Taking Courses at Booth

Taking Courses at Booth


All current University of Chicago college, masters, and doctoral students are eligible to enroll in courses offered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth) within the guidelines set forth by Booth and the student's department/division. Tuition charges are based on the tuition policy and rate for your department or division.

If you are not a current University of Chicago student, enrollment is possible through the Graham School of General Studies. Booth alumni can take up 300 units tuition-free at any time after graduation. Click on the Post-Grad (Alumni) menu link at left.

For more information, consult the Eligibility section of the FAQ.


Booth publishes its course schedule for the entire academic year each July. Consult the online course search tool to narrow down your choices.

Courses are offered on a space-available basis after Booth students have had first priority for registration, so popular courses may be closed due to space limitations. Booth faculty are not authorized to add seats to closed course sections; students can only officially enroll into a Booth course by following the procedures outlined by the Booth Registrar's office. Being added to a Canvas site does not constitute enrollment in a course.

Before You Register

Read through the FAQ to find answers to many questions about registering at Booth. After reading, if you still have questions, email the Booth Registrar's Office.

It is recommended that you NOT take a Booth course during the quarter you plan to graduate. Read the FAQ section on graduation for more details.

    Strict Prerequisites and Faculty Consent

    Many Booth courses have prerequisites. Some are recommended and others are strictly enforced. The latter are noted as strict in the course descriptions in the Booth Course Search tool. We also maintain a quarterly Strict Prereqs and Permissions List of such courses for easy reference. Note that different faculty members may have different prerequisites for the same course. Read through the FAQ section on Prerequisites and Faculty Consent for details.

    First Class Assignments

    Some Booth courses have an assignment due on the first day of class. The First Class Assignment list is updated quarterly.


    Students who have or expect to obtain a letter of accommodation from the University's Office of Student Disability Services should indicate this in their registration request poll and be prepared to present an accommodation letter after successful enrollment in a Booth course. Contact the Booth Registrar's Office with any questions.


    Course Materials Fee

    Each Booth course will incur a fee of $25 for cases, articles, and simulations that are delivered electronically through Canvas, faculty course webpages, or hard-copy in class. This Booth Book Fee is in addition to any textbooks that may be required, and is non-refundable for courses dropped after Friday, week 2 of the quarter.

    Booth Student Policies and Honor Code

    In registering for a Chicago Booth course, Non-Booth students are subject to Booth academic policies, including the Standards of Scholarship and Professionalism and the Student Honor Code. Students are also subject to the regulations, policies, and procedures for Booth students, including but not limited to academic integrity and registration policies.