Updates & iBid Schedule
Teaching modality may change during registration, or during the quarter. The teaching modality (Remote-Only or Dual Modality) notation is updated immediately as changes become known.

Please regularly check Course Search/Booth Book/My Courses for the notation, and Canvas for class details. No bid point refunds will be awarded.

Spring 2021 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) February 22, 5:00pm March 1, 5:00pm March 2, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping March 2, 5:00pm March 8, 5:00pm March 9, by 4:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) March 9, 5:00pm March 11, Noon March 11, by 4:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping March 11, 5:00pm March 12, Noon March 12, by 4:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all programs), Dropping, Waitlists Created March 12, 5:00pm March 21, 11:59pm March 22, by 5:00pm 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management - Deadline to add a course March 22, 5:00pm April 5, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Drop Only Phase Dropping 100 Unit Courses Only April 5, 5:00pm April 11, 11:59pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Second-Half 50 Unit Coures: Adding (open sections); Dropping April 6, 5:00pm May 3, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Bidding Instructions and Information
  • In iBid, you can view Chicago Booth course offerings for this academic year (Autumn 2020 through Summer 2021), bid for classes and manage your schedule.
  • Review iBid Introduction and iBid Bidding Basics (linked left) for an overview of iBid, bidding limits and points, details on the Bid, Drop and Add actions, and how the Waitlist works.
  • Throughout bidding, reference iBid FAQ for answers to specific questions about bidding, results, paying points, etc.
Questions about academic planning? Please contact your program office at:
  • Evening, Full Time and Weekend Program -- AcademicServices@lists.ChicagoBooth.edu
  • PhD Program Office -- phd@ChicagoBooth.edu
  • Dougan Scholars -- DouganScholars@ChicagoBooth.edu
System Maintenance
  • Systems Maintenance is performed on Booth systems every Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30am (CST). During this period, you may not be able to access iBid other other Booth systems.
  • ITS also has scheduled network maintenance windows during which time you may not be able to access network resources.
  • Preferred browsers for iBid are Chrome and Firefox.