Student Guide: Enrolling in a Class Account

Step-by-step instructions for students enrolling in class accounts.

Introduction

For years, professors have been using WRDS class accounts to make financial concepts more engaging and interactive. With class accounts, you get to work with real-life accounting and finance data. On the WRDS platform, you can dive into the data to complete your assignments, whether you're working from home, in class, or in a lab. You can also access the WRDS JupyterHub to create Jupyter notebooks to work with the data.

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New to WRDS? How to Enroll in a Class Account

Enrolling in a class account requires that you register for a WRDS account. You will need the Class Code provided by your instructor.

  1. Click the word "Register" on the top right-hand corner of the WRDS website. (Or click Menu icon > Register if on mobile device.)
  2. Follow the directions on the Registration form to enter your identifying information.
  3. For the Subscriber, select your school's name from the drop-down list.
  4. For the User type, select Class Account.
  5. Enter the class code that was provided to you by your instructor as the Class Code.

WRDS accounts require two-factor authentication. We recommend you use a smartphone for the verification process. First, install the Duo Mobile app on your phone. This free app can be downloaded through your device’s app store. Follow the directions at How to Log into WRDS to register your smartphone and use Duo two-factor authentication to set up your WRDS account.

If you have any difficulty setting up your account please contact WRDS Support at: https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/contact-support/. When opening your support ticket you must use the email associated with your existing WRDS account or the email you are using to set up the account.

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Already Have a WRDS Account? How to Enroll in a Class

Your instructor should have provided you with a unique “Class Code.” You will need that code in order to enroll in the class.

  1. In the top right corner of the screen, select Your Account > Your Account Info.
  2. Scroll down until you see the Your Classes table and click the Enroll in a Class button.
  3. Enter the Class Code and click Submit.

If you have any difficulty setting up your account please contact WRDS Support at: https://wrds-www.wharton.upenn.edu/contact-support/. When opening your support ticket you must use the email associated with your existing WRDS account.

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