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Bidding and Registration Dates




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

Summer 2020
BID PHASE 1

May 8 at 9am to

May 11 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)

May 13 at 12pm to

May 14 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

May 15 at 12pm to

May 18 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)

May 20 at 12pm to

May 21 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

May 22 at 12pm to

May 26 at 5pm

Use points to bid on open Evening and/or Weekend seats. No alternate section options.
75% Drop Only (75% bid point refund)

May 27 at 12pm to

May 28 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).
PAY WHAT YOU BID for 10-week, 1st 5-week & 2nd 5-week classes

May 29 at 12pm to

June 1 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, Conditional Drop & 50% Drop Only  (50% bid point refund)

June 8 at 9am to

June 12 at 4:30pm

 

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 Pay What You Bid 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 without any tuition penalty 10-week and 1st 5-Week courses during all Phases up to Monday 8am of Week 2 of quarter and 2nd 5-Week courses up to Monday 8am of Week 7 of the quarter.
 First 1 Bid Point LOTTERY
 
June 12 at 5pm to
June 20 at 11am

 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.
Waitlist Promotion, Conditional Drop & 50% Drop Only  (50% bid point refund) June 20 5pm to
June 22 11:59am
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)
June 22 at 12pm to
June 26 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.
Final Waitlist Promotion & Drop Only 10-week and 1st 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)
June 26 at 5pm to
June 29 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.
PAY WHAT YOU BID for 2nd 5-week classes ONLY
 

July 17 at 12pm to

July 20 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).
1 Bid Point Lottery for Second 5-Week Courses ONLY
(Excludes courses with First Class Mandatory)
July 24 at 9am to
July 29 at 9am
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.
Final Waitlist Promotion & Drop Only 2nd 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)

July 22 at 9am to

August 3 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.
Review the University tuition refund deadlines.
Pass/No Credit Election Begins: May 22 at 12pm

Ends: July 6 at 8am (1st 5-Week Classes)

Ends: July 13 at 8am (10-Week Classes)

Ends: August 10 at 8am (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

June 29 at  8:01am to

August 3 at 8am


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

June 29 at 8:01am to

July 13 at 8am


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

August 3 at 8:01am to

August 10 at 8am


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. 


Fall 2020
BID PHASE 1 July 31 at 9am to
August 3 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) August 5 at 12pm to
August 6 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 August 7 at 12pm to
August 10 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) August 12 at 12pm to
August 13 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
August 14 at 12pm to
August 17 at 5pm
Use points to bid on open Full-time, Evening and/or Weekend seats. No alternate section options.
75% Drop Only (75% bid point refund) August 19 at 12pm to
August 20 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).
PAY WHAT YOU BID for 10-week, 1st 5-week & 2nd 5-week classes August 21 at 12pm to
August 24 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, Conditional Drop & 50% Drop (50% bid point refund)

August 31 at 9am to
September 14 at 8:59am

 

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 Pay What You Bid 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 without any tuition penalty 10-week and 1st 5-Week courses during all Phases up to Monday 8am of Week 2 of quarter and 2nd 5-Week courses up to Monday 8am of Week 7 of the quarter.
First 1 Bid Point LOTTERY (All Classes)
September 14 at 9am to
September 18 at 12pm

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.
Waitlist Promotion, Conditional Drop & 50% Drop Only (50% bid point refund) September 18 at 5pm to September 19 at 11:59am
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)
September 19 at 12pm to
September 25 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.
Final Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop Only 10-week and 1st 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)
September 25 at 5pm to September 28 at 8am
Promotion 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 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 10-week and 1st 5-week courses without any tuition penalty.
Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop only for  2nd 5-week classes (50% bid point refund)
September 25 at 5pm to
October 16 at 11:30am
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 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.
PAY WHAT YOU BID for 2nd 5-week classes ONLY
October 16 at 12pm to
October 19 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).
1 Bid Point Lottery for Second 5-Week Courses ONLY
(Excludes courses with First Class Mandatory)
October 22 at 5pm to
October 28 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.
Final Waitlist Promotion & 50% Drop Only 2nd 5-week classes (50% bid point refund) October 21 at 9am to 
November 2 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.
Review the University tuition refund deadlines.
Pass/No Credit Election Begins: August 14 at 12pm

Ends: October 5 at 8am (1st 5-Week Classes)

Ends: October 12 at 8am (10-Week Classes)

Ends: November 2 at 8am (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

September 28 at 8:01am to November 2 at 8am
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

September 28 at 8:01am
October 12 at 8am
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

November 2 at 8:01am to November 16 at 8am
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.