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Registration Permits/Overrides


Most registration permits can be given to students electronically:


  • Instructors can give instructor permission and prerequisite overrides via Self-Service for the classes in which they are listed as the primary instructor of record. Learn more.
  • Advisors give prerequisite overrides via the Advisor Prerequisite Override system which can be found in the Advising Student Profile.
  • Department heads and their designees give other types of registration permits ONLY for courses offered by their department. These overrides are typically given via the Banner Administrative system (using the SFASRPO screen). Learn more.


For details on giving instructor and prerequisite overrides via Faculty Self-Service, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Registration permits given by department heads on the SFASRPO screen can be given at the course level (will apply to any section of a given course) or the section level. Primary instructors can only give overrides at the section level (for the sections they teach) via Self-Service. Permits do not automatically enroll a student in a class, and students must enroll themselves online after a permit has been given. In the table below, "Department" refers to the department offering the course unless otherwise indicated.


Permit Type

Permit Code


Who can Give Permit?

Department Approval


Special approval


Instructor Approval


Special approval

Instructor or Department

Outreach Approval


Special approval

Outreach Department

Prerequisite Override


Enforced pre- or co-requisite courses and exam scores

Department, Instructor or Advisor

Student Attribute Override


Student attribute restrictions

Department who maintains the attribute

Student Program Override


Restrictions to students in specific degree, college, classification, major, option, and/or minor


Mutual Exclusion Override


Enrollment in mutually exclusive (overlapping) classes


Duplicate Course Override


Enrollment in more than one section of the same course in the same semester


Maximum Cumulative Hours Limit Override MAXHRS
Cumulative maximum hour limit for variable credit courses Department


Some registration permits require a paper/manual override:



Note that there ARE no closed/full class overrides in Banner. Departments can contact the Registrar’s Class Scheduling team ( to request an increase in the class maximum enrollment to allow additional students to register in a class.

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