Forms and Overrides

We academic advisors don’t handle overrides, but some individual departments use override request forms to streamline student requests. We’ve compiled them below.

Override Reference Guide

For a guide to each department’s override policies, see the table below.

Department

Override Process

Agricultural Science

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting. Include name, major, class (year at Truman), expected graduation date, type of override being requested, reason for wishing to take this class (e.g. major requirement, for my learning plan, as an elective because of interest in vet school, etc.), and any other explanatory information about your request.

Biology

Students should use waitlists.  If the student has an exceptional need, student can contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they want.

Business/Accounting

Student fills out this form. This is for exceptional needs only. If a student does not have an exceptional need, the student should plan on taking this course a different semester.

Chemistry

Student should use waitlists. If they have an exceptional need, they may also fill out this form.

Classical & Modern Languages (CML)

If the student has an exceptional need, student should contact the department chair (Dr. Danion Doman: ddoman@truman.edu)

Communication

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting.

Communication Disorders

Student should contact the department chair (Dr. Amy Teten: ateten@truman.edu)

Computer Science

Student fills out this form. This is for exceptional needs only. If a student does not have an exceptional need, the student should use the waitlist process.

Economics

The economics department generally handles overrides at the level of the faculty member, especially for capacity overrides.  Some prerequisite overrides may need the involvement of the chair, as those can be trickier.  First year student written explanations as to why they MUST have particular classes/sections in particular semesters are rarely compelling, except possibly for our majors.  For non-majors there are really not legitimate needs to get into pretty much any of our courses urgently for first year students.

English

Students should use waitlists.  If a student has an exceptional need (graduating and needs a seat) he or she should contact the Department Chair.

Health & Exercise Science

Student should get on the waitlist for the course they are wanting. If they have an exceptional need, they may also fill out this form.

History

Students should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting (email is fine). They will need to provide information regarding why they need this course in particular, why this semester (unless it is a topics course that is not often offered). If the course is major restricted, the student will need to wait until after freshman registration to see if seats are available, and we will not routinely allow nonmajors and nonminors into HIST 211/212/313/314.  History majors should complete HST 211 and 212 in their first year – if sections are full, advise them to contact professor for a capacity override.

Justice Systems

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting.

Math

Student fills out this form. This is for exceptional needs only. If a student does not have an exceptional need, the student should use the waitlist process.

Music

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting.

Nursing

NU 185 – no overrides

NU 250 or 310 – student should contact the instructor of record for the course.

Philosophy/Religion

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting.

Physics

Physics leaves capacity and prereq overrides in the hands of the individual teachers. Students should approach the individual professors of the classes they want.

Political Science and International Relations

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting.

Psychology

No overrides for first & second year students.

Juniors & seniors should contact the department chair (Dr. Robert Tigner: rtigner@truman.edu)

Society & Environment

Student should contact the specific faculty member who is the instructor of record for the course they are wanting. If they do not get a response, they may contact the department chair (Dr. Amber Johnson: ajohnson@truman.edu). Encourage the student to include as much information as possible (name, ID, CRN wanted and/or day/time wanted, reason for override).

Statistics

Student fills out this form. This is for exceptional needs only. If a student does not have an exceptional need, the student should use the waitlist process.