program have been evaluated.

In the Common Application’s Penn Writing Supplement, complete the two additional essay questions specific to the Jerome Fisher Program in M&T. You must answer both essay questions to complete your M&T application.

Essay prompts

In the Common Application’s Penn Writing Supplement, complete the two additional essay questions specific to the Program. You must answer both essay questions to complete your M&T application.

Essay prompts:

  • Question #1: Explain how you will use the M&T program to explore your interest in business, engineering, and the intersection of the two (400-650 words)
  • Question #2: Describe a problem that you solved that showed leadership and creativity. (250 words maximum)

Regular Admissions acceptance is non-binding. If you are accepted, we encourage you to attend M&T DAY FOR NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS to learn about our program and the Jerome Fisher Program advantage.

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

Fully matriculated Penn freshmen are eligible for transfer into the Program. Penn students may only apply to transfer into M&T at the conclusion of their freshman year.

The Program requires that students complete a minimum of 46 credit units prior to graduation.

Students who seek to transfer into the dual degree Jerome Fisher Program must develop a plan of study that will satisfy the degree requirements of both the Wharton School of Business and Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students are advised to use the worksheet for their intended engineering major and the M&T Wharton worksheet (available in Penn in Touch) to create an achievable plan.

To learn more about transferring to the program, the M&T Staff will be holding an Info Session on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00pm in JMHH G55. Register here.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for Transfer, prospective students must have a minimum 3.6 GPA and have completed the following prerequisite courses (no exceptions):

  • Math 104 and 114
  • Physics 140 OR Physics 150 (or for MEAM majors: MEAM 110 and/or MEAM 147)
  • SEAS/SAS students: Economics 001 and 002
  • Wharton students: Economics 010

TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

  1. The Jerome Fisher M&T Transfer Application
  2. A completed Course Planning Guide including courses in Wharton and in the intended Engineering major
  3. Unofficial transcript
  4. Personal essay
  5. Two letters of recommendation from Penn faculty who have taught you.  Please identify your chosen faculty members within your application and provide them with the following link to submit your electronic recommendation: M&T Transfer Application Recommendation Form. Recommendations must be submitted by the application deadline.

If you wish to be considered for uncoordinated dual degree status:

    • College and Wharton students should complete the Penn Engineering Dual Degree Application to be considered for an uncoordinated dual degree status should they not be admitted to the Jerome Fisher Program
    • Engineering and College students must complete the Wharton Dual Degree Application to be considered for an uncoordinated dual degree status should they not be admitted to the Jerome Fisher Program

All application materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm EST, May 18th, 2020. The Jerome Fisher Transfer Review Committee will review your application and all candidates will be notified of decisions between June and July.  Finalists must be available for a video interview. Interviews will be conducted during June and July.

If you are not admitted to Jerome Fisher but have submitted a University dual-degree application, please follow-up with the relevant school for subsequent decisions.

M&T DAY for NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS

The Jerome Fisher Program in M&T welcomes newly admitted students at a special M&T preview day held in April. M&T Day features specialized programming for students admitted to the Program, including opportunities to speak with our current students, M&T faculty, alumni, and staff.

We encourage all newly admitted M&T students to attend M&T Day. Invitations with detailed information will be mailed to students admitted to the Program in late March/early April. Please note that M&T Day is open only to newly admitted M&T students.

“This was my first time on campus, so seeing Penn as a whole was nice. I was really impressed by how close all of the current M&T students were, and they were very helpful in answering questions about academics and other activities. The panels were definitely a big part of my decision to attend.”

 

Ashley Berg
M&T ‘17

CONTACT US

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology
The Larry Robbins House
3537 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-898-4145
E-mail: mgtech@seas.upenn.edu