Chicago Booth School of Business

Students in the College may register for courses offered by the Chicago Booth School of Business. Students who wish to enroll in these courses must follow the Chicago Booth rules, procedures, and deadlines, which in some cases will differ significantly from the College. For further information, refer to the Booth School of Business Student Handbook for more information on its policies.


Students who intend to take a course offered by the Chicago Booth School of Business should consult their College Adviser and review the process for taking courses at Booth

First-year students in the College may not register for Booth School classes.

College students may not take MBA-level Booth classes in their graduating quarter, unless the course is not needed for graduation. Early final grades for BUSN 2XXXX-level courses will be allowed for students who need them for graduation.  Students should contact their College Adviser to clarify.  For additional information, students may consult the FAQ or contact the Booth Registrar's Office.

New Business Economics Courses (BUSN 2XXXX)

Starting in Autumn 2018, Booth will offer a selection of College-level courses as part of the Economics Department's specialization in Business Economics.  These courses will have the subject code BUSN (business) and the number format 2XXXX.  Courses will be taught by Booth faculty in the classrooms on the Hyde Park campus.

Registration for these courses can be done through the usual Course Request process (“bidding”), which occurs during Week 8 of a standard quarter, or during the Add/Drop process.  There are no waitlists or consent forms.  Business Economics (BUSN 2XXXX-level) courses will be subject to a combination of College and Booth policies, so it is imperative that students ask their adviser or the Booth Registrar for clarification on any unclear information.

College students may still request enrollment in MBA-level courses (BUSN 3XXXX-level and above) via the Booth online registration request poll.  MBA-level courses follow Booth policies for the Academic calendar, exam schedule, and registration.  Registration in MBA-level courses (BUSN 3XXXX-level and above) will be provided on a space-available basis through the non-Booth registration process during Week 1 of each quarter.

Note: MBA-Level Booth courses are available to College students if space remains after all Chicago Booth students have registered. Students should attend Week 1 of the class in which they are attempting to enroll; however, the instructor cannot give consent to register for a course, and class attendance does not constitute registration. Registration must be processed by poll as outlined in Chicago Booth’s procedures.

Drops, Withdrawals, Incomplete Grades, and P/F Grading

Chicago Booth has different administrative rules. Be sure to check the Non-Booth Student Registration page to find information about drops and withdrawals.  Also note: Students in the College who wish to withdraw from a Booth course must request a W from their adviser by the Friday of 10th week or the day before the final project/exam is due, whichever is earlier.  They must also notify the Booth Registrar.


Follow Chicago Booth schedules/procedures.

Graduating students should know that some final exams in Spring Quarter at Chicago Booth are given on the same day and time as College Convocation. College students should not plan on receiving permission to take the final exam at an alternate date or time.

Students in spring quarter Business Economics courses with non-flexible, non-negotiable summer internship start dates may be eligible for early or remote final exams. Contact the Booth Registrar’s Office to determine your eligibility (ideally before accepting your internship offer) and for the required next steps to arrange for early or remote final exams.

Using Chicago Booth Courses in the Degree Program

Students in the College are limited to six professional school course registrations (whether or not the courses are completed), and only four may be counted toward the 42 credits required in an undergraduate program. Professional school courses rarely count towards a major, but students may petition their undergraduate program chair before taking the course if they wish to use it towards the major.

In addition:

  • Economics majors should consult the Catalog for more information on what Booth courses will count in the major.

Please note: Chicago Booth courses taken by undergraduate students will not count toward an MBA at Chicago Booth (and are unlikely to be counted elsewhere), although any grades received are calculated into the cumulative GPA and are likely to be considered by a graduate admissions committee.


College students pay at the College rate.