What To Do if RCB Classes are Full

“Overflows” (permission to register for a full class) are controlled by the department that teaches the course. The current overflow policy and any exceptions are listed below. Office hours of departments are 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Standard Overflow Policy

Unless specified otherwise, overflows (if any) are given at the discretion of the instructor or administrative staff beginning in the regular registration period (formerly Phase II) for use during the remaining regular registration days or late registration and are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the relevant departments if you have questions.

Departments/Courses Exceptions to Overflow Policy Location/Phone
Accountancy and Taxation Given to current semester’s graduating accounting and tax majors only. No overflows for Acct 2101 and 2102. 530 RCB
Actuarial Science See standard overflow policy. 1126B RCB
BusA and MBA Courses See specific department that teaches the course.No overflows for BusA 4980 or MBA 8810, 8820.
Business Communications No overflows.
Computer Information Systems
(including CPI-prefixed courses)
See standard overflow policy. 900 RCB
Economics No overflows. 524 AYSPS
Finance No overflows requests from current semester’s graduating finance majors will be considered. 1221 RCB
Health Administration Contact the Institute of Health Administration. 635 RCB
Hospitality Administration See standard overflow policy. 220 RCB
International Business Contact the Institute of International Business. 14th floor RCB
Legal Studies See standard overflow policy. 1126B RCB
Managerial Science See standard overflow policy. 1005 RCB
Marketing See standard overflow policy. 1300 RCB
Personal Finance Planning See standard overflow policy. 1117 RCB
Real Estate See standard overflow policy. 1405 RCB
Risk Management and Insurance See standard overflow policy. 1126B RCB


  1. The J. Mack Robinson College of Business makes a concerted effort to accommodate students who want to register for its classes. However, requests to register for some courses sometimes exceed the space available, resulting in filled classes. Because the number of students required to take each department’s courses is not equal, the overflow policy for each department is not identical. Therefore, you should be certain to contact the department responsible for teaching the course(s) for which you wish to register.
  2. Overflows in other colleges: For possible admission to a full class taught by a college other than the Robinson College of Business, see that college. For example, English, foreign language, history, math, political science, lab science and social science courses are taught by the College of Arts and Sciences.
  3. Fee implications of registering with an overflow on or after the first day of classes:
    1. If you have registered and paid for at least one course by the fee deadline, any subsequent revisions to your schedule (a drop/add or just an addition) will not be assessed a late fee.
    2. If you register and pay for a course you don’t want with the hope of getting an overflow for another course which you do want, you will not get a 100% refund if you are unable to get the overflow and do the drop/add unless you drop the course during the first week of class (before the end of the official late registration period). Therefore, if you plan to do this, be certain you are registering for a course you would keep if an overflow is not available.
  4. After the fee payment deadline, anyone who has registered but not paid for a course is dropped from the roll. Therefore, it is possible for a full class to reopen on the first day of late registration.
  5. Late registration is your final opportunity to register or to revise and/or correct your schedule. See the GoSOLAR website for late registration dates.