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Faculty Registration Override Information for Students

Your instructors can now override course restrictions via the Faculty Registration Override online just as they have always done via the Special Registration Form.

Certain schools and colleges, such as the School of Business and the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, may not allow instructors to override particular restrictions, e.g. pre-requisite and college restrictions. Please check with your department for specific override protocol before contacting your instructor regarding an override.

Before the term begins

Participating instructors/departments may override the following restrictions:

  • pre-requisites
  • co-requisites
  • class/level/major restrictions
  • student attributes
  • departmental approval
  • time conflicts
  • 'Override All' to override all of these restrictions at once

Note: your instructor will not be able to override class capacity before the term begins. If you are on the waitlist, and the term hasn't started, you must wait for the automated waitlist process to offer you an available space in the class before you will be able to register.

After the term begins (weeks 1-2)

Participating instructors/departments may override the following restrictions:

  • pre-requisites
  • co-requisites
  • class/level/major restrictions
  • student attributes
  • departmental approval
  • time conflicts
  • class capacity (full or waitlisted classes)
  • 'Override All' to override all of these restrictions at once

Note: after the term has begun, 'Override All' will override all course restrictions and will also override class capacity

Don't forget to register for the course

When your instructor overrides a restriction or class capacity for you it does not mean you are registered. You must still log on to myPSU and register for the course.

Faculty Registration Override or Departmental Approval

Although the Faculty Registration Override does include an override of the Departmental Approval restriction, some departments may still require departmental approval and stamp before you will be able to register. Please contact the academic department of your course if your instructor is unable to provide the override you need. You may still need to submit a signed and/or stamped Special Registration Form in order to register.

Overrides are CRN Specific

Your instructor is able to override restrictions by CRN only. This means you will only be able to register for the particular section your instructor has authorized. Other sections will still have have restrictions if you attempt to register.

Special Registration Form

The Office of the Registrar will continue accepting Special Registration Forms as a way to register for classes during the add period.

Adding from the Waitlist

If you are currently on the waitlist and have received a Faculty Override from your instructor, you must register for the course via myPSU. Under Add/Drop Courses, you must first drop from the waitlist by selecting "Drop Waitlist", then re-add the course by selecting "Reinstate Course" from the drop-down menu in the Action Field.