Special Permission Numbers

Graduate Courses

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 Courses

General Information

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.
Honors and Independent Study Courses

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.

Prerequisite Override and Corequisite Requests

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.

Closed Sections

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.

Fall and Spring Terms

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.

Summer Terms

The automated SPN system will be available for summer registration starting on February 8, 2023.

Rounds for Fall 2023 Special Permission Number Requests

For Fall 2023 pre-registration – The system will open Thursday, April 13th at 10pm. 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: Thursday, April 13th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, April 18th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 18th by 10pm

Round 2: 60 or more credits

  • Begins: Tuesday, April 18th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, April 20th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 20th by 10pm

Round 3: 30 or more credits

  • Begins: Thursday, April 20th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, April 25th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, April 25th by 10pm

Round 4: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, April 25th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, April 27th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, April 27th by 10pm

Round 5: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, April 27th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, May 2nd at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 2nd by 10pm

Round 6: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, May 2nd at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, May 4th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 4th by 10pm

Round 7: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, May 4th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, May 9th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 9th by 10pm

Round 8: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, May 9th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, May 11th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 11th by 10pm

Round 9: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, May 11th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, May 16th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 16th by 10pm

Round 10: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, May 16th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, May 18th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 18th by 10pm

Round 11: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, May 18th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, May 23rd at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 23rd by 10pm

Round 12: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, May 23rd at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, May 25th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, May 25th by 10pm

Round 13: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, May 25th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, May 30th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 30th by 10pm

Summer Break – System closes May 30th to August 22nd.

If you need to request an SPN during this time, contact your Bloustein advisor or email undergrad@ejb.rutgers.edu.

Round 14: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, August 22nd at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, August 24th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, August 24th by 10pm

Round 15: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, August 24th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, August 29th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, August 29th by 10pm

Round 16: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, August 29th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, August 31st at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, August 31st by 10pm

Round 17: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Thursday, August 31st at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, September 5th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 5th by 10pm

Round 18: All credit amounts

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 5th at 10pm
  • Ends: Thursday, September 7th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Thursday, September 7th by 10pm

Round 19: FINAL ROUND

  • Begins: Thursday, September 7th at 10pm
  • Ends: Tuesday, September 12th at 12pm
  • Numbers Issued: Tuesday, September 12th 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.

Rounds for Spring 2024 Special Permission Number Requests

For Spring 2024 pre-registration –

  • The system will reopen Thursday, November 2nd 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 21st – Friday November 24th and Tuesday, December 19th – Tuesday, January 2nd .

Round 1: 90 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, November 2nd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 7th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 7th by 10pm

Round 2: 60 or more credits

Begins: Tuesday, November 7th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, November 9th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 9th by 10pm

 Round 3: 25 or more credits

Begins: Thursday, November 9th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 14th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 14th by 10pm

 Round 4: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, November 14th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, November 16th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 16th by 10pm

 Round 5: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, November 16th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 21st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 21st by 10pm

 System Closes November 21st to November 24th: Thanksgiving Recess

Round 6: All credit amounts

Begins: Friday, November 24th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, November 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, November 28th by 10pm

 Round 7: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, November 28th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, November 30th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, November 30th by 10pm

 Round 8: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, November 30th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 5th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 5th by 10pm

 Round 9: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, December 5th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, December 7th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, December 7th by 10pm

 Round 10: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, December 7th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 12th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 12th by 10pm

 Round 11: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, December 12th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, December 14th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, December 14th by 10pm

 Round 12: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, December 14th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, December 19th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, December 19th by 10pm

System closes December 19th to January 2nd: Winter Break

Round 13: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 2nd at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 4th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 4th by 10pm

 Round 14: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 4th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 9th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 9th by 10pm

 Round 15: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 9th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 11th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 11th by 10pm

 Round 16: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 11th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 16th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 16th by 10pm

 Round 17: All credit amounts

Begins: Tuesday, January 16th at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 18th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 18th by 10pm

 Round 18: All credit amounts

Begins: Thursday, January 18th at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, January 23rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, January 23rd by 10pm

Round 19: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Tuesday, January 23rd at 10pm

Ends: Thursday, January 25th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Thursday, January 25th by 10pm

 System closes until Summer 2024 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 have24 hours to utilize the number.
Rounds for Summer 2024 Special Permission Number Requests

For Summer 2024 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 7th at 10:00pm. Requests will be processed every Wednesday until May 28th. 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.

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.

Round 1

Begins: Wednesday, February 7th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 14th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday February 14th by 10pm

Round 2

Begins: Wednesday, February 14th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 21st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, February 21st by 10pm

Round 3

Begins: Wednesday, February 21st at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, February 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, February 28th by 10pm

Round 4

Begins: Wednesday, February 28th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 6th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 6th by 10pm

Round 5

Begins: Wednesday, March 6th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 13th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 13th by 10pm

Round 6

Begins: Wednesday, March 13th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 20th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 20th by 10pm

Round 7

Begins: Wednesday, March 20th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, March 27th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, March 27th by 10pm

Round 8

Begins: Wednesday, March 27th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 3rd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 3rd by 10pm

Round 9

Begins: Wednesday, April 3rd at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 10th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 10th by 10pm

Round 10

Begins: Wednesday, April 10th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 17th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 17th by 10pm

Round 11

Begins: Wednesday, April 17th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, April 24th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, April 24th by 10pm

Round 12

Begins: Wednesday, April 24th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 1st at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 1st by 10pm

Round 13

Begins: Wednesday, May 1st at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 8th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 8th by 10pm

Round 14

Begins: Wednesday, May 8th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 15th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 15th by 10pm

Round 15:

Begins: Wednesday, May 15th at 10pm

Ends: Wednesday, May 22nd at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Wednesday, May 22nd by 10pm

Round 16: FINAL ROUND

Begins: Wednesday, May 22nd at 10pm

Ends: Tuesday, May 28th at 12pm

Numbers Issued: Tuesday, May 28th 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.

 

Bloustein Special Permission Number System Login

System is for matriculating undergraduates only.
LOGIN HERE

(RE-OPENS Thursday, April 13th at 10:00 PM for Fall 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.

Graduate Student & Academic Services

Steve Weston

Assistant Dean of Academic Administration

Courtney Culler

Associate Director for Graduate Student Services

Greg Marrero

Student Counselor, Graduate Student Services

Andrea Garrido

Career Management Specialist for Planning, Policy, and Informatics Masters Students

Cheryl Egan

Career Management Specialist for Health Administration Masters Students

Undergraduate Student & Academic Services

Christina Torian

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education

Advisor for Prospective Students

Natashia James

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names A-F and all Student-Athletes

Alicia Nesser

Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names G-O

Jessica Reyes

Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services

Advisor for Students with Last Names P-Z and all Veterans and Military-Affiliated Students