Override & Policy Information
Special Override Request
To be used if:
- You have a course substitution for the prerequisite of the course you want to take.
- You have special permission from a Coles Department Chair to enroll in one of their courses without meeting all prerequisites.
- You are a non-business major who wants to enroll in an upper-division business course.
The Online Special Override Request System opens 2 weeks prior to registration each semester.
Prerequisite Override Request
Path2Coles: Pre-Requisite Override Changes
The Online Prerequisite Override System opens after grades have been finalized by the University. You may submit a request as long as:
- You have a 3.0 GPA or higher in your Sophomore GPA Requirement and course-related prerequisites.
- All of your grades are a “C” or better.
- You have met all of the current prerequisites (per KSU policy), go to the KSU Undergraduate Catalog at catalog.kennesaw.edu to view course prerequisites. Look in the "Courses" section near the bottom of the right menu.
To gain registration approval to take a course for a 3rd time, see your Academic Advisor. There is no online system for these requests.
Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor today:
Closed Class Override Requests
The Closed Course Override Request system is no longer available for courses in Coles College. If you have a critical graduation issue, please see your academic advisor as soon as possible.
Keep trying! Seats may come available due to other students changing schedules and new seats may be added throughout the registration period prior to Drop/Add.
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.
During open registration periods, you may now add yourself to the waitlist of course sections in which you wish to enroll. You may add yourself to the waitlist of as many sections of a course as you would like. If a seat becomes available for you, you will receive a notification to your KSU email. You will then have 18 hours to register.
Once you have registered for your desired course, remove your name from waitlists for other sections. A few notes:
- Waitlists will be purged after registration closes on January 1.
- The probability of getting a seat in a class is very slim if there are over 10 on the list.
Certain courses are restricted to 3 attempts. Any course with a posted grade is counted as an attempt (including W & WF) even if transferred from another institution.
The Coles College of Business has updated the Repeat Override policy for all courses in our college. KSU's university-wide policy mandates that a student request permission for a third attempt in any course from the college that houses it. The Coles College of Business does not want to prevent you from the ability to sign up for a third attempt, but will require that you complete a Coles Repeat Contract so that we can better support you and your success!
A student will be required to complete a multi-step process before receiving access to the intended business course(s). These steps are designed to maximize your success in the course.
- 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.
Courses Restricted to Three Attempts
Beginning Spring Semester 2018, students will be restricted to three attempts in the following courses:
- ACCT 2100 (ACCT 2101)
- ACCT 2200 (ACCT 2102)
- BLAW 2200
- BUSA 2150
- BUSA 3150
- BUSA 4150
- ECON 2100 (ECON 2106)
- ECON 2200 (ECON 2105)
- ECON 2300
- ECON 3300
- FIN 3100
- IS 2200
- IS 3100
- MGT 3100
- MGT 3200
- MGT 4199
- MKTG 3100
What counts as an attempt?
- Enrollment in a course resulting in a posted grade, including W and WF
- Courses transferred from other institutions.
Withdrawals from a course during the Drop-Add period are NOT counted as an attempt.
What happens at the 3rd attempt?
WHAT'S THE PROCESS FOR A THIRD ATTEMPT?
- Download and complete the CCOB Repeat Override Self-Assessment
- Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor/s.
- Complete an Academic Success Plan with your advisor.
- Complete the CCOB Repeat Override Contract with your advisor.
**You must make an appointment with your advisor to request a repeat override. We no longer accept repeat override requests during walk-in advising hours. All requests must be submitted prior to the beginning of Drop/Add.
You will not be permitted to register for your 3rd attempt until you see your Advisor, either through an in-person or Skype appointment. Click here to make an appointment now.
What's the Process for a Fourth+ Attempt?
- Download the CCOB Fourth+ Attempt Request and self-assessment.
- Complete necessary pieces and attach optional supporting files.
- Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss your request, complete your academic success plan and submit your packet.
- Wait for a response.
***Submitting this packet doesn't guarantee your approval. CCOB is handling requests on a case by case basis. You might be asked for clarifying information or be requested to appear in front of the CCOB Repeat Committee. If additional information is needed, you will receive an email within two business weeks. You must submit the fourth attempt paperwork no later than two weeks prior to the first day of classes for it to be considered for that semester (for Summer 2020 and beyond).
Who will be impacted by this change?
This policy will apply to all students, both business and non-business.
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Click here for complete details.
How will I know if I got the Override?
You will receive an email to the address provided on your repeat override request.
Want some clarification on the process? Download this helpful guide!