Time Conflict Overrides
Time conflict overrides are only available to a student in limited situations. Specifically, time conflict overrides are only available when a student attempting to register for courses encounters a time conflict error for reasons such as the following:
- when a course has multiple meetings for the same activity and the student need not attend all of them, as when an entire lab block is used to schedule a course’s multiple discussion sections, but a student need only attend one of those sections, for a relatively short portion of the lab block;
- when the time conflict is caused by a student needing to register for a musical ensemble that is scheduled as if the ensemble filled an entire block, when in fact the student need only be present for a portion of the block dedicated to rehearsals of a particular set of instruments (“sectionals”);
- when the apparent conflict is the result of a very small overlap between two class-related experiences (for instance, between a lab ending at 4:10 PM and a language discussion section starting at 4 PM)
Time conflict overrides are NOT available for a student to attend one class and arrange to watch asynchronous lectures and complete the coursework for a second class outside of the course time.
Students who qualify for a time conflict override should follow these instructions:
- Student discusses situation with both course instructors and, if they agree:
- Both instructors log in to Polaris and give any needed permissions and overrides, e.g., instructor permission if this is occurring during an add/drop round of registration.
- Both instructors email email@example.com with their written approval of the student registering for two classes that overlap in time.
- Student emails firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to be registered for the conflicting classes/labs
- Registrar's staff processes the time conflict override and notifies the student when they are officially registered for both classes.