1. Override requests will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to students who are required to take the course in order to graduate in a timely manner.
  2. You should only request an override if you will have completed the prerequisites before taking the class. CSE does not allow students to override the prerequisite requirements under any circumstances.
    • If you have met the prerequisite for a course in another way (e.g., you are transferring in the prerequisite from another institution, you took an MSU course that is equivalent to the prerequisite), you must indicate that information in the override request form.
  3. You should only request an override if a course is not yet full to the room capacity.
  4. The CSE Department will do its best to accommodate every request, but limited resources may prevent us from granting an override. If denied an override, you should talk to your academic advisor about alternative course options.
  5. CSE overrides are reviewed biweekly. It may take up to three weeks for you to receive a response regarding your override request.
  6. If you have major concerns, please send an email to one of the following parties with the subject “Override Request for CSE xxx”:
    - CSE 200-to-400-level courses (except 498) - Lindsay Naylor (naylorli@egr.msu.edu) and Evelyn Grace (graceeve@egr.msu.edu)
    - CSE 498 – Titun Maiti – titun@egr.msu.edu
    - CSE 102 – Dr. Charles Owen – cbowen@cse.msu.edu

Override Request Deadlines

Enrollment Limit Overrides (if you are requesting space in a course)

  • Fall Semester CSE courses
    - Submit requests before the end of May
  • Spring Semester CSE courses
    - Submit requests before the end of the Fall Semester
  • Summer Semester CSE courses
    - Submit requests before the end of the Spring Semester

Prerequisite Overrides (if you are expecting to meet course prerequisites in another way, and you want to be able to enroll in a CSE course on your April enrollment date)

  • CSE counses for the next Academic Year
    - Submit requests before the third week of March

Online Override Application

Online override application form