Overrides

Overrides are authorized permission to enroll in a class under special circumstances. An override could be given, for example, for access to a locked section of a class. If you have not completed the prerequisite course(s), you are not likely to receive an override. 

An override only reserves a space for you. It does not enroll you in the course. Once you have been told that your override has been processed, you must go to Schedule of Courses and add the course to your schedule. 

Overrides for IBIO 341: Fundamental Genetics

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis using MSU's Schedule of Courses.

Enroll ASAP at your assigned enrollment time/date to be sure you get a seat. Find your time/date in STUINFO or Schedule of Courses.

Once the course is full, follow these steps:

  1. Do not contact the professor or the department main office for an override. If you contact the Integrative Biology Department, the Integrative Biology staff will direct you to these same steps.
  2. Keep looking for a seat on Schedule of Courses. Enrollment in this class changes a lot, especially the week before classes start and the first week of classes). If you are on the system when someone else drops the class, you can get that seat.
  3. Add your name to the IBIO 341: Fundamental Genetics Electronic Override Request List.

Override Procedure for Other IBIO Classes:

Keep trying to get a seat on Schedule of Courses. Enrollment in this class changes a lot, especially the week before classes start and the first week of classes). If you are on the system when someone else drops the class, you can get that seat.

Only the instructor/professor can give you permission for an override. Find the instructor's name in Schedule of Courses. Contact the instructor/professor directly via email to discuss an override. Do not call. The professor's e-mail address can be acquired using MSU People Search.

For some IBIO courses, the instructor/professor is not listed yet. You will have to wait until an instructor/professor is listed in Schedule of Courses. Then contact the instructor/professor directly. The Integrative Biology Department Office will not have this information any sooner than Schedule of Courses. As soon as an instructor/professor is identified for that course or section, it will be posted in the Schedule of Courses. Then contact the professor via email to ask whether you can be given an override. Do not call.

Note: If a laboratory class is full, the instructor/professor may not be able to add you. There are very limited spaces and a finite amount of equipment. You can ask the instructor/professor if there is a waiting list and if you could be added to it.

Override Procedure for Non-IBIO Courses:

Keep trying to get a seat on Schedule of Courses. Enrollment in this class changes a lot, especially the week before classes start and the first week of classes). If you are on the system when someone else drops the class, you can get that seat.

Overrides must be requested directly from the department offering the course (For example, for a CEM class go to the CEM department, for a PHY class go to the PHY department, etc.) 

First, check the department's website to see if the override policy is listed there. 

If the policy is not listed online, you may need to go to that office in person. The department may have a slip of paper you need to have signed by the professor, or it may have you talk to the professor directly.  That department will then process the override for you.

Note: If a laboratory class is full, the instructor/professor may not be able to add you. There are very limited spaces and a finite amount of equipment. You can ask the instructor/professor if there is a waiting list and if you could be added to it.