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Terms of Agreement

Upon logging in to BOSS, students will be presented with a policy statement which requires acknowledgement of their responsibilities in clearing all account holds related to enrollment and registration at the University. You must read and agree to the conditions presented before you can register for classes.

Schedule Changes

Please be aware that courses may be canceled at the discretion of the Dean's Office. All schedules may be subject to change.

MBA Course Registration Schedule

Incoming MBAs: New to BOSS? Check out this overview. 

*Full-time MBA students enrolled in EMBA courses must abide by EMBA course deadlines, listed at the bottom of this page.

MBA Fall 2019 Course Registration Schedule

round DATE BEGINS date ends
Withdraw: A-Term & Full-Term Courses Tue, September 10, 10:01am (EST) Tue, September 24, 4:00pm (EST)
B-Term Add/Drop Round Tue, October 22, 10:00am (EST) Wed, October 30, 10:00am (EST)
Withdraw: B-Term Courses Wed, October 30, 10:01am (EST) Wed, November 13, 4:00pm (EST)

MBA Spring 2020 Course Registration Schedule

round date begins date ends
Bidding Round 1 (Second Year Students Only) Thur, November 7, 10:00am (EST) Mon, November 11, 4:00pm (EST)
Bidding Round 2 (All Students) Thur, November 14, 10:00am (EST) Mon, November 18, 4:00pm (EST)
Bidding Round 3 (All Students) Thur, November 21, 10:00am (EST) Mon, November 25, 4:00pm (EST)
Drop for Refund Round Mon, December 2, 10:00am (EST) Tue, December 3, 4:00pm (EST)
Waitlist Round Thur, December 5, 10:00am (EST)

Mon, December 9, 4:00pm (EST)

Add/Drop Round Thur, December 19, 10:00am (EST)

Full Block Week 1 Courses: Mon, January 13, 6:00pm (EST)

Full Block Week 2 Courses: Tue, January 21, 6:00pm (EST)

TWR  Half Block Week Courses: Tue, January 21, 1:00pm (EST)

RFS Half Block Week Courses: Thur, January 23, 6:00pm (EST)

A-Term & Full-Term Courses: Mon, February 3, 10:00am (EST)

Withdraw: A-Term & Full-Term Courses Mon, February 3, 10:00am (EST) Mon, February 17, 10:00am (EST)
B-Term Add/Drop Round Mon, March 23, 10:00am (EST) Fri, March 27, 4:00pm (EST)
Withdraw: B-Term Courses Fri, March 27, 4:00pm (EST) Fri, April 10, 4:00pm (EST)

EMBA Spring 2020 Bidding Schedule

Round Start Date End Date Notes

Info Poll

October 9

October 15

Round 1

November 7, 10AM EST

November 14, 4PM EST

Round 2

November 19, 10AM EST

November 26, 4PM EST

Dropping of courses allowed throughout Round 2

Waitlist Round

December 4, 10AM EST

December 11, 4PM EST

Waitlist results will be available during Add/Drop round

EMBA Add/Drop Round

December 18, 10AM EST


January 16, 4PM EST


Add/Drop results are posted in real time

Please note, withdrawing from a full-term course after add/drop ends will result in a "W" on the transcript. The deadline to withdraw from full term courses with a "W" on the transcript is Wednesday, February 12. The "W" deadline for half term courses and block weeks will vary.