Course Overrides 

Click on the department below to learn what to tell your students about requesting overrides.

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Process for providing overrides:

Typically students either email, call, or stop in to see the department head.  If DH is unavailable, students usually leave a request with the administrative assistant.  We contact the professor to get permission or ask the student to contact the professor.  All of my faculty know that they then need to inform my administrative assistant of their decision.  We do not automatically do overrides without following through on this process.

Process for providing overrides:

All override requests require instructor approval, and are processed by the Department Head. A paper form was developed in-house to replace the old closed class form which must be completed by the student before an override request can be approved. These can be picked up in the main office (FAC 335) and must include the student's UTC ID, the CRN, the instructor's signature, and a Reason for Override" (i.e. Pre-Req Override or Closed Class Override).

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Dr. Tatiana Allen (tatiana-allen@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: ASTR 1010)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Professional Advisor: Joseph McCauley

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Joseph McCauley (joseph-mccauley@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: BIOL 1110)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Dr. Manuel Santiago (manuel-santiago@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: CHEM 1110)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Professional Advisor: Nicole Brown

Process for providing overrides:

Student requests; Department Head approves or denies; Administrative Assistant processes override.

Professional Advisor: Laura Lee

Process for providing overrides:

Prerequisite and Corequisite Overrides:

Prerequisite or corequisite overrides for CECS classes can be issued by the major department or Professional Advisor for your major if the computer does not recognize equivalent course work or prerequisites and/or corequisites have not been posted to the system.  Be aware, this is not a waiver of prerequisites and/or corequisites.  Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade(s) before an override will be issued.  Documentation must include the student’s name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information.

Students that have NOT met prerequisites and/or corequisites will need permission from the instructor and department head in order to register for the course. 

NOTE: Professional advisors may NOT give overrides to students that have not met prerequisites and/or corequisites. 

Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should fill out the appropriate override form available in the department or professional advisors’ offices and return to the department’s administrative assistant or professional advisor.

Closed Class Overrides:

Closed class overrides can only be issued by the major department.

Closed class override requests are not guaranteed. Consideration is given to room capacity, course content, graduation status, major, etc. 

NOTE: The process listed above is for typical override situations.  In some cases, additional information or steps may be needed.

Professional Advisor: Andy Browne

Process for providing overrides:

Student must request override from instructor.  After instructor approval, the Department Head/administrative assistant processes the override.  In special cases (e.g. graduating seniors) the Department Head can override without instructor consent.

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Process for providing overrides:

All of the Education courses beyond EDUC 2010 are closed because of the checkpoints.  There are also several classes that require TEP admission.  This method is how the checkpoints are monitored.

Override requests should be emailed to SOE@utc.edu.  When we receive a request to open an EDUC/ECHD/USTU class, we verify the student has met the requirements (checkpoint 1 or admission to TEP).  If they have not met the requirements we email them or explain in person what they need to do to meet the requirements.

Professional Advisor: Laura Lee

Process for providing overrides:

Prerequisite and Corequisite Overrides: 

Prerequisite or corequisite overrides for CECS classes can be issued by the major department or Professional Advisor for your major if the computer does not recognize equivalent course work or prerequisites and/or corequisites have not been posted to the system.  Be aware, this is not a waiver of prerequisites and/or corequisites.  Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade(s) before an override will be issued.  Documentation must include the student’s name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information.

Students that have NOT met prerequisites and/or corequisites will need permission from the instructor and department head in order to register for the course. 

NOTE: Professional advisors may NOT give overrides to students that have not met prerequisites and/or corequisites. 

Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should fill out the appropriate override form available in the department or professional advisors’ offices and return to the department’s administrative assistant or professional advisor.

Closed Class Overrides:

Closed class overrides can only be issued by the major department.

Closed class override requests are not guaranteed. Consideration is given to room capacity, course content, graduation status, major, etc. 

NOTE: The process listed above is for typical override situations.  In some cases, additional information or steps may be needed.

Professional Advisor: Laura Lee

Process for providing overrides:

Prerequisite and Corequisite Overrides:

Prerequisite or corequisite overrides for CECS classes can be issued by the major department or Professional Advisor for your major if the computer does not recognize equivalent course work or prerequisites and/or corequisites have not been posted to the system.  Be aware, this is not a waiver of prerequisites and/or corequisites.  Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade(s) before an override will be issued.  Documentation must include the student’s name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information.

Students that have NOT met prerequisites and/or corequisites will need permission from the instructor and department head in order to register for the course. 

NOTE: Professional advisors may NOT give overrides to students that have not met prerequisites and/or corequisites. 

Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should fill out the appropriate override form available in the department or professional advisors’ offices and return to the department’s administrative assistant or professional advisor.

Closed Class Overrides:

Closed class overrides can only be issued by the major department.

Closed class override requests are not guaranteed. Consideration is given to room capacity, course content, graduation status, major, etc. 

NOTE: The process listed above is for typical override situations.  In some cases, additional information or steps may be needed.

Professional Advisor: Laura Lee

Process for providing overrides:

Prerequisite and Corequisite Overrides:

Prerequisite or corequisite overrides for CECS classes can be issued by the major department or Professional Advisor for your major if the computer does not recognize equivalent course work or prerequisites and/or corequisites have not been posted to the system.  Be aware, this is not a waiver of prerequisites and/or corequisites.  Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade(s) before an override will be issued.  Documentation must include the student’s name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information.

Students that have NOT met prerequisites and/or corequisites will need permission from the instructor and department head in order to register for the course. 

NOTE: Professional advisors may NOT give overrides to students that have not met prerequisites and/or corequisites. 

Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should fill out the appropriate override form available in the department or professional advisors’ offices and return to the department’s administrative assistant or professional advisor.

Closed Class Overrides:

Closed class overrides can only be issued by the major department.

Closed class override requests are not guaranteed. Consideration is given to room capacity, course content, graduation status, major, etc. 

NOTE: The process listed above is for typical override situations.  In some cases, additional information or steps may be needed.

Professional Advisor: Laura Lee

Process for providing overrides:

Prerequisite and Corequisite Overrides:

Prerequisite or corequisite overrides for CECS classes can be issued by the major department or Professional Advisor for your major if the computer does not recognize equivalent course work or prerequisites and/or corequisites have not been posted to the system.  Be aware, this is not a waiver of prerequisites and/or corequisites.  Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade(s) before an override will be issued.  Documentation must include the student’s name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information.

Students that have NOT met prerequisites and/or corequisites will need permission from the instructor and department head in order to register for the course. 

NOTE: Professional advisors may NOT give overrides to students that have not met prerequisites and/or corequisites. 

Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should fill out the appropriate override form available in the department or professional advisors’ offices and return to the department’s administrative assistant or professional advisor.

Closed Class Overrides:

Closed class overrides can only be issued by the major department.

Closed class override requests are not guaranteed. Consideration is given to room capacity, course content, graduation status, major, etc. 

NOTE: The process listed above is for typical override situations.  In some cases, additional information or steps may be needed.

Process for providing overrides:

For all Composition Course Overrides (that is, ENGL 1010, 1011, 1020) students should see Dr. Jenn Stewart, Composition Director.

Except for the course mentioned above, students should send e-mail override requests to Dr. Tom Balasz.  E-mails should be sure to contain: rationale/justification, CRN of course desired, and students UTC ID.

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Professional Advisor: Joseph McCauley

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Joseph McCauley (joseph-mccauley@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: ESC 1500)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Dr. Tatiana Allen (tatiana-allen@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: GNSC 1150)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Process for providing overrides:

Typically students either email, call, or stop in to see the department head.  If DH is unavailable, students usually leave a request with the administrative assistant.  We contact the professor to get permission or ask the student to contact the professor.  All of my faculty know that they then need to inform my administrative assistant of their decision.  We do not automatically do overrides without following through on this process.

Professional Advisor: Joseph McCauley

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Joseph McCauley (joseph-mccauley@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: GEOL 1110)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Department Advisor: Jessica Pierce

Process for providing overrides: Override Request Form

Process for providing overrides:

Students must get permission from the instructor, and then the instructor asks the Administrative Assistant to issue the override. The Administrative Assistant then lets the student and the faculty know that the student can register.

Process for providing overrides:

All Brock Scholars Seminars and Innovation Labs are closed classes; students must be accepted to the Honors College to enroll.  Students should indicate class preferences by completing the pre-advising Brock Scholars Seminar or Innovation Lab Request Form distributed by the Honors College prior to priority registration.  Overrides are then entered by Honors College staff.

Following the priority registration period, additional overrides are considered on a case-by-case basis as space is available.  From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Honors-College@utc.edu including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: UHON 1010)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Professional Advisor: Sumer Patterson

Process for providing overrides:

Should it arise and need an override, they would need to email Gretchen-Potts@utc.edu with the CRN, UTCID and the reason for the override.

Process for providing overrides:

Usually students request an override through their advisors, although there are students who seek an override directly from the Department Head.

Professional Advisor: Andy Browne

Process for providing overrides:

Students may request an override via email or in-person to the department head or admin; instructor approval is required.

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Process for providing overrides:

All overrides are managed using online request forms administered by the COB Academic Advisors.  Students who contact the department head or administrative assistant will be redirected to the Joseph F. Decosimo Success Center in the College of Business.

Prerequisite or Classification Overrides:

Prerequisite or classification (standing) overrides for business classes:  Students who feel they meet the prerequisites should log into their MyMocsNet account, open a new browser window, and fill out the Registration Error Form.

Students with outstanding course work must provide an unofficial copy of their final grade before a prerequisite or classification override will be issued.  Documentation must include the students' name, UTCID, and UTC course (department and number) information and should be emailed to UTCCOBAdvis@utc.edu, faxed to (423) 425-2329 or delivered to 418 Fletcher.

Closed Class Overrides:

Classes without Active Waiting Lists:  Students wishing to register for a closed business class that does not offer an online automated wait- list should fill out the College of Business Closed Class Override Request form.  NOTE: We cannot issue overrides for any online/internet courses or for departments outside the College of Business.

College of Business Closed Class Override Request Form (this form is only for business classes)

Classes requiring an application: 

  • MGT 4410 or BUS 3410 online: Application process. The application is available on the Business Organization on UTC Learn. 
  • ACC/ECON/ETR/FIN/MGT/MKT 3900 Internship Credit: Application process. Application is available online.

Process for providing overrides:

Students generally come by the office here or email either Heather Heinlein (administrative secretary) or DH about their situation. They're often sent here by advisors in fields which know and understand the situations under which an override is appropriate. If a student provides appropriate information not in the system (e.g. enrolled in prerequisite course at another institution, transcript, test scores) then we provide an override.

If you need more information about what we do, please ask. We have many situations under which an override is appropriate but they might be challenging to categorize or standardize.

Process for providing overrides:

Student will get approval from course instructor.  The instructor will forward the name of student and course information to the Department University Liaison, who will then request through higher department channels.

Process for providing overrides:

Students should write to Dr. Lynn Purkey (Associate Dept. Head) and include the following information: the name, time, and CRN of the course for which they want an override; and the details of their situation in terms of the reasons why they are not able to register for the course and the reasons why they feel they should be given an override. If they cannot reach Dr. Purkey they can contact Dr. Davies, Head of the department.

Process for providing overrides:

Students come to the office, call or send an email to request an override.

Professional Advisor: April Anderson

Process for providing overrides:

Students enrolled at another institution taking Anatomy & Physiology II will not receive a pre-requisite override to register for the Nursing Pathophysiology course (NURS 2260) until Anatomy & Physiology II is complete.  Students must email the BSN Professional Advisor with documentation of the final grade in Anatomy & Physiology II to receive a pre-requisite override.

For additional information, or if you have questions, please visit the Department Advising Page.

Department Advisor: Jessica Pierce

Process for providing overrides: Override Request Form

Process for providing overrides:

All majors are automatically eligible for overrides; all others must gain the permission of the course instructor before being permitted an override.

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Dr. Tatiana Allen (tatiana-allen@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: PHYS 1030)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Process for providing overrides:

Students contact the professor or instructor of the course and request an override. The professor emails the administrative assistant. Or, the student emails the department head requesting an override. If it is possible, the department head emails the the professor/instructor to see if they agree (depending on the reason for the override), Department head contacts the administrative assistant to have the override done. In all cases, the administrative assistant emails the student noting when the override has been entered and the student can register.

Professional Advisor: Angelique Cook

Process for providing overrides:

Coming Soon.

Process for providing overrides:

All majors are automatically eligible for overrides; all others must gain the permission of the course instructor before being permitted an override.

Process for providing overrides:

Students wanting to take courses in the Junior and Senior year of the BSW program must be admitted into the program as social work majors.

Process for providing overrides:

Typically students either email, call, or stop in to see the department head.  If DH is unavailable, students usually leave a request with the administrative assistant.  We contact the professor to get permission or ask the student to contact the professor.  All of my faculty know that they then need to inform my administrative assistant of their decision.  We do not automatically do overrides without following through on this process.

Process for providing overrides:

From your UTC Mocs Mail, please email override requests to Dr. Jennifer Ellis (jennifer-t-ellis@utc.edu) including the following:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. UTC ID (all caps)
  3. CRN (ex: 12345)
  4. Course name and number (ex: STEM 1010)
  5. Reason for override (include any error message you received when attempting to register)

Process for providing overrides:

Students must get permission from the instructor, unless the Dept. Head grants the override.  Then students email the Dept. Head and Admin. Assist. and one of these people provides the override and notifies the student via email.

Process for providing overrides:

Students request override via email to instructor.  Include name, UTCID, CRN, and reason for request.

Process for providing overrides:

Students request them from Marcia Noe via email, phone or in person.