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Bidding and Registration Dates


Fall 2018

Bidding Phase I Begins: July 20 at 12:00pm

Ends: July 23 at 5:00pm
 Use points to bid on sections allocated to your home program. (Evening students: section 40s, 50s, 60s, 80s; 90s; Weekend students: sections 40s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 90s;)
100% Drop Only  Begins: July 25 at 9:00am

Ends: July 26 at 5:00pm
 Drop any enrollments or waitlists secured in Bidding Phase I for a full-refund of bid points for use in Bidding Phase II
Bidding Phase II Begins: July 27 at 9:00am

Ends: July 30 at 5:00pm
 Same rules as Bidding Phase I apply
100% Drop Only  Begins: August 1 at 9:00am

Ends: August 2 at 5:00pm
 Drop any enrollments or waitlists secured in Bidding Phase I or II for a full-refund of bid points for use in a future bidding phase
Add/Drop I (75% point refund)
*Add to Waitlist begins
Begins: August 6 at 8:00am

Ends: August 24 at 5:00pm
  • Add a section originally allocated to another Chicago campus program
  • Elect Pass/No Credit status for an enrolled class
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotion
  • Drop any enrollment for a 75% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself on the waitlist for fully subscribed classes after anyone who secured a waitlist position during bidding
Add/Drop II (75% point refund) Begins: September 13 at 8:00am 

Ends:  September 24 at 7:59am 
  •  Add a section originally allocated to Full-time students (section 30s)
  • Drop any enrollment for a 75% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed sections, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
  • Set Pass/No Credit status for enrolled classes
Add/Drop III (50% point refund)
*For First 5 week and 10 week courses only
Begins: September 24 at 8:00am

Ends: October 1 at 8:00am
  • Last chance to drop without a W appearing on transcript
  • MUST attend any enrolled/waitlist course with a First Class Mandatory Attendance Policy
  • Drop any enrollment for a 50% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed classes, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
 Add/Drop III (50% point refund)
*For Second 5 Week courses only
 Begins: September 24 at 8:00am

Ends: November 5 at 8:00am
  • Last chance to drop without a W appearing on transcript 
  • MUST attend any enrolled/waitlist course with a First Class Mandatory Attendance Policy
  • Drop any enrollment for a 50% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed classes, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
Drop deadlines for tuition refund Click here  
 Pass/No Credit Election Begins: August 6 at 8:00am

  • Ends: October 8 at 8:00am        (First 5 Week Courses)
  • Ends: October 15 at 8:00am        (10 Week Courses)
  • Ends: November 12 at 8:00am   (Second 5 Week Courses)
To elect the P/NC option, log in to to the Pass/No Credit System using your NetID and password.


Withdrawal Period for 10-week classes

Begins: October 1 at 8:01am

Ends: November 5 at 8:00am
 During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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 

Begins: October 1 at 8:01am

Ends: October 15 at 8:00am
During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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 
Begins: November 5 at 8:01am

Ends: November 19 at 8:00am
 During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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. 




Winter 2019


Bidding Phase I Begins: November 2 at 9:00am

Ends: November 5 at 5:00pm
 Use points to bid on sections allocated to your home program. (Evening students: section 40s, 50s, 60s, 80s; 90s; Weekend students: sections 40s, 50s, 70s, 80s, 90s;)
100% Drop Only  Begins: November 7 at 9:00am

Ends: November 8 at 5:00pm
 Drop any enrollments or waitlists secured in Bidding Phase I for a full-refund of bid points for use in Bidding Phase II
Bidding Phase II Begins: November 9 at 9:00am

Ends: November 12 at 5:00pm
 Same rules as Bidding Phase I apply
100% Drop Only  Begins: November 14 at 9:00am

Ends: November 15 at 5:00pm
 Drop any enrollments or waitlists secured in Bidding Phase I or II for a full-refund of bid points for use in a future bidding phase
Add/Drop I (75% point refund)
*Add to Waitlist begins
Begins: November 26 at 8:00am

Ends: December 6 at 5:00pm
  • Add a section originally allocated to another Chicago campus program
  • Elect Pass/No Credit status for an enrolled class
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotion
  • Drop any enrollment for a 75% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself on the waitlist for fully subscribed classes after anyone who secured a waitlist position during bidding
Add/Drop II (75% point refund) Begins: December 10 at 8:00am 

Ends: January 7 at 7:59am 
  •  Add a section originally allocated to Full-time students (section 30s)
  • Drop any enrollment for a 75% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed sections, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
  • Set Pass/No Credit status for enrolled classes
Add/Drop III (50% point refund)
*For First 5 week and 10 week courses only
Begins: January 7 at 8:00am

Ends: January 14 at 8:00am
  • Last chance to drop without a W appearing on transcript
  • MUST attend any enrolled/waitlist course with a First Class Mandatory Attendance Policy
  • Drop any enrollment for a 50% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed classes, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
 Add/Drop III (50% point refund)
*For Second 5 Week courses only
 Begins: January 7 at 8:00am

Ends: February 18 at 8:00am
  • Last chance to drop without a W appearing on transcript 
  • MUST attend any enrolled/waitlist course with a First Class Mandatory Attendance Policy
  • Drop any enrollment for a 50% refund of bid points
  • Add a class with open seats to your schedule
  • Place yourself to the waitlist for fully-subscribed classes, including those originally allocated to Full-time students
  • Set Conditional Drops to ensure waitlist promotions
Drop deadlines for tuition refund Click here  
 Pass/No Credit Election Begins: November 26 at 8:00am

  • Ends: January 21 at 8:00am        (First 5 Week Courses)
  • Ends: January 28 at 8:00am          (10 Week Courses)
  • Ends: February 25 at 8:00am   (Second 5 Week Courses)
To elect the P/NC option, log in to to the Pass/No Credit System using your NetID and password.


Withdrawal Period for 10-week classes

Begins: January 14 at 8:01am

Ends: February 18 at 8:00am
 During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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 

Begins: January 14 at 8:01am

Ends: January 28 at 8:00am
During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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 
Begins: February 18 at 8:01am

Ends: March 4 at 8:00am
 During the Withdrawal period, students may continue to drop unwanted course positions.  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: Novermber 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: Novermber 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