Department of Psychology at Illinois State University

 

Psychology Course Override

Graduate students may request a course override if they are unable to register for a psychology course. Students must complete the PSY Course Override Request. The request form is an interactive Microsoft Word document. The form must be completed on the computer, saved as a MS Word file, and submitted as an e-mail attachment to the appropriate individual identified below. A separate override request must be completed for each psychology course.

After the completed override request has been received by the department, the course instructor will be contacted to discuss any enrollment issues (e.g., course prerequisites, the equivalency of courses taken at other institutions, enrollment size and room capacity, etc.). The program or sequence coordinator for the area responsible for the course may also be consulted about the override request. If the override is approved, the request will be forwarded to the Graduate Programs Office for additional processing. Students will be notified by e-mail about the status of their override request and if they may register for the course. Psychology graduate students will have priority for closed or filled courses.

Psychology Graduate Students

Student in the Graduate Programs in School Psychology should contact Dr. Mark Swerdlik for a course override.

Students in the Clinical-Counseling Psychology Program should contact Dr. Karen Mark for a course override.

Students in any of the master's sequences in Psychology should complete the override request and send it as an e-mail attachment to their sequence coordinator.

Non-Psychology Graduate Students

Graduate students outside of the Department of Psychology, should complete the Override Request. Be sure to include in the form's Comment section information about psychology courses that you have completed at another institution. Send the completed Override Request as an e-mail attachment to the appropriate individual identified below:.

  • For 500-level PSY courses, send the completed request to Dr. Mark Swerdlik (at meswerd).

  • For 400-level PSY courses, send the completed request to the Graduate Programs Office (at psygrad).

  • For 300-, 200-, or 100-level PSY courses, contact Ms. Raz Steward (at rlstew2).