Faculty of Science

Special Permission or Course Overload

Do you need special permission for a course you want to take? Depending on the reason for the permission there are different contacts you need to request permission from:

Missing a prerequisite?

Please contact the department counsellor for that department. A full list of department counsellors can be found here.

Do not meet the priorities/constraints?

Please contact the department counsellor for that department. A full list of department counsellors can be found here.

Looking to enroll in a full course?

Please contact the instructor of the course. If the instructor is not listed, please contact the department directly to inquire.

Looking to enroll in courses that cause a timetable conflict?

Please obtain permission from both instructors of the conflicting courses and forward the permissions to scibmsac@uwo.ca.

Looking for permission to take a course at an affiliate?

Please read the course restrictions:

  • If the course is restricted to students at the affiliate, you need to email the affiliate for permission to enroll in the course.
  • If the course says home faculty permission required, please e-mail scibmsac@uwo.ca with your name and student number and the course (and section) you wish to enroll in.

Looking to overload (take 5.5 or 6.0 courses)?

Please email scibmsac@uwo.ca with your name and student number and the course you wish to overload with.

  • Overload permission is granted to students in their second year or higher who have a 70% average in their previous year with no failures.