How to Obtain a Special Permission Number
FALL/SPRING Semesters ONLY
If the course you want to register for is closed, you should:
- Email the professor to request a special permission number. Include you name and RUID. If the professor does not have their SP numbers available yet, request to be added on a waiting list.
- Register for a different section of the course.
- Keep checking the registration website to see if anyone has dropped.
- Attend the first class meeting of the course and ask the instructor for a special permission number. If there is room in the class, the instructor MAY choose to give you a special permission number.
Permission numbers are given to the professors two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Note: there is no guarantee that you will be given a special permission number.
*Winter/Summer session SPN policy is different*