Updates & iBid Schedule
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 Autumn 2018 course with no tuition penalty is Monday, October 1 at 1:00pm via iBid.
  • The deadline to drop a 100-Unit Autumn 2018 course with no tuition penalty is Sunday, October 7 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.

Autumn 2018 iBid Schedule

Phase Actions Opens Deadline Results Point Refunds
Phase 1 Bidding (home-program sections) Aug 10, 5:00pm Aug 20, 5:00pm Aug 21, by 5:00pm Not applicable
Phase 2 Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping Aug 21, 5:00pm Aug 23, 5:00pm Aug 24, by 5:00pm 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 1 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections) Aug 27, Noon Sept 11, 11:59pm Sept 12, by Noon Not applicable
Phase 2 - New Students Bidding (home-program sections), Dropping Sept 12, 5:00pm Sept 13, 11:59pm Sept 14, by Noon 100% point refunds for drops
Phase 3 Bidding (all sections), Dropping Sept 14, 5:00pm Sept 18, 11:59pm Sept 19, by Noon 75% point refunds for drops
Phase 4 Bidding (all sections), Dropping, Waitlists Created Sept 19, 5:00pm Sept 20, 11:59pm Sept 21, by Noon 50% point refunds for drops
Phase 5 Adding (open sections), Dropping, Waitlist Management Sept 21, 5:00pm Oct 1, 1:00pm Immediate/Real-Time 0% point refunds for drops