Taking Courses at Booth
All current University of Chicago college, masters, and doctoral students are eligible to enroll in courses offered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth) within the guidelines set forth by Booth and the student's department/division.
If you are not a current University of Chicago student, enrollment is possible through the Graham School of General Studies. If you are Booth alumni, you can take up to three free Booth courses--click on the Post-Grad (Alumni) menu link at left.
Courses are offered on a space-available basis after Booth students have had first priority for registration. Booth students have priority for all Booth courses, so popular courses may be closed due to space limitations. Booth faculty are not authorized to add seats to closed course sections; students can only officially enroll into a Booth course by following the procedures outlined by the Booth Registrar's office. Being added to a Chalk site does not constitute enrollment in a course.
Before You Register
Non-Booth students should consult with their department's registration contact person to determine the administrative implications of taking a Booth course. Use the navigation menu at left to find the registration contact for your department/division.
In some cases there may be an impact on your degree requirements, or you may not be able to enroll in a Booth course during the quarter you plan to graduate. Also note that tuition charges are assessed via your University Bursar account and are based on the tuition policy and rate for your department or division.
Strict Prerequisites or Instructor Consent
Many Booth courses have prerequisites. Some are recommended and others are strictly enforced (these are noted as strict in the course descriptions in the Course Search tool. We also maintain a Strict Prereqs and Permissions List for easy reference). If you wish to take a class and have not fulfilled a strict prerequisite, you will need to ask for permission from the instructor.
In other cases you may need the consent of the instructor to register as a Non-Booth student.
Email the faculty member to request a waiver and permission to register. In your message, outline any relevant coursework or include a copy of your resume. Once you receive permission, forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the online registration period for non-Booth students ends.
First Class Assignments
Some Booth courses have an assignment due on the first day of class. The First Class Assignment list is updated quarterly.
Students requiring disability accommodations for requested classes should indicate the presence of an approved accommodation in their registration request poll, and be prepared to present an accommodation letter after successful enrollment in a Booth course.
Students intending to withdraw from a Booth course are responsible for notifying the Booth Registrar (BoothRegistrar@Lists.ChicagoBooth.edu) as well as the appropriate representative in their home department (or the University Registrar if a College student). Failure to do so can result in a failing grade.
Course Materials Fee
Each Booth course will incur a fee of $25 for cases, articles, and simulations that are delivered electronically through Chalk, faculty course webpages, or hard-copy in class. This Booth Book Fee is in addition to any textbooks that may be required, and is non-refundable for courses dropped after Friday, week 2 of the quarter.
Booth Student Policies and Honor Code
In registering for a Chicago Booth course, non-Booth students are subject to Booth academic policies, including the Standards of Scholarship and Professionalism and the Student Honor Code. Students are also subject to the regulations, policies, and procedures for Booth students, including but not limited to academic integrity and registration policies.