Biology Department Overrides

VCU Department of Biology administers overrides for most biology courses (listed as BIOL or BIOZ in eServices) through the Undergraduate Advising Office.  Students seeking an override into a biology course must use the following online form to request it.  Most courses and most override types are processed through this form.

The following overrides/restrictions are not processed through this form:

  • Overrides for BIOL 205 Basic Human Anatomy, except prerequisite overrides - Click here to view enrollment policies for BIOL 205
  • Level restriction overrides (Undergraduate, Graduate, First Professional) - contact the Undergraduate Advising Office (
  • Maximum hour overloads - contact your academic adviser
  • Time conflicts - contact the instructor for each course involved in the conflict to make necessary arrangements
  • Closed sections with a capacity of zero (0) - contact the instructor of the course
  • Registration holds - contact VCU Records and Registration
Go To Biology Override Request Form
If the above button does not work, the form can be accessed via