Overrides and Summer/Fall 2023 Registration information
Registration Information for Summer 2023
All BIOS courses offering this Summer 2023 will not be major-restricted. Thus, any student can register for a BIOS course as long as they have met the pre-requisite/s for the course.
Registration Information for Fall 2023 Heading link
Registering for Major-Restricted Courses (excluding BIOS 350)
Fall 2023 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, Integrated Health Studies, and Physics.
*Integrated Health Studies Majors: You will be able to register for 300-400 level BIOS courses that apply toward the IHS major without an override. For all other BIOS 300-400 level BIOS courses, you will need to request an override, and will not be able to do so until April 13th. To request an override on or after the 13th, 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.
All other students, which includes both science minors and students who have declared any of the above listed majors during the Spring 2023 semester, will be restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses.
** These 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 April 13, 2023, 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 on or after April 13, students should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Open Registration begins on Monday, April 17, 2023. No approvals will be given prior to this date.
BIOS 350– General Microbiology Lecture and Microbiology Laboratory
Priority Registration: March 27 – April 7
Non-priority Registration: April 10 – April 21
Non-science majors and non-LAS students may request approval to register for BIOS 350 for the fall 2023 semester using the override request form beginning March 27, 2023 at 8:00am.
- 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, April 7 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, April 7, will be notified of their eligibility to enroll between Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 12. Students should NOT contact the Department of Biological Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences inquiring about their override request prior to April 13. 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 April 7, they can sign up when the form reopens on Monday, April 10 at 8:00 am. The form will permanently close on Friday, April 21 at 4 pm.
Students who submitted their request after the priority deadline, between April 10 – April 21, will be notified of their eligibility to register on or after Monday, April 24. If a student needs approval to register after the override request form has closed, the student can email email@example.com 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 2023 summer or 2023 fall 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “BIOS 350 override request prerequisite confirmation” beginning on March 27th. 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 Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 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 Fall 2023 at another institution, they can send a screen shot or unofficial transcript showing their grade or registration in the prerequisite course(s) to email@example.com with the subject “BIOS 350 override request prerequisite confirmation” beginning on March 27th. Students will only need to show proof of credit, if the transfer course does not already appear on their UIC degree audit. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request an override to register for this course. Please include your full name and UIN when requesting an override.