Override Information

ISS will not offer overrides into courses. Instead, place yourself on the wait list for the course. If you are on the wait list for a preferred course while simultaneously enrolled in another ISS course or in a course that has a conflicting schedule, use the swap function to facilitate enrollment if a seat opens in your preferred course. You can learn more about that here.

The only override exceptions are, on a case-by-case basis:

  • A student will complete their degree in the current semester and this course is the only option to complete graduation requirements. This status will be verified using the student's record.

  • A student is unable to enroll into an ISS course due to the enrollment system not recognizing transfer credit or substitutions as fulfillment of a prerequisite.  Requests for prerequisite overrides must be for an open section.

If you meet either of those criteria, you can email a request for an override to ISS@msu.edu for consideration.

Note that work schedules, physical location, and other factors cannot be taken into account when considering overrides.

ISS does not grant overrides for online courses or courses with 25 or fewer seats. Each semester, we receive far too many requests to accommodate. Enrollment in these courses is on a first-come, first-served basis only.