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Permissions

Permission requests are processed online through SIS.  From the Student Center, click on the Enroll link and navigate to the Permissions tab.  Detailed instructions on how to request permission to Add (or Drop) a class can found under the Students section of our SIS User Guides page.  Instructions for faculty who need to grant permissions can be found in the Faculty section of our SIS User Guides page.

There are several reasons why permission may be required to enroll in a particular course:

Consent is Required

A class may be coded by the department as requiring either instructor or department consent.  The consent type required may be either add consent or drop consent.  Details regarding whether or not a class requires add or drop consent are available on the searchable schedule of classes.  Students who wish to add or drop a course that requires consent will need to request a Consent Required permission through SIS.

Class is Closed

Classes that reach their enrollment limits require permission to override the limit.  If all seats are taken, students will not be allowed to register unless a Closed Class permission is granted.  Even if a class shows a status of "open" or it appears as if there are seats available, it still may be closed to students not meeting the Reserve Capacity requirements.

Requisites Have Not Been Met

Departments determine whether or not a course requires pre-requisites, co-requisites or other requirement conditions.  If the student has not met these requirements, registration for the course is not allowed unless a Requisites Not Met permission is granted.

There is a Time Conflict

Students may not register for classes that have any meeting day/time overlaps with each other. A Time Conflict permission may be granted by the instructor of the course which will be missed, NOT the instructor of the course which will not be missed. ‚ÄčOnce the time conflict request has been approved by the instructor, the student will receive an email notification indicating approval along with a link to an online time conflict request form. To complete the course registration for the approved time conflict, the student will need to complete the online time conflict request form. After submitting the form, a confirmation email will be sent from the University Registrar's Office within 1-2 business days confirming receipt of the request. In-person registration for approved time conflict permission override(s) is not required with completion of this form.

There is a Career Restriction

Some schools have restrictions on students such that they may not register for a course outside of their own career without receiving permission from either the student’s registrar or dean or the course career's registrar or dean.  E.g., Law students may not register for Applied Social Science courses without a Career Restriction permission from the Law School registrar or Applied School of Social Sciences registrar.

Important Note: Once the permission request has been granted, students must complete the appropriate registration process to enroll in the course.

Permission Statuses

You may see the following permission statuses in SIS.

Permission Status Explanation
Unsubmitted Unsubmitted (new) request.
Pending Instructor Instructor has not yet acted on request.
Pending Department Permission required additional approval of academic department.
Pending Registrar Permission required additional approval of school registrar.
Granted Permission has been granted.
Denied Permission has been denied.
Revoked An unused permission has been revoked.