The department reviews the student’s degree and registration audit which includes the dates and times they attempted to register/drop during current and previous semesters. Occasionally, we will have to reach out to faculty and other departments if we have any questions that will affect whether or not the student receives an override.
In order to adhere to FERPA, we only send responses to your Texas State student email. We do NOT send responses to personal emails, even if they are selected as your preferred email. Your Texas State email is your official route for university communication and you should be checking it often for responses. Please note it will take 2-3 business days for a response to an override request.
Unfortunately, if you do not meet the requirements for an override, we cannot approve it. We have many students who are in similar situations and we cannot begin to prioritize them fairly. We would highly recommend that you speak with your advisor to see what other options you may have to maintain your financial aid.
No. The Department of Marketing does not offer a waitlist. A waitlist causes a delay in registration for students. The next person on the waitlist has 24 hours to accept an open seat. If they do not accept, it moves on to the next student, again for 24 hours. After the tuition due date, the waitlist is purged. We have no control over the waitlist procedure and students were not happy with the system in the past. Not having a waitlist allows for multiple students to register at any given time, making it easier and quicker to find an open seat. Because our seats fluctuate often throughout the registration process, diligent students who check frequently for open seats are usually able to register.
Speak to your academic advisor.
You can check your access period each semester by visiting the University Registrar’s webpage found HERE.
Schedule an appointment with your advisor every semester before registration opens. This will help you get your class schedule in order and understand how your prerequisites affect your future classes so that you are ready when your access period opens. You should always register as soon as your access period opens, usually at 6:00 AM.
You will need to follow the instruction listed under “What can I do to get into a closed marketing class?” above in order to register.
No. Upon sending a request, it is the student’s responsibility to check their Texas State email frequently for a response. If you do not register in the time given, your registration override will be removed to make room for other students. If you miss your registration deadline, you will need to follow the instructions listed under “What can I do to get into a closed marketing class?” above in order to register.
Once classes start, our classes may be at classroom capacity. Unfortunately, not all students who register for classes actually attend which may account for empty seats. Upper division courses may cap below physical capacity.
No. A professor does not have to accommodate a student if they register after the first day of class. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire missed work.
Registration is handled by the department administrators who must adhere to the department registration policies. The Chair of the department and the Dean of McCoy College DO NOT handle registration issues for the Department of Marketing.
All students must meet the classification requirement for courses at the time they are trying to register for them.
For instance, if you are currently classified as a sophomore and the class you need requires a junior standing, you will not be able to register for the course until grades post for the current semester and your classification is updated to a junior standing. The Department of Marketing does NOT grant classification overrides.
You can find a list of prerequisites in the course catalog found HERE.
No. The university is very strict about prerequisites and will not override them for any reason.
If you are currently taking a prerequisite class off campus, you will need to see your advisor for a prerequisite override. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure proper documentation of grades is turned in. If you do not meet the grade requirements for the prerequisite course, you will be dropped from courses requiring that prerequisite before the semester starts. Prerequisite grades are usually due the day before the tuition due date for each semester. It is the student's responsibility to ensure courses will transfer to Texas State University.
Your advisor. It is always best to speak with your advisor who will be more familiar with classes outside of the marketing department that may affect your schedule. You should see your advisor each semester before registration starts to make sure you are on track for graduation.