Taking Courses at Booth

Undergraduate Student Registration

Before You Register

  • First-year College students are not permitted to take Booth courses.
  • College students may not audit Booth courses.
  • Undergraduates are not permitted to take any 50-Unit Booth courses.
  • Booth does not use consent forms or pink slips.
  • The last day to add a Booth course is Friday, Week 1. No exceptions can be made.
  • Preparation to register for Booth courses should begin in the quarter preceding the one in which the class will meet. Consult with a College Adviser to begin the process.
  • To register for an Undergraduate-Only section of a Booth course, you must go through the College’s Pre-registration or Add/Drop process. NOTE: Booth does not allow consent forms, and the deadline to add a Booth course is Friday, Week 1. To drop an Undergraduate-Only section after the College Add/Drop period closes, email boothregistrar@lists.chicagobooth.edu with your name, student ID number, and course name and number.

  • To request registration in a Booth course that is not an Undergraduate-Only section, follow the instructions and use the Round 1 or Round 2 links below. 

  • 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.

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. Winter quarter Booth courses begin on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

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. Look for a No Audit or No Pass/Fail notation in the online Booth course description.

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

Winter Quarter Undergraduate Online Poll Schedule

Poll Opens

Poll Closes

Results Emailed

Registration Request Form

Round 1

Thursday, December 21, 10 a.m.

Thursday, January 4,
8 a.m.

Thursday, January 4, by 4:30 p.m.


Submit registration request 

Round 2

Thursday, January 4,
5 p.m.

Monday, January 8,
8  a.m.

Monday, January 8, 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 two Booth courses. In order to increase your chances of getting into a course you want, you may indicate a preference for up to 3 courses with 1 alternate section per course. If your first choice course is full, you will be automatically enrolled in your second choice, and so on.

 

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. Booth does not honor consent forms or use pink slips. 

 

Dropping a Booth Course

To drop a Booth course, email the Booth Registrar's Office. Include your full name, 8-digit student ID number, course name and number to be dropped. Consult the Tuition Refund Schedule for tuition refund deadlines. The last day to drop without a "W" grade on your transcript is Friday, week 3.

 

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