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.

Winter 2021 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) November 9, 5:00pm November 16, 5:00pm November 17, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping November 17, 5:00pm November 30, 5:00pm December 1, by Noon 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) December 1, 5:00pm December 3, Noon December 3, by 4:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping December 3, 5:00pm December 4, Noon December 4, by 4:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all programs), Dropping, Waitlists Created December 4, 5:00pm December 13, 11:59pm December 14, by Noon 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management - Deadline to add a course December 14, 5:00pm January 19, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Drop Only Phase Dropping 100 Unit Courses Only January 19, 5:00pm January 26, 11:59pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Adding (open sections); Dropping: Second-Half 50 Unit Courses January 20, 5:00pm February 15, 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.