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Override Policy

An override is a special clearance that grants students the ability to register for an Honor College class that has already reached its stated capacity. The Honors College strives to maintain small class sizes so overrides into Honors sections, particularly for non-honors students, are rare. Only the Honors College can grant overrides to Honors College classes. Overrides will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

However, in unusual circumstances, overrides are granted for compelling reasons. These reasons may include a) you need a specific honors 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 would really like 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 very strict about class size.

Both honors and non-honors students wishing to enroll in an Honors College class that no longer has seats available may complete this form.

For Fall 2019, Honors Overrides will be considered beginning Aug. 15. The deadline to submit a Fall Override Request is midnight on Aug. 26.

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