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Course Overrides for Honors Students


Special Notes:

If you are an Honors College student and have an immediate need regarding your Fall 2021 schedule, please connect with your Honors advisor. 

Honors College Override Policy

An override is a special clearance that grants Honors students the ability to register for an Honors College class that has already reached its stated capacity. The Honors College strives to maintain small class sizes so overrides into Honors sections are rare. Only the Honors College can grant overrides to Honors College classes.  
Instructors of record, Major Academic Advisors, College Departments etc. may not grant overrides for Honors College courses.   
Overrides will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are granted for compelling reasons. These reasons may include a) you need a specific Honors College course immediately to progress toward graduation with Honors, or b) a class has been cancelled or changed. 
Reasons for an override that are not compelling include a) you want to take the course because you love the instructor or b) the course fits particularly well with your schedule. 
There are times that even a compelling reason for an override does not result in an override, for example, the class is at capacity according to the fire code or because the academic unit is strict about class size. 
If an override is granted, an email will be sent notifying you as such and you will have a limited time to respond (usually 24 hours). Please check your email and respond promptly so you may be registered for the requested course in a timely manner. Failure to respond by the time specified may result in the override not being granted.  


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