Taking Courses at Booth

Graduate and Professional Student Registration

Before You Register

Select Your Course(s)

Plan to attend the first week of any course you hope to enroll in, even if your registration isn’t confirmed at the time. Autumn quarter Booth courses begin on Monday, September 24. Note that this is one week earlier than the rest of the University. 

Review the Seat Availability report to find out if a Booth course is already closed, or to estimate your chances of successfully enrolling in a course with only a few seats left. The Seat Availability report is updated periodically during the registration process and should only be used to rule out courses that are closed or have very few seats left. Faculty members may not authorize a seat to be added to a closed course.

A course you are interested in taking may have a strict prerequisite, enrollment restrictions, or require instructor permission before you can register. See the Strict Prereqs and Restrictions list for these courses.

Some Booth courses may not be audited or taken for Pass/Fail. Check the Booth online course description to see whether the class has either of these restrictions.

Provisional and early final grades are not given for Financial Accounting 30000. This course should not be taken in the graduating quarter.

Prerequisite Waivers & Instructor Consent   

Many Booth courses have prerequisites, and some are strictly enforced. These are noted as strict in the course descriptions in the Course Search tool. We also maintain a Strict Prereqs and Permissions List for easy reference. 

If the course you are interested in has a strict prerequisite, email the faculty member to request a waiver and permission to register. You may want to outline your relevant coursework or include a copy of your resume. Once you receive permission, forward the email to prereq@lists.chicagobooth.edu before the online registration period for non-Booth students ends.

Registration Request

  Autumn Quarter Registration Schedule

Poll Opens

Poll Closes

Results Emailed

 Registration Request Form

Round 1

Monday, September 17, at 10 a.m.

September 24, 8 a.m.

September 24, by 4:30 p.m.

Submit registration request 

Round 2

Monday, September 24, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, September 26, by 4:30 p.m.

 Submit registration request


Use the online poll to submit your enrollment request. To increase your chance of getting into a class, fill out the online request poll as soon as possible after it opens. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Waitlists are not created for Booth courses.

You can be enrolled in a maximum of three Booth courses per quarter. In the online poll you may indicate a preference for up to 3 courses with 1 alternate section per course. Once you complete the online poll, a copy will be automatically emailed to you as a record of your request.

If you change your mind after submitting your course request, you must fill out the poll again with a new request. Once the poll closes, the Booth Registrar’s office will disregard any previous requests you have submitted and only process your most recent submission.

Requests will be processed in timestamp order and enrollment results will be emailed to you by the Booth Registrar's Office. You may view your successful enrollment(s) in my.UChicago the day after receiving the confirmation email.

If your request was not successful, you may submit another enrollment request during Round 2. Being added to a course's Canvas site does not constitute registration in a course. Only the Booth Registrar's office can enroll you in a Booth course.

Dropping a Booth Course

To drop a Booth course, send an email to the Booth Registrar's office. Include your full name, 8-digit student ID number, and the name and number of the course you wish to drop. Consult the Tuition Refund Schedule for tuition refund deadlines. After the end of Week 3, a dropped course will appear as a "W" on your transcript.