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Math Course Override Request Form

As a first step, review the Faculty of Science Registration Restrictions.

This form is for Waterloo campus students who are seeking an override for
MA (Mathematics) ST (Statistics) and/or DATA (Data Science)
 courses in the Faculty of Science, and for students from outside the Faculty of Science who are seeking an override for SC101.

You can submit override requests for up to 3 courses using this form. The completion of this form does not guarantee entry into a course.

Prior to completing this form, please read the information below regarding different types of overrides.

Major/Program Overrides
In the Faculty of Science, most departments restrict enrolment in some courses to their majors for a period of time for priority registration. Major/program restrictions for
MA (Mathematics) ST (Statistics) and/or DATA (Data Science) courses will be lifted February 27, 2024 for Spring Term. After this date, non-majors may register themselves. The Mathematics department will not provide routine major/program overrides prior to this date.

Prerequisite Overrides
The Mathematics department does not waive course prerequisites, including Calculus Preparation Evaluation requirements.
If you feel you need more preparation before taking calculus courses, you may consider starting by taking SC101. First year BSc students may register for this course with no restrictions; other students may register for this course after February 27, 2024 for Spring Term.

Capacity overrides
Capacity overrides are not provided. Overrides are not provided for full courses that have “reserved seating”. “Reserved Seating” restrictions are removed during the first week of class for the term the course is offered. At that time, a student may register themselves in the course if it is not at capacity.

Time overrides
Overrides are not provided for scheduling conflicts with another lecture/lab/ tutorial section.

Repeat overrides
Based on university regulations, a course may only be completed twice. If you attempt to register for the course a third time, you will receive a “repeat” error. If this is a required course for your program, you will need to contact Science Academic Advising to discuss a petition for a “third attempt” at the course.
There are circumstances where  you may receive a "repeat" error message when you have not completed the course of interest twice due to course "exclusions."  For example, if you complete MA100 twice and then attempt to register for MA101, you will receive a "repeat" error.  To address the error, you must first request a "repeat override," using thisMath Course Override Form, to register yourself in the course.

Do not submit this form if the information above indicates that an override will not be granted for your academic circumstance.