Overrides and Spring 2023 Registration information
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Registering for Major-Restricted Courses (excluding BIOS 350)
Spring 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, and Physics.
All other students, including IHS majors, science minors, and students who have declared any of the above listed majors during the fall 2022 semester, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses. Exceptions are made for IHS-Health Science majors who are registering for courses that are either requirements or selective options for the IHS major (BIOS 310, 312, 320, 321, 340, 343, 352, 365, 443, 446)
** 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 17th, 2022, 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 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 November 21st, 2022. 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*
BIOS 350 – General Microbiology Lecture
Priority Registration: October 31 – November 11
Non-priority Registration: November 14 – November 25
IHS majors, non-science majors and non-LAS students may request approval to register for BIOS 350 for the Spring 2023 semester using the override request form beginning Monday, October 31, 2022 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 11, 2022 at 4pm. 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 11, will be notified of their eligibility to enroll between Monday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 16. 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 17. 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 11th, they can sign up when the form reopens on Monday, November 14 at 8:30 am. The form will permanently close on Friday, November 25 at 4:00pm.
Students who submitted their request after the priority deadline, between November 14 – November 25, will be notified of their eligibility to register on or after Monday, November 28. 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 Spring 2023 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 October 31. 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 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 Spring 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 October 31. 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.