Summer force requests will not be available for online submission until noon, Friday, April 17; the summer force request will close Friday, May 1, at noon. NO LATE FORCE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Summer force requests will conclude on Monday, May 11.
Fall Force Requests will be available for online submission from noon, Tuesday, May 12 through noon, Tuesday, May 26. NO LATE FORCE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The majority of fall forces requests will conclude on Monday, June 15; the remaining forces will be processed by July 31. You will receive an email once your force request has been processed.
Force requests must be submitted from your TAMU email address. Force requests submitted from other email accounts will be discarded.
Please be aware that force requests DO NOT guarantee you a spot in the course. We process force requests based on graduation needs first, then by date/time stamp.
Prerequisites for BICH and GENE courses are listed in Howdy. If you receive a prerequisite restriction error when registering and have taken the appropriate prerequisite course at another institution but have not yet transferred the credit, you will need to submit proof of completion to the Undergraduate Office for an override. This can be done by emailing a copy of your unofficial transcript to email@example.com. The email must be sent from your TAMU email address. The document must include the course name and number, institution and your full name.
It is the departmental policy that instructor approval for a prerequisite override will be granted only in the rarest of circumstances, and such requests must be submitted in writing through the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Undergraduate Program Office for consideration. Requests for prerequisite waiver must include a statement from the student’s Academic Advisor affirming the circumstances that lead to the request. Please note that CHEM 222 or CHEM 227 are NOT considered to be adequate prerequisites for BICH 409 or 410.