Overrides and Spring 2021 Registration information
Registration Information for Spring 2021
Registering for Major-Restricted Courses (excluding BIOS 350, 351, and 352)
Spring 2021 registration: Students in the following majors may register for 300-400 level BIOS courses without overrides:
- Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Neuroscience, and Physics.
All other students, including IHS majors, science minors, and students who have declared any of the above listed majors during the Spring 2020 semester, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses.
** Students who wish to register for 300-400 level BIOS courses (except for BIOS 350 – see below) will need departmental approval. Students may request approval to register for these courses beginning on November 19, 2020, which is the start of Continuing Registration. Students should not contact the Department of Biological Sciences prior to this date, as their requests will go unanswered.
- To request an override, students should email email@example.com from their UIC email account with their name, UIN, and the course for which they need approval. Students will be notified of their approval within 1-2 business days.
**Non-degree seeking graduate students may request approval for any 300-400 level BIOS course once Continuing Registration begins on Thursday, November 19. No approvals will be given prior to this date**
BIOS 350– General Microbiology Lecture and Microbiology Laboratory
*Please see the tab above for information on BIOS 351 – General Microbiology Laboratory*
Priority Registration: November 2 – November 13
Non-priority Registration: November 16 – November 27
IHS majors, non-science majors and non-LAS students may request approval to register for BIOS 350 for the Spring 2021 semester using the override request form beginning November 2, 2020 at 8:30 am.
- In order to sign up for the override request list, students will need to log in to Google Forms using their netID. The override request form will close on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4 pm. Students who have submitted their request by this deadline will be given priority registration.
Students who submitted their override request by the priority registration deadline, Friday, November 13, will be notified of their eligibility to enroll between Monday, November 16 – Wednesday, November 18. Students should NOT contact the Department of Biological Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences inquiring about their override request prior to Thursday, November 19. If a student inquires prior to this date, their inquiry will go unanswered.
If a student did not sign up for the override request list by November 13, they can sign up when the form reopens on Monday, November 16 at 8:30 am. The form will permanently close on Friday, November 27 at 4 pm.
Students who submitted their request after the priority deadline, between November 16 – November 27 will be notified of their eligibility to register on or after Monday, November 30. If a student needs approval to register after the override request form has closed, the student can email firstname.lastname@example.org from their UIC email account with their name, UIN, and course request.
**Important Co- and Pre-Requisite Information**
If a student plans to take the required Chemistry co-requisite course (CHEM 130, CHEM 230, or CHEM 232) for BIOS 350 at another institution during the Spring 2021 semester, the student will need to provide proof that they are registered for the equivalent course at the other institution in order to receive approval to register for BIOS 350. Students may email a copy of their registration report to email@example.com with the subject “BIOS 350 override request prerequisite confirmation” beginning on November 2. Students should include their name and UIN along with the registration report. Students planning to take CHEM 130, 230, or 232 at UIC during the Spring 2021 semester will need to register for the course prior to receiving approval to register for BIOS 350. Students will be denied approval to register without proof of registration at UIC or another institution.
Similarly, if a student has already earned credit in or is in-progress on completing any co- or pre-requisite course for BIOS 350 in a semester prior to Spring 2021, they can send a screen shot or unofficial transcript showing their grade or registration in the prerequisite course(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “BIOS 350 override request prerequisite confirmation” beginning on November 2. All final transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions and Registrar.
BIOS/CHEM 452 – Biochemistry I
BIOS/CHEM 452 is controlled by the Department of Chemistry. Please contact the academic advisor for Chemistry, Greg Keller at email@example.com to request an override to register for this course. Please include your full name and UIN when requesting an override.