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Restricted courses are those classes which require approval for enrollment. Many of these courses have specific prerequisites. The restricted courses below are the most common Non-LAS courses sought by pre-health students at UIC. All courses have a waitlist or other mechanism by which to indicate interest in a course. Please read the information in the tabs carefully and follow the appropriate instructions to ensure that you are indicating your interest in the appropriate classes.

The KN 251 Waitlist is OPEN.

Please follow the link below to the KN 251 waitlist page for the College of Applied Health Sciences contact information to request a late override for KN 251.

KN 251 – Anatomy & Physiology with lab – is only offered in the Fall semester at UIC. 

To be eligible to take KN 251 in Fall 2022, you must have earned credit for BIOS 110 (previously BIOS 100) no later than Summer 2022. Please be sure to read all instructions on the KN 251 waitlist prior to submitting your name. Please do not submit your name to the waitlist multiple times. All students who  meet the minimum requirements (see below and on the form) and submit their name to the waitlist by May 6, 2022 will be given priority status for a seat and informed of the override in mid-June. No overrides will be provided before then.

Students in the College of Applied Health Sciences may register for KN 251 through the regular registration process when your time ticket opens. Please do not submit your name to the waitlist.

LAS students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and have a grade of C or better in BIOS 110 in order to receive an override for KN 251. Students who do not fall within these parameters should schedule an appointment to talk with a pre-health advisor about their options or to request an appeal. Exception: A grade of CR in BIOS 110 will be accepted as having met the prerequisite in Spring 2020 only. A grade of C or higher is required in all other semesters.

Scroll down for KN 251 and read the instructions/guidelines before submitting your name to the waitlist. Students who submit their name to the waitlist will be informed of their override status in by mid-June. Please be sure that you are submitting your name where it says Join the KN 251 waitlist as there are multiple waitlists on the same page.

The equivalent of KN 251 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Use Transferology to determine your course options.

The KN 252 Waitlist is CLOSED. Students enrolled in KN 251 – Anatomy & Physiology with Lab in Fall 2022 will automatically receive an override for KN 252 in Spring 2023. Please do not submit your name to the waitlist.

KN 252 – Anatomy & Physiology II with lab – is only offered in the Spring semester at UIC. This waitlist is only intended for students who completed the equivalent of KN 251 at another institution.

To be eligible to take KN 252 in Spring 2023, you must have earned credit for BIOS 110/BIOS 100 no later than Fall 2022. Please be sure to read and complete all instructions on the KN 252 waitlist prior to submitting your name.

LAS students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and have a grade of C or better in BIOS 110/BIOS 100 and the equivalent of KN 251 in order to receive an override for KN 252. Students who do not fall within these parameters should schedule an appointment to talk with a pre-health advisor about their options or to request an appeal.

The KN 252 waitlist for Spring 2023 is CLOSED. Scroll down for KN 252 and read the instructions/guidelines before submitting your name to the waitlist.

The equivalent of KN 252 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Use Transferology to determine your course options.

For information regarding Kinesiology courses other than KN 251/252 please see the Applied Health Science website. You will need to scroll down to the page to access the “Courses other than KN 251/252” general waitlist and click on “Join the general waitlist.”

Students interested in completing KN 253 or KN 254 at UIC should submit their name to the general waitlist.

KN 253 and KN 254 are now being offered during Summer 2021 at UIC! Non-AHS students will need to request a seat using the general waitlist for kinesiology courses.

The fall 2022 NUEL 250 waitlist is now open.   You can submit your request to receive a registration permit between February 1, 2022 and August 19, 2022, at 8 a.m. Please read carefully the information regarding GPA and the anticipated term you hope to enter into the BSN program as this will partially determine whether or not you will receive a permit.

The College of Nursing also accepts other courses that are comparable to NUEL 250, including PSCH 320 at UIC. The equivalent of NUEL 250 is also available at Chicago (and surrounding area) community colleges and credit can be counted toward the requirement for UIC’s nursing program. Use Transferology to determine your course options.

Pre-Health Information Management students should contact Arnita Bryant at bryanta@uic.edu in the IDS office for access to IDS 200.

In your email, include your name, UIN, and your status as a pre-health information management student in LAS. Don’t forget to include that you would like access to IDS 200.

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Restricted courses are those classes which require approval for enrollment. Many of these courses have specific prerequisites. The restricted courses below are the most common LAS courses sought by pre-health students at UIC. All courses have a waitlist or other mechanism by which to indicate interest in a course. Please read the information in the tabs carefully and follow the appropriate instructions to ensure that you are indicating your interest in the appropriate classes.

The Fall 2022 override request form for BIOS 350 will open March 28, 2022 at 8:30am with a priority deadline of Friday, April 8, 2022 at 4pm. Students who sign up by the priority deadline will receive notification of their approval status between Monday, April 11 – Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Students should not contact the Department of Biological Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Science prior to this date.

The request form will re-open on Monday, April 11, 2021 at 8:30am for those who did not make the priority deadline and will permanently close on Friday, April 23, 2022 at 4pm. Students who sign up by this secondary deadline will receive notification of their approval status on or after Monday, April 25, 2022.

If you need help or have missed the deadlines, please contact biosciadvising@uic.edu.

Additional information, including pre- and co-requisite requirements, is available on the Biological Sciences website.

Fall 2022 registration: Students in the following majors may register for 300-400 level BIOS courses without overrides:

  • Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Neuroscience, and Physics.

All other students, including IHS majors, science minors, and students who have declared any of the above listed majors during the fall 2021 semester, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses.

** Students who wish to register for 300-400 level BIOS courses (except for BIOS 350 – see below) will need departmental approval. Students may request approval to register for these courses beginning on April 14th, 2022, which is the start of Continuing Registration. Students should not contact the Department of Biological Sciences prior to this date, as their requests will go unanswered.

  • To request an override, students should email biosciadvising@uic.edu from their UIC email account with their name, UIN, and the course for which they need approval. Students will be notified of their approval within 1-2 business days.

**Non-degree seeking graduate students may request approval for any 300-400 level BIOS course once Open Registration begins on Monday, April 18th. No approvals will be given prior to this date**

NOTE: Please contact the Chemistry department to register for BIOS/CHEM 452.

Send an email from your UIC email account. Include your name, UIN, and the course for which you need approval with all correspondence.
Department Contact Email
Biological Sciences Read the department information on the website for registration. biosciadvising@uic.edu
Chemistry Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu
Physics Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu
Earth and Environmental Sciences Greg Keller gkeller1@uic.edu