English Department Over-Enrollment Policy



The English Department normally does not grant over-enrollments in its courses.

As much as we would love to allow every student to enroll in the course and section of his or her choice, over-enrollments result in larger class sizes, less faculty attention to individual students and their work, and a seriously diminished education for every student.  In order to maintain the high level of educational quality in all ENG courses, therefore, the department will consider over-enrollment requests ONLY under the following circumstances--and there is no guarantee under any circumstances that your overenrollment request will be accommodated.

First, do this:
Check the university's online course listings regularly and repeatedly for newly opened seats in existing courses as the semester begins.  (In many of these courses, there is plenty of add/drop activity near the beginning of the semester.  If you're diligent, you may well be able to pick up a seat in the course you want.)

For 100-level courses:
Over-enrollment will be considered if there are no available seats in other sections of the desired course and

If you meet the above conditions, contact Professor Brian Johnson, by email (johnsonb2@southernct.edu) or by phone at (203) 392-7049 to discuss your situation.

For 200-400-level courses:
Over-enrollment will be considered if:

Day, time, or location preferences will NOT be considered grounds for overenrollment UNLESS you have a documented disability that requires you to take a course at a particular time or in a particular location.


If you meet the above conditions, contact either Professor Michael Shea, chair (sheam1@southernct.edu) phone:  (203) 392-6741, or Professor Steven Corbett (corbetts5@southernct.edu) phone: 203-392-6732 to discuss your situation. 

This policy sheet is available online at www.southernct.edu/english/ and follow the link for "Undergraduate Programs."


Updated Aug. 2010.