Overrides and Exceptions

Overrides and Exceptions


You have the option to seek an Override when you get a Registration Error.

What is an Override?  It is a waiver or other documented permission to register for a course for which you have received a Registration Error.

To get an override, first contact the appropriate department.

Some Creighton departments issue Paperless Overrides. Click here for a list of those departments and their override contacts.

  • To request a Paperless Override, contact the override coordinator(s). Tell them about your registration error, give them the CRN (or course number and section) for the override you are requesting.
  • The department contact will obtain the appropriate approval, set up your override permission, and notify you when it is ready. You must then register yourself for the course.
    • You may have a limited amount of time to register for that course before the override expires.
    • Check your Creighton email often for Override notices.

For overrides from Departments not on the Paperless Overrides list, use the Override Form. (Click here to print a copy of that form. Copies are also available at the Registrar's, Dean's, and department offices.)

  • To request the override:
    • Complete the appropriate section(s) of the form;
    • Take the form to the appropriate department for a signature/stamp;
    • Deliver signed/stamped form to the Registrar's Office;
    • Registrar's Office staff will register you for the course.

You may need more than one type of override for a course! For example, pay attention if you get a prerequisite, co-requisite or test score error.  The course may also be closed, or you may need specific instructor/department consent, for example. Getting all your overrides at once prevents delays in your personal registration process.


Registrar's Office staff members are available to assist you with registration questions or issues.  Contact us at Brandeis Hall 202, 402-280-2702, or registrar@creighton.edu.