English course override request & waiting list
Winter 2021

If a course you wish to enroll in is full or you wish to request an override (reserves, pre-requisite, etc.), please follow the below instructions:

  • If the course you are requesting is held by St. Jerome's (STJ), you must contact the instructor of the course directly.
  • If the course you are requesting is held by Renison (REN), please see their waiting list here.
  • Fill out a separate request for each course you wish to be considered for. If you would like to request multiple sections of the same course, you can do so on the same form.
  • Ensure every required field is completed and accurate.
  • Please do not submit duplicate requests. Your submission will be time-stamped. Duplicate requests will not increase your chance of being enrolled into the course, and will only slow down the enrolment process.


  • Waitlist submission does not guarantee you will be able to enroll in your course of choice. Permission numbers are issued according to available space and position in the waitlist queue.

  • Please keep an eye on your email, as you will be sent a permission number if we are able to offer you a spot in your requested course. Permission numbers are only valid for 24 hours, so timely attention to your email is necessary. We cannot guarantee you a spot if you miss your 24 hour period.

  • If you have submitted a waiting list request and no longer wish to be considered for the course, please email Jenny Conroy (jconroy@uwaterloo.ca) to have your name removed.


Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

Faculty * (required)
Please indicate which faculty you belong to.
If the course you are looking for is not listed here, please check the Campus on Quest. If it is "Online - St. Jerome's" (STJ) or "Online - Renison" (REN), please follow directions as listed above. We cannot offer overrides for courses held by St. Jerome's or Renison.
Due to immense demand and movement, we are only able to keep a waitlist for section 081 of ENGL 109. If you are a Year 1 Math student, please keep an eye on Quest for openings. There are many sections with reserves for Math -- please watch for spots in these sections. For Year 1 Math students: sections 041, 082, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 089 ** IF YOU ARE A YEAR 1 MATH STUDENT, YOUR SUBMISSION WILL BE REMOVED. **
Please indicate the reason you are requesting this course.

NOTE: There is no waitlist for section 004 and 005 of ENGL 119. Please keep an eye on Quest for open seats.

Sections 001-003 of ENGL 119 are held by St. Jerome's and therefore managed separately - you may wish to contact the relevant instructor(s) regarding enrolment.