Override Request Policy and Procedure

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Policy for Requesting Overrides for Full or Closed Courses

This policy information and the following procedure and online form is for requesting admission to a FULL or CLOSED course.  Course instructors in the Department of Mathematics do not provide overrides for full or closed courses.  If the only section of a course that will work in your schedule for the upcoming semester is full or closed, please read the following information thoroughly as the Math Department wants to help you enroll in a Math course for the upcoming semester.  However, the Department of Mathematics will not approve course override requests if there are still open course sections at other times unless it is impossible for you to fit an open section into your current schedule.  Once all available seats have been given out, you will need to work with your academic advisor to create an alternative course plan.  If you are submitting a request for an override just to have a more preferred schedule for the upcoming semester, your request will be given the lowest priority for approval.

The MATH/STAT 380: Statistics and Applications course is taught and administered by the Department of Statistics, so the Department of Mathematics cannot help you enroll in this course nor give you a permission code to enroll in the course.  The Department of Statistics has their own override request form, which is available here:  https://statistics.unl.edu/override-request-form.

Course Prerequisite Issues:  If you are unable to enroll in your desired Math course due to not meeting the prerequisites, you should contact your academic advisor about whether you are enrolling in the proper Math course.  If both you and your advisor are sure that you meet the course prerequisites, please contact Doug Pellatz in the Math Department instead of completing this form.  If you lack the prerequisites to enroll in the closed course on your request form, your request will be denied.  For more information about the Math Department’s prerequisite policy, please see https://www.math.unl.edu/resources/undergraduate/mpe.

If you have additional questions about the above policy, please contact Doug Pellatz at dpellatz@unl.edu or 402-472-4319.  You can also schedule an appointment with Doug or view Doug’s walk-in advising hours through MyPlan to meet with him in 203 Avery Hall.

Procedure for Requesting Overrides for and Enrolling in Full or Closed Courses

Here are the steps to request permission to enter a full or closed Math course:

  1. Fill out the online form on the next page after you have read all of the instructions and the above policy information.  Make sure that you have provided all of the required information or your request may not be approved.
  1. Submissions will be received and reviewed by Doug Pellatz, the assigned advisor for Mathematics.  You will also receive an email with the information that you entered on the online form to confirm that your request was submitted.  A decision on your request will be made in 2 business days unless additional information is needed to either approve or deny your request.
  1. If your request is approved, you will be given a permission code by email that will allow you to enroll in the closed course on MyRed.  Using the permission code, enroll in the course on MyRed.  Documentation about how to use permission codes and enroll in classes on MyRed is available here:  https://www.unl.edu/about_myred/node/1/.
  1. If your request is denied, you will receive a notification by email that provides an appropriate explanation.

You are solely responsible for enrolling in a course on MyRed if given permission.  Your permission code will only work once for the specific lecture and recitation (if applicable) that you requested.  If you drop the course after using the permission code, you will not be able to re-enroll.  If there is a hold on your account, a permission code will not help you enroll.  It is the Department of Mathematics recommendation that you do not wait for your override request to be reviewed once submitted.  You should continue to review possible course sections on MyRed as your fellow students will continue to add and drop courses which may result in open course sections that were previously closed.

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