Override & Policy Information
There are 3 different Coles override request sites, each of which handles different types of requests. Please be sure to submit your request at the correct site:
Special Override Request
For business and non-business majors - To request an override based on a course substitution or special Department Chair approval. Also for all other non-business major requests. The Online Special Override Request System opens 2 weeks prior to registration each semester.
Prerequisite Override Request
Path2Coles: Pre-Requisite Override Changes, effective beginning 2017
If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher in your Sophomore GPA Requirement and course-related prerequisites. The Online Prerequisite Override System opens after grades have been finalized by the University.
You must meet the current prerequisites, regardless of when you started at KSU per University policy. Go to the online KSU Undergraduate Catalog at catalog.kennesaw.edu to see view course prerequisites. Look in the "Courses" section near the bottom of the right menu.
Students requesting a Re-enrollment Override to take a class a 3rd time must now see a Coles College Professional Advisor to gain registration approval. For more details visit: ColesCollege.com/uppolicy.
Closed Class Override Requests
Closed Class Override requests are handled directly by the Department offering the course. The Undergraduate Programs Advising Center does not process these requests.
If you are trying to get into a Closed Class:
Continue trying to secure a seat throughout the registration period prior to Drop/Add. Seats may come available due to other students changing schedules and the potential for new seats to be added just before Final Registration and Drop/Add. Closed Class Override requests are NOT considered prior to the Drop/Add Registration period.
If you have been unable to add the desired course after the first day of Drop/Add:
Request a Closed Class Override from the appropriate Department Chair, using the links below:
- School of Accountancy
Course Codes: ACCT, BLAW
- Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis
Course Codes: ECON, FIN, RE, INS
- Information Systems
Course Codes: IS, ISA
- Management and Entrepreneurship
Course Codes: MGT, ENTR
- Marketing and Professional Sales
Course Codes: MKTG
- Hughes Leadership and Career Program
Course Codes: BUSA 2150. For BUSA 3150 or BUSA 4150 Contact Faculty Member Directly.
- School of Accountancy
Overrides for Business Majors
For all 3000- and 4000-level business courses, you must complete the Sophomore GPA Requirement as a prerequisite.
Please note: No Prerequisite Overrides are given for 4000-level business courses to business majors who have not been admitted to Coles.
Overrides for Non-Business Majors
If you are working on a Minor in a business area, submit the Request for Formal Minor form to the Business Undergraduate Advising Center (BB 431). If we have this form with your planned Minor courses on file in the Advising Center, it can speed up the approval of your requests.
If you are an INTS major using Business as one of your disciplinary areas, you must have an approved program proposal on file in the Office for Undergraduate Business Programs in order to take upper-division business courses. You must also complete the lower-division business courses in your approved program before requesting permission for the upper-division courses.
Please note: You will not be approved to take 4000-level business courses if you have not made sufficient progress on your Major courses, even if you have the specific business course prerequisites.
What should I do if I have not officially received a Closed Course override prior to the start of the class?
Attend the first day of class and make contact with the instructor. If you are given an override into a closed class, you do not want to have missed any of the class.
When should I put in my Override Request?
For any of the override sites, we recommend that you put your requests in as soon as the system opens.
How long will it take for my override to be processed?
The turnaround time for a decision ranges from a few hours to 5-7 business days depending on the number of requests coming into the system.
Are overrides guaranteed?
No. Your file will be reviewed, and an override will be approved only if you have satisfactory preparation and you are eligible to take the course you are requesting.
How will I know if my override was granted?
You will receive an email notification to your KSU student email, whether approved or denied.
When I receive an override, does that mean I am enrolled in the class?
No. You will not be automatically enrolled. You must still register after the override is approved.
What if I have a course substitution?
If you have a course substitution, the KSU registration system cannot “read” the substitutions in your file. It will not let you register for a course if you have a substitution for the prerequisite.
What if I have multiple override requests?
Be sure to submit your requests in priority order so your most important requests are considered first. Do not submit an excessive number of requests.
When can I submit my request?
You can submit your request during the times that each particular system is open, as stated above.
When will my request be reviewed?
Requests are reviewed on business days during regular business hours.
When does the online system close?
The online system closes the day prior to the end of a registration period to allow time for processing requests. On the last day of registration, requests may be submitted in person at the Business Undergraduate Advising Center on the 4th floor of the Burruss Building (BB 431). Due to time constraints, these requests may not be able to be processed before the registration period ends.
Due to extended registration periods, there may be times when the system has to be down for maintenance.
Certain courses are now restricted to 3 attempts. Any course with a posted grade is counted as an attempt (including W & WF) even if transferred from another institution.
- For the 3rd attempt, you must see a Coles College Advisor to get approval for a re-enrollment override. Go to ColesAdvising.com to make an appointment.
For more details visit: ColesCollege.com/uppolicy.