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Student Handbook
2014–15
Regulations, Policies, and Procedures
This handbook complements the university’s
Student Manual of University Policies and
Regulations and provides a statement of policies
and academic issues set forth by the deans
and faculty that are relevant to students in the
Evening MBA, Full-Time MBA, and Weekend
MBA programs of the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business. Knowledge of the
policies outlined in all of the above-named
publications is every student’s responsibility.
The contents of this publication are subject to change. For the
most updated version of the Student Handbook, please refer to
programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/handbook.
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Contents
Standards of Scholarship
and Professionalism .....................5
Specific Standards of Scholarship ....................5
Chicago Booth’s Learning Environment ..............5
Plagiarism ....................................6
Examinations and Other Graded Work ...............6
Examination Policies ............................7
Unlawful Harassment ............................7
Student Consulting Projects .......................7
Specific Standards of Professionalism .................8
Alcohol ......................................8
Alumni .......................................8
Career Services ................................9
Faculty and Staff ..............................10
Housing System ...............................11
Information Technology .........................11
Trademark and Funds ..........................12
Discipline .................................13
Chicago Booth Honor Code .........................13
University Disciplinary Procedures ...................14
Chicago Booth Disciplinary Procedures ................14
MBA and IMBA Degrees ..............16
Length of Study for MBA and IMBA ..................16
MBA Degree Requirements .........................16
IMBA Degree Requirements ........................16
Concentrations ..................................17
Student Status ...........................18
Full-Time Status .................................18
Part-Time Status .................................18
Inactive Status ..................................18
Leave of Absence ................................19
Student-Initiated Leave of Absence ................19
Administrative Leave of Absence ..................19
Military Personnel Leave of Absence ...............19
Policies and Guidelines .........................20
Resumption of Studies after a Leave of Absence ........20
Resumption of Study for Military Personnel ............21
Transfer between MBA Programs ....................21
Transfer between Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
Programs ......................................21
Withdrawal from the MBA or IMBA Program ............21
Additional Academic
Opportunities .............................22
Joint Degree Programs ............................22
Programs Offered ..............................22
Application and Notification of Status ...............22
Academic and Residency Requirements ............22
Courses Taken Before Matriculation ................22
Joint Degree Programs/Financial Requirements .......23
Joint Degree Programs/Access to Booth
Student Services and Activities ....................23
Chicago Booth and University of Chicago Course
Registration When in Chicago Booth Residency .......23
Chicago Booth Course Registration When Not
in Chicago Booth Residency .....................23
Bidding for Chicago Booth Courses
and Bid Point Accrual ..........................23
Career Services for Full-Time MBA Students .........23
Grade Point Average for the MBA ..................23
Financial Aid/Scholarships .......................24
Graduation ...................................24
Withdrawal from a Joint Degree Program ............24
Dual Degrees .....................................24
International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) ........25
Chicago Booth Students Outbound on Exchange ......25
International Students Inbound on Exchange
for One Quarter ...............................26
Graduate Program in Health Administration
and Policy (GPHAP) ..............................26
Registration and Course Credit .......27
Course Bidding System (iBid) .......................27
Course Schedule Adjustments ......................27
Bid Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chicago Booth Course Cancellation ..................27
Transfer of Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses .............27
Transfer of Courses Earned Elsewhere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Basic Courses and Approved Substitutes ..............28
Substitution Petitions for Required Areas ..............28
Substitution Petitions for Concentrations ..............28
Taking the Same-Numbered Course Twice .............29
Business 31301—Individual Study in Business .........29
Business 31303—Field Research ...................29
Non-Booth (UChicago) Course ......................30
Take Three (Free) for Graduating Students .............30
Registration ..................................31
Tuition/Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Course Credit Conversions .........................31
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Tuition, Financial Aid,
and Scholarships ......................32
Tuition and Fees .................................32
Health Insurance Premiums ........................32
Tuition and Fee Payments .........................32
Tuition Penalties .................................33
Restricted Registration ............................33
Financial Aid Eligibility ............................34
Scholarship Awards ..............................35
Student Status ................................35
Grades/GPA ..................................35
Tuition ......................................35
Grades and Grading Policies .........36
Chicago Booth Course Grades .......................36
Non-Booth (UChicago) Course Grades .................36
Grade Point Average Calculation .....................36
Official Audit ...................................36
Incompletes ....................................36
Pass/Fail in Chicago Booth Courses ..................37
Degree and Concentration Requirements ............37
Faculty Members’ Grading Policies ................37
Deadline for Pass/Fail Grading Election—Friday
of Week 4, Current Quarter ......................37
Special Programs/Circumstances ..................37
Dean’s Honor List/Graduation with Distinction ........38
Pass/Fail in Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses ............38
Chicago Booth Grading Policy .......................38
Obtaining Grades ................................38
Official Transcripts ...............................38
Grade Appeal Procedures ..........................38
Academic Grievances .............................39
Probation ......................................39
Honors and Awards ....................40
Degree with Honors ..............................40
Honors Distinction Post-Graduation ..................40
Dean’s Honor List ................................40
Graduation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Application for Graduation .........................42
Concentration Ranking ..........................42
Provisional Grades ...............................42
Provisional Grade Policy .........................42
Registration/Review of Syllabi .....................42
Academic Performance .........................42
Failure to Receive a Provisional Grade ..............43
Posting Provisional Grades .......................43
Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses ...................43
Graduation Ceremony (Convocation) ..................43
Taking Classes after Graduation .....................43
Chicago Booth General Information
and Guidelines ..........................44
Chicago Booth Name Badges .......................44
Chicago Booth Name Tents ......................... 44
Chicago Card (UCID) .............................44
Community Directory .............................44
Guidelines for Proper Use .......................44
Liability and Indemnity ..........................45
Confidentiality of Student Records and Information ......45
Electronic Communication .........................46
Lost and Found .................................48
Mailfolders, Bulletin Boards, and Newsletters ...........48
Official Name Change .............................49
Photo Rights ....................................49
Privacy and Security ..............................49
Privacy Display Options ...........................49
School Closing ..................................49
Student Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Student Lockers .................................50
Student-Owned Equipment or Property
for Chicago Booth Activities ........................50
Students with Disabilities ..........................51
Vendors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Videotaping Classes ..............................51
Usage of Chicago Booth Campuses ..52
Appropriate Use of Chicago Campuses ................52
Appropriate Use of Harper Center ....................52
Group Study Rooms—Usage Policy ..................52
Chicago Booth Business Center .....................52
Appropriate Use of London and Singapore Campuses .....53
Notes .........................................54
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Standards of Scholarship and Professionalism
Behavior deemed inappropriate may be cause for
disciplinary review.
This section includes, but is not limited to, the
standards of scholarship and professionalism to
which each Chicago Booth student must adhere.
Violation of these standards may be cause for disci-
plinary review.
Specific Standards of Scholarship
Chicago Booth’s Learning Environment
The educational mission of Chicago Booth is to pre-
pare future business leaders. The ability and willing-
ness to learn reside in the individual. But very high
levels of learning can be achieved only if all members
of the Chicago Booth community understand and
respect their mutual obligations. Each community
member defines the quality of this learning environ-
ment through his or her daily actions and choices. The
learning environment extends beyond the classroom
to the myriad interactions and working relationships
of the larger community of students, faculty, and staff.
Four considerations shape Chicago Booth’s perspec-
tive of the ideal learning environment:
1. Respect for the individual. There is a deep respect
for the individuality of each student and faculty
member. Through a wide choice of electives,
access to detailed course descriptions within the
online Curriculum Guide, and the bidding sys-
tem to select courses, students can satisfy their
particular interests and learning styles. Likewise,
faculty members each have the opportunity to
decide what they teach and how. There is no offi-
cial Chicago Booth pedagogy for the classroom.
Teachers are encouraged to tap their own indi-
vidual talents and experiences. Chicago Booth
believes students preparing for significant busi-
ness careers benefit from exposure to different
learning approaches.
2. The classroom as a place of learning. Classrooms
at Chicago Booth are a place for learning rather
than teaching. Learning is not a spectator sport;
Achieving the mission and goals of the University of
Chicago and Chicago Booth depends on the manner
in which each member of our community conducts
himself or herself, both within the school and when
representing Chicago Booth externally.
Classroom, extracurricular, and professional
relationships must be founded on the values and
principles of mutual respect and acceptance, and
also on the affirmation of the legal rights of all mem-
bers of our community. As members of the Chicago
Booth community, students (along with adminis-
trators, staff, and faculty) are expected to conduct
themselves and communicate in a manner consistent
with the values of academic, personal, and profes-
sional integrity. This includes, but is not limited to,
professional conduct with faculty, other students,
and staff through the completion of course require-
ments, classroom behavior, and extracurricular
activities sponsored by Chicago Booth or Chicago
Booth–approved student groups, corporate recruit-
ers, alumni, other constituent groups, and members
of the student body.
The Chicago Booth community is committed to
building and sustaining an environment in which its
members can freely work together, both inside and
outside the classroom. We want to promote and capi-
talize on our rich diversity as a source of intellectual
and interpersonal openness, while recognizing that
differences between us will always be present. All
members of our community must be treated with the
same level of respect regardless of sex, race, cultural
heritage, religious practice, and/or sexual identity.
Each member of our community is responsible for
the protection of the dignity and the rights of other
members.
To that end, the highest level of respect is
expected of all who are part of the Chicago Booth
community. Disrespectful behavior in any form will
not be tolerated. Members of the Chicago Booth
community should consider carefully the conse-
quences that his/her actions may have on him/her-
self, others, and the reputation of Chicago Booth.
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powerful learning experiences require the com-
mitment of both teachers and students. The role
of the faculty is neither to entertain nor to win
popularity contests. Their chief aim is to formu-
late, organize, and communicate knowledge. The
role of the students is to participate actively in the
learning process rather than consume knowledge
passively.
3. Personal integrity. Both faculty and students
are subject to the highest standards of personal
integrity in their interactions with Chicago Booth
colleagues and with external constituencies.
Intellectual integrity is at the heart of the aca-
demic process. Dishonesty threatens its survival.
All participants are expected to adhere scrupu-
lously to the norms established for standards of
scholarship. Equally destructive of the academic
process is intolerance of other people’s ideas,
analyses, and perspectives.
4. Continuous improvement. Chicago Booth is com-
mitted to continuous improvement of all aspects
of the school’s learning environment. Faculty
members are encouraged to view the classroom as
a laboratory for the testing of cutting-edge, evolv-
ing knowledge and techniques. The continuous
refinement of important and innovative ideas is
preferred over the flawless presentation of out-
dated material. One way to measure the key ele-
ments of the learning environment is through the
Course Evaluation form. Each student completes
this form during the tenth week of each quarter.
Each student is requested to provide qualitative
feedback to the instructor on the back of the form.
Consistent with Chicago Booth’s long-standing
empirical traditions, a commitment to continuous
improvement necessarily requires the measurement
of the key elements in the learning environment,
the wide dissemination of the results throughout the
institution, and the tracking of progress through time.
Excellence in a learning environment is attain-
able only if faculty and students adhere to the
ideals listed above. What follows is a set of specific
expectations for both students and faculty that follow
directly from those ideals. These mutual expecta-
tions are neither trivial nor obvious. They are not
trivial because everyone must consistently attend
to details and align attitudes with behavior in order
to achieve excellence in the learning environment.
They are not obvious because of the diversity of
cultures and prior experiences among the faculty
and students.
Plagiarism
Students must not represent another’s work as their
own. In the preparation of all papers and other
written work, students should carefully distinguish
between their own ideas and those that have been
derived from other sources. Information and opin-
ions drawn from whatever source are to be attributed
specifically to their respective sources. Students
should learn the proper forms of citation. Quotations
must be properly placed within quotation marks
and fully cited. In all cases where material or ideas
presented are derived from a student’s reading and
research, the source must be indicated. Students
who submit work either not their own or without
clear attribution to original sources will be subject to
disciplinary action. Punishment for plagiarism may
include expulsion from the university. Refer to the
section covering “Academic Honesty in Plagiarism”
in the university’s Student Manual of University Policies
and Regulations for more details. Group work must be
clearly indicated as group work.
Examinations and Other Graded Work
Graded work is intended to gauge student learning.
Accordingly, students should approach exams and
other graded work with three guiding principles:
1. Faculty set the terms of evaluation.
2. It is the responsibility of students to abide by
those terms.
3. A student should not represent the work of
another as their own.
Unless explicated stated otherwise, communica-
tion is not permitted between students during an
examination or on an assignment. Faculty will indi-
cate whether reference materials can be accessed and
what tools (such as calculators) may be used.
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A paper may be submitted for one course only. To
avoid confusion, students seeking to use the paper of
one course for evaluation in another course must get
prior approval from the professor. The title page on
a paper should indicate the course (or courses) for
which it is submitted. Failure to follow these rules
will result in disciplinary action.
Examination Policies
Final exams are to be administered and taken during
predetermined finals periods. Students are expected
to be available to write examinations during
scheduled exam periods.
Students with unavoidable circumstances, such
as illness, grave personal difficulty, or a death in the
family, should contact the appropriate MBA program
office which will work with the faculty in appropriate
cases to find a resolution.
Periodically students face conflicts between
scheduled exams and work-related commitments.
For example, an unanticipated business trip or the
start of an internship or new job (obtained after the
date when it cost less to drop a course) can create a
conflict with pre-announced exam periods. In the
event of a conflict, students are directed to speak
directly with their faculty regarding the conflict. The
resolution of this conflict rests solely with the faculty
member.
The examination schedule for final exams is
online at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum.
Students should check the examination calendar
carefully when scheduling courses to avoid exam
time conflicts.
Unlawful Harassment
The university is committed to maintaining an aca-
demic environment in which its members can freely
work together, both in and out of the classroom, to
further education and research. The university can-
not thrive unless each member is accepted as an
autonomous individual and is treated civilly, without
regard to his or her sex, or, for that matter, any other
factor irrelevant to participation in the life of the
university. Members of the university should under-
stand that this standard must shape our interactions
regardless of whether it is backed up by the threat of
sanctions. Certain types of behavior may be inap-
propriate even though not “illegal”; speech can be
offensive, even though allowed. Sexual harassment
including sexual assault by any member of the uni-
versity community is prohibited. Without feeling
constrained by specific definitions, any person who
believes that his or her educational or work experi-
ence is compromised by sexual harassment or sexual
assault should feel free to contact an advisor or
director in his or her appropriate program office to
discuss the situation. A student also may seek assis-
tance from a sexual harassment complaint advisor.
A current list of advisors is available online at
csl.uchicago.edu/get-help/bias-response-team.
The Full-Time MBA Program Academic Services’
informal procedures, including advising and media-
tion, do not preempt formal channels of complaint
available within the university. Mediation will not be
used to resolve complaints of sexual assault. Formal
complaints are handled through the appropriate
area’s discipline process. For the entire Policy on
Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment, students
should refer to the university’s Student Manual of
University Policies and Regulations available online at
studentmanual.uchicago.edu.
Student Consulting Projects
Students who engage in consulting projects with
outside companies are expected to adhere to the
following guidelines:
1. Represent Chicago Booth well.
2. Present yourself as a student at Chicago Booth, not
as an agent working on behalf of Chicago Booth.
3. Be transparent with the client company about what
you have the capacity to accomplish as a student in
order to fulfill your commitments to the firm.
4. Use of the Chicago Booth logo or trademark is
not permitted if working on an individual and
independent project.
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Specific Standards of Professionalism
Alcohol
All members of the university community should be
aware of the requirements of Illinois law concerning
the consumption, possession, and sale of alcoholic
beverages. The university expects each member of
the community to be responsible for his or her own
conduct and for the consequences of that conduct.
Any violation of the university alcohol and other
drug policy by a student will result in appropriate
disciplinary proceedings, as well as possible legal
ones. Illinois law prohibits the consumption and
possession of alcohol by persons under the age of
21 and the supplying of alcohol to any person under
the age of 21. Illinois law also prohibits the sale of
alcoholic beverages except by those licensed to sell
such beverages. Individuals planning campus events
should consult with the student group advisors in
Student Life. For more information on the university
drug and alcohol policy, refer to the Student Manual
of University Policies and Regulations. Listed below are
a few of the guidelines that govern events at which
alcoholic beverages are served.
n
Alcoholic beverages may not be served at any
event at which undergraduates are present
unless prior written approval has been obtained
at least two weeks in advance from the Office of
the Reynolds Club and Student Activities, or the
appropriate area dean of students.
n
All areas of the university that wish to serve alco-
hol in a university public area (common rooms,
lounges, quads, etc.) at an event at which graduate
or professional students are likely to be in atten-
dance must, at least one week in advance of the
event, consult with the appropriate area dean of
students and the unit responsible for the particu-
lar space allocation, and must designate a faculty
or staff member to be present and responsible for
the event. Recognized graduate and professional
student organizations must obtain written autho-
rization to hold such events through the Office of
the Reynolds Club and Student Activities or their
area dean of students.
n
All areas of the university that will serve alcoholic
beverages at a function when students will be
present must have the servers or a responsible
event representative of the function attend alcohol
risk management training (UCARE) offered by
the Health Promotion and Wellness and be pres-
ent the entire length of the function. (For more
details, visit counseling.uchicago.edu.)
n
Sufficient amounts of nonalcoholic beverages
must be available at all functions where alcohol is
available. Further, appropriate quantities of non-
salty food must be served at all such events. There
may be no reference to the availability of alcohol
in any publicity, including electronic notices, for a
university event.
n
University officials or agents of the university have
the authority to prohibit attendees from bringing
alcoholic beverages to a function or into a build-
ing, including events held in outdoor areas such
as the quads. Such beverages may be confiscated
by the official or agent. Other drugs will never be
permitted at functions.
For the entire policy, students should refer to
the university’s Student Manual of University Policies
and Regulations available online at
studentmanual.uchicago.edu.
Alumni
Many alumni are willing to assist current students
with informational interviews, with class projects,
and/or give an overview of the industry, function,
and/or firm in which they work. In structuring
access to information on members of the commu-
nity, Chicago Booth balances accessibility with the
requests by some members of our community for
privacy.
Please remember that access to alumni data is a
privilege, not an entitlement. Common sense and
courtesy should always prevail.
1. Students interested in contacting alumni can
reach out to Alumni Relations at alumni@
ChicagoBooth.edu and they will facilitate an
introduction.
2. Students should identify themselves and pro-
vide a reason for the contact. Alumni may be
less engaged if a student starts a conversation
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requesting something without offering anything
in return.
3. Students asking for assistance should be clear
on the amount of time and resources required of
alumni. Generally, students can expect a positive
response by alumni if expectations and objectives
are clearly defined.
4. Because it can be construed as intrusive and not
targeted, sending mass emails to alumni (i.e.,
a survey) is considered out of compliance with
Chicago Booth’s non-solicitation policy. Instead,
students may contact alumni individually and tar-
get them with a personal approach. Students who
do not comply with this non-solicitation policy
may lose CD privileges or may be subject to disci-
plinary action.
5. If alumni indicate an unwillingness to communi-
cate, accept this response graciously and please
notify Alumni Relations.
6. If students have a meaningful interaction with
an alumus/a, this should be shared with Alumni
Relations for tracking purposes. Please send
the name of the alumnus/a, the date, and type
of interaction to studentalumnirelations@
ChicagoBooth.edu.
Alumni are a great resource and usually
willing to be of assistance. This resource should
be treated with great respect and courtesy. Students
with questions on alumni-related matters should
contact Alumni Relations at 773.702.7731 or
[email protected].
Career Services
Chicago Booth offers career services to Evening
MBA, Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, and Weekend
MBA students and alumni. To uphold one’s own rep-
utation as well as Booth’s brand within the business
community, students must adhere to the following
policies:
1. Students must accurately represent themselves
and their experiences in all written and oral
communications with companies (i.e., resumes,
interviews, etc.).
2. After accepting an internship or full-time offer,
students may not continue to interview and/or
pursue other opportunities that conflict with the
accepted offer. In cases where students are pursu-
ing a second internship after accepting a primary
internship offer, students must be candid with the
firms they are pursuing regarding their commit-
ment to a primary internship. Students are also
strongly encouraged to communicate their intent
to complete a second internship with their primary
internship firm.
3. Students may not renege on an accepted offer,
verbal or written.
4. Students must adhere to the Career Services
recruiting processes and procedures.
5. Students are expected to use Career Services
resources, including GTS and those in the Career
Resource Centers, appropriately. Resources are to
be used for personal career or academic research
only; they are not to be used for commercial pur-
pose or to benefit others. Resources are not to be
defaced, or removed unless specifically identified
as overnight loan or giveaway materials.
Campus Recruiting Eligibility for Full-Time
MBA Students
All current Full-Time MBA students are eligible to
participate in campus recruiting once for internship
positions and once for full-time positions.
To be eligible to participate in internship recruit-
ing, students must be planning to graduate in the
Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer Quarter of the
next academic year. Participation in recruiting for
full-time positions may only take place within the
12-month period immediately preceding students’
expected graduation.
If a student wishes to diverge from this sequence,
a detailed request must be made, in writing, to the
associate dean of Career Services. If a student’s
academic program lends itself to participation in
internship recruiting twice, that request must be
made, in writing, to the associate dean of Career
Services.
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Students who are not enrolled in any Chicago
Booth courses are not eligible to participate in cam-
pus recruiting. Appeals for exceptions to this policy
must be made, in writing, to the associate dean of
Career Services and Corporate Relations. Most often,
appeals are granted for students in joint degree
programs with Chicago Booth but who are not tak-
ing courses at Chicago Booth at the time they wish to
participate in campus recruiting.
Please see the Career Services Recruiting Policies
website, career.ChicagoBooth.edu/fulltime/about/
policies/index.aspx, for further details on campus
interviewing policies and procedures, offer response
guidelines, the first-year recruiting period policy,
and the full disclosure and adverse actions to offers
of employment site. Students also are expected to be
familiar with the policies on late cancellations and
missed interviews for campus interviewing. These
can be found on the same website.
Campus Recruiting Eligibility for Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Students
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students are
not eligible for participation in campus intern-
ship recruiting. Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
students who meet the following requirements are
eligible to participate in campus full-time, entry-
level employment in the Autumn Quarter of each
year. Eligible Evening MBA and Weekend MBA stu-
dents may attend corporate recruiting events and
be invited by companies to interview for full-time,
entry-level (MBA/Associate) positions.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students must
abide by Career Services’ Campus Recruiting
Policies and Procedures available at career.chicago-
booth.edu/parttime/jobsearch/search-strategy/
campus-recruiting/eligibility.aspx, and meet the fol-
lowing eligibility requirements:
1. Be seeking full-time employment.
2. By the end of the Summer Quarter in the year they
are planning to participate in campus recruiting,
have successfully completed at least 12 courses
that meet Chicago Booth’s degree requirements
(Take Three courses count towards eligibility
while the Effective Leadership course does not
count towards eligibility).
3. Be enrolled in and complete at least one Chicago
Booth course for credit during the Autumn Quarter
they are participating in campus recruiting and
have not graduated from Chicago Booth.
4. Have the following documentation on file with
Career Services:
a. A completed and signed Employment
Certification form.
b. Documentation to prove that:
i. They are not employed; or
ii. They have not accepted financial support
or reimbursement (i.e., Booth tuition, fees,
and other expenses) from their current
employer towards their MBA in excess of
$8,000 in any calendar year as a Booth stu-
dent); or
iii. With a statement from their employer on
company letterhead, their participation in
campus recruiting does not violate corpo-
rate policy and the company is aware that
the student will participate in fall recruiting
activities.
5. Have not previously participated in campus
recruiting. Participation in campus recruiting is
only allowed once.
6. Have participated in all mandatory campus
recruiting training sessions and have completed a
campus recruiting- specific resume review with a
Career Coach.
Faculty and Staff
All communications with faculty and staff should be
conducted in a professional manner. Discussion in
class, in study groups, and in meetings with program
advisors should relate directly to topics pertaining to
the academic course or professional matters at hand.
Academically, each student is responsible for:
1. Preparing thoroughly for each session in accor-
dance with the instructor’s requests.
2. Arriving promptly and remaining until the
end of each class meeting, except in unusual
circumstances.
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3. Participating fully and constructively in all class-
room activities and discussions.
4. Displaying appropriate courtesy to all involved in
the class sessions. Courteous behavior specifically
entails communicating in a manner that respects
and is sensitive to the cultural, racial, sexual, and
other individual differences in the Chicago Booth
community.
5. Adhering to deadlines and timetables established
by the instructor or study groups.
6. Providing constructive feedback to faculty mem-
bers regarding their performance. Students
should be as objective in their comments about
instructors as they expect instructors to be in their
evaluations of students.
The same standards apply to all meetings and
communication with university and Chicago Booth
staff members.
Housing System
The university, through Student Housing and
Residential Properties, has the responsibility for
defining the character of life in the house system.
The university may take disciplinary measures
against residents who violate university regulations,
infringe upon the basic rights of other residents,
or whose conduct disrupts the general welfare of
the houses. The director and staff of the University
House System and Residential Properties determine
when house system discipline is imposed. Further
information is available in the university’s Student
Manual of University Policies and Regulations.
Information Technology
Students are expected to know and comply with
Booth’s and the university’s Information Technology
(IT) policies, including but not limited to:
1. Acceptable Use Policy for Information
Technology (itservices.uchicago.edu/policies/
acceptable-use-policy-information-technology)
2. Student Manual of University Policies and Regulations
(studentmanual.sites.uchicago.edu/networking)
3. File Sharing Policy (itservices.uchicago.edu/
policies/file-sharing-policy)
Disruption of information technology resources
through deliberate human action—whether it affects
the operation of computing systems or telecom-
munications, the security of electronically stored
information, or the integrity of such information—is
a serious academic offense and may be subject to
disciplinary action within the university as well as to
civil or criminal action. Following are some illustra-
tions of forms of computer abuse that may be subject
to disciplinary action:
1. Access, attempted access, or actual theft through
use of a computer or attempting to evade, disable,
or “crack” passwords or other security provisions.
2. The transfer or sharing of personal computer
accounts and passwords with another person.
3. Commercial use or the seeking of personal gain
through the use of university computing resources
(including the network, databases, and email
system) for business not related to the univer-
sity or through resale of computing resources or
equipment.
4. Deliberate distribution of a virus, worm, spam, or
other software that may cause harm to other com-
puter systems (within or outside the university).
5. The use of a computer to examine or view without
authority any emails, data, text, or software not
belonging to the user.
6. Concealing or misrepresenting your identity or
affiliation. While some forums may appropriately
provide for anonymous contributions, deliberately
misrepresenting your identity or using identifiers
of others is a serious abuse.
7. Disruptive or other inappropriate use of a com-
puter—for example, to harass or interrupt others.
8. Failing to comply with Booth Information
Technology guidelines for maintaining the proper
level of security on any computer connected to the
university’s network (wired or wireless).
9. Disconnecting university-owned computers or
devices from the network for the student’s own use.
10. Violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
(DMCA) by downloading any type of copyrighted
materials using university resources.
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11. The use of tools, scripts, or nonuniversity-provided
software to manipulate university electronic
infrastructure, systems, or software in order to
gain access to functions or resources that have not
been made available to the student by the Booth
Information Technology department.
The university’s policies and Chicago Booth’s
rules also apply to computing systems outside the
University of Chicago that are accessed via the uni-
versity’s facilities (i.e., email or remote log ins using
the university’s internet connections) and do not
supersede other rules of the university applicable to
computing, such as rules against theft or damage of
physical property. Network or computing providers
outside the University of Chicago also may impose
their own conditions of appropriate use, for which
users at this university are responsible.
When any use of information technology at the
university presents an imminent threat to other
users or to the university’s technology infrastructure,
system administrators may take whatever steps are
necessary to isolate or eliminate the threat. This may
occur without notice depending on the severity of
the threat. This may include rendering a student’s
account “inactive” if a student fails to comply with
proper configuration parameters and sufficient virus
protection software, changing passwords, reading or
locking files, disabling computers, or disconnecting
specific devices or entire subnetworks from univer-
sity, regional, or national voice and data networks.
Trademark and Funds
Student use of the name of the school, trademarks,
servicemarks, and logos must be in line with the
corporate identity standards prescribed in the cor-
porate identity manual for the business school.
These standards apply to printed materials, includ-
ing letterhead, stationary, and brochures, as well as
all three-dimensional objects, such as t-shirts, pens,
etc. Chicago Booth Marketing must authorize all
usage. Failure to comply with the appropriate guide-
lines will lead to forfeiture of the materials.
Individual students and representatives of
student groups may, on occasion, need access to
Chicago Booth funds. Any misuse of Chicago Booth
funds is subject to disciplinary action.
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Chicago Booth Honor Code
The students, faculty, and deans of the University
of Chicago Booth School of Business regard honesty
and integrity as qualities essential to a successful
career. The purpose of the student-initiated Chicago
Booth Honor Code is to promote these qualities.
The Chicago Booth Honor Code requires that each
student act with integrity in all Chicago Booth activi-
ties and that each student holds his/her peers to the
same standard.
By not tolerating lapses in honesty and integrity,
the Chicago Booth community affirms the impor-
tance of these values. Upon admission, each student
makes an agreement with fellow students and the
Chicago Booth community to abide by the Chicago
Booth Honor Code. Students who violate the Chicago
Booth Honor Code renege on this agreement and
must accept the sanctions imposed by the Chicago
Booth community, which may include official
Chicago Booth disciplinary action.
1. Each member of the Chicago Booth community, as
a person of integrity, has a personal obligation to
the Chicago Booth Honor Code and the Standards
of Scholarship and Professionalism to report known
violations to the appropriate program office.
2. No student shall misrepresent him/herself, his/
her experience, or his/her academic record during
the admissions process. All offers of admission
are contingent upon the applicant’s signature on
the application document agreeing to adhere to
the Chicago Booth Honor Code.
3. No student shall represent another’s work as his
or her own. No person shall receive disallowed
assistance of any sort, or provide disallowed
assistance to another student, at any time before,
during, or after an examination or with respect to
other graded work for a course.
4. Each student shall sign the following pledge on
each exam: “I pledge my honor that I have not vio-
lated the Chicago Booth Honor Code during this
examination.” At the discretion of the professor,
this pledge may be required on any other graded
work for a course.
5. Each professor, in the course outline and during
the first class meeting, shall state that students are
required to adhere to the standards of conduct in
the Chicago Booth Honor Code and the Standards
of Scholarship and Professionalism, and state any
additional standards of conduct for the course.
6. The principles embodied in the Chicago Booth
Honor Code apply to every part of the Chicago
Booth community. The Chicago Booth Honor
Code encompasses Chicago Booth’s Standards of
Scholarship and Professionalism.
7. Violations of the Chicago Booth Honor Code that
relate to academic issues will be handled accord-
ing to Chicago Booth’s disciplinary procedures.
8. Nonacademic violations of administrative poli-
cies (i.e., the administrative policies of Career
Services or Information Technology) will be
handled procedurally in the forum (Admissions,
Career Services, Full-Time MBA Program Dean
of Students, etc.) in which the violation occurred,
but may be referred to a disciplinary com-
mittee for further action. Decisions related to
nonacademic violations of the Chicago Booth
Honor Code or the Standards of Scholarship and
Professionalism may be appealed to the deputy
dean of the program of the student’s program.
9. Purposefully misleading the Chicago Booth Honor
Code judicial process is a violation of the Chicago
Booth Honor Code.
Discipline
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University Disciplinary Procedures
The Statutes of the university prohibit conduct of
members of the university disruptive of the opera-
tions of the university including interference with
instruction, research, administrative operations,
freedom of association, and meetings as protected
by university regulations. The intent of student
disciplinary procedures is to ensure a fair and
orderly process on questions of possible student
misconduct. A disciplinary inquiry enjoys neither
the advantages nor the limitations inherent in an
adversarial proceeding of a court of law. A student
may be held accountable for his or her misconduct
to external civil, criminal, and administrative pro-
cesses as well as to the university. The university’s
disciplinary system normally will proceed regardless
of those external processes. A disciplinary commit-
tee is not bound by external findings, adjudications,
or processes.
Conduct involving possible violation of univer-
sity policies and regulations and other breaches of
standards of behavior expected of university students
should be brought promptly to the attention of the
dean of students of the academic area of the accused
student. Such violations and breaches of standards
include, but are not limited, to: plagiarism, cheat-
ing on examinations, falsifications of documents or
records, theft, vandalism, violation of computing
policies, violation of the alcohol and other drug poli-
cy, physical or verbal abuse that threatens or endan-
gers the health or safety of others, violation of an
administrative department’s regulations, failure to
comply with directives of university officials (includ-
ing the University Police), and violation of the terms
of imposed disciplinary sanctions.
For the complete text of the university’s disci-
plinary system, please refer to the Student Manual of
University Policies and Regulations available online at
studentmanual.uchicago.edu/area.
Conduct involving violation of the Policy on
Unlawful Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct
is addressed by the University-wide Disciplinary
System. Reports should be brought promptly to the
attention of the associate dean of students in the
university for disciplinary affairs in Campus and
Student Life for investigation and possible disciplin-
ary action. The associate dean of students in the uni-
versity for disciplinary affairs may open an investi-
gation based on reports from third parties of arrests,
citations, or other conduct from external parties. The
University-Wide Disciplinary System is described in
the Student Manual of Policies and Regulations at
studentmanual.uchicago.edu/university_dicip_system.
Chicago Booth follows the university disciplinary
procedures except as modified below.
Chicago Booth Disciplinary Procedures
Any allegation against a student, whether brought
by a faculty member, a member of the adminis-
tration, a student, or other complainant, must be
detailed in writing to the associate dean/director of
the respective MBA program. The student accused of
the possible misconduct is contacted by the associ-
ate dean/director and informed of the accusations
and relevant details. The student is asked to prepare
a written response to the accusation. The associate
dean/ director will present the written response and
additional information/evidence to the academic
dean (or his or her designee). The academic dean (or
his or her designee), in consultation with the associ-
ate dean/director, has the authority to dismiss the
complaint, informally resolve it, or recommend that
the matter be brought to a disciplinary committee.
If a committee is to be convened, the academic
dean (or his or her designee) will appoint two ten-
ured faculty members and one or two students to the
committee and will serve as chairperson in a non-
voting capacity. In the event of a tie, the chairperson
functions as a tiebreaker. The associate dean/direc-
tor acts as a liaison to the student and assembles
any required documentation for the committee. No
member of the committee may engage in indepen-
dent investigations or have contact with any of the
parties outside of the scheduled meetings. In the
event that distance precludes a student from appear-
ing in person before a disciplinary committee,
Chicago Booth will make the appropriate technical
arrangements/accommodations for remote access.
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The chair or the associate dean/director will
notify the student of the committee’s decision
immediately after the process and later in writing.
If the decision involves a grading issue, the associ-
ate dean/director will inform the faculty member(s)
involved of the grading recommendation of the
disciplinary committee.
Sanctions may be levied on a student that restrict
or deny the rights and privileges accorded a student
of the University of Chicago. Rights and privileges
appertaining to the status of a student include (but
are not limited to) registration, participation in
classes and other instructional activities of the uni-
versity, taking of examinations and the satisfaction
of any other requirement for a degree, application
for and receipt of any degree, participation as a
student in student activities and organizations and in
university ceremonies or official bodies, and use of
university facilities such as libraries, residence halls,
and other student housing.
In comparing the processes described in the University
of Chicago’s Student Manual of University Policies
and Regulations, the responsibilities assigned to the
area dean of students in the university procedures are
assigned to the associate dean/director of the respective
MBA program in Chicago Booth’s disciplinary processes.
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Length of Study for MBA and IMBA
While students have five calendar years (20 quarters)
to complete their degree requirements, a Full-Time
MBA student typically completes the degree require-
ments in six quarters: four quarters of three courses
and two quarters of four courses. Additionally, Full-
Time MBA students are required to take LEAD in the
Autumn Quarter of the first year. Students can com-
plete the program in more or less time, but because
there may be academic and financial implications,
a student is encouraged to speak with an academic
advisor before pursuing an accelerated or deceler-
ated program of study.
An Evening MBA or Weekend MBA student may
take up to five years to complete the degree; the aver-
age time of completion is three years.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled
classes beginning Week 1 of the quarter through
scheduled final exams. Any potential conflicts should
be addressed with an academic advisor to ensure
students remain on track to graduate as planned.
Students are expected to graduate in the quarter
they complete their degree requirements. If a stu-
dent fails to submit an application for graduation
in the quarter the degree requirements are met,
Chicago Booth will graduate the student in the fol-
lowing quarter.
The deadline to complete the degree require-
ments is five years (20 quarters). Full-Time MBA
students should petition the director of Academic
Services in writing for extensions; Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA students should petition an academic
advisor in the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
Programs Office.
MBA Degree Requirements
1. Satisfactory completion of the LEAD course in
one’s own program.
2. Satisfactory completion of 20 courses at the
University of Chicago, of which at least 14 are from
the Chicago Booth curriculum, and where one
course equals 100 units of credit.
3. Satisfactory completion of the Foundations,
Functions, Management, and Business
Environment requirements (these must be nine
distinct Chicago Booth courses with the excep-
tions noted on the online curriculum page at
programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/degree.
aspx), and remaining elective options.
4. A cumulative grade point average of at least
C+ (2.33) in all courses counted toward the
MBA degree.
IMBA Degree Requirements
1. Satisfactory completion of the LEAD course, for
which no tuition is charged.
2. Satisfactory completion of 20 courses at the
University of Chicago, of which at least 14 are from
the Chicago Booth curriculum, and where one
course equals 100 units of credit.
3. Satisfactory completion of the Foundations,
Functions, Management, and Business
Environment requirements (these must be nine
distinct Chicago Booth courses with the excep-
tions noted on the online curriculum page, at
programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/degree.
aspx), and remaining elective options.
4. Satisfactory completion of the international busi-
ness course requirements: either 33501 or 33502
and four additional international business courses
(see list on the online curriculum page, at
programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/degree.
aspx). IMBA candidates must complete at least
MBA and IMBA Degrees
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one international business course in their first
year. Students may count up to two non-Chicago
Booth courses toward their international business
requirements. These may include two courses from
IBEP Study Abroad (subject to faculty approval),
two courses from a University of Chicago division/
school other than Chicago Booth (selected from a
pre-approved list), or one from each.
5. Implicit in the IMBA degree is expertise in
international business. Recognition of an inter-
national business concentration would be redun-
dant; therefore, no IMBA student may earn an
international business concentration.
6. One quarter of full-term study abroad through
the Chicago Booth International Business
Exchange Program (IBEP). As participants in
IBEP, students may not take any of their other
Chicago Booth or non-Chicago Booth courses for
pass/fail grading.
7. Declared IMBA students are eligible to study
abroad as soon as they have successfully com-
pleted a minimum of seven courses and completed
the language assessment exam. This is limited to
partner schools with spots available only.
8. Advanced proficiency of at least one foreign lan-
guage demonstrated by achieving an Advanced
Low rating on the ACTFL exam no later than
Friday, Week 4, of the quarter of graduation.
9. A cumulative grade point average of at least
C+ (2.33) in all courses counted toward the
IMBA degree.
10. Students unable to fulfill the IMBA degree
requirements must petition in writing to the
associate director of International Programs to
withdraw from IMBA status by Friday, Week 1, of
the graduating quarter in order to graduate with
the MBA degree.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students inter-
ested in pursuing the IMBA degree must first meet
with the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs
Office to declare the IMBA degree. Students must
then meet with International Programs to discuss
completion of the requirements.
Concentrations
In completing degree requirements, students may
elect to earn concentrations in certain subject areas.
Concentration requirements are outlined online
at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/
concen tration.aspx. To earn a concentration, stu-
dents must:
1. Complete for a grade of D or better in each required
course of the concentration sequence; and
2. Obtain a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.33 within
that course sequence.
All earned concentrations post to student
transcripts by Week 6 of the quarter following
graduation. Concentrations are listed in the order
ranked by the graduate and include concentration
name only, not the cumulative GPA for the course
sequence.
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Student Status
Full-Time Status
For Full-Time MBA (including IMBA) students,
the University of Chicago defines full-time status
as being registered in three courses or more in a
quarter. Full-Time MBA students may live in student
housing, are eligible for university health insurance,
and may apply for financial aid through Chicago
Booth Financial Aid. Students on veterans’ benefits
have special registration requirements.
Students with F-1 or J-1 visas must enroll in a
minimum of three courses per quarter, except for
summer or in their graduating quarter if they do not
need three courses to fulfill their degree require-
ments. Graduating students with student visas who
do not need three courses to meet degree require-
ments must submit a petition form to the Office of
International Affairs (OIA). Student visa holders
applying for permanent residency or any other visa
type that does not require a full-time course load
are maintained under student visa status until their
change of status is final.
When considering an internship or a change in
registration of less than three courses in a quar-
ter, Full-Time MBA students should investigate the
implications carefully with their academic advisor.
Full-Time MBA students receiving financial aid
(loans or scholarships) who plan to decrease their
course load must contact Chicago Booth Financial
Aid before doing so, as eligibility may be affected.
Part-Time Status
For Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students, the
University of Chicago defines part-time status as
being registered for at least one course per quarter.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students regis-
tered in at least two courses are eligible to apply for
federal loans or loan deferments. Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA students who plan to take four or
more courses in a quarter must consult with one of
the academic advisors of the program. Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA students who take more than two
courses per quarter are not considered to have Full-
Time MBA Program status.
Inactive Status
Students are placed on inactive status under the
following circumstances:
n
Leave of absence for any reason
n
Full-Time MBA students who have not registered
for courses (except Summer Quarter)
n
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who
have not registered for courses for more than one
consecutive quarter.
Students will be notified via email that they have
been placed on inactive status. Inactive students do
not have access to the following Chicago Booth and
university privileges:
n
iBid and other password-protected academic
information, such as course evaluations,
restricted course materials, and Chalk
n
GTS and other password-protected career services
information
n
Community Directory, except to update address
information
n
Financial aid
n
Health insurance, except for Full-Time MBA
students taking a leave of absence for medical
reasons
n
Health services provided to Full-Time MBA stu-
dents at the Student Care Center and Student
Counseling and Resources Services
n
University libraries
n
University athletic facilities
n
Chicago Booth and university student events and
associated leadership roles
Students’ Chicago Booth email accounts remain
active while on inactive status. Students are removed
from the administrative email distribution lists.
They are automatically added back to these lists upon
resuming active status. Access to password-protected
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information on the Chicago Booth Portal is regained
upon resuming active status.
Students’ university CNetID becomes dormant for
students who are not registered for courses for six
or more months. Upon registration in the quarter of
return, the CNetID is automatically reactivated.
Students regain access to all Chicago Booth and
university privileges listed above in the quarter of
registration.
Leave of Absence
Registered students wishing to take a leave of absence
during the current quarter should file a Leave of
Absence form available at their program office and
online for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students.
Tuition penalties and fees are assessed as scheduled.
Student-Initiated Leave of Absence
Full-Time MBA students wishing to take a leave
of absence may do so only after completing their
first quarter of enrollment. Students should meet
with and obtain a Leave of Absence form from an
academic advisor in Academic Services. Students
are responsible for contacting both Chicago Booth
Financial Aid and Career Services. International
students also must complete an additional leave of
absence form with the Office of International Affairs.
Students living in university housing should contact
University Housing. Students planning an intern-
ship quarter, other than the Summer Quarter, should
notify an academic advisor and Career Services to
understand the implications of this decision.
Full-Time MBA Program students who become
parents during their studies may take advantage of
the graduate student parent policy (studentmanual.
uchicago.edu/parents). Full-Time MBA students
should meet with an academic advisor to discuss
their options.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students
wishing to take a leave of absence may do so only
after completing their first quarter of enrollment.
Students planning not to register for more than one
quarter should meet with an academic advisor in the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office.
Students are responsible for contacting Chicago
Booth Financial Aid.
Administrative Leave of Absence
Chicago Booth reserves the right to place a student
on an administrative leave of absence for lack of
academic progress or performance, disciplinary
sanctions, Category Two restrictions (see section on
Restricted Registration), and other such circum-
stances. When an associate dean/director deter-
mines, in consultation with the Student Counseling
Services director (or his or her designee), that a
student’s continued presence on campus poses a
substantial risk to the safety and well-being of oth-
ers or may cause significant disruption to the func-
tioning of the university, a leave of absence may be
indicated. The student may be in a better position
to recover from or manage his or her symptoms at
home or in a less stressful environment. They may
also benefit from specialized counseling or treat-
ment away from the university. The student will be
given the opportunity to take a leave of absence vol-
untarily. If the student declines to take a voluntary
leave of absence, the associate dean/director has the
authority to restrict or cancel existing and further
registration of the student.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who
do not enroll in courses for more than one quarter
and do not notify the programs office will be put on
administrative leave of absence indefinitely.
Military Personnel Leave of Absence
Military personnel are subject to the following specific
considerations when requesting leave for active duty:
1. Students should present official documentation
of their status as Armed Forces active personnel
or reservist to Academic Services in the Full-Time
MBA Program office or the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA programs office.
2. Students receiving VA or military-related benefits
should speak with the designated advisor to veterans
in the Office of the Registrar for the university.
3. Students called to duty before Week 5 of the quar-
ter will be allowed to drop their courses without
tuition penalty.
4. Students called to duty during Week 5 or thereaf-
ter will determine appropriate registration/grad-
ing options on a per course basis.
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Policies and Guidelines
While on a leave of absence, students are placed on
inactive status. Students should review the section on
Inactive Status and the following policies and guidelines
to understand the implications in a leave of absence:
1. Bidding for Classes: Students should not bid for
classes for the quarter(s) they will be on leave.
Students who have bid for classes for the upcom-
ing quarter should immediately drop all classes
in the next phase of bidding. Tuition penalties
are incurred for dropping a course after the final
phase of bidding. By dropping courses according to
Phases 1–4, students receive points back. There is
no refund of bid points for dropping courses after
Phase 4. Access to iBid is restricted during the
leave quarter(s).
2. Tuition: Students are not charged tuition or fees
while on a leave of absence, unless a previous bal-
ance remains unpaid and incurs additional late
payment fees.
3. Financial Aid: Students who receive financial aid
and/or loans must inform Chicago Booth Financial
Aid of their intention to take a leave of absence.
The following are specific considerations for stu-
dents in the Full-Time MBA Program:
1. Student Health Insurance: Students do not main-
tain health insurance coverage while on a leave of
absence. The only exception is for students taking
an approved medical leave of absence. In those
instances, they may elect to maintain and pay for
insurance coverage for the duration of the current
plan year (August 31). In electing a continuation
of insurance coverage, students are assessed the
quarterly university health services fee, unless they
will be residing more than 100 miles from cam-
pus. Please see an academic advisor in Academic
Services for further information.
2. Health Services and Activities Fees: Students do
not pay these fees while on leaves of absence. The
only exception is for students taking an approved
medical leave of absence. In those instances, if
they elect to maintain and pay for health insur-
ance, then they are required to pay for the health
services fee in the same quarters. Students may not
elect to pay for the activities fee while on leave of
absence; they may not participate in Chicago Booth
or university-sponsored events while on inactive
status. Please see an academic advisor in Academic
Services for further information.
3. Career Services: Students should discuss their leave
of absence plans with one of the career coaches in
Career Services. Leaves of absence affect intern-
ship and full-time employment position recruiting
cycles and students must understand these impli-
cations prior to departure.
4. International Students: International students also
must complete a leave of absence form with the
Office of International Affairs and inquire about
what documents will be required upon resump-
tion. Taking a leave of absence may affect interna-
tional students’ eligibility for Curricular Practical
Training or Optional Practical Training. Students
should inquire about eligibility requirements at
the Office of International Affairs.
Resumption of Studies after a Leave
of Absence
Students should contact the appropriate program
office at least eight weeks prior to their expected
return in order to ensure they have the maximum
amount of time to bid for courses. Resumption of
studies to a student’s program is not automatic. A
student with a good record and a good reason for the
extended absence is usually permitted to resume,
subject to the time limit for completion of the degree.
Full-Time MBA students expecting to resume
studies in Autumn Quarter should contact Academic
Services by mid-June and request a Resumption of
Study form. Full-Time MBA students also should
contact Chicago Booth Financial Aid, Career
Services, and the Office of International Affairs
(international students) to confirm their expected
return date.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who
have been out of residence for more than one quarter
and wish to return should file a Resumption of Studies
form which is available online. Students who return
to the program may be required to complete LAUNCH,
LEAD, or other programs as condition for resumption.
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Resumption of Study for Military Personnel
Military personnel should contact the appropri-
ate program office at least eight weeks prior to their
expected return. Chicago Booth does not accept trans-
fer credits from other institutions, nor does it grant
credit for experiential learning or online courses.
Students may petition for an extension of the five-year
time limit to degree, if applicable.
Transfer between MBA Programs
Chicago Booth does not allow students to transfer
between the Full-Time MBA Program and the Evening
MBA or Weekend MBA Programs.
Transfer between Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA Programs
The deadline for applying to transfer between the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs is
Saturday of Week 4, one quarter in advance of when
a student wishes for the transfer to take effect.
Students will be notified of the transfer decision
during Week 6 of the quarter. Students must be
registered for two (2) quarters before transfer-
ring between the programs. Students may trans-
fer between the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
Programs once during their MBA program. All trans-
fers are subject to approval by the associate dean
of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs
Office and the deans.
Withdrawal from the MBA or IMBA Program
Students wishing to withdraw from the MBA or the
IMBA programs must submit in writing to a direc-
tor of the appropriate program office their intention
to leave the degree program. The program office
reserves the right to administratively withdraw a stu-
dent from the program if a student has been marked
inactive and it has been determined that he/she can
no longer complete the program within the time
limit for the completion of the degree. Students who
are administratively withdrawn from the program
are notified via email sent to the last current email
address in the quarter prior to the quarter in which
the withdrawal will take effect. Once withdrawn from
the program, students may only return after reapply-
ing and gaining admission to the Evening MBA, Full-
Time MBA, or Weekend MBA programs. If admitted,
students may count previously taken courses follow-
ing these conditions:
1. A student must present all requests related to
transfer of University of Chicago courses in writ-
ing to an academic advisor in Academic Services
for the Full-Time MBA Program or to an academic
advisor of the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
programs by the end of the quarter that the stu-
dent matriculates at Chicago Booth.
2. The maximum number of courses accepted to
transfer is three (one course equals 100 units). No
exceptions to the number of courses permitted for
transfer will be made.
3. Transfer courses are applicable toward the MBA
or IMBA degree if the student satisfies the degree
requirements for the MBA or IMBA within five
years. The five-year degree completion deadline
begins with the quarter/year of the first course
approved for transfer. Courses are condition-
ally approved for transfer until an application for
graduation is submitted.
4. Neither Chicago Booth courses nor University of
Chicago courses are approved for transfer toward
the MBA or IMBA if
a. they have been or will be counted toward other
university degrees, or
b. the coursework was graded pass/fail, R, or any
grade lower than C.
5. Students will receive 2,000 bid points per
approved course.
If a student withdraws or is administratively
withdrawn in the current quarter, the Chicago Booth
account and privileges are disabled effective 14 days
after the official withdrawal date.
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Additional Academic Opportunities
Joint Degree Programs
Programs Offered
Chicago Booth offers the following joint degree pro-
grams at the University of Chicago:
In the Social Sciences Division (MA)
Committee on International Relations
East Asian Studies
Eastern European/Russian Studies
Latin American Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
South Asian Studies
Professional School Programs
Harris School of Public Policy Studies (MPP)
University of Chicago Law School (JD)
Pritzker School of Medicine (MD)
School of Social Service Administration (MA)
There are no joint MBA/PhD or MBA/MS programs.
Application and Notification of Status
Chicago Booth students applying to a University of
Chicago professional school must be admitted to and
begin that program before beginning their second
year in the MBA or IMBA program or prior to begin-
ning course 11 for students in the Evening MBA/
IMBA and Weekend MBA/IMBA programs. Full-Time
MBA students interested in pursuing a joint degree
program in the Social Sciences division must apply to
their program of interest by Friday, Week 1, of Winter
Quarter of the first year. Evening MBA or Weekend
MBA students interested in pursuing a joint degree
program in the Social Sciences division must apply to
their program of interest by Friday, Week 1, of their
second quarter.
Students accepted by another University of Chicago
program must notify Academic Services in the Full-
Time MBA Program Office or the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Programs Office to update their status
to joint degree.
Students in one of the above University of Chicago
divisions must apply to and be accepted by Chicago
Booth before beginning their final year in their divi-
sion or professional school.
Students who previously earned a degree at the
university are not considered joint degree; they
complete the MBA or IMBA degree requirements in
their entirety.
Academic and Residency Requirements
Joint degree students have academic requirements
for each degree. The MBA requirements are:
1. Satisfactory completion of the noncredit LEAD
course, for which no tuition is paid.
2. Satisfactory completion of 14 Chicago Booth
courses, consisting of Foundations*, Functions,
Management, and Business Environment require-
ments, and five electives.
3. A cumulative grade point average of at least C+
(2.33). Please refer to the Grade Point Average
for the MBA section for a description of the
calculation method.
4. May not take any of the 14 Chicago Booth courses
for pass/fail grading.
5. May not take more than 20 Chicago Booth courses.
*Students in the joint degree program with the Harris
School of Public Policy Studies may count their two-
course Microeconomics and/or two-course Statistics
sequence toward their MBA degree requirements. In doing
so, MBA/MPP students must then satisfactorily complete
six or seven electives from the Chicago Booth curriculum.
Courses Taken before Matriculation
Joint degree students may count up to three Chicago
Booth courses taken before matriculation to Chicago
Booth toward their MBA degree requirements under
the following conditions:
1. Courses may not have been graded pass/fail or
official audit R.
2. Grades earned may not have been lower than C.
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3. Students will receive 2,000 bid points per
approved course.
4. All other transfer of University of Chicago course
requirements apply.
Joint Degree Programs/Financial Requirements
Joint degree students have a financial requirement
for each program. The financial requirement for the
MBA is to pay tuition at the Chicago Booth rate for 14
courses, where the courses can be from either divi-
sion. This requirement is typically met by being reg-
istered by Chicago Booth during four quarters.
Students in the Social Sciences division register
for all courses through Chicago Booth; a percentage
of their tuition is annually transferred to the Social
Sciences division.
Joint Degree Programs/Access to Booth Student
Services and Activities
Joint degree students must first matriculate into
Chicago Booth and complete orientation to receive
the student services, bidding privileges, facility
access, programs, and event benefits offered to active
Booth students. This includes holding leadership
positions in official Chicago Booth student organiza-
tions. Prior to matriculation, access is restricted to
that of non-Chicago Booth student status.
Chicago Booth and University of Chicago Course
Registration When in Chicago Booth Residency
Joint degree students bid for Chicago Booth courses
through iBid, per the stated deadlines. To enroll in a
University of Chicago course, they should complete
a University of Chicago Course Registration form
in the appropriate program office. University of
Chicago courses are added to students’ schedules
administratively; students will be charged Chicago
Booth tuition for their University of Chicago courses.
Students are subject to the standard tuition penal-
ties for late drops of Chicago Booth or University of
Chicago courses when in Chicago Booth residency.
Chicago Booth Course Registration When Not
in Booth Residency
Joint degree students bid for Chicago Booth courses
through iBid, per the stated deadlines. Students
are subject to the other school’s/division’s tuition
penalty policies for late drops of Chicago Booth or
University of Chicago courses.
Bidding for Chicago Booth Courses and Bid
Point Accrual
All joint degree students begin with 10,000 bid
points. Students have access to iBid in all quarters
and should always bid for Chicago Booth courses
through iBid, per the stated deadlines. Joint degree
students earn 2,000 bid points for all Chicago
Booth courses taken (excluding LEAD), and for
all University of Chicago courses taken in Chicago
Booth residency; they will not earn bid points for
University of Chicago courses taken outside of
Chicago Booth residency.
Career Services for Full-Time MBA Students
Students must matriculate into Chicago Booth and
participate in Booth Orientation programming in
order to take part in Chicago Booth recruiting
activities. Students are strongly encouraged to
attend all Career Planning workshops to prepare for
recruiting activities. Joint degree students who begin
their programs at Chicago Booth may be eligible to
participate twice in campus recruiting for intern-
ship positions, and once in campus recruiting for
full-time positions. Requests to participate in intern-
ship recruiting for a second time must be made in
writing to the associate dean of Career Services and
Corporate Relations.
Grade Point Average for the MBA
Joint degree students must achieve a C+ (2.33)
cumulative GPA in their Chicago Booth courses
in order to receive the MBA degree. Grade point
averages for joint degree students are based on all
courses counted toward the MBA degree and con-
centration requirements (excluding LEAD). The
number of courses used to calculate the grade point
average for honors consideration depends on how
many courses are taken in the student’s graduation
quarter.
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Financial Aid/Scholarships
Each school and division awards financial aid sepa-
rately, and eligibility is determined by residency. In
the event a joint degree student is offered a Chicago
Booth scholarship, support will be prorated per the
14 courses in which you will be in Booth residency.
Total support may not exceed tuition. Please contact
Chicago Booth Financial Aid for complete details.
Graduation
One quarter prior to graduation, students file degree
application materials with each school. Students must
receive both degrees in the same quarter. The only
exception is for students in the joint degree program
with the Pritzker School of Medicine; these students
may earn their MBA prior to completing the MD.
Withdrawal from a Joint Degree Program
Students who wish to continue their Chicago Booth
tenure but withdraw from the other University of
Chicago degree program must petition the dean of
students for the other program. The student must
present to a director of the appropriate Chicago
Booth program office written notification from the
other dean of students confirming the withdrawal.
The student is thereafter responsible for complet-
ing the Chicago Booth degree requirements in
their entirety (refer to the MBA and IMBA Degree
Requirements sections).
The student may petition the appropriate Chicago
Booth program office to count other degree course-
work completed toward the MBA or IMBA degree
requirements under the following conditions:
1. A student must present all requests for transfer of
University of Chicago courses in writing to an aca-
demic advisor in Academic Services for the Full-
Time MBA Program or to an academic advisor in
the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs
Office no later than the end of the first quarter
after withdrawing from the other degree program.
The maximum number of courses accepted to
transfer is three (where one course equals 100
units). No exceptions to the number of courses
permitted for transfer will be made.
2. Transfer courses are considered applicable toward
the MBA or IMBA degree if the student satisfies
the degree requirements for the MBA or IMBA
within five years. The five-year degree completion
deadline begins with the quarter/year of the first
course approved for transfer. Courses are condi-
tionally approved for transfer until an application
for graduation is submitted.
3. Courses will not be counted for transfer toward
the MBA or IMBA if
a. they have been or will be counted toward other
university degrees, or
b. the coursework was graded pass/fail, R, or any
grade lower than C.
Dual Degrees
Students may apply to and be accepted by another
degree program at the university with which Chicago
Booth does not have a joint degree program.
Students who decide to matriculate to the second
program take a leave of absence from Chicago Booth
in the quarters they will pursue their coursework at
the other division. Conditions of the leave of absence
and inactive status apply to students pursuing a dual
degree. Dual degree students may not participate
twice in campus interviewing for internships.
Students apply for loans for the second pro-
gram through the Student Loan Administration.
Please contact the Student Loan Administration at
773.702.6061 for information.
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International Business Exchange
Program (IBEP)
Chicago Booth Students Outbound on Exchange
General Information
Chicago Booth students may study abroad at one of
Chicago Booth’s recognized partner schools around
the world. All Chicago Booth students in the Evening
MBA, Full-Time MBA, and Weekend MBA pro-
grams are eligible to participate in the International
Business Exchange Program (IBEP). Detailed infor-
mation about program locations, language of study,
site characteristics, and the IBEP application can be
found at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/international.
Further curricular information and past partici-
pant surveys are available in International Programs,
Harper Center 122, telephone: 773.702.4323 and
Gleacher Center Suite 330: 312.464.8660.
Academic Requirements
Full-term IBEP
Students must complete three Chicago Booth courses
prior to applying to participate in full-term IBEP.
Additionally, students must complete a mini-
mum of 10 Chicago Booth courses, including most
Foundations, Functions, Management, Business
Environment requirements; and have a cumulative
grade point average of 2.5 prior to studying abroad.
Declared IMBA students who have completed a
minimum of seven courses (one of which must be
in international business) and taken the language
assessment exam are eligible to study abroad.
Chicago Booth students enroll in a full course
load at the IBEP schools, as defined in the IBEP
Admissions letter. Specific language and academic
prerequisites vary across IBEP programs. Students
must successfully complete all IBEP coursework with
a grade of C or better (or, for alternative grading
scales, as defined by the IBEP Admissions letter) in
order to earn three elective credits for study abroad.
These course credits are noted on the University
of Chicago transcript as MBA Study Away, and are
graded internally as pass/fail.
These courses also count against the six non-Chi-
cago Booth courses students are permitted to take in
their program of study. By participating in an IBEP
exchange, students use their two pass/fail grading
options. Students who have completed one IBEP
experience will not receive any academic credit for
additional course work completed abroad.
Participants in full-term IBEP are eligible for
financial aid for their study abroad. For transcript
verification reasons, students may not graduate in
the quarter in which they are abroad.
Short-term IBEP
Students must complete two Chicago Booth courses
prior to applying to participate in short-term IBEP.
Additionally, students must complete three consecu-
tive quarters and a minimum of six Chicago Booth
courses, including most Foundations, Functions,
Management, and Business Environment require-
ments; and have a cumulative grade point average of
2.5 prior to studying abroad.
Chicago Booth students successfully completing
coursework through a short-term IBEP exchange
earn one elective course credit for their study abroad.
This credit is noted on the University of Chicago
transcript as MBA Study Away, and is graded inter-
nally as pass/fail. By participating in a short-term
IBEP exchange, students use one of their two pass/fail
grading options. Students are not eligible to partici-
pate in more than one short-term IBEP experience.
Participants in short-term IBEP are not eligible
for financial aid for their study abroad. For tran-
script verification reasons, students may not gradu-
ate in the quarter in which they are abroad.
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Additional
Joint degree students may participate in IBEP; how-
ever, the exchange will not result in elective credit
being applied to the Chicago Booth degree require-
ments. It will help satisfy the financial obligation to
Chicago Booth.
Withdrawal
Students who withdraw from IBEP after the deposit
deadlines lose their $2,000 nonrefundable deposit.
Students who confirm participation in short-term
and full-term IBEP are not allowed to bid on courses
at Booth simultaneously. Students who withdraw
from IBEP after accepting an offer may only par-
ticipate in Booth bidding beginning Phase 4 for the
upcoming quarter.
Students who withdraw from IBEP after enrolling
in courses at the exchange school will be subject to
the grading policies (fail, withdrawal, incomplete, or
other designations) of the exchange school, and sub-
ject to the standard tuition penalty schedule of the
University of Chicago.
International Students Inbound on Exchange
for One Quarter
Exchange students nominated by Chicago Booth
partner institutions are welcome in the Autumn,
Winter, and Spring Quarters. Students may partici-
pate on exchange at Chicago Booth for a maximum
of two quarters. Students enroll in a full-time load
of MBA courses (three-five) at the University of
Chicago, choosing from a variety of electives both
inside and outside Chicago Booth. Students are not
eligible for Dean’s Honor List, nor will they earn
concentrations.
Each student’s home institution grants credit for
work successfully completed while here on exchange.
Students who study at Chicago Booth as exchange
students, and subsequently apply and are accepted to
Chicago Booth, cannot count any of their previously
completed Chicago Booth/University of Chicago
course work toward their MBA degree requirements.
Graduate Program in Health
Administration and Policy (GPHAP)
Students may apply to this certificate program in
their first year. If accepted, students pursue a course
of study by meeting the requirements for the MBA
degree, including directed electives in health admin-
istration and policy issues. These elective courses are
taught in the Harris School of Public Policy Studies
and/or the School of Social Service Administration.
The program is administered by the GPHAP Program
Office. Further information can be found at
gphap.uchicago.edu and inquiries can be directed to
[email protected].
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Course Bidding System (iBid)
Registration for each quarter generally begins
Monday, Week 8, of the previous quarter with the
final phase of registration ending Sunday, Week 2
of the current quarter. Autumn Quarter registration
information is emailed in early August for Full-Time
MBA students.
Autumn Quarter registration information is
emailed in early August to all Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA students.
All bids are entered in the online bidding sys-
tem, iBid. Bidding instructions are available on the
Chicago Booth Portal at portal.ChicagoBooth.edu,
right-hand toolbar “iBid–bid for classes.” Bid dead-
lines also appear on this site.
It is the expectation that students review all course
descriptions and syllabi prior to bidding on courses.
Moreover, it is the expectation of Booth faculty that
students attend, prepare assignments for, and par-
ticipate in group work for all courses enrolled in and/
or are bidding on (in Phases 5 and 6) as well as any
courses students are waitlisted for (Phase 5). Failure to
do so may result in the student being administratively
dropped from the course per the faculty’s request.
Course Schedule Adjustments
Students may adjust their course schedule via iBid
through the second week of the quarter. The deadline
to add an open, nonwaitlisted Chicago Booth course
is Sunday of Week 2 of the quarter. The deadline to
add a non-Booth (UChicago) course is Friday, Week
3, of the quarter.
Beginning Week 3, late drops are processed by
academic advisors in Academic Services, or by aca-
demic advisors in the Evening MBA and Weekend
MBA Programs Office. Late drops of Chicago Booth or
non-Booth (UChicago) courses result in tuition penal-
ties. See the section on tuition penalties for details.
Beginning Week 4, drops receive a grade of W for
withdrawal.
Beginning Week 8 through the last day of the
quarter, written faculty consent is required to with-
draw from a Chicago Booth course.
Bid Points
Students accrue 2,000 bid points for each com-
pleted Chicago Booth and University of Chicago
course (excluding LEAD). Bid points are paid in the
amount of the closing price for each course added in
that phase of bidding. Bid points are not refunded
for drops processed after Phase 4. This includes
drops or withdrawals for leaves of absence, schedule
adjustments for study abroad and lab courses, and
student error.
Chicago Booth Course Cancellation
Occasionally, a Chicago Booth course may be can-
celed due to low enrollment. The decision is made
prior to the start of the quarter so that students may
adjust their schedules accordingly.
Transfer of Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses
Courses taken at the University of Chicago prior to
matriculating to Chicago Booth or prior to with-
drawing from a joint degree program are applicable
toward the MBA or IMBA degree under the following
conditions.
1. A student must present all requests for a transfer
of University of Chicago courses in writing to an
academic advisor in Academic Services in the Full-
Time MBA Program or to one of the directors of
the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs by
the end of the quarter that the student matricu-
lates in the University of Chicago Booth School of
Business.
2. The maximum number of courses accepted
to transfer is three (where one course equals
100 units). No exceptions to the number of
courses permitted for transfer will be made.
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3. Transfer courses are applicable toward the MBA
or IMBA degree if the student satisfies the degree
requirements for the MBA or IMBA within five
years. The five-year degree completion deadline
begins with the quarter/year of the first course
approved for transfer. Courses are condition-
ally approved for transfer until an application for
graduation is submitted.
4. Neither Chicago Booth courses nor University of
Chicago courses are approved for transfer toward
the MBA or IMBA if
a. they have been or will be counted toward other
university degrees, or
b. the coursework was graded pass/fail, R, or any
grade lower than C.
5. Students will receive 2,000 bid points per
approved course.
Transfer of Courses Earned Elsewhere
Course work taken at other institutions may not
apply toward the MBA degree.
Basic Courses and Approved
Substitutes
Each subject area requirement can be satisfied by
taking either the basic course or an approved sub-
stitute found in the program outline at programs.
ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/degree.aspx.
Basic courses are suggested for students with lit-
tle or no previous background in an area. Approved
substitutes may be taken by students with prior
knowledge in a field. Booth courses not listed as
approved substitutes require faculty approval via
a substitution petition. Whether requirements are
satisfied by basic courses, approved substitutes, or
petitioned courses, no course may be used to satisfy
more than one area requirement.
Substitution Petitions for Required Areas
Students with previous background in a required area
may consider substituting a Chicago Booth course in
the foundations subject areas. Substitutions require
faculty permission via a substitution petition available
online. Students may not petition courses to substi-
tute for a course in the Functions, Management, or
Business Environment areas. An area faculty member
evaluates the petition, and the student is notified of
the decision. Students may not petition University
of Chicago courses for required areas (Foundations,
Functions, Management, or Business Environment).
The substitution petition process usually requires
three to five business days, but can take up to two
weeks. For planning purposes, students are advised
to submit substitution requests in their first or
second quarter. Students planning to petition an
IBEP course toward an IMBA International Business
degree requirement should submit petitions prior
to departing for the quarter abroad. The deadline for
students to submit substitution petitions is Friday,
Week 3, in the quarter in which they plan to graduate.
Substitution Petitions for Concentrations
If a student intends to take courses that differ from
the approved sequence listed online at programs.
ChicagoBooth.edu/curriculum/concentration.aspx,
a petition for a change in a concentration sequence
must be submitted to the appropriate program office.
Students may not petition more than one IBEP or
University of Chicago course into any concentration.
An area faculty member evaluates the petition, and
the student is notified of the decision.
The substitution petition process usually requires
three to five business days, but can take up to two
weeks. For planning purposes, students are advised
to submit substitution requests in their first or sec-
ond quarter, or prior to studying abroad for IBEP
petitions. The deadline for students to submit sub-
stitution petitions is Friday, Week 3, in the quarter in
which they plan to graduate.
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Taking the Same-Numbered Course Twice
There are two categories for students to take the
same course twice:
1. Repeating a course with the same title and content
to improve a grade. Both courses and grades appear
chronologically on a student’s official university
transcript. Although a course can only count once
toward the student’s degree requirements, all
grades are included in the student’s cumulative
grade point average. A student must obtain fac-
ulty consent prior to enrollment and contact an
academic advisor or director in the appropriate
program office in order to retake a course.
2. Repeating a course with different content and a
distinct subtitle. Both courses count towards a
student’s degree requirements, with one of the
two courses appearing on the student’s official
university transcript as an independent study.
Both course grades are calculated in a student’s
cumulative grade point average. A student should
contact an academic advisor or director in the
appropriate program office and complete a
Business 31301 (Individual Study in Business)
form at the time of registration.
Business 31301—Individual Study
in Business
Students wishing to investigate a topic not covered
in regularly offered courses can enroll in Individual
Study in Business by registering for Business 31301
through their program office. Business 31301 is sub-
ject to the following rules:
1. Business 31301 may be sponsored by a regularly
appointed, full-time Chicago Booth faculty mem-
ber (i.e., faculty with titles of professor, associate
professor, assistant professor, or clinical faculty
members).
2. Students must complete the Business 31301 form
(available in Academic Services and the Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office) and
obtain the faculty sponsor’s signature. Please
submit the completed forms to the appropriate
program office by Friday of Week 2 of the quarter
for registration.
3. Business 31301 may not substitute for Foundations,
Functions, Management, or Business Environment
area requirements.
4. Business 31301 may be taken up to two times.
5. Students on probation may not register for
Business 31301.
6. Business 31301 may not be used to register for a
closed course.
7. Students enrolling in Business 31301 in the quar-
ter of graduation must submit their completed
projects to their faculty sponsors by Week 8 so a
grade may be received by Week 9. If a grade is not
received by Week 9, the student is removed from
the graduation list and needs to reapply to gradu-
ate in the subsequent quarter.
8. May not be used to earn academic credit for
internships.
Business 31303—Field Research
Students needing to secure work authorization for
their United States-based internship, including
Full-Time MBA international students for Curricular
Practical Training (CPT), may do so by registering
for Business 31303 through Academic Services in
the Full-Time MBA Program Office or Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA Programs Office. Business 31303
is subject to the following registration and grading
policies:
1. Students must complete the Business 31303 form
and submit along with the internship offer letter
to the appropriate program office at least one week
prior to the start of the internship. The internship
offer letter must be on company letterhead,
and state the location, hours per week, and
start/end dates of the internship. (Note to first-
year international students: in compliance with
federal guidelines, the university cannot autho-
rize CPT to begin prior to the last day of Spring
Quarter. In addition, the end date may not be after
the start of Autumn Quarter.)
2. Business 31303 will not satisfy Foundations,
Functions, Management, or Business Environment
requirements; or elective requirements for the
MBA/IMBA degree requirements.
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3. Business 31303 carries zero units of credit and no
tuition is incurred.
4. Students are registered administratively for
Business 31303.
5. Students complete and submit to their program
office a three- to five-page paper upon comple-
tion of the internship. The paper must cover the
responsibilities the student managed, how his/her
coursework helped with preparation for the work,
and how the experience will benefit future career
plans. The deadline to submit the paper is Friday
of Week 4 of the quarter following his/her enroll-
ment in Business 31303.
6. Business 31303 is graded on a pass/fail basis,
determined on the content and quality of the paper
submitted. International students needing this
course for CPT must pass.
Non-Booth (UChicago) Course
Students may take up to six of their electives from
other departments or divisions of the university
(where one course equals 100 units). Students
may not take a course equivalent to more than 100
units of credit. Chicago Booth tuition is charged for
University of Chicago courses. While students do not
bid for University of Chicago courses, they earn the
standard 2,000 bid points for each course taken.
1. Students should check with the appropriate
department or online for course descriptions and
make sure that all prerequisites have been met.
2. Students complete a University of Chicago course
registration form in Academic Services in the
Full-Time MBA Program Office or Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA Programs Office. University
of Chicago courses are added administratively to
students’ schedules. While these registrations are
not viewable via MyCourses in the Chicago Booth
Portal, they are viewable via my.uchicago.edu.
3. University of Chicago courses may not be peti-
tioned to substitute for Foundations courses or
additional requirements (other than exceptions
noted online at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/
curriculum/degree.aspx).
4. Students are subject to the grading policies of that
department.
5. University of Chicago courses may be taken
pass/fail with instructor consent. The pass/fail
grade counts toward the two maximum electives
students can take as pass/fail.
6. Students wishing to drop a University of Chicago
course must do so with the appropriate program
office and are subject to the standard tuition pen-
alty policy. Students are subject to the deadlines
for dropping or withdrawing from a course for that
department.
7. Graduating students must earn provisional grades
from their faculty or complete the coursework
early, including taking final exams scheduled for
graduating students. The department or division
determines whether graduates must earn pro-
visional grades or complete coursework early so
final grades can be submitted. Early final grades
must be submitted to the appropriate program
office by Friday, Week 10. Students should review
the course syllabus and/or check with the instruc-
tor about grading policies/procedures for graduat-
ing students.
Take Three (Free) for Graduating Students
Students are permitted to enroll in up to three
Chicago Booth courses through the Take Three Offer
concurrent with their 20th (non-LEAD) class or in
the quarter of graduation, immediately following
completion of the 20th course. The benefit of taking
these classes before graduation is that they can be
used to satisfy concentration requirements and are
included in the term and final grade point averages.
The Take Three (Free) offer is subject to the follow-
ing terms and conditions:
n
Courses must be taken for a grade (neither
pass/fail grading nor an official audit R
is allowed).
n
The Take Three (Free) offer is valid while enrolled
in the MBA/IMBA degree programs.
n
Grades for the Take Three course(s) will appear on
the official University of Chicago transcript.
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n
Drops of courses after Friday, Week 3, of the quar-
ter result in a grade W (withdrawal) and post on
the University of Chicago transcript; however, no
tuition penalty is assessed.
n
Students need to be enrolled in their 20th course
and meet the MBA/IMBA degree requirements
before being eligible to participate in the Take
Three offer. The Take Three (Free) offer is
valid while enrolled in the MBA/IMBA degree
programs.
n
Joint degree students must meet their degree
requirements and their financial obligation before
being eligible to participate.
n
The Take Three option is in addition to the
Postgraduate Chicago Booth Course Registration
offer.
In addition, students may not:
n
Take more than five total courses, including
Take Three, in their graduating quarter.
n
Use courses last secured during iBid Phases 1–5
of bidding.
n
Use the Take Three offer to repeat a course previ-
ously taken.
n
Use the Take Three offer to compensate for a
degree deficiency due to previous poor perfor-
mance (failing grade, incomplete, or withdrawal).
n
Take advantage of the Take Three offer to ensure
provisional grades are met in order to graduate if
they are on probation.
n
Use the Take Three offer to complete the MBA or
IMBA degree requirements.
Registration
n
Program academic advisors review students’
programs of study to confirm eligibility.
n
Eligible students should add any/all Take Three
course sections to their schedule in iBid during
Phase 6 only.
n
Up to three courses above and beyond degree
requirements may be added during Phase 6 as part
of Take Three, with total enrollment not exceeding
five courses.
Tuition/Financial Aid
n
Students who have completed or registered for all
courses to meet degree requirements may register
for up to three Take Three courses during Phase
6 of iBid. They will not be charged tuition for the
Take Three courses.
n
Tuition credits for Take Three courses will be
applied and viewable via my.uchicago.edu during
Week 3 of the quarter after program advisors have
confirmed eligibility.
n
If a student adds a fourth course above and
beyond degree requirements during Phase 6, the
fourth additional course will incur regular tuition
amounts.
n
If a student adds a course prior to Phase 6 of bid-
ding, and holds the course through the close of
Phase 6 of bidding, he or she will incur the regular
tuition amount for that course.
n
If a student adds a course to his/her schedule,
drops it prior to Phase 6, and re-adds the course
in Phase 6, the course is eligible to be taken free
of charge if all other Take Three requirements
have been met.
n
Full-Time MBA students enrolled exclusively in
Take Three courses during a quarter are respon-
sible for the quarterly Student Life Fee. This fee
is non-refundable if any or all Take Three courses
are dropped during the quarter.
n
Students receiving loans should contact Financial
Aid to avoid being adversely impacted by taking
additional courses.
n
Take Three courses are not eligible for financial aid.
Course Credit Conversions
In the context of US institutions of higher education,
the following is the standard for course credit con-
versions: a 100-unit course is equal to five quarter
hours is equal to 3.33 semester hours.
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Tuition and Fees
Registration for courses at the university car-
ries the obligation of the student to pay tuition and
fees. The university academic year begins Summer
Quarter and ends Spring Quarter. Therefore, annual
tuition and fee increases take effect Summer Quarter.
The tuition rate for the 2014-15 academic year for
the Full-Time MBA Program is based on two tiers.
The per-course tuition rate for students entering in
Autumn 2014 is $6,152. The per-course tuition rate
for all other continuing students is $6,000. The per
course tuition rate for the 2014-15 academic year for
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students is $6,076.
The university assesses a $60 lifetime Credentials
fee to new students in their first quarter of study.
Chicago Booth assesses a one-time $2,000 adminis-
trative fee for entering Full-Time MBA students paid
over three quarters beginning in their first quarter
of study and a one-time $500 Student Activity fee
and $1,100 LEAD programming fee for Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA students in their first quarter of
study.
Chicago Booth assesses a $25 Book Fee for each
Booth course enrollment. The fee is for cases,
articles, and simulations delivered electronically
through Chalk, faculty course webpages, or hard-
copy in class. Students may be required to purchase
a text book in addition to this expense, as this fee
replaces only the custom course pack.
The following fee is assessed to Full-Time MBA
students during quarters of registration, excluding
summer:
n
Student Life Fee: $347/quarter (and $285 if
enrolled during Summer Quarter)
Health Insurance Premiums
The university requires Full-Time MBA students to
maintain health insurance coverage.
Coverage must be annually maintained by enroll-
ing in the university United HealthCare (U-SHIP)
plan or waiving enrollment by documenting compa-
rable coverage through another source. The coverage
dates of the U-SHIP plan are September 1 through
August 31. Insurance premiums are assessed over
three quarters:
n
U-SHIP Basic Plan: $1,054/quarter
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students are
exempt from the health insurance requirement, but
are eligible to elect coverage through the univer-
sity. Interested students should contact the Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office for more
information.
Tuition and Fee Payments
Tuition and fees (and insurance premiums for Full-
Time MBA students who elect the U-SHIP plans) are
assessed to students’ bursar accounts. The university
Bursar’s Office sends bills; payment is expected by the
stated due dates. An employer’s reimbursement policy
or failure to receive a bill, for example, are not excuses
for late payment. Students who do not pay their bills
on time are assessed late-payment penalties and may
have their university account and privileges restricted.
Students should maintain their current mailing
address via the Community Directory, accessible via
the Chicago Booth Portal at portal.ChicagoBooth.edu.
Bills are mailed Week 2 of every quarter and tuition is
due Week 4 of every quarter.
Students who do not receive a bill should contact
the Bursar’s Office at 773.702.7086. Students paying
tuition after the deadline date should include a $100
penalty with the payment.
Full-Time MBA students may pay their tuition
and fees by any of the following options:
1. Mail a check or money order in the return enve-
lope enclosed with the bill. Please include your
UCID number on your check.
2. Pay by check or money order in person at the
Maroon Financial Credit Union at Ellis and 55th
Street (Parking Structure).
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3. Enroll online to receive tuition bills electronically
and have charges automatically withdrawn from a
US checking or savings account. Visit the Bursar’s
Office website for further information:
bursar.uchicago.edu/students.html.
4. The university also offers eight-month and 10-
month payment plans. Students should contact
the Bursar’s Office for more information on the
monthly payment plans.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students may
pay tuition in one of three ways:
1. Mail a check or money order with the bill you
receive to the address on the statement. Please
include your UCID number on your check.
2. Pay by check or money order in person at the
Maroon Financial Credit Union at Ellis and 55th
Street (Parking Structure).
3. Enroll online to receive tuition bills electronically
and either have charges automatically withdrawn
from a US checking or savings account or pay with
MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit
card. For information, visit the Bursar’s Office
website at bursar.uchicago.edu.
Tuition Penalties
After the final phase of bidding, tuition penalties
are assessed for late drops or withdrawal from
Chicago Booth and University of Chicago courses per
the schedule below. The appropriate program office
must process late drops. Courses dropped after the
close of Phase 6 through:
Week 3 35 percent tuition penalty
Week 4 50 percent tuition penalty
Week 5 70 percent tuition penalty
Weeks 6–11 100 percent tuition penalty
Beginning Week 4, late drops receive a grade of
W for withdrawal plus a $50 change-in-registration
penalty. Beginning Week 8 through the last day of the
quarter, written faculty consent is required for with-
drawal from a Chicago Booth course.
A student who is required to withdraw for disci-
plinary reasons is not entitled to any refund of tuition
and/or fees.
Restricted Registration
The university applies restrictions to students’ uni-
versity accounts in two categories.
Category One: Penalties are applied locally to students’
accounts by the restricting office. Restrictions in this
category include:
Office Placing Restriction Reason for Restriction
Bursar returned checks
Library unpaid fines
The Registrar’s Office notifies students of the
penalty and its consequences. Category One restric-
tions will not interfere with the student’s continuing
registered status and enrollment in courses.
Category Two: Penalties deny registration privileges
and are imposed for three types of reasons: academic,
financial, or noncompliance with federal or state reg-
ulations. Restrictions in this category include:
Office Placing Restriction Reason for Restriction
Bursar unpaid balances, personal
bankruptcy
LEAD (for Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students only)
noncompliance with
completion policy
International Affairs check-in required for all new
international students
Library unreturned materials, unpaid fees
Parking Office parking tickets
Real Estate Operations delinquent rent payments
Student Care Center noncompliance with
immunization requirements
Student Loan Administration no exit interview
University Dean of Students disciplinary actions
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The restricting office, the University Registrar,
and either the Booth Registrar’s Office, the Full-
Time MBA Program Office, or the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Programs Office will communicate
the restrictions to the student.
If a Category Two restriction is unresolved by
Friday of Week 7 of the quarter, the student is placed
on inactive status for the upcoming quarter and is
prohibited from bidding for courses for the upcom-
ing quarter. Additionally, Category Two restrictions
will prohibit university privileges and services.
Prohibitions include the inability to:
n
Obtain official transcripts of academic records
and grade reports
n
Obtain official certification of student or
alumni status
n
View academic and personal information on
university administrative systems
n
Access Chalk
n
Audit (officially or unofficially) Chicago Booth or
University of Chicago courses
n
Obtain a new Chicago Card
n
Borrow materials from the libraries
n
Access athletic facilities
n
Access university housing
n
Maintain valid parking permit
Please see the section on Inactive Status for fur-
ther implications.
Once the Category Two restriction is resolved,
the student’s status is changed back to active for the
upcoming quarter, and the student regains privileges
for course bidding. If the restriction is not cleared by
Friday of Week 2 of the subsequent quarter, the student
is not able to enroll in courses due to the Chicago Booth
deadline of all course enrollments being complete by
that time. Therefore, a student’s status would remain
as inactive. For example, if a Category Two restriction
is imposed in Autumn Quarter, and it is cleared after
Friday of Week 2 of Winter Quarter, the earliest a stu-
dent may enroll in courses is Spring Quarter.
The Full-Time MBA Program Office and the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office
also may place a student on restricted status for
noncompliance in any administrative area given
advance written warning.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Full-Time MBA students must be making satisfac-
tory academic progress (SAP), which equates to a
cumulative grade-point average of 2.33 and comple-
tion of nine courses after the first year of attendance,
to be eligible for Chicago Booth scholarships and
fellowships and US Federal financial aid programs
in their second year of study. For SAP, the maximum
time frame for completing the program is three years.
To be eligible for Federal student financial aid,
students requiring a third year must have completed
18 courses after the second year.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students must
be in good academic standing, which equates to a
cumulative grade-point average of 2.33 and comple-
tion of at least 66 percent of attempted courses, to
be eligible for US Federal financial aid programs. A
course is considered not complete in the case of fail-
ure, incomplete grade, or withdrawal.
Academic standing is evaluated annually at the
end of the Spring Quarter for all programs.
Appeals may be granted for students who fail
this standard due to injury or illness, the death of
a relative, or other exceptional or mitigating cir-
cumstances. Appeals must be sent, in writing, to the
Office of Financial Aid at financial.aid@chicago-
booth.edu. Students whose appeals are approved will
receive a one-quarter financial aid probation during
which they will be eligible for federal aid. Students
who remain under the SAP standards at the end of
the financial aid probation period may submit an
appeal indicating why their progress remains unsat-
isfactory and include an academic plan endorsed by
an academic advisor. Ineligible students who do not
appeal can regain their eligibility for Federal student
aid by meeting the cumulative SAP requirements
listed above.
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Scholarship Awards
Student scholarship awards are applicable for the
academic year(s) in which they are awarded and
dollar amount(s) specified in the scholarship noti-
fication letters. In accepting the scholarship award,
students agree to the following conditions:
Student Status
1. Students must maintain full-time status (three
or more courses) each quarter. This requirement
also applies if a student chooses to enroll in the
Summer Quarter.
2. If students withdraw from classes and there is a
reduction in their tuition for the quarter, their
award may be reduced.
3. If students completely withdraw from Chicago
Booth or take a leave of absence, they will forfeit
their award. Should they enroll at Chicago Booth
at a later date, their award will not be reinstated.
4. If students are enrolled in a joint degree program
at the University of Chicago, scholarship support
will be prorated per the 14 courses in which you
will be in Chicago Booth residency. Total support
may not exceed tuition.
Grades/GPA
1. Students must receive a passing grade for each
course taken.
2. If students have been awarded a two-year
scholarship, they must be in good academic
standing, which equates to a cumulative grade-
point average of 2.33 and completion of nine
courses after the first year of attendance, to main-
tain their scholarship award for the second year.
Tuition
1. Scholarship awards are applied to tuition
charges only.
2. If students have been awarded a full-tuition
scholarship for two years, the award will pay for
a maximum of 20 courses, excluding Leadership
Effectiveness and Development (LEAD).
3. The total sum of all scholarship awards from all
sources cannot exceed tuition charges for any
quarter.
4. A Chicago Booth scholarship and an outside
scholarship that requires Chicago Booth to match
the award, the Chicago Booth scholarship will
be increased only if it does not already meet the
amount necessary to match the outside scholarship.
Total awards cannot exceed tuition.
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Grades and Grading Policies
Chicago Booth Course Grades
Chicago Booth adheres to a plus/minus grading policy.
The following course grades are used: A+, A, A-,
B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, P (pass), F (fail),
I (incomplete), R (registered), and W (withdrawal).
The grades of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+,
D, and P are passing grades used for students who
desire course credit. The grade F (fail) indicates
unsatisfactory work. The grade W (withdrawal) indi-
cates that the student has withdrawn from the course
after the third week of the quarter.
Non-Booth (UChicago) Course Grades
Some University of Chicago divisions use plus/minus
grading, while others use standard letter grades.
University of Chicago courses in which plus/minus
grades are assigned are calculated for the grade point
average using Chicago Booth scale described in the
next section.
The University of Chicago Law School grades on
a scale of 155 to 186. The following conversions are
used: 184 to 186 = A+, 182 to 183 = A, 180 to 181 = A-,
178 to 179 = B+, 177 = B, 174 to 176 = B-, 172 to 173 = C+,
170 to 171 = C, 168 to 169 = C-, 166 to 167 = D+,
163 to 165 = D, 160 to 162 = D-, 155 to 159 = F.
Grade Point Average Calculation
When computing GPA, A+ = 4.33, A = 4, A- = 3.67,
B+ = 3.33, B = 3, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2, C- = 1.67,
D+ = 1.33, D = 1, and F = 0.
A grade of F in a course counts in the GPA cal-
culation even though no credit is earned toward the
degree requirements. Grades of P, I, R, and W do not
count in grade-point calculations.
Official Audit
Students admitted to the University of Chicago who
are on active status may audit courses at Chicago
Booth. A grade of R (registered) signifies that no
credit has been earned and that the student has
submitted no evidence for grading of the work. As
such, the grade of R may not later be changed to any
other grade, nor may any other grade be changed ret-
roactively to R. The per-course tuition rate applies to
officially audited courses, though they do not count
toward degree requirements. Bid points are granted
for these courses. To request a grade of R, students:
1. Successfully bid for the course, including paying
bid points if the course closes for a price in that
phase of bidding.
2. Obtain written permission from the instructor to
officially audit the course.
3. Bring the written consent to either Academic
Services for the Full-Time MBA Program or the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office
by Friday, Week 2 of the quarter.
Incompletes
Students may obtain an Incomplete form from an
academic advisor in Academic Services for the Full-
Time MBA Program, or from the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Programs Office. Please note these
policies carefully:
1. Incomplete forms are accepted between Monday
of Week 6 and the last day of classes prior to final
exams.
2. An Incomplete signifies that a portion of the
required work for a course is or will be outstand-
ing at the time the faculty member submits final
grades for that quarter. It is not a remedy for
poor performance in a course. If schedule con-
flicts, workload, recruiting, or other factors have
affected a student’s ability to keep up in a par-
ticular course, a student should withdraw from
the course. If a student needs to repeat a course
in order to satisfactorily complete it, the student
should not request an Incomplete; the student
must register and pay for the course again.
3. Incompletes are given at the discretion of the
instructor. The manner of, and time period for,
completion of the work are agreed on by the
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instructor and the student, subject to the guide-
lines noted here. If the instructor is unwilling to
give an Incomplete, the student should withdraw
from the course.
4. Students may make up an Incomplete only with
the instructor who granted it unless otherwise
agreed upon by the faculty member
5. Students should complete their portion of the
Incomplete form and obtain faculty approval
for the Incomplete. Return the approved form
to Academic Services for the Full-Time MBA
Program or the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
Programs Office.
6. Students planning to graduate must have final
grades for prior quarter Incompletes recorded
by Friday of Week 9 of the quarter of graduation.
To be eligible for Honors/High Honors consider-
ation, Incompletes must be satisfied by Friday of
Week 2 of the quarter of graduation.
7. Students are not eligible for graduation if an
Incomplete is approved for a course in the gradu-
ating quarter.
8. Students may not carry more than two
Incompletes at a time to ensure academic
progress.
9. The grade of I, in addition to the final grade, will
remain on the student’s university transcript.
Pass/Fail in Chicago Booth Courses
Pass/Fail forms are available online at
programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/as for the Full-Time
MBA Program students or in the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Programs Office. Instructors are not
informed that students are taking their course
pass/fail until the time of submission of final grades.
Students may elect to take two of their elective
courses pass/fail, subject to the following guidelines:
Degree and Concentration Requirements
n
Up to two of the 11 electives may be taken for
pass/fail grading.
n
Students may elect two pass/fail grading options
in the same quarter, including the graduating
quarter.
n
Courses counting for Foundations, Functions,
Management, Business Environment
requirements may not be taken for pass/fail
grading.
n
Courses counting toward concentration
requirements—five-week or Take Three courses—
may not be taken for pass/fail grading.
n
PhD workshops (course numbers xx6xx) are
graded only pass/fail; in taking a PhD work-
shop, students use one of two pass/fail grading
elections.
Faculty Members’ Grading Policies
Some faculty members stipulate in their online
course description and/or syllabus that their course
may not be taken for pass/fail grading. Exceptions
are not granted.
Deadline for Pass/Fail Grading Election—Friday
of Week 4, Current Quarter
n
Students may rescind a pass/fail grading request
within this deadline; thereafter, the request is
permanent.
n
Faculty members are not informed of students
taking their course for pass/fail grading until they
access their online grade sheets at the end of the
quarter.
Special Programs/Circumstances
n
IBEP participants (outbound study abroad) may
not elect pass/fail grading for any of their other
MBA or IMBA degree coursework.
n
Joint degree students, including degree-seeking
exchange, may not elect pass/fail grading for any
of their courses for the MBA.
n
Students on academic probation may not elect
pass/fail grading for any course.
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Dean’s Honor List/Graduation with Distinction
n
Pass/fail grading may affect eligibility for Dean’s
Honor List for the quarter. Please consult the
Dean’s Honor List section for details.
n
Pass/fail grading does not affect eligibility for
graduation with Honors or High Honors.
Pass/Fail in Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses
Students taking a course outside Chicago Booth who
wish to register to take a course pass/fail should obtain
permission from the instructor at the first class meet-
ing. In some divisions, students must register for
pass/fail grading through a department or division
office; in most divisions, however, pass/fail grading
is managed by the instructor. Students should follow
the grading guidelines of the department or division
in which the course is taught. It is the responsibility of
the student to ensure that the instructor is reminded
of the agreement to take the course pass/fail prior to
the time the grade is issued.
Chicago Booth Grading Policy
The Chicago Booth grading policy states that a faculty
member may not exceed a maximum grade point
average of 3.33 for each course taught in a quarter.
If a faculty member teaches more than one section
of a course, the 3.33 average is calculated using all
sections. Excluded from this policy are PhD courses,
“lab” courses, and small special topics courses des-
ignated by the dean’s office; however, the maximum
grade point average cannot exceed 4.0 for these
courses. Grades of P, I, R, and W do not count in
grade-point calculations.
Obtaining Grades
At the end of each quarter, students may check their
grades via my.uchicago.edu. Students use their uni-
versity CNetID and password. If Full-Time MBA
students wish to be mailed a grade report at the end
of each quarter, they may complete a Grade Request
form in the Registrar’s Office.
Only one form needs to be filled out to receive
grades every quarter. Full-Time MBA students should
consider this option for Spring Quarter grades
when most students are not on campus. Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA students are automatically
mailed a grade report each quarter. Due to security
concerns, no grades may be given out over the tele-
phone or by email.
Official Transcripts
The University of Chicago transcript is a record of a
student’s progress and performance while enrolled
at the university. All courses completed or withdrawn
from for a grade of W appear on the official student
transcript with the grade received. All entering stu-
dents pay a lifetime transcript fee of $45 in their
first year of study. The lifetime transcript fee allows
students to request an unlimited number of official
transcripts, now and in the future, whenever they
need them, at no additional cost. Transcripts may be
ordered in one of three ways:
1. By a secured internet transaction via
registrar.uchicago.edu/transcripts
2. In person at the Office of the University Registrar
3. By mail, sending a signed request to the Office
of the Registrar, 1427 East 60th Street, Chicago,
Illinois 60637
Grade Appeal Procedures
A student who believes that he or she has an error in
the grading on any graded material in a course (i.e.,
assignment, paper, project, examination) should
follow the guidelines provided by the professor for a
grade appeal. If the professor does not provide spe-
cific guidelines either in the syllabus or verbally, the
student should use the following process:
1. Discuss the potential grading error with the
professor.
2. Submit a written request for a review of the graded
material to the professor.
3. In both the discussion and the written appeal, the
student should state clearly and in detail which
part of the graded material has a potential grading
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error, why the student believes there is an error,
and what the correct grade would be. The profes-
sor will review and regrade all of the material
and decide whether or not the grade should be
changed. If the professor decides that a grading
error was made, it is the obligation of the faculty
to correct that error and increase or decrease the
grade accordingly. The final decision rests with
the faculty member and only he or she can change
the grade.
If the faculty member does not respond in a
timely manner and the student wishes to pursue
the appeal further, he or she may submit a written
request along with copies of correspondence with the
faculty member to an academic advisor in Academic
Services for the Full-Time MBA Program or in the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office.
The deputy dean (or his or her designee) will review
the process with the student. If the deputy dean (or
his or her designee) concludes that a student request
did not get a complete review by the professor, he or
she will contact the professor to discuss the regrade
and ensure that the student’s request receives a fair
review. Appeals are limited to a review of the regrade
process and do not include a review of the profes-
sor’s evaluation of the regrade.
Unless a professor informs students otherwise,
a grade change appeal must be initiated no later than
the quarter after the course is completed.
Academic Grievances
Students are encouraged to raise issues and con-
cerns regarding academic matters with the fac-
ulty when appropriate. Academic grievances not
related to a grade change may be brought, in writ-
ing, directly to the associate dean in the student’s
respective degree program. Issues that cannot be
resolved by the associate dean will be taken to the
Deans’ Office for review.
An academic grievance appeal must be initi-
ated no later than the quarter after the course is
completed.
The university’s Office of the Student
Ombudsperson is also available to provide resources
and support at: ombudsperson.uchicago.edu.
Probation
Chicago Booth has the highest of academic stan-
dards. To maintain these high standards, student
performance is monitored quarterly to ensure that
students are making good academic progress and
progression. If a student’s academic performance
falls below the level needed to graduate, he or she is
placed on probation.
Specifically, a student who matriculated is placed
on quarter probation if his or her grade point aver-
age (GPA) for the quarter is less than C+ (2.33) and is
placed on cumulative probation if his or her cumula-
tive GPA is less than C+ (2.33).
Note that a student’s quarter GPA is calculated as
the average of all courses completed in the quarter
and the cumulative GPA includes all courses com-
pleted in the student’s program of study. If a course
is repeated, both grades are included in the calcula-
tion. Joint degree students are evaluated according
to these criteria in quarters of residence in Chicago
Booth.
In the event that a student is placed on quar-
ter or cumulative probation, he or she will receive
official notification from the program office, and
may be required to meet with an academic advisor.
In the case of cumulative probation, restrictions
will be placed on grading options and registration;
in the case of quarter probation, restrictions may
be placed on grading options and registration, and
involvement in student activities and/or leadership
positions. These restrictions will be detailed in a
probation email provided by the program office.
Students placed on probation in two consecu-
tive quarters as well as students who fail to meet the
conditions of probation may be placed on an admin-
istrative leave of absence, and/or students may be
dismissed from the school. Full-Time MBA students
denied further registration must petition the asso-
ciate dean and dean of students for reinstatement;
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students must
petition the associate dean of the Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA Programs Office.
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Honors and Awards
Degree with Honors
Chicago Booth offers two honors distinctions, High
Honors and Honors. The High Honors distinction is
assigned to the top 5 percent of the graduating class
and the Honors distinction is assigned to the next
15 percent, based on GPA averages of all MBA gradu-
ates from the preceding academic year. Chicago
Booth does not release the specific GPA cutoff infor-
mation to students. The distinctions are based upon
the following conditions:
1. A student’s cumulative GPA in all courses com-
pleted through the second week of the quarter in
which the student graduates. Grades earned in the
quarter of graduation are not calculated into the
GPA for High Honors and Honors determinations.
2. Incomplete or blank grades on a graduating stu-
dent’s record in any course at the time when High
Honors and Honors are determined will be con-
sidered as a grade of F.
The distinction is noted on a student’s diploma
and official transcript. Students receiving the dis-
tinction are notified by letter in Week 6 of the gradu-
ating quarter. Joint degree students should refer to
the Special Programs section for information on how
the MBA grade point average is calculated.
The High Honors/Honors distinction is con-
sidered a part of the MBA/IMBA degrees and is
therefore public information. A student may request
that the award not be included in his/her releasable
student record, or otherwise made public. A student
wishing to request the privacy of this information
should contact his/her program office by Friday of
Week 2 of the quarter of graduation.
Honors Distinction Post-Graduation
Chicago Booth will grant honors distinction post-
graduation to alumni who qualify based on grades
in their last quarter. Only students who did not
previously receive honors will be considered. The
Registrar’s Office will update the transcript and have
the diploma reprinted to reflect the distinction.
Reprints of the diploma will be produced once the
original diploma is returned.
Three weeks following Spring Quarter gradua-
tion, the Booth Registrar’s Office will compile all
GPA information of the graduates from all programs
and all quarters from the previous academic year and
determine who has achieved honors post-gradua-
tion. The Booth Registrar’s Office will notify alumni
of their distinction via a letter from the deputy dean
of the appropriate program and enclose the Honors
Notification/Diploma Reprint form requesting
mailing information and the return of the diploma
by a set date.
The Booth Registrar’s Office also will distribute
the alumni names to Academic Services for the Full-
Time Program and the Evening MBA and Weekend
MBA Programs Office for their information.
Dean’s Honor List
Students are named to the quarterly Dean’s Honor
List based on performance and the courses-com-
pleted conditions set forth by their academic pro-
gram. Only Chicago Booth courses are considered in
the criteria for Dean’s Honor List. The Dean’s Honor
List is considered a part of the MBA/IMBA degrees
and is therefore public information. A student may
request that the award not be included in his/her
releasable student record, or otherwise made pub-
lic. A student wishing to request the privacy of this
information should contact his or her program office
by Friday of Week 2 of each quarter. Joint degree
students are eligible for consideration in quarters
of residence in Chicago Booth. Nondegree-seeking
exchange students are not eligible for Dean’s Honor
List.
Full-Time MBA students registered for three
or more Chicago Booth courses in a quarter will be
named to the Dean’s Honor List for that quarter if
the following conditions are met. The student:
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1. Achieves 3.5 or higher GPA in the courses taken
during the quarter;
2. Earns no grade lower than B;
3. Receives no pass/fail grades, with the following
exception—if a student has taken at least three
Chicago Booth courses for a letter grade in that
quarter;
4. Receives no Incompletes in any coursework in
the given quarter (Dean’s Honor List may not be
retroactively named after a student completes a
course previously taken for Incomplete);
5. Receives no grades of Withdrawal in any course-
work in the given quarter.
Evening MBA or Weekend MBA students
registered for:
1. Three to five courses in a single quarter; or
2. Three to five courses over the current and previ-
ous quarters.
And in either case the student was not awarded
Dean’s Honor in the previous quarter will be named
to the Dean’s Honor List for that quarter if the
student:
3. Achieves a 3.5 or higher GPA in the Chicago Booth
course(s) taken during that quarter;
4. Earns no grade lower than B in the Chicago Booth
course(s) in the applicable quarters;
5. Receives no pass/fail grades, with the following
exception—if a student has taken at least three
Chicago Booth courses for a letter grade in that
quarter or in the applicable quarters;
6. Receives no Incompletes in any coursework in the
given quarter(s) (Dean’s Honor List may not be
retroactively named after a student completes a
course previously taken for Incomplete);
7. Receives no grade of Withdrawal in any course-
work in the given quarter(s).
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Application for Graduation
One quarter prior to graduation, each MBA or IMBA
candidate must complete the online Graduation
Application.
Students are expected to graduate in the quarter
they complete their degree requirements. If a stu-
dent fails to submit an application for graduation
in the quarter the degree requirements are met,
Chicago Booth will graduate the student in the fol-
lowing quarter.
If, after applying to graduate, a student must delay
graduation, the student must reapply for gradua-
tion and pay a $50 reapplication fee to the univer-
sity. Students are responsible for meeting degree
requirements as detailed in the MBA and IMBA
Degrees section of this handbook. The student’s
fulfillment of these requirements is verified by the
student’s program office in the quarter of graduation.
All graduating students must:
1. Complete all outstanding Incompletes by Friday
of Week 9 of the quarter of graduation (Week 8 in
a 10-week quarter);
2. Receive provisional grades in the courses for
which they are registered in their final quarter
(unless they will not be counted toward the MBA
or IMBA degree);
3. Satisfy all financial obligations to the university
by Friday of Week 9 of the quarter of graduation
(Week 8 in a 10-week quarter).
Concentration Ranking
In completing the online Graduation Application,
students will rank their concentrations in the order
in which they wish to have them appear on their
official University of Chicago transcript. Changes
to students’ rank order preferences must be made
through their program office and cannot be made
after Friday, Week 8, of the quarter of graduation.
Concentrations that students earn, but which
were not ranked, will be ranked last and in alpha-
betical order.
Provisional Grades
Provisional Grade Policy
Graduating students must earn provisional grades
for all Chicago Booth courses, including Take Three
(Free) courses, in the quarter in which they are
graduating. The Booth Registrar’s Office will request
provisional grades from faculty on behalf of students
graduating from all programs. Below is information
about provisional grades; please read this informa-
tion carefully.
Registration/Review of Syllabi
n
Some professors may not give provisional grades.
For example, provisional grades are not given
in Business 30000. Students enrolled in those
courses must defer graduation to the following
quarter.
n
Students should familiarize themselves with pro-
fessors’ provisional grade policies by reviewing
the online course descriptions, syllabi, and the
quarterly Supplement to the Curriculum Guide
prior to bidding.
n
If a faculty member does not have written speci-
fications regarding his/her provisional grades
policies, it is the responsibility of the student to
inquire directly.
Academic Performance
n
Faculty are asked to confirm that, based upon
coursework to date, the student will complete the
course and earn a passing final grade.
n
A provisional grade is not a final grade.
n
Provisional grades are not posted on
my.uchicago.edu.
n
The receipt of provisional grades does not mean
a student should stop attending classes. Students
must complete all course work, per professors’
requirements outlined in the syllabi.
If a student receives a passing provisional grade
and subsequently earns a final grade of F in any
course, Chicago Booth will request that the student’s
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degree be revoked and a hold placed on the student’s
transcript. The student must enroll in, pay for, and
satisfactorily complete an additional course.
Failure to Receive a Provisional Grade
If a professor is unable to submit a provisional grade,
the student will have to delay graduation by one
quarter and complete the degree requirements in
one of two ways:
1. Complete the course and earn a final passing
grade; no further course registration is necessary.
2. Complete the course. If a failing grade is
earned, the student must enroll in, pay for, and
satisfactorily complete another course in the
subsequent quarter.
Posting Provisional Grades
Provisional grades do not appear on a student’s offi-
cial transcript, nor are they viewable online.
Non-Booth (UChicago) Courses
Students taking non-Booth (UChicago) classes should
familiarize themselves with the professors’ grading
policy. Most divisions require current quarter gradu-
ates to complete their course work early to ensure that
a final grade will post the week before graduation.
To ensure a grade will post in time, students should:
1. Review the professor’s grading policies as they
relate to graduating students prior to enrolling
in the courses.
2. Inform their non-Booth faculty they are
graduating at the end of the quarter.
3. Obtain written confirmation that a final grade will
be submitted prior to the end of the quarter.
Policies that govern early course completion
requirements upheld by other divisions are
nonnegotiable.
Graduation Ceremony (Convocation)
In Summer, Autumn, and Winter Quarters, the grad-
uation ceremony is held in Rockefeller Chapel. In
Spring Quarter, the all-university ceremony is held
on Harper Quadrangle, followed by a Booth evening
ceremony held at an off-site location. Convocation
is a formal academic ceremony officiated by the
university president along with the deans and the
faculty. Traditional academic attire is worn. While
this is a day of celebration for graduates, students
are expected to comport themselves in a professional
and respectful manner.
All students are encouraged to attend convocation.
If a student is unable to attend, arrangements will be
made to have the diploma mailed after the ceremony.
As the graduation is a degree-granting ceremony,
only those graduating in that quarter may walk.
Taking Classes after Graduation
Graduates from Chicago Booth’s MBA programs who
wish to continue their education may enroll in three
additional Booth courses free of tuition charges.
Alumni must purchase books and pay the $25 per
course Booth Book Fee.
Details about the enrollment process and policies
are available at chicagobooth.edu/alumni/lifelong-
learning/post-grad-classes. International students,
please note that this program does not provide stu-
dent visa eligibility, even with enrollment in three
courses for one quarter.
Beyond the first three Chicago Booth courses
taken postgraduation, alumni can register for classes
at current tuition rates through the Graham School of
General Studies grahamschool.uchicago.edu.
Chicago Booth reserves the right to withdraw
an alumnus/alumna from a class at any time and to
adjust or cancel this program.
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Chicago Booth Name Badges
All Evening MBA, Full-Time MBA, and Weekend
MBA students officially participating in the campus
recruiting process are provided with a permanent name
badge, which includes a student’s preferred first
name, last name, and class year. Students are expected
to wear their name badge at all Career Services
corporate presentations and recruiting events and
also are encouraged to wear it at all school-sponsored
social events.
To replace or purchase a second name badge for
a nominal fee, Full-Time MBA students should visit
Academic Services at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/as.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students should
visit Career Services located in Gleacher Center,
Suite 440.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students who
are not participating in the campus recruiting pro-
cess can order a permanent name badge through an
online ordering site for a nominal fee. New students
will receive a name badge at LAUNCH. These name
badges will include a student’s preferred first name
and last name. Please note this badge is different
than the badge provided for campus recruiting.
Chicago Booth Name Tents
Evening MBA, Full-Time MBA, and Weekend MBA
students are provided name-specific tents for use in
the classroom. Full-Time MBA students will receive
permanent name tents in their mailfolder at the start
of Autumn Quarter. To replace or purchase a name
tent, Full-Time MBA students should visit Academic
Services at programs.ChicagoBooth.edu/as. At any
time and for a nominal fee, students can obtain
a temporary paper tent card at the Chicago Booth
Business Center located in Harper Center 108A.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students
receive one tent card at LAUNCH. Evening MBA and
Weekend MBA students will also receive one tent
card in their mailfolder at the start of Autumn and
Spring quarters.
Chicago Card (UCID)
The Chicago Card (UCID) allows Harper Center
access during nonpublic hours as well as access to
the Andrew M. and Sharon Sadow Alper Student
Study and group study rooms in Harper and Gleacher
centers. Students are expected to carry the Chicago
Card (UCID) while inside Harper and Gleacher cen-
ters, and Booth 455, as they may be asked to show
their card as proof of Chicago Booth student status.
To report and replace lost or stolen Booth access
cards, Full-Time MBA students should visit Facilities
and Operations, Harper Center 114.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students should
report and replace the Chicago Card through the
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office,
Gleacher Center 330.
Community Directory
The Chicago Booth Community Directory is an online
directory provided by the University of Chicago Booth
School of Business. The Chicago Booth Community
Directory is specifically designed to facilitate com-
munication among students and alumni for personal
or Chicago Booth–related purposes.
Guidelines for Proper Use
Information available through the Chicago Booth
Community Directory may be used for specific
personal and Chicago Booth–related purposes only.
Use of the Chicago Booth Community Directory for
any commercial, public, or political mailing is pro-
hibited. Prohibited uses of the information within
the Chicago Booth Community Directory include, but
are not limited to:
Chicago Booth General Information
and Guidelines
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n
Advertising and solicitations for commercial
services;
n
Activities that are illegal or fraudulent;
n
Activities that inaccurately imply endorsement,
approval, or sponsorship by the University of
Chicago and/or Chicago Booth;
n
Exchanges that can be confused with official com-
munications of Chicago Booth;
n
Mailings using a false identification;
n
Activities that violate other alumni users’ privacy,
such as granting access to the system or distribut-
ing information obtained from the services;
n
Posting of obscene materials or use of obscene
or vulgar language, as defined by the university
harassment policies; and
n
Creation of profane, fraudulent, or obscene
aliases. All aliases adopted by the Chicago Booth
Community Directory users are subject to
approval by Chicago Booth.
Liability and Indemnity
The reliability of the information available through
the Chicago Booth Community Directory website is
largely dependent upon the actions of students and
alumni. Chicago Booth can make no representa-
tions about the accuracy, reliability, completeness,
or timeliness of this information. Use of the Chicago
Booth Community Directory website is a privilege.
By using the system, students agree to:
n
Abide by the Chicago Booth Community Directory
policies and the policies found in the Chicago
Booth Student Handbook.
n
Indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Chicago
Booth, the University of Chicago, and their
respective agents from and against any and all
losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses
that may arise from use of the Chicago Booth
Community Directory website or breach of these
policies. Chicago Booth will provide notice to
any such action or claim, and reserves the right
to participate, at the student’s expense, in the
investigation, settlement, and defense of any such
action or claim.
Chicago Booth reserves the right to drop or pre-
vent delivery of any email violating the above accept-
able use policy, including all unsolicited bulk email
or email containing a virus. Chicago Booth staff may
periodically review email flagged as a violation of
the terms of service for the sole purpose of moni-
toring unsolicited bulk email and virus filtering
performance.
Chicago Booth reserves the right to discontinue
any or all online services at any time or to revise
the terms and policies of this acceptable use agree-
ment. If the policies are revised, the updated poli-
cies will be posted on the Chicago Booth Community
Directory website. Students should review the poli-
cies periodically, particularly after any updates, to
ensure that you are familiar with them.
Chicago Booth is not responsible for screening
communications/bulletin board postings. Chicago
Booth, however, reserves the right to reorganize or
delete any postings or message boards and may at
its discretion reassign a topic’s ownership. Chicago
Booth expects community members to exhibit the
same level of respect for others in this forum as in
any other Chicago Booth–related venue. If Chicago
Booth determines that a user’s participation in the
Chicago Booth Community Directory may create a
liability for Chicago Booth or that the user has vio-
lated the policies set forth herein, Chicago Booth
reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take
actions against the user including expel a user and/
or deny a user further access to the Chicago Booth
Community Directory.
Confidentiality of Student Records
and Information
In accordance with the US Department of Education
and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA), the university and Chicago Booth may
release, without the express permission of a stu-
dent, information that can be classified as “directory
information.” This information includes student
name, address, summer address, telephone number,
date and place of birth, area of study, dates of pro-
gram (start date, graduation date, enrollment dates),
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honors and awards, and degree conferral. Students
must provide written permission to the univer-
sity and Chicago Booth to release any information
regarding the student’s academic record (grades,
GPA). FERPA does permit disclosure of a student’s
academic record to the following parties, without
consent, and under the following conditions:
n
School officials with legitimate educational
interests;
n
Other schools to which a student is transferring;
n
Specified officials for audit or evaluation
purposes;
n
Appropriate parties in connection with financial
aid to a student;
n
Organizations conducting certain studies for or on
behalf of the school;
n
Accrediting organizations;
n
Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety
emergencies; and
n
To comply with judicial order or lawfully issued
subpoena.
For a full listing of FERPA guidelines, students
should refer to ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa.
Electronic Communication
Individual Chicago Booth Computer Account
Each student is provided two computer accounts
(Chicago Booth and CNetID) that include a user
name, password, and email address. The assigned
user names are unique identifiers and are tied to
students’ university identification numbers (UCIDs);
therefore, user names cannot be changed.
Use of university and Chicago Booth systems is
subject to the Privacy and Acceptable Use Policy docu-
ment, at it.ChicagoBooth.edu. All users of university
and Chicago Booth systems are subject to this policy
and should be familiar with its content. The Chicago
Booth branded Gmail account provides students
access to the following resources:
n
Chicago Booth computer labs
n
Email (mail quota is 1GB)
n
Chicago Booth Portal
n
Community Directory
n
Booth VPN
The CNetID account provides students access to
the following resources:
n
Wireless networking
n
Proxy access (reserved library online catalogs)
n
my.uchicago.edu
n
Chalk, chalk.uchicago.edu
n
University VPN
Official Communications and Forwarding Email
During the admissions process, admitted students
will self-claim their CNetID from Chicago Booth.
The CNetID email account is set to forward to the
Chicago Booth email account. Students who previ-
ously attended the university must forward their
CNetID email account to their Chicago Booth
email account, or regularly check both accounts.
Information about forwarding CNetID email can be
found at itservices.uchicago.edu/email.
Official communications from the University are
sent via electronic mail (email) to each student’s
university email ([email protected]). Students
are responsible for reading email sent to this offi-
cial address. This includes communications sent to
university accounts that have been forwarded to an
alternate account. Official communications from
Booth are sent via electronic mail (email) to each
student’s Booth email ([email protected]).
Students are responsible for reading email sent to
this official address, even if mail is forwarded to a
different account.
Changing the Display Name of Chicago Booth
Gmail Account
Students’ Gmail display name “From:” appears in
the format of last name, first name, and middle ini-
tial. Information about changing Gmail display name
can be found at it.chicagobooth.edu/email-accounts.
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Gmail Aliases
An alias (sometimes also called a nickname) is
a pointer to your default Booth ID email address
([email protected]). All email addressed
to your aliases will arrive in the same inbox as
email addressed to your [email protected]
address. Students are able to choose via the Portal
up to two aliases in any format as long as the chosen
alias is not in use. Please note that some aliases have
been restricted for use, i.e., [email protected].
Students will maintain their original Chicago Booth
and CNetID user names for logging into systems.
Students are expected to create aliases in keeping
with the Chicago Booth standards of professional-
ism, which ideally should reflect a student’s first and
last name in some combination.
Administrative Email Lists
Administrators communicate program-specific
information including deadlines and announcements
through official Chicago Booth email distribution
lists. Administrative lists include:
n
[email protected]
n
[email protected]
n
[email protected]
n
[email protected]
Students are responsible for information con-
tained in these messages. No student may post to
administrative lists unless special permission is
granted by Academic Services or the Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA Programs Office.
1. Each list includes all active students from the
appropriate program for the current quarter.
Students are automatically subscribed and cannot
unsubscribe from these lists.
2. Administrative lists are maintained and moder-
ated by the respective program offices.
3. Moderators read and approve all mail sent to the
list. If the message does not meet the criteria for
that list, it will not be approved.
Course Email Lists
Each course has a designated email address for
enrolled students to communicate. Only students
who are officially registered for the course and the
instructor are included in or may have access to the
mailing list. Email lists are updated after each phase
of registration, then nightly once all phases of regis-
tration are complete.
1. Course lists are designed to facilitate and enhance
the learning process. Students are expected to use
these lists as a means to exchange ideas with one
another on course content and to interact with
faculty. Students are automatically subscribed and
cannot unsubscribe from these lists.
2. Students are prohibited from using Chicago
Booth course email lists for nonacademic related
issues such as a marketplace (for selling of course
textbooks or packets) or a survey tool (student
solicitation of unofficial feedback for course
evaluations). Students should be aware that course
packets are dynamic, as faculty members update
their course materials each time they teach.
Therefore, course packets should not be resold.
Students interested in posting personal messages
such as items for sale, lost and found informa-
tion, non-Chicago Booth sponsored functions,
and/or selling textbooks should do so through
the marketplace on the Chicago Booth Bulletin
Board on the Portal at portal.ChicagoBooth.edu.
The Chicago Booth Bulletin Boards are password
protected and only members of the Chicago Booth
community may access them.
Student Email Lists
Chicago Booth student groups may announce official
Chicago Booth–related programming through
either of the Full-Time MBA Program student lists
(fystu-[email protected] or
systu-grp-eve[email protected]). Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA Programs can post to Booth
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Students also may post to the PhD Program events
list at [email protected].
Only officially recognized Chicago Booth student
groups may post event/programming messages to the
student group lists. All other postings must be sent
to Chicago Booth on the Community Groups section
of the Portal at portal.ChicagoBooth.edu.
1. Each list includes all active students from the
appropriate program. Students are automatically
subscribed to these lists at the beginning of their
program and may unsubscribe at any time.
2. The student lists are maintained and moderated
by the respective program offices.
3. Moderators read and approve all mail sent to the
list. Messages sent to the student lists must be
formatted as follows:
n
Subject line: [PT] or [FT] Group Name – Event
n
Message Body: Must include the event time and
location, and whom the event and/or group is
open to (students, alumni, public, etc.).
If a message does not meet these criteria, it will
not be approved.
4. The University of Chicago Alcohol Policy prohibits
the advertisement and discussion of alcohol in
electronic and written communication. If a mes-
sage references alcohol, it will not be approved.
5. Messages sent to the Full-Time MBA Program
student email list are cleared Monday through
Friday during business hours. Messages sent to
the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs
student email list are cleared Monday through
Friday during business hours. Student groups
should plan accordingly.
Student Group Leader Lists
Each co-chair of an official student group in the
Full-Time MBA Program is subscribed to
[email protected]. Each
co-chair of an official student group in the Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA programs is subscribed to
[email protected].
Student group advisors use these lists to com-
municate student group-specific deadlines and pro-
gramming to the group leaders. Officially recognized
student groups may also request a group email list for
their student group. Student group co-chairs should
meet with an advisor in the appropriate programs
office to discuss how to create a group email list.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found in Harper Center is located at the
main reception/security desk. Students may call
the front desk at 773.702.1311 or visit between 6
a.m. and midnight to claim or report lost items. All
items found will be turned in and recorded in a lost
and found log. When inquiring about a lost item,
the guard will ask for a description of the item and
approximate date it was lost, and then check the log
for matching description and date in order to verify
ownership of the lost item. All unclaimed items will
be donated to a local nonprofit charity on approxi-
mately the second week into the following quarter.
Lost and Found in Gleacher Center is located at the
security desk. Students may call the security desk at
312.464.8777 or visit between 6 a.m. and midnight to
claim or report lost items.
Mailfolders, Bulletin Boards,
and Newsletters
Full-Time MBA student mailfolders are provided
on the first floor of Harper Center to facilitate com-
munication within Chicago Booth. They are not pro-
vided for the receipt of US mail or for storage
of personal items. Students should check their mail-
folders frequently as they are responsible for the
contents. Mailfolders for student groups and admin-
istrative offices are located at the beginning of the
student mailfolders.
Academic Services posts important remind-
ers, deadlines, opportunities, and announcements
of interest to students on the Portal. The Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office maintains
screens on the lobby level, second, third, and fourth
floors of Gleacher Center with information on stu-
dent activities and events.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs stu-
dent mailfolders are located on the first floor of
Gleacher Center outside the computer lab. They are
not provided for the receipt of US mail or storage of
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personal items. Mailfolders for the student groups
are located at the end of the student mailfolders.
Students should check their mailfolders regularly,
as they are responsible for the contents. In addi-
tion, bulletin boards above the mailfolders contain
important notices and announcements. Current
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students may post
flyers on the marketplace section of the bulletin
boards. A copy of the flyer/advertisement must be
stamped and approved by a member of the Evening
MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office staff,
Gleacher Center 330, before posting.
Official Name Change
Students needing to update their school record due
to an official name change may complete an online
Name Change form at programs.ChicagoBooth.
edu/as or in the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA
Programs Office. Students should bring to the office
a copy of official documentation of the new name.
Acceptable forms of documentation include: a mar-
riage license, driver’s license/state identification, or
passport.
The program office may request, on behalf of
the student, a new Chicago Booth display name to
be created. The display name will not replace the
Chicago Booth email address account assigned at the
time of admission; however, an email alias can be
created to reflect the new name.
Photo Rights
The University of Chicago and Chicago Booth reserves
the right to use photos taken during class, programs,
and events for promotional purposes. Students who
do not wish to have their photo used in promotional
materials should submit a written statement indicat-
ing such to the appropriate program office.
Privacy and Security
Chicago Booth has taken precautions to secure the
personal information available through the Chicago
Booth Community Directory. The Community
Directory is password protected to allow access by
Chicago Booth students and alumni only. Although
these precautions should effectively protect any
personal information available through the Chicago
Booth Community Directory from abuse or outside
interference, a certain degree of privacy risk is faced
any time information is shared over the internet.
Through viewing options provided to students and
alumni, the Chicago Booth Community Directory
allows students and alumni to control personal
information available to one another.
Privacy Display Options
Students who do not wish for their contact informa-
tion to be viewed by other Chicago Booth students
have the option when updating their address records
in the Community Directory to check boxes to sup-
press information. By checking any of the boxes in
your Home or Business address records, your entire
address record also will not be viewable to other
student users of my.uchicago.edu, the University of
Chicago directory.
School Closing
In the unlikely event that the university is forced
to cancel classes because of severe weather, radio
stations WBBM 780 AM and WGN 720 AM will
broadcast school closing announcements on the day
in question.
Classes on the Hyde Park campus at Harper
Center — day and evening — will be canceled if and only
if the university officially closes. The decision whether
to cancel the downtown campus classes at Gleacher
Center will be made by 3 p.m. on the day in question.
Full-Time MBA students should check for an
email message or with the Full-Time MBA Program
Office at 773.702.8197 or Faculty Services at
773.702.7114.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students should
check for an email message or with the Evening MBA
and Weekend MBA Programs Office at 312.464.8660
or Faculty Services at 773.702.7114.
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Student Contact Information
Students maintain their contact information via the
Community Directory accessible via the Chicago
Booth Portal at portal.ChicagoBooth.edu. The follow-
ing contact information is required by Chicago Booth
and/or the University of Chicago:
n
Home: the location where a student is currently
living; must be in the United States for student
visa holders
n
Foreign: the permanent international address for
student visa holders
n
Emergency Contact: the name and contact infor-
mation of an individual to whom university
administrators could speak should the student be
incapacitated
The following contact information can be main-
tained, but is not required:
n
Permanent: a home residence, often the parents’
home address
n
Business: contact information at a place of
employment
When maintaining their contact information in
the Community Directory, students must designate
either the home or business address as the place for
school communication to be sent.
The Community Directory is an internal Chicago
Booth resource. Students who do not wish for their
contact information to be viewed by other Chicago
Booth students may elect to have it suppressed.
Student Lockers
Full-Time MBA students are assigned a personal
lock and locker located in the locker room on the
classroom level, C73 in Harper Center. To report a
problem with their locker, lock and/or combina-
tion, or any other facility-related problem with the
locker room, students should contact Facilities and
Operations, Harper Center 114.
Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students
have access to lockers located on the lobby level of
Gleacher Center. Thursday through Saturday, items
may be left in the lockers overnight. Sunday through
Wednesday, the lockers are cleaned of all items at
midnight each night. Please direct all inquiries of
removed items to the security desk located in the
lobby of Gleacher Center.
Student-Owned Equipment or Property
for Chicago Booth Activities
The university’s insurance policy will not, under
any circumstances, reimburse or replace the theft of
uninsured personal property. Therefore, the use of
personal property for Chicago Booth activities must
be approved by an authorized Chicago Booth staff
member and the items insured under the owner’s
insurance policy prior to use.
An authorized Chicago Booth staff member
must first approve the use of student equipment or
other personal items for Chicago Booth activities.
This procedure relates only to items with a single
or aggregate value greater than $500. An authorized
person is one who has signature authority to issue
reimbursements in conjunction with this procedure.
Giving approval means that Chicago Booth will take
some financial responsibility toward the replace-
ment of the items if stolen. In order to minimize the
replacement expense, all approved student property
must be insured through a homeowner’s insurance
policy or a personal renter’s/homeowner’s insurance
policy. Documentation verifying insurance coverage
is necessary.
In the event that the student’s property is not
covered by an existing insurance policy, the autho-
rized Chicago Booth staff member must request
that the student purchase homeowner’s or renter’s
insurance. The authorized staff member will then
reimburse the student for a portion of the premium—
typically the cost of six months’ insurance ($80). If
the insured property is stolen, and the theft is not a
result of user negligence, the authorized staff mem-
ber will issue a reimbursement to the student for the
amount of the deductible ($250); the student will be
responsible for collecting the remainder from the
insurance company. All thefts must be reported to
the police and copies of police reports provided to
both Chicago Booth and the insurance company.
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If students who have been informed of the
procedures fail to obtain necessary approval and
subsequently use their property for Chicago Booth
activities, Chicago Booth is not responsible for reim-
bursing the replacement cost of the property if sto-
len. The associate dean of the appropriate program
office should review extenuating circumstances.
Each department is responsible for establishing
the approval guidelines and for communicating this
information to the students in their areas.
Students with Disabilities
It is a policy of the University of Chicago to comply
with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended. Students
with disabilities, including learning-related dis-
abilities that might qualify for academic program
accommodation(s), must notify the coordinator of
Disability Services in the university at 773.834.4469.
Appropriate, professional documentation verify-
ing the disability and specifying the recommended
accommodation(s) must be provided to support the
request. Assuming the documentation is current and
complete, the review and decision process may take
up to 10 weeks. Approved accommodation(s) are
implemented by Academic Services in the Full-Time
MBA Program or the Evening MBA and Weekend
MBA Programs Office.
Vendors
Chicago Booth does not permit vendors selling prod-
ucts or services access to Chicago Booth students via
email distribution lists, the online student directory,
the Chicago Booth–printed Facebook, mailfolders,
and/or tables in Harper Center and Gleacher Center.
Vendors may market available products and services
by placing an advertisement in Chicago Business.
Vendors’ use of student lists must be solely for the
purpose of contract and cannot be sold to a third
party.
Vendors interested in targeting students in
the Full-Time MBA Program also may sponsor a
Liquidity Preference Function (LPF) through the
Graduate Business Council. The director of Student
Programs and Events for the Full-Time MBA
Program can provide information on sponsorship.
Videotaping Classes
Chicago Booth does not offer videotaping of classes,
teleconferencing into class, or any other means of
remote communication for real-time student view-
ing or listening. Attendance at, and uninhibited par-
ticipation in classes is an integral part of a Chicago
Booth education. Chicago Booth does not adopt
policies and practices that inhibit free and open par-
ticipation in classes or encourage individuals to be
absent. A student who faces an unavoidable absence
should ask a classmate to audio record (with faculty
permission) or take notes on the lecture on his or
her behalf.
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Appropriate Use of Chicago Campuses
Specific areas within Gleacher and Harper cen-
ters are designated for the exclusive use of Chicago
Booth students, staff, faculty, and guests of the
school’s administration. Examples of these areas are:
Information Technologies/labs, internet stations,
student group study rooms, student lounges, and
quiet study areas. Any use of Chicago Booth cam-
puses not directly related to the academic mission of
the school must be approved by the deans or desig-
nated staff.
Commercial use or the seeking of personal gain
through use of any and all University of Chicago
assets or resources (i.e., equipment, facilities, confi-
dential information, internet access, networks, data-
bases, and email systems) for business not related to
the University of Chicago is not allowed. Students, or
guests of students, who violate the above policies will
be subject to Chicago Booth disciplinary procedures
outlined in the Discipline section.
Appropriate Use of Harper Center
Harper Center is the focal point of Chicago Booth’s
academic and social community and it is to be uti-
lized by Booth students, faculty, and staff to par-
ticipate in the school’s academic and community
programs. Social and nonacademic events held in
Harper Center should support Chicago Booth’s edu-
cational and community aims. Harper Center is not a
substitute for other venues that support social activi-
ties inappropriate for an educational facility such as
bars, clubs, or gambling establishments. The build-
ing hours for Chicago Booth students with authorized
UChicago Cards is Monday – Sunday 6 a.m. until 1
a.m.
Group Study Rooms—Usage Policy
All students registered for a Chicago Booth class
who are matriculated into the Evening MBA,
Executive MBA, Full-Time MBA, PhD, or Weekend
MBA programs can reserve group study rooms in
Booth 455, Gleacher Center and Harper Center.
Group study rooms are reserved online via the MRM
reservation tool through the student Portal or by
going to reserve.ChicagoBooth.edu/mrm8.
A student will have priority access to space in
the building where his or her program is based: for
example, the Full-Time MBA and PhD programs
are based at Harper Center; and Evening MBA,
Executive MBA, and Weekend MBA programs are
based at Booth 455 and Gleacher Center. Priority
access means students can reserve group study
rooms located in their home campus (i.e., Harper
Center for Full-Time MBA and PhD, Booth 455 and
Gleacher Center for Evening MBA, Executive MBA,
and Weekend MBA) up to seven days in advance. All
others can make reservations one day in advance
(i.e., reservations for Friday can be made beginning
midnight on Thursday).
Group study rooms are intended for use by two
or more students and can be reserved in 15-minute
increments, with a maximum reservation time of
three hours for Booth 455 and Gleacher Center group
study rooms and two hours for Harper Center group
study rooms. Consecutive reservations by one stu-
dent are not permitted and a minimum of two hours
between reserved rooms per student is required.
Chicago Booth Business Center
The Chicago Booth Business Center, located in room
Harper Center 108A, is open to all members of the
Booth community from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. The Business Center offers:
n
Walkup service for FedEx and other overnight
delivery providers
n
Mailing supplies and postage for US mail
n
Professional photocopying and binding services
n
Name tent replacement (temporary)
n
A limited variety of office supplies
n
Display poster production
n
Fax service
Usage of Chicago Booth Campuses
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Payment for Business Center services can be
made by providing either a valid Chicago Booth
student group account number or by Chicago Card
(UCID). Funds may be added to the card at an add
value machine (located in the vending machine room
across from the Everett Kovler Café).
Appropriate Use of Hong Kong, London,
and Singapore Campuses
Given the structure of Booth’s Executive MBA
Programs, these campuses are scheduled for dedi-
cated usage. Students have access to common spaces
on nonclass and nonprogram event days. Students
seeking access should reach out at least 24 hours in
advance whenever possible, directly to the program
offices to access approval. Access is available during
normal business hours. Contact either
[email protected] or
[email protected].
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