Taking Courses at Booth

Undergraduate Student Registration

New Business Economics Courses (BUSN 2XXXX)

Effective Autumn of 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 classrooms on the Hyde Park campus. Registration is through self-enrollment via My.UChicago.edu. 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 advisor or the Booth Registrar for clarification on any unclear information. Details can be found here.

College students may still request enrollment in MBA-level courses (BUSN 3XXXX -level and higher) via the Booth online registration request form (see below for policies and the enrollment link). MBA-level courses follow Booth policies for the Academic calendar, exam schedule, and registration.

Students should consult with their academic advisor or the Economics Department regarding MBA-level course equivalencies for the Business Economics specialization (note that the equivalent course in the BUSN 2XXXX-level and BUSN 3XXXX-level cannot both be taken).


  • First-year College students may not take any BUSN (Booth) courses.
  • College students may not audit BUSN courses.
  • College students (including Dougan Scholars) may not take 50-Unit Booth courses.
  • BUSN courses cannot be added via a consent form or pink slip. Seats cannot be added to an already-full course, even with instructor consent.
  • Waitlists are not created for BUSN courses.
  • For Winter 2018: The last day to add a BUSN 3XXXX-level or 2XXXX-level course is Friday, January 11.There are no exceptions.
  • Graduating students should consult with their College Advisor before enrolling in any BUSN course their graduating quarter. Booth faculty are not required to provide early final grades to accommodate graduating non-Booth students. See the FAQ for Graduating students for details.

Request Enrollment in an MBA-level course (BUSN 3XXXX or higher)

Winter quarter MBA-level and College-level Booth courses begin on Monday, January 7, 2019.

  • Review the Seat Availability report to see if a Booth course is closed, or to estimate your chances of successfully enrolling in a course.
  • Check for any strict prerequisites or enrollment restrictions before submitting your registration request.
  • Attend the first session of any Booth course you hope to enroll in, even if your registration isn’t confirmed.
  • Being added to a course's Canvas site does not constitute registration in a course. Only the Booth Registrar's office can enroll you in a Booth course.
  • Use the Registration Request Form link (below) to submit your enrollment request.The link is only live when the Request Form is active.
  • To increase your chance of getting into a class, fill out the Request Form as soon as possible after it opens.
  • You can be enrolled in a maximum of three Booth courses per quarter. In the Request Form you may indicate a preference for up to 3 courses with 1 alternate section per course.
  • Once you complete the Request Form, a copy will be automatically emailed to you as a record of your request. Completing the Request Form does not mean you are enrolled in a Booth course; it is only a record of your request.
  • If you change your mind, fill out the poll again with a new request. The Booth Registrar’s office will only process your most recent request.
  • On the day the online form closes, the Booth Registrar’s office processes non-Booth requests in timestamp order. If a seat is open in a course you are eligible for, you will be enrolled.
  • The results of your request will be emailed to you by the Booth Registrar's Office according to the schedule below.
  • View your successful enrollment(s) in my.UChicago the day after receiving the confirmation email.
  • If your request was not successful, you may submit another enrollment request during Round 2.


Winter Quarter MBA-level Course Registration Request Schedule*

Poll Opens Poll Closes Results Emailed Registration Request Form

Round 1

Friday, December 21, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 8 a.m.

January 8, by 4:30 p.m.

Submit registration request

Round 2

January 8, 5 p.m.

January 10, 8 a.m.

January 10, by 4:30 p.m.

Submit registration request

*For BUSN 2XXXX-level courses, use the self-enrollment feature in My.UChicago.edu.