Override Policy

SCHC Override Policy for Honors Classes

An override is defined as being allowed to register in a class beyond its stated capacity.

Only the Honors College can grant overrides to Honors classes. The Honors College strives to maintain small class size and so typically will not allow overrides into Honors classes. On occasion, overrides are granted for compelling reasons. A compelling reason includes such reasons as a) you need a specific Honors course immediately in order to graduate with Honors (this typically only applies to Honors students in their last year of college), and b) A class has been cancelled or changed, or you have been misadvised and we need to make things right for you.

Reasons for an override which are not compelling include reasons such as you would really like to take the course because you love the instructor or that the course fits particularly well with your schedule. There are times that even a compelling reason for an override does not result in an override. This is because the class is at capacity according to the fire code or that the academic unit is very strict about class size.

If you feel that you have a good case for an override, please apply by email making your case; emails should be sent to overrides@schc.sc.edu.  To be considered for a course override, you must copy your honors advisor on the email.  Any override needs to be approved by your honors advisor prior to sending the email. In your email, you should include: 

  • the course number, section, and CRN number of the course for which you would like an override, 
  • the reason why you are requesting an override, 
  • your VIP number,
  • the name of your honors advisor.

Overrides will be considered on a case by case basis and overrides that do not have a compelling reason are not granted.