Course Authorization Instructions

Course Authorizations, also known as course overrides, permit registration in courses that the student would otherwise be restricted from registering for during the registration process.

Common Course Authorizations include Overload/Capacity Override, which allows the student to register for a course that has reached the maximum seat limit, and Co-requisite/Prerequisite Override, which allows registration in courses where the condition has not been met.

Using the course program or course prefix and number (i.e., ACCT, BIOL, MSLC, CULF 1320, etc.), locate the program or school you must contact for authorization. Name, ID number and CRN (course reference number) are required when requesting authorization.

The Overload Request form for Fall 2018 will open August 1, 2018. This request is used by Traditional Undergraduate students only. Graduate and New College students will need to contact their school of study for information about course overloads.

Wait List Information

When a course reaches capacity, students are able to place themselves on the waitlist if they meet all prerequisites and requirements for the course, and waitlist space is available. View instructions on how to place yourself on the waitlist.

Waitlisting is a first come, first served process and does not guarantee a seat in the course. Students should select an alternate course if they are unable to register for the waitlisted course.

If a seat becomes available, the student will receive an email notification with a 24-hour limit to return to the add/drop screen and register. Failure to register within the 24-hour window will result in the student being dropped from the waitlist and the seat being offered to the next student in line.

Note: some waitlists may be restricted to a specific population (ex: majors only) and are not available to everyone.

View wait list period dates. Please refer to the accordions above for contact information for waitlists and overloads.