VCU's 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 online override form to submit their requests. Most course and override types are processed through this form.


Please read through the exceptions below before attempting to fill out the form. The following overrides and restrictions are not processed through this form:

Complete override request form

Override Form Disclaimers

  • Filling out this form does not automatically mean an override request will be approved.
  • The Biology Advising Office does not use this form as a waiting list.
  • Size overrides are typically not approved as courses are typically set at capacity. Preference for size overrides is always given to graduating seniors who require the course to graduate.
  • It is the student's choice and responsibility to register for a course after an override is granted.
  • Providing false information, failing to provide pertinent information, or misrepresenting yourself or your situation on this form may constitute a student conduct violation or academic integrity violation as defined by the VCU Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.  The Undergraduate Advising Office is duty-bound to report any suspected violations.