In 2001, full-time MBA students in the Class of 2002 adopted a policy of "grade nondisclosure." Current full-time students have not taken the required actions to reverse the policy, and hence most students take the view that the policy is in effect.
However, the grade nondisclosure policy is not an official policy of Chicago Booth. The school, its faculty, and its staff neither monitor student behavior nor enforce the policy in any way.
According to the policy initiated by students in the Full-Time MBA Program:
- Students are not to disclose their Chicago Booth grades or Chicago Booth GPA on any written media (i.e. resumes, cover letters, e-mails) to any potential employer.
- Students are not to verbally or in any other way disclose their Chicago Booth grades or Chicago Booth GPA to any potential employer (i.e. on campus, off campus, business, law firm) during on-campus and/or off-campus interviews (including informational interviews).
- Students are not to disclose the Dean's List, as detailed in points 1 and 2 above, during MBA internship recruiting.
- Students may disclose undergraduate grades or GPA, other graduate school grades or GPA (including other University of Chicago graduate programs) and GMAT scores.
- Students may disclose academic honors earned as an undergraduate or as a student of another graduate school (including other University of Chicago graduate programs).
- Students may disclose Dean's List and other academic honors earned at Chicago Booth for full-time recruiting only.
- Students may disclose their Chicago Booth grades or Chicago Booth GPA in applications for other academic programs.
- Upon accepting a full-time offer, students may release their Chicago Booth grades or Chicago Booth GPA to their future employers.
- Upon graduation, alumni may release their Chicago Booth grades or Chicago Booth GPA.