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. Students who can take a different course to fulfill the requirement, or students who can take the course in a future semester will be directed to do so.

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.

If you meet the one of the above conditions, 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.

Effective Fall 2022, we have a waitlist form for our most popular courses. Students can learn more and submit the form here: https://bloustein.rutgers.edu/courses/special-permission-numbers/closed-course-spn-waitlist/

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 on February 8, 2023.

For Summer 2023 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 8th at 10:00pm. Requests will be processed every Wednesday until May 30th. The Bloustein School offers courses in Summer Sessions I and III. Please submit your requests by Round 12 to avoid the late fees. Payment of tuition and fees for students registered in multiple sessions (i.e. Sessions 1 and 3) must pay the entire term bill by the payment due date of the earliest session.

Round 1:

Begins: Wednesday, February 8th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, February 15th by 10pm

Round 2:

Begins: Wednesday, February 15th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 22nd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, February 22nd by 10pm

Round 3:

Begins: Wednesday, February 22nd at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 1st by 10pm

Round 4:

Begins: Wednesday, March 1st at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 8th by 10pm

Round 5:

Begins: Wednesday, March 8th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 15th by 10pm

Round 6:

Begins: Wednesday, March 15th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 22nd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 22nd by 10pm

Round 7:

Begins: Wednesday, March 22nd at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 29th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 29th by 10pm

Round 8:

Begins: Wednesday, March 29th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 5th by 10pm

Round 9:

Begins: Wednesday, April 5th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 12th by 10pm

Round 10:

Begins: Wednesday, April 12th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 19th by 10pm

Round 11:

Begins: Wednesday, April 19th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 26th by 10pm

Round 12:

Begins: Wednesday,  April 26th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 3rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 3rd by 10pm

Round 13:

Begins: Wednesday, May 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 10th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 10th by 10pm

Round 14:

Begins: Wednesday, May 10th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 17th by 10pm

Round 15:

Begins: Wednesday, May 17th by 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 24th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 24th by 10pm

Round 16: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Wednesday, May 24th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 30th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 30th 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 2022 pre-registration – The system will open Sunday, April 3rd at 10:00pm. It will be closed every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-9:59pm through the pre-registration period to process requests.

Round 1: 90 or more credits

Begins: Sunday, April 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 5th by 10pm

Round 2: 60 or more credits

Begins: Tuesday, April 5th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 7th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 7th by 10pm

Round 3: 30 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, April 7th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 12th by 10pm

Round 4: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, April 12th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 14th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 14th by 10pm

Round 5: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, April 14th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 19th by 10pm

Round 6: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, April 19th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 21st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 21st by 10pm

Round 7: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, April 21st at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, April 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 26th by 10pm

Round 8: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, April 26th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, April 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 28th by 10pm

Round 9: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, April 28th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 3rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 3rd by 10pm

Round 10: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 5th by 10pm

Round 11: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 5th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 10th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 10th by 10pm

Round 12: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 10th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 12th by 10pm

Round 13: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 12th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 17th by 10pm

Round 14: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 17th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 19th by 10pm

Round 15: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 19th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 24th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 24th by 10pm

Round 16: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, May 24th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, May 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 26th by 10pm

Round 17: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, May 26th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 31st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 31st by 10pm

System closes Tuesday, May 31st through Tuesday, August 23rd. If you need to request an SPN during this time, contact your Bloustein advisor or email undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu.

Round 18: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, August 23rd at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, August 25th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, August 25th by 10pm

Round 19: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, August 25th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, August 30th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, August 30th by 10pm

Round 20: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, August 30th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, September 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, September 1st by 10pm

Round 21: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, September 1st at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, September 6th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 6th by 10pm

Round 22: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, September 6th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, September 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, September 8th by 10pm

Round 23: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Thursday, September 8th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, September 13th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 13th 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.

For Spring 2023 pre-registration –

  • The system will reopen Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00pm. It will be closed every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-9:59pm through the pre-registration period.
  • Numbers will be issued every Tuesday and Thursday between 12pm-10pm through the pre-registration period except between Tuesday, November 22nd– Friday November 25th and Tuesday, December 20th – Tuesday, January 3rd.

Round 1: 90 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, November 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 8th by 10pm

Round 2: 60 or more credits

Begins: Tuesday, November 8th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, November 10th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 10th by 10pm

Round 3: 40 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, November 10th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 15th by 10pm

Round 4: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday,  November 15th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, November 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 17th by 10pm

Round 5: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, November 17th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 22nd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 22nd by 10pm

System Closes November 22nd to November 25th – Thanksgiving Recess

Round 6: All credit amounts

Begins: Friday, November 25th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 29th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 29th by 10pm

Round 7: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, November 29th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, December 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, December 1st by 10pm

Round 8: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, December 1st at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 6th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 6th by 10pm

Round 9: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, December 6th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, December 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, December 8th by 10pm

Round 10: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, December 8th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 13th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 13th by 10pm

Round 11: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, December 13th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, December 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, December 15th by 10pm

Round 12: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, December 15th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 20th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 20th by 10pm

System closes December 20th to January 3rd – Winter Break

Round 13: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 5th by 10pm

Round 14: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 5th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 10th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 10th by 10pm

Round 15: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 10th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 12th by 10pm

Round 16: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 12th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 17th by 10pm

Round 17: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 17th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 19th by 10pm

Round 18: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 19th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 24th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 24th by 10pm

Round 19: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Tuesday, January 24th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 26th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 26th by 10pm

System closes until Summer 2023 registration begins

Notes

  • 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 Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 PM for Spring 2023 pre-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.