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Course Overrides for Non-Honors Students

THE HONORS COLLEGE WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING OVERRIDE REQUESTS FOR SPRING 2023 COURSES ON JANUARY 4, 2023. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR AN OVERRIDE IS JANUARY 12, 2023.

Honors College Override Policy

An override is a special clearance that grants a non-Honors student the ability to register for an Honors College class if there are available seats in the course.

Overrides for non-Honors students are NOT available in classes that are at 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.  

Instructors of record, Major Academic Advisors, College Departments, etc. may not grant overrides for Honors College courses. 

Special Notes:

  • Non-Honors students who receive an override typically have a high UofSC GPA (3.5 or higher) and have demonstrated mastery in the subject matter of the course requested.  
  • Overrides are considered on a case-by-case basis. If an override is granted, an email will be sent notifying you 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.
  • Certain honors courses are designed differently (ex. PHYS 211 and PHYS 211L) and must be taken together. The non-honors sections are designed differently and are not complimentary to the Honors sections. If you are requesting an override for a course with a corresponding required lab, please submit an override for each course (lecture and lab) in order for your request to be considered.
 

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