Restricted Courses

Non-LAS Restricted Courses

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.

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

To be eligible to take KN 251 in Fall 2020, you must have earned credit for BIOS 110 (previously BIOS 100) no later than Summer 2020. 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 wailist multiple times. All students who  meet the minimum requirements (see below and on the form) and submit their name to the waitlist by May 10 will be given priority status for a seat and informed of the override in early 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 100 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.

Scroll down for KN 251 and read the instructions/guidelines before submitting your name to the waitlist. The waitlist for Fall 2020 is now open. Students who submit their name to the waitlist will be informed of their override status in early June. Please be sure that you are submitting your name where it says Join the KN 251 waitlist.

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 open. Make sure to click on “Join the KN 252 Waitlist.”

Students enrolled in KN 251 – Anatomy & Physiology with Lab in Fall 2020 will automatically receive an override for KN 252 in Spring 2021. 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 2021, you must have earned credit for BIOS 110/BIOS 100 no later than Fall 2020. 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 2021 is open. 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.

The Spring 2021 waitlist is now open. 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 Karen Patena at patena@uic.edu in the College of Applied Health Sciences 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.

LAS Restricted Courses

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 override request form for BIOS 350 is found on the Biological Sciences website. For students planning to take one of these courses in Spring 2021, the override request form will open November 2, 2020 at 8:30am with a priority deadline of Friday, November 13, 2020 at 4pm. Students who sign up by this deadline will receive notification of their approval status between November 16-18, 2020. The request form will re-open on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:30am for those who did not make the priority deadline and will close for good on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4pm. If you need help or have missed the deadlines, please contact biosciadvising@uic.edu.

More information about the wait list is available on the Biological Sciences website.

Many students desire to take specific science courses for pre-professional program prerequisites. All 300-400 level science courses are restricted to science majors only in Spring and Fall semesters.

The following majors are able to register without restrictions: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Neuroscience, and Physics.

All other students, including science minors, IHS majors, and students who have recently declared any of the above listed majors, are restricted from registering for all 300-400 level BIOS courses. Departmental approval is required. Students may request approval for these courses (except BIOS 350) beginning on November 19, 2020, which is the start of Continuing Registration. Students should not contact advisors prior to this date as requests will go unanswered. See the Biological Sciences website for specific registration instructions.

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