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Request to Add or Swap

During the first week of the quarter, use the Add or Swap form to add a course, swap one course for another, or request a new course if your first request wasn’t successful. The form allows you to add or swap one course at a time, but you can make multiple requests.

  • Add/swap requests are processed once a day, typically starting around noon.
  • Results are typically emailed by end of business day.
  • The deadline to request an add or section swap is Monday, Week 2. No exceptions will be made, even with instructor permission.

Requesting Pass/Fail Grading

To find out whether a faculty member allows their course to be taken Pass/Fail, first check the course description to see if the instructor has specified “No Pass/Fail.” If allowed, then to request Pass/Fail grading, submit the online form by Friday, Week 4.

Dropping MBA-Level Courses

You may drop a course through Sunday of Week 3. To drop an MBA-level course, submit an online request

  • DO NOT drop an MBA-level Booth course through My.UChicago; it will result in an incomplete drop.
  • Tuition penalties for drops may vary depending on your home program.
  • The $25 Booth Book Fee is non-refundable for courses dropped after Friday, Week 2.
  • Drop College-level Business Economics courses using My.UChicago.edu.

Withdrawing from MBA-Level Courses

To withdraw from an MBA-level course, email the Booth Registrar’s Office to request a withdrawal. The last day to request withdrawal from any Booth course is Friday, Week 10. 

  • Beginning Monday, Week 9, you must also obtain an email from your instructor approving the withdrawal. Forward this email to the Booth Registrar’s Office.
  • Petitions for a withdrawal to be considered a late drop are conducted through your department/division. If approved, the Booth Registrar's Office must be notified.
  • Nonattendance does not constitute dropping or withdrawing. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a failing grade.

Auditing a Course

There are two types of audit: Official and Unofficial. An Unofficial audit is an informal arrangement between you and the faculty member. To Officially audit a course, first check the Booth course description to see if the faculty member allows auditors. If yes, you’ll need to email the instructor’s written consent to the Booth Registrar's Office by Friday, Week 2.

  • You will be charged tuition for the course.
  • The course will be listed on your transcript for zero credit units and a grade of "R."
  • Officially audited courses do not count toward degree requirements or concentrations.
  • After the deadline of week 2, an official audit cannot later be changed to a letter grade.

Incomplete Grades

Requests for Incomplete grades must be approved by the instructor. Email the Incomplete form to the Booth Registrar's Office by Friday, Week 10 (Friday, Week 9 in summer).

College students must contact their advisor first in order to request an Incomplete.