Taking Courses at Booth

Post-Grad (Alumni) Program

The Post-Grad Take 3 Free Program allows Booth alumni to take up to but not more than 300 course units in any combination of 50-unit or 100-unit courses offered through the Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA programs. Tuition is not assessed for these classes, but you are responsible for the costs of course materials, which includes a $25 fee for each course. 

Program Guidelines

  • Courses cannot be audited; they must be taken for a letter grade or Pass/Fail. To find out whether Pass/Fail grading is allowed, first reference the online course description to see if the instructor has specified "No Pass/Fail." No exceptions are granted.

  • Courses and grades will appear on your official University of Chicago transcript but do not retroactively apply toward concentrations. Grades for Post-Grad Take 3 courses are included in your cumulative GPA.

  • To register for 50-unit courses in the second half of the quarter, contact BoothRegistrar@Lists.ChicagoBooth.edu by Friday, Week 3. 

  • Alumni may take only courses in the Full-Time, Evening, or Weekend MBA programs. Executive MBA courses are not eligible.

  • If registering for courses in two successive quarters, you must show proof of immunization compliance before you will be allowed to enroll in the second quarter.

  • Courses dropped after week 3 will be assigned a "W" grade and will count against your three (3) course allotment.

  • If you were a student before autumn 2005, you will be assessed a $65 Lifetime Transcript Fee upon enrollment in your first Post-Grad Take 3 course. This one-time fee enables you to order an unlimited number of official transcripts at no additional charge.

  • You may not be enrolled in any other University of Chicago degree or non-degree program while taking your Post-Grad 3 courses at Booth. 

  • There is a $25 fee for online course materials for each Booth course you take. This Booth Book Fee is non-refundable for courses dropped after Friday, week 2.

  • You will receive an email from the Booth Registrar's Office detailing your fees due and payment instructions during week 5. Payment is due by the end of week 10. Fees may be paid online through your My.UChicago portal or by check. 
  • The Post-Grad Take 3 program does not provide student visa eligibility for non-US citizens, even if you enroll in a full-time course load (300 units) in the same quarter.

  • Booth reserves the right to withdraw alumni from a course at any time and, upon review, to adjust or cancel this program.

  • After taking your Post-Grad 3 courses, alumni can register for classes at current tuition rates through the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. Alumni interested in enrolling in a non-Booth course may also do so through the Graham School.


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. Summer quarter Booth courses start Monday, June 18.

Review the Seat Availability report to find out if a 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.

Prerequisite Waivers and 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 Restrictions List for easy reference. 

If a 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.

Summer Quarter Post-Grad Online Poll Schedule (all times are CST) 

Poll Opens

Poll Closes

Results Emailed

 Registration Request Form

Round 1

Tuesday, June 12, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 8 a.m.

Tuesday, June 19 by 4:30 p.m.

 Submit registration request

Round 2

Tuesday, June 19, 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 8 a.m.

Thursday, June 21 by 4:30 p.m.

 Submit registration request

Use the online poll to submit enrollment requests for the Booth course(s) of your choice. You can be enrolled in a maximum of three courses. In order to increase your chances of getting into a course you want, you may indicate a preference for three courses with three alternate sections per course.

Once you complete the online poll, a copy of your request will be automatically emailed to you. Keep this information for your records. If you change your mind after submitting a request, you must fill out a new one.

You can change your mind as often as you want; 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. If your request is not successful, you may submit another enrollment request during Round 2.

After Confirmation of Enrollment

  • After you receive an email from the Booth Registrar's office confirming your enrollment, you will automatically be added to the Canvas site for the course (note: not all instructors use Canvas). 

  • You will need to re-certify your UChicago CNetID in order to gain access to online course materials. Your student ID number will be emailed as part of your registration confirmation, and you should call UChicago IT during business hours: 773.702-5800 (M-F 7:30am-6:00pm) to ask them to reactivate your CNet ID.

  • You are responsible for purchasing any textbooks needed for the course.

  • Invoices are not sent for the $65 Lifetime Transcript Fee or $25 Booth Book fee. You can look up and pay your balance through your My.UChicago.edu portal.

Registration Contact

Booth Registrar's Office