Override Requests for Animal Science Courses
Please see the information below regarding specific kinds of overrides and how the override can be obtained. All override requests must include specific details regarding why you need an override, the course number and section, your student number and the semester of your expected graduation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracy Rich in the Animal Science Undergraduate Affairs Office in 1250 Anthony Hall via email at email@example.com, via phone at 517-353-9227, or by stopping into the office between the hours of 8AM to 12PM or 1PM to 5PM.
Seat Limit Overrides
If you are unable to enroll for an ANS course because the seat limit has been reached, you MUST sign up for open seat notifications or “seat alerts” through Schedule Builder. Office staff and instructors will use this list in determining override requests at the start of each semester. Please do NOT email instructors. You will be contacted just before the start of the semester with information regarding the availability of an override.
Restricted Course Overrides
Some ANS courses are restricted to Animal Science majors only, or require departmental and/or instructor approval to enroll in the course. Many of the restricted courses require forms. See below for specific requirements.
If you would like to enroll in an independent study (290/490/890), please fill out the independent study form with the help of your instructor. Once the form is filled out, sign the form yourself and have the instructor sign as well. The form may be sent electronically to Tracy Rich at the above email or it can be dropped off in 1250 Anthony. Once the completed form is received, a section will be assigned and you will be enrolled in the course.
If you would like to enroll in research credit (492), please fill out the Animal Science Research Application form with the help of your instructor, sign the form yourself and have the instructor sign. The form may be sent electronically to Tracy Rich at the above email or drop it off in 1250 Anthony. Once the completed form is received, a section will be assigned and you will be enrolled in the course.
Forms can be obtained by contacting Tracy or stopping by 1250 Anthony Hall.
If you would like to enroll in an internship (493), the form is online at https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2l7DtbxVRUd8PMp. If you have any questions regarding the internship, please contact the internship coordinator, Dr. Jacquelyn Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the application has been approved, you will be notified.
For all other restricted courses, contact the instructor.
A “Course Restriction Not Satisfied” message may mean that the prerequisites are not satisfied or the computer cannot identify a prerequisite you took or are transferring from another institution. If you have met with an advisor and they have a waived prerequisite (e.g., ANS 101 is waived and you need to enroll in ANS 301), please provide details in your email along with your student number.
If you believe that you have satisfied the prerequisite or have already submitted an official transcript to MSU’s Registrar’s Office, please provide detailed information in your email.
If you believe the prerequisite has been fulfilled at another institution but have not yet submitted the transcript, please submit the official transcript from your transferring institution as soon as possible. A 2.0 grade or higher must be achieved to receive transfer credit. A contingent override may be granted, but if we cannot verify you’ve met the prerequisite within the first week of classes, you may be dropped from the course.
Please submit official transcripts to:Michigan State University
Office of Admissions
426 Auditorium Road, Rm. 250
East Lansing, MI 48824
For questions, please contact Tracy Rich in the undergraduate office at email@example.com or 517-353-9227.