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Course Overrides & Overloads

Electronic Overrides Include

  • instructor's approval (where registration requires instructor's signature)
  • class (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • closed class* (overall class capacity reached)
  • co-requisite
  • degree restriction
  • duplicate course
  • major restriction
  • program restriction
  • pre-requisite
  • test score
  • time conflict


Errors in overrides (i.e., applying an override to incorrect CRN) cannot be "undone" via LEO Online. If you make an error in the override, please contact the Office of the University Registrar.

During pre-registration and open registration and through the ADD/registration deadline, faculty may provide electronic overrides or overloads for their courses using LEO Online. Providing an electronic override does not register the student in the class, but in most cases, does allow the student to complete the registration online (during the registration period for the course).

Instructors should always consult with their department before granting overrides or overloads, since classroom capacity and departmental or University policy may not allow overrides.

Providing an Override

To provide an electronic override the instructor must know:

  • the student's University ID Number (UIN)
  • the CRN (5-digit course reference number)
  • the registration error you are being asked to override. The override must match the registration error, or the student will not be able to complete the registration online.

Steps to Provide an Electronic Override

  1. Log in to LEO Online secure self-service web site.

  2. Select Faculty & Advisor from the menu.

  3. Select Registration Overrides.

  4. Highlight and select term.

  5. Enter student's UIN and confirm student's name.

  6. Select override criteria - must match student's registration error(s).

  7. Select course.

  8. Submit the change. Your part is done and the student may now complete registration for that class via LEO Online.