Special Permission Numbers

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 grad@ejb.rutgers.edu in order to obtain the graduate course special permission number.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT COURSES

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Overview

There are four kinds of special requests students will need to submit to the Bloustein School in order to enroll in certain courses. Only one of those requests is a Special Permission Number (“SPN”) request to be made through the “Bloustein Special Permission Number System LOGIN” section at the bottom of this page:

  • Majors Only Courses: Admission to independent study, honors research, “majors only,” and courses that indicate “Department Staff,” (including Research Methods, Data Management in Health Care, Leadership Seminar, all Internship courses, and Senior Seminar) require SPNs.

These three other special requests are not made via the SPN system, but rather should be directed to: undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu with a detailed explanation of the basis of the request. Please be sure to include your RUID in your email.

  • Prerequisite Overrides: Admission to courses for which the prerequisites have been satisfied in a different method than what is posted on the scheduling system may require a prerequisite override.
  • Corequisite Authorization: In some cases, a lower-level course may be a pre- or corequisite course to a higher-level course (i.e., you must have taken the lower-level course prior to [prerequisite] or simultaneously with [corequisite] the higher-level course. Preauthorized corequisite courses are stated on the Schedule of Courses.
  • Closed Sections: Course instructors are NOT permitted to grant access to a closed section for any reason. For greater detail on when enrollment in a closed section may be permitted, see the drop-down section below entitled “Closed Sections.”

Process for Requesting an SPN:

Unlike other Rutgers-New Brunswick campus schools, the Bloustein School has centralized the issuance of SPNs; course instructors are NOT permitted to issue an SPN for any reason.

SPNs for Bloustein School courses (School 10) may only be requested via the automated system described below and accessed at the bottom of this page under the drop-down entitled “Bloustein Special Permission Number System LOGIN.”

Please review these guidelines, which are designed to help you best organize your course schedule:

  • First, please request an SPN for two or more sections of a course.
  • Second, do not submit requests for conflicting course sections.
  • Third, please note: When you receive an email informing you that your request has been granted, you have 24 hours to register under that SPN number. If you do not register during that 24-hour period, the SPN will expire and you will have to reapply.
  • Fourth, SPNs are student-specific; you may not “gift” your SPN to another student; the SPN will not be functional for anyone other than you.
  • Fifth, unless specifically stated on WebReg/Schedule of Classes that the section requires special permission by department staff, open online courses do not require a SPN.

If you are planning to enroll in the Bloustein Honors Research or Independent Study courses, there is a requisite form that can be obtained from the Office of Student and Academic Services. The form needs to be completed and submitted to undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu (or your assigned major advisor) 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 undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for assistance.

Similarly, students requiring a prerequisite override because they are taking the lower-level course as a preauthorized corequisite, should also contact undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu for assistance.

Please be sure to include your RUID in your email.

Because of the high demand for many of the Bloustein School courses, many are filled early in the registration sequence. Students should first attempt to register through the Rutgers Web Registration System. If all sections that the student’s schedule can accommodate are closed, the student should first monitor the schedule of classes to see if it reopens.

Under certain circumstances, permission to be added to a closed section may be granted. Pending enrollment capacity, these students may be considered for enrollment in a closed section:

  • newly admitted EJB direct-admit students registering for your first semester;
  • newly admitted joint degree students (SAS or SEBS) who have declared an EJB major;
  • declared EJB majors with greater than 90 credits intending to graduate within the next two semesters;
  • Rutgers @ Brookdale Community College, or, Rutgers @ Mercer County Community College students who have declared as a public health major; and, Rutgers @ Atlantic Cape Community College students who have declared as a health administration major; and,
  • other EJB or joint degree major, minor, or certificate students who demonstrate authentic extenuating circumstances.

Requests for enrollment in a closed section should be directed to Office of Student and Academic Services at undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu. Please be sure to include your RUID in your email.

Matriculating undergraduates (current degree-seeking students) should request special permission for “majors only” or 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 (non-degree students) should request special permission for admission to classes by contacting the Office of Student and Academic Services at undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu.  These requests will be reviewed as they are received.

The automated SPN system will be available for summer registration starting in February 2020.

For Summer 2020 pre-registration – Please note that summer session is not governed by completed degree credits. You may submit your request during any round.

The system will open Wednesday, February 12th at 10:00pm. Excluding the first round, requests will be processed every Wednesday until May 27th. The Bloustein School offers courses in Summer Sessions I and III. Please submit your requests by Round 12 to avoid the late fees for Summer Session I.

Round 1:

Begins: Wednesday, February 12th at 10pm

Ends: Monday, February 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Monday, February 17th by 10pm

Round 2:

Begins: Wednesday, February 19th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, February 26th by 10pm

Round 3:

Begins: Wednesday, February 26th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 4th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 4th by 10pm

Round 4:

Begins: Wednesday, March 4th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 11th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 11th by 10pm

Round 5:

Begins: Wednesday, March 11th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 18th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 18th by 10pm

Round 6:

Begins: Wednesday, March 18th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 25th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 25th by 10pm

Round 7:

Begins: Wednesday, March 25th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 1st by 10pm

Round 8:

Begins: Wednesday, April 1st at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 8th by 10pm

Round 9:

Begins: Wednesday, April 8th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 15th by 10pm

Round 10:

Begins: Wednesday, April 15th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 22nd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 22nd by 10pm

Round 11:

Begins: Wednesday, April 22nd at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 29th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 29th by 10pm

Round 12:

Begins: Wednesday, April 29th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 6th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 6th by 10pm

Round 13:

Begins: Wednesday, May 6th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 13th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 13th by 10pm

Round 14:

Begins: Wednesday, May 13th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 20th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 20th by 10pm

Round 15: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Wednesday, May 20th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 27th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 27th by 10pm

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.

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 Fall 2020 pre-registration – The system will open Sunday, April 19th at 10:00pm. It will be closed every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-9:59pm to process requests.

Round 1: 90 or more credits

Begins: Sunday, April 19th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 21st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 21st by 10pm

Round 2: 70 or more credits

Begins: Tuesday, April 21st at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 23rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 23rd by 10pm

Round 3: 50 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, April 23rd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 28th by 10pm

Round 4: 30 or more credits

Begins: Tuesday, April 28th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 30th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 30th by 10pm

Round 5: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, April 30th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 5th by 10pm

Round 6: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 5th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 7th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 7th by 10pm

Round 7: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 7th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 12th by 10pm

Round 8: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 12th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 14th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 14th by 10pm

Round 9: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 14th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 19th by 10pm

Round 10: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 19th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 21st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 21st by 10pm

Round 11: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 21st at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 26th by 10pm

Round 12: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 26th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 28th by 10pm

System closes May 28th to August 13th for Summer Break. The system will reopen on Thursday, August 13th at 10pm and close at the end of the add/drop period.

Round 13: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, August 13th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, August 18th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, August 18th by 10pm

Round 14: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, August 18th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, August 20th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, August 20th by 10pm

Round 15: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, August 20th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, August 25th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, August 25th by 10pm

Round 16: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, August 25th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, August 27th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, August 27th by 10pm

Round 17: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, August 27th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, September 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 1st by 10pm

Round 18: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, September 1st at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, September 3rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, September 3rd by 10pm

Round 19: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Thursday, September 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, September 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 8th by 10pm

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.

System is for matriculating undergraduates only.
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(RE-OPENS August 13th at 10:00 PM for Fall 2020 late registration)

Who Can Use the Online Special Permission System?
Matriculating undergraduates who wish to get special permission to enter “majors only” or special courses (see General Information tab) 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.