Drops and Grading
Once you have successfully registered for a Booth course, use the information below if you want to make adjustments to your enrollment.
Drops and Withdrawals
Drops and withdrawals must be processed by the Booth Registrar (except for College students dropping BUSN 2XXXX-level courses week 1-3). To drop a Booth course, email the Booth Registrar's Office with your full name, student ID number, and the course number to be dropped.
- The last day to drop a course is Friday, week 3; tuition penalties may vary depending on your home program.
- The $25 Booth Book Fee is non-refundable for courses dropped after Friday, week 2.
- Beginning Monday, week 4, a drop is a withdrawal and a ‘W’ grade will post on your transcript. 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. You should check with your home department for tuition repercussions.
- Beginning Monday, week 8, an email from your instructor approving the withdrawal is required. The last day to withdraw from a course is Friday, week 10. Non-attendance does not constitute dropping or withdrawing. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a failing grade.
Pass/Fail Grading and Official Audit (grade of R)
To find out whether you can audit or take your course Pass/Fail, first reference the online course description to see if the instructor has specified "No Pass/Fail." No exceptions are granted.
To request Pass/Fail grading, complete a Pass/Fail form and email it to the Booth Registrar's Office by Friday, week 4. A Pass/Fail request may be rescinded within this time period, but after this deadline, no changes may be made.
To officially audit a course, in addition to registering for the course, you must receive written consent (email) from the instructor and email it to the Booth Registrar's Office by Friday, week 2. You will be charged tuition and a grade of "R" will appear on your transcript. An audit cannot be changed to a letter grade.
Taking a Booth course in your graduating quarter may impact your ability to graduate. Booth faculty are not required to issue provisional grades or early final grades for graduating students. It is recommended that you NOT take a Booth course in your graduating quarter, unless the course is NOT needed to fulfill your degree requirements. For more information, consult the For Graduating Students section of our FAQ.
Requests for Incomplete grades must be approved by the instructor, and an Incomplete form must be emailed to the Booth Registrar's Office by Friday, week 10 (Friday, week 9 in summer).
Individual Study (Bus 31301)
Booth Assistant, Associate, Clinical or Full Professors are eligible to sponsor an Independent Study. The deadline to submit the Individual Study form to the Booth Registrar's Office is Friday, week 2.