Updates & iBid Schedule
Teaching modality may change during registration, or during the quarter. The teaching modality (Remote-Only, In-Person Only, and 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.

NOTE: THE CHICAGO BOOTH CURRICULUM COMMITTEE HAS UPDATED THE MBA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE AUTUMN 2021. MBA STUDENTS SHOULD VIEW BOOTH BOOK AND YOUR PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR UPDATES AND MORE INFORMATION ON THE CURRICULUM. PHD STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK WITH THE PHD PROGRAM OFFICE.

Autumn 2021 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) August 6, 5:00pm August 16, 5:00pm August 17, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping August 17, 5:00pm August 19, 5:00pm August 20, by 4:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) August 30, Noon Sept 14, 11:59pm Sept 15, by Noon Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping Sept 15, 5:00pm Sept 17, 9:00am Sept 17, by Noon 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all programs), Dropping, Waitlists Created Sept 17, 5:00pm Sept 21, 11:59pm Sept 22, by Noon 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management - Deadline to add a course Sept 22, 5:00pm Oct 4, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Drop Only Phase Dropping 100 Unit Courses Only Oct 4, 5:00pm Oct 10, 11:59pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Second Half 50 Unit Courses: Adding (open sections), Dropping Oct 5, 5:00pm Nov 1, 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 2021 through Summer 2022), 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.