Nuts & Bolts
Class registration. The online bidding system for classes has also gone the way of the fixed core curriculum. (Actually, it was probably more of a simulation exercise for game theory, but that’s a moot point now.) Wharton now uses a program in which students input their preferred schedules and a computer does the work, attempting to give everybody as close to an ideal schedule as possible. Students must use this system to get spots in flex core classes as well as electives; they are only automatically enrolled in the fixed core classes.
Submatriculation (or, “What’s that college senior doing in my cohort?”). Chances are, that person has submatriculated into Wharton’s 3+2 accelerated program for outstanding undergraduates. There aren’t a lot of these “submatrics” around, and you might not even be able to tell who they are, but it’s a unique feature of Wharton that some find surprising.