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Grade Non-Disclosure Policy:

Note: This policy was adopted by students on October 6, 2000. It is not a policy of Chicago Booth or the University of Chicago. This information is provided to recruiters so they are aware of the policy.

For Campus MBA and IMBA Students Only:

  1. Students are not to disclose their Chicago Booth grades / Chicago Booth GPA on any written media (i.e. Resumes, Cover Letters, e-mails) to any potential employer.
  2. Students are not to verbally or in any other way disclose their Chicago Booth grades / Chicago Booth GPA to any potential employer (i.e. on campus, off campus, business, law firm) during on-campus and/or off-campus interviews (including informational interviews).
  3. Students are not to disclose Dean’s List, as detailed in points 1 and 2 above, during MBA internship recruiting.
  4. Students may disclose undergraduate grades/GPA, other graduate school grades/GPA (including other University of Chicago graduate programs) and GMAT scores.
  5. Students may disclose academic honors earned as an undergraduate or as a student of another graduate school (including other University of Chicago graduate programs).
  6. Students may disclose Dean’s List and other academic honors earned at Chicago Booth for full-time recruiting only.
  7. Students may disclose their Chicago Booth grades / Chicago Booth GPA in applications for other academic programs.
  8. Upon accepting a full-time offer, students may release their Chicago Booth grades / Chicago Booth GPA to their future employers.
  9. Upon graduation, alumni may release their Chicago Booth grades / Chicago Booth GPA.

Procedure:

Policy enactment for all subsequent years:

  • The disclosure policy decided on in the previous academic year will be the status quo policy for the incoming class.
  • For a vote on the disclosure policy to arise, subsequent classes will be entitled to sign an online petition with their Chicago Booth Ids. 25% of the incoming class must sign the petition to force a vote.
  • If the required signatures are presented to the GBC by the required date, then the GBC will take appropriate measures to ensure that first year students are informed about the policy and its implications. The GBC will also administer the vote.
  • For any new disclosure policy to be enacted:
    • Only first year (incoming) Full Time MBA and IMBA students will vote on this policy.
    • A minimum of 75% of the incoming Full Time MBA and IMBA students must cast a vote.
    • Of those voting, 2/3 must vote for the new policy in order for it to be enacted.
    • If the new policy is enacted, it will be effective immediately after the ballots have been counted.
    • This new policy will then be the status quo policy that will be applied to the future incoming class.
  • The new disclosure policy will not affect the disclosure policy decided on by previous classes.
 
   
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