English Department Over-Enrollment Policy
Please read the following before requesting an over-enrollment.
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 over-enrollment request will be accommodated.
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
- In the department's judgment, it is unlikely that openings in any section of the desired course will occur before the end of Add/Drop;
- You have a documented physical or other disability that requires you to take a course in a particular time slot or location;
- You were in a composition course that was cancelled;
- You are completing a course with an instructor who previously assigned you an "I."
Over-enrollment will be considered if there are no available seats in other sections of the desired course and:
- For 200-400-level courses:
- You are in your last semester of study;
- You need the course to fulfill either the university literature requirement or an English major/minor requirement;
- No open course or section will fulfill the requirement;
- In the department's judgment, it is unlikely that openings in a course that fulfills the requirement will occur before the end of Add/Drop.
An over-enrollment will be considered if:
Please Note: 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.The English Department will not over-enroll “W” courses.
(Updated Aug. 2017)