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Override Request Form


For HONORS STUDENTS: The override form will be available on this web page beginning August 9, 2021.

For NON-HONORS STUDENTS: The override form will be available beginning August 16, 2021.

Overrides will not be accepted after midnight on August 24, 2021.

Special Notes:

For Non-Honors students: Overrides into Honors sections for non-Honors students are rare and can only be granted by the Honors College.  Non-Honors students who do receive an override typically have a high UofSC GPA and have demonstrated mastery in the subject matter of the course requested.

For Honors students: If you are an Honors 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 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, 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.

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