Through Banner Self-Service, faculty may grant permission to override course requirements and restrictions, including: capacity, class year, major/minor, pre/co-requisite(s), co-requisite(s), and time conflicts.

IMportant NoteS:
  • A student may need multiple overrides to register if several requirements are not met (i.e. prerequisite + class year, or department + capacity.) In those cases, you must enter multiple overrides.
    • During the Add/Drop Period (first two weeks of the semester), ALL courses need the ‘Special Approval’ override. You may need to add additional overrides, such as a ‘Capacity’ override to allow enrollment above the cap or a ‘Prerequisite’ override to allow enrollment without a prerequisite, etc.
  • You must click ‘Submit’ twice for the overrides to save- once on the Faculty Registration Permits/Overrides page and again on the Faculty Registration Overrides Confirmation page.
  • Once the required override(s) are issued by a faculty member, the student must still register themselves for the course through Banner Self-Service to complete their enrollment.

How to Issue a Registration Override in Banner Self-Service

  • Confirm the correct term is displayed in dropdown menu.
  • Enter the Student ID/email/name and click ‘View Profile.’

  • On the Student Profile page, click on ‘Registration Overrides’ in the menu on the left side of the screen.

  • On the Faculty Registration Permits/Overrides page, use the dropdown menus in the “Override” column to choose the type of override(s) you are granting, and in the “Course” column to choose the course (CRN) for which you are granting the override(s).
    • Only courses for which you are the assigned primary instructor will display.
    • A student may need additional overrides to register for your class if they do not meet other requirements (i.e. capacity, prerequisite, or class year). In those cases, you can enter multiple overrides.
  • Click ‘Submit.’

  • On the Faculty Registration Overrides Confirmation page, confirm the override information and click ‘Submit.’

Override Types:

OVERRIDE DETAILED EXPLANATION
Capacity Allows students to enroll in a section above the maximum enrollment.
Class Year Some courses are restricted to a specified class year(s) (i.e. 2025 only). This override allows students to enroll in a section who are in a different class year.
Department Some courses are restricted to a specific major/minor. This override allows students to enroll in a section who are in a different major/minor.
Pre/co-requisite Allows students to enroll in a section without the required pre/co-requisite course(s).
Special Approval Acts as your electronic signature to allow a student to register for a section.

  • During the pre-registration window and the Course Adjustment Period (two weeks prior to the semester), Special Approval overrides will only allow students to register for courses requiring “Instructor Signature.”
  • During the Add/Drop Period (first two weeks of the semester), all course adds will be via the Special Approval permit.
Time Conflict Allows students to enroll in two sections in which the meeting times overlap. The override should be granted for the later section.