Updates & iBid Schedule
Executive MBA Students
    Round Actions Opens Deadline
    Round 1 Add/Drop Wednesday, April 3, 7:00am(CDT) Monday, April 22, 9:00am (CDT)
    Round 2 Add/Drop Monday, May 13, 7:00am (CDT) Monday, May 22, 9:00am (CDT)
    Round 3 Add/Drop Monday, June 10, 9:00am (CDT) Tuesday, July 30, 9:00am (CDT)
  • In the left-side menu, click Create/Alter Schedule and Bid/Drop/Add to Add/Drop courses.
  • If the course you are looking for is not listed, this means the course has reached capacity. To be considered for the course on a waitlist, refer to the instructions on the Electives website.
  • Please contact your Program Office if you have questions about Electives or Add/Drop.
Bidding Instructions and Information
  • In iBid, you can view Chicago Booth course offerings for this academic year (Autumn 2018 through Summer 2019), 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
  • The deadline to drop a First-Half 50-Unit Spring 2019 course with no tuition penalty is Monday, April 8 at 1:00pm via iBid.
  • The deadline to drop a 100-Unit Spring 2019 course with no tuition penalty is Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm.
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.

Spring 2019 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) Feb 25, 5:00pm Mar 4, 5:00pm Mar 5, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping Mar 5, 5:00pm Mar 11, 5:00pm Mar 12, by 5:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) Mar 20, Noon Mar 22, 8:30am Mar 22, by Noon Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping Mar 22, 12:45pm Mar 22, 1:45pm Mar 22, by 5:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all sections), Dropping Mar 22, 5:00pm Mar 26, 5:00pm Mar 27, by 5:00pm 75% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Bidding (all sections), Dropping, Waitlists Created Mar 27, 5:00pm Mar 31, 11:59pm Apr 1, by 5:00pm 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management Apr 1, 5:00pm Apr 8, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops