Updates & iBid Schedule
Bidding Instructions and Information
  • In iBid, you can view Chicago Booth course offerings for this academic year (Autumn 2019 through Summer 2020), 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.

Winter 2020 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) November 11, 5:00pm November 18, 5:00pm November 19, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping November 19, 5:00pm December 2, 11:59pm December 3, by Noon 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) December 4, Noon December 6, 8:30am December 6, by Noon Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping December 6, 12:45pm December 6, 2:00pm December 6, by 4pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all sections), Dropping, Waitlists Created December 6, 5:00pm December 15, 11:59pm December 16, by Noon 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management December 16, 5:00pm January 13 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Adding (open sections), Dropping: Second-Half 50 Unit Courses January 14, 5:00pm February 17, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops