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Bidding and Registration Dates





Spring 2020
BID PHASE 1

February 14 at 9am to

February 17 at 5pm

Use points to bid on sections allocated to your home program (Evening students: sections 40s (Evanston), 50s (Evanston), 60s, 80s, 90s; Weekend Students: sections 40s (Evanston), 50s (Evanston), 70s, 80s, 90s).

Alternate section options include same time, same professor, or any section.

100% Drop Only (100% bid point refund)

February 19 at 12pm to

February 20 at 5pm

Drop any enrollments secured in Bidding Phase 1 for a 100% refund of bid points for use in Bidding Phase 2
BID PHASE 2

February 21 at 12pm to

February 24 at 5pm

Use points to bid on open Evening and/or Weekend seats.

Alternate section options include same time, same professor, or any section
100% Drop Only (100% bid point refund)

February 26 at 12pm to

February 27 at 5pm

Drop any enrollments (from Phase 1 or Phase 2) for a 100% refund of bid points for use in Phase 3.
BID PHASE 3
 

February 28 at 12pm to

March 2 at 5pm

 
Use points to bid on open seats in any program (Full-Time, Evening, or Weekend). No alternate section options.
75% Drop Only (75% bid point refund)

March 4 at 12pm to

March 5 at 5pm

Drop any enrollments (from Phase 1, 2 or 3) for a 75% refund of bid points for use in Phase 4 (Bid to Waitlist).
BID TO WAITLIST for 10-week, 1st 5-week & 2nd 5-week classes

March 6 at 12pm to

March 9 at 5pm

Use points to bid for a Waitlist position for all courses (except core courses not on your home campus and a few excluded electives).
Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop Only 10-week & 1st 5-week (50% bid point refund)

March 16 at 9am to

April 13 at 8am


Promotions from Waitlists automatically happen when a seat becomes available (the system will skip over a student who has not set a conditional drop when promotion would result in exceeding the credit maximum).

Dropping an enrolled seat from a previous phase during the Bid to Waitlist Drop Phase results in 50% refund of bid points.

Students who are promoted from the waitlist are charged the points they bid for the waitlist position.

Drops from a Waitlist (or no promotion in to class by end of Week 1) result in 100% refund of bid points.

E&W students may drop courses during all Phases (up to Monday 8am of Week 2 of quarter) without any tuition penalty.
Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop Only 2nd 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)

March 16 at 9am to

April 24 at 9am

Promotions from Waitlists automatically happen when a seat becomes available (the system will skip over a student who has not set a conditional drop when promotion would result in exceeding the credit maximum).

Dropping an enrolled seat from a previous phase during the Bid to Waitlist Drop Phase results in 50% refund of bid points.

Students who are promoted from the Waitlist are charged the points they bid for the Waitlist position.

Drops from a Waitlist (or no promotion in to class by end of Week 1) result in 100% refund of bid points.

E&W students may drop 2nd 5-week courses during all Phases (up to Monday 8am of Week 7 of quarter) without any tuition penalty.
BID TO WAITLIST for 2nd 5-week classes ONLY

April 24 at 12pm to

April 27 at 5pm

Last opportunity to use points to bid for a Waitlist position for 2nd 5-week courses (except core courses not on your home campus and a few excluded electives).
Final Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop Only 2nd 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)

April 29 at 9am to

May 11 at 8am

Promotion from 2nd 5-week class Waitlists automatically happen when a seat becomes available (the system will skip over a student who has not set a conditional drop when promotion would result in exceeding the credit maximum).

Dropping an enrolled seat from a previous phase during the Bid to Waitlist Drop Phase results in 50% refund of bid points.

Students who are promoted from the waitlist are charged the points they bid for the Waitlist position.

Drops from a Waitlist (or no promotion in to class by end of Week 1) result in 100% refund of bid points. 

E&W students may drop 2nd 5-week courses during all Phases (up to Monday 8am of Week 7 of quarter) without any tuition penalty.
     
First 1 Bid Point Lottery
March 24 at 9am to
April 3 at 9am
Enter lottery by placing 1 bid point on any course (including those with First Class Mandatory).

Bids may be placed on classes at full capacity, as seats may open before the lottery ends.

No waitlists created.
Drop, Waitlist Promotion & Set Conditional Drop April 3 12 pm to
April 4 11:30am
Continue to drop any enrollments for a 50% refund of bid points.

Waitlist promotions will be enabled.

Set conditional drops to ensure waitlist promotion if you are at or near your credit maximum.
Second 1 Bid Point Lottery 
(Excludes courses with First Class Mandatory)
April 4 at 12pm to
April 10 at 12pm
Enter lottery by placing 1 bid point on any course (excluding those with First Class Mandatory).

Bids may be placed on classes at full capacity, as seats may open before the lottery ends.

No waitlists created.
  Review the University tuition refund deadlines.
 Pass/No Credit Election Begins: February 28 at 12:00pm

Ends: April 24 at 9:30pm    (1st 5-Week Classes)     

Ends: May 22 at 9:30pm (10-Week Classes)

Ends: May 22 at 9:30pm     (2nd 5-Week Classes)

To elect the P/NC grading option, log into the Pass/No Credit System using your NetID and password.
Withdrawal Period for 10-week classes 

April 24 5:01pm to

May 29 at 5:00pm


During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted 10-week courses. 

A drop during the Withdrawal period will be noted on your transcript with a W. The W is a GPA-neutral record notation that simply indicates the timing of the course drop.
Withdrawal Period for First 5-week classes 

April 24 at 5:01pm to

April 27 at 8:00am


During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted 1st 5-week courses. 

A drop during the Withdrawal period will be noted on your transcript with a W. The W is a GPA-neutral record notation that simply indicates the timing of the course drop.
Withdrawal Period for Second 5-week classes 

May 11 at 8:01am to

May 25 at 8:00am


During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted 2nd 5-week courses. 

A drop during the Withdrawal period will be noted on your transcript with a W. The W is a GPA-neutral record notation that simply indicates the timing of the course drop.

For all other academic dates, please visit the academic calendar here.

NOTE: Weekend students (not in the Accelerated Option) are manually enrolled for courses in their first year and thus do not bid until their second year in the program. 

Bidding Phase I Begins: November 6 at 9:00am

Ends: November 9 at 5:00pm
100% Drop Only Phase Begins: November 11 at 9:00am

Ends: November 12 at 5:00pm
Bidding Phase II Begins: November 13 at 9:00am

Ends: November 16 at 5:00pm
100% Drop Only Phase


Begins: November 18 at 9:00am

Ends: November 19 at 5:00pm
Bid to Waitlist Phase



Begins: November 20 at 9:00am

Ends: November 23 at 5:00pm

Add/Drop I (75% point refund) Begins: November 30 at 8:00am

Ends: December 4 at 5:00pm
Add/Drop II (75% point refund) Begins: December 14 at 8:00am

Ends: January 4 at 7:59am 
Add/Drop III (50% point refund) Begins: January 4 at 8:00am

Ends: January 10 at 11:59pm
Drop deadlines for tuition refund Click here
Drop deadline for 10-week classes without academic penalty

January 29
Drop deadline for 5-week "A" classes without academic penalty January 15
Drop deadline for 5-week "B" classes without academic penalty

February 19
Bidding Phase I Begins: November 6 at 9:00am

Ends: November 9 at 5:00pm
100% Drop Only Phase Begins: November 11 at 9:00am

Ends: November 12 at 5:00pm
Bidding Phase II Begins: November 13 at 9:00am

Ends: November 16 at 5:00pm
100% Drop Only Phase


Begins: November 18 at 9:00am

Ends: November 19 at 5:00pm
Bid to Waitlist Phase



Begins: November 20 at 9:00am

Ends: November 23 at 5:00pm

Add/Drop I (75% point refund) Begins: November 30 at 8:00am

Ends: December 4 at 5:00pm
Add/Drop II (75% point refund) Begins: December 14 at 8:00am

Ends: January 4 at 7:59am 
Add/Drop III (50% point refund) Begins: January 4 at 8:00am

Ends: January 10 at 11:59pm
Drop deadlines for tuition refund Click here
Drop deadline for 10-week classes without academic penalty

January 29
Drop deadline for 5-week "A" classes without academic penalty January 15
Drop deadline for 5-week "B" classes without academic penalty

February 19



before the start of the 2nd class