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Course Overrides for Honors Students

The Honors College will accept override requests for fall 2024 courses from August 12 - 22, 2024. 
The deadline to apply for an override for fall 2024 courses is August 22, 2024.

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 classesInstructors 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 canceled 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 (e.g. the class you wish to take 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, 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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