GRADUATE STUDENT COURSES
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Special permission numbers are required for closed courses if space is available. For closed courses, the numbers can only be released to a student once they have received written approval to register from the professor teaching the class (email approval will suffice). That needs to be communicated to Graduate Program Student Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain the graduate course special permission number.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COURSES
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NOTICE: Matriculating undergraduate students can only request special permission numbers for fall 2018 via the automated system described below. Students should submit requests for two or more sections of a course for best outcome. Please do not submit requests for conflicting course sections. If you receive an email informing you that your request has been granted, you have 24 hours to utilize the number.
There are three kinds of special requests students may need to submit to the Bloustein School to gain admittance to certain courses.
- Admission to open online courses is by permission of the department.
- Admission to independent study, honors research, and “majors only” courses (Research Methods, Leadership Seminar, Internship)
- Admission to courses for which the prerequisites have been filled in a different method than what is posted on the scheduling system may require a prerequisite override. Please contact email@example.com for these requests.
Faculty DO NOT issue special permission numbers for closed classes.
Note: For Rutgers New-Brunswick students registering for Health Administration (501) and Public Health (832) courses, please do not enroll in section 80 or 85. These course sections are offered at off-campus locations in Lincroft and Mays Landing, NJ, respectively.
If you are planning to enroll in the Bloustein Honors Research or Independent Study courses, there is a requisite form that can picked up from the Office of Student and Academic Services located on the first floor of the Bloustein School. The form needs to be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to receiving a special permission number.
When filling out the form, make sure you give a detailed description of your research project. Requests will be processed as long as the signed consent form with project summary has been submitted.
A student who is unable to register for a course because he or she lacks the proper prerequisites should not request a special permission number via the system. Under some circumstances, for example, if the student has taken the appropriate prerequisite course(s) at Rutgers or another institution, but webreg is not recognizing the course, then the student should contact the Office of Student and Academic Services at email@example.com for assistance.
Because of the high demand for many of the Bloustein School courses, most of them are filled early in registration. A student should first attempt to register through the Rutgers Web Registration System. If all sections that the student can take are closed, the student should monitor the schedule of classes to see if it reopens.
Please note: Special permission numbers are not issued for closed sections (online or in-person). Therefore, they will not be listed in the system. We generally leave some seats available in the major core courses to accommodate transfer students. If there is any space remaining once this cohort registers during summer, then we will reopen the course(s) in the special permission system during the first weeks of classes for the fall term.
The school makes a significant effort to accommodate as many students as possible during the registration process, and generally satisfies most of them. Unfortunately, there is often not enough room to grant all requests.
Matriculating undergraduates (current students) should request special permission for admission to open online sections and special courses (listed above in the General Information section) using the automated special permission system described below. Please view the rounds listed in the below drop down for times that the system opens, closes, and when numbers are issued.
Non-matriculated undergraduate students (not pursuing a degree program) should request special permission for admission by contacting the Office of Student and Academic Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. These requests will be reviewed as they are received.
To request a special permission number for a summer course, please email email@example.com.
Please include the following information in your email for the quickest response:
- Course number
- Course name
- Index number (five digit number found next to the section number)
Here is an example of the information you should provide:
- Name: John Doe
- RUID: 123004567
- Course number: 10:775:395
- Course name: Research Methods
- Section: V3
- Index number: 04577
Please note, special permission numbers are not granted for closed sections of courses.
For Spring 2019 pre-registration –
The system will reopen Thursday, October 25th at 10:00pm. It will be closed every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-10:00pm through the pre-registration period.
Note: For Rutgers New-Brunswick students registering for Health Administration (501) and Public Health (832) courses, please do not enroll in section 80 or 85. These course sections are offered at off-campus locations in Freehold and Mays Landing, NJ, respectively.
Round 1: 110 or more credits
Begins: Thursday, October 25th at 10pm
Ends: Tuesday, October 30th at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Tuesday, October 30th by 10pm
Round 2: 90 or more credits
Begins: Tuesday, October 30th at 10pm
Ends: Thursday, November 1st at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 1st by 10pm
Round 3: 70 or more credits
Begins: Thursday, November 1st at 10pm
Ends: Tuesday, November 6th at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 6th by 10pm
Round 4: 40 or more credits
Begins: Tuesday, November 6th at 10pm
Ends: Thursday, November 8th at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 8th by 10pm
Round 5: 20 or more credits
Begins: Thursday, November 8th at 10pm
Ends: Tuesday, November 13th at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 13th by 10pm
Round 6: All credit amounts
Begins: Tuesday, November 13th at 10pm
Ends: Thursday, November 15th at 12pm
Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 15th by 10pm
After November 15th, numbers will be issued every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-10pm through the pre-registration period (with the exceptions of Thursday, Nov 22nd and Friday, Dec 21st through Tuesday, January 8th).
Note: Within each round, requests will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Students will receive a response on or shortly after the review date of each round. If a student submits a request prior to their designated round, the request will be denied and the request will need to be resubmitted during the appropriate round.
The system will close at the end of each round in order to process requests.
If you receive an email informing you that your request has been granted, you have 24 hours to utilize the number.
For matriculating undergraduates
Fall and Spring Semesters ONLY (see above section for summer request instructions)
(OPENS OCTOBER 25th AT 10:00PM)
Who Can Use the Online Special Permission System?
Matriculating undergraduates who wish to get special permission to enter open online sections and special courses offered by the Bloustein School should use the web-based system.
How Do I Login?
Students need to use their NetID and password to access the online special permission system. Students using this system DO NOT need to have their own computer accounts or e-mail addresses. They only need access to the web which is available on all campuses.
Students should submit requests for multiple sections of a course (ranking most preferred first) for best outcome. Please do not submit requests for conflicting course sections. If you receive an email informing you that your request has been granted, you have 24 hours to utilize the number.