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Force Request

What is a Force Request?

Students who are unable to register for a course due to a system restriction or the section being full can submit a force request. Students who request to be forced into a course are added to a waiting list to enroll for that course.

Submitting a force request does not guarantee enrollment in the course. The best way to potentially enroll in a full course is to monitor the course in HOWDY for any openings as other students drop the course. Registration schedules can be found on the Registrar's Website.

The College of Architecture only provides force requests for courses in ARCH, ARTS, CARC, COSC, ENDS, LAND, URPN, and VIST.

Force Request Form

Request Open Date: April 29th at 8:00 a.m.
Request Close Date: May 12th at 5:00 p.m.


How Force Requests Work

Requesting a Course

The Fall 2021 force request form opens on April 29 at 8:00 a.m.

Students can submit a force request after they have completed their pre-registration. Force requests received prior to your pre-registration date will not be processed, except for ENDS studios. Environmental Design students can submit studio force requests as soon as the form opens. They will be processed in the order they were received after the form closes.

Request Evaluations

Force requests will be evaluated after the form closes on May 12th at 5 p.m.

Requests will be reviewed the first week of open registration and re-visited the week before classes start. Be sure to check your bill and schedule for any changes.

Requests are evaluated based on the following:

Force Requests will be denied when:

The following issues are NOT appropriate considerations to be forced into a class: