Permission Number Application System
A Permission Number (PN) is a code used to override an enrollment restriction on a course. This code is issued by the school or department offering the course. Please read and follow the instructions on the permission number (PN) form carefully.
Permission number request workflow
- The student requests approval from the authorized instructor, director, or advisor (see below)
- The student submits the online PN application
- SCI Academic Records generates a PN for complete and approved applications
- Student checks PN application system for PN and inputs the PN into the PeopleSoft/Highpoint enrollment system during the point of enrollment (Training and FAQS for registration and PN assistance)
Enrollment Errors and Override Approvals
The following enrollment restrictions require a PN to enroll. Please prepare the following BEFORE applying for a PN. Requests submitted without the appropriate documentation will be denied.
Please note: If you are attempting to substitute an ECE course for a CS course pre/co-requisite, you must obtain written permission from the instructor of the course. ECE courses are not automatically recognized as equivalent to CS courses and must be approved on a case-by-case basis. Your request will be denied if you submit it without proper documentation.
Enrollment requirement missing
Pre/co-requisites: Instructor approval. If the instructor is listed as “TBD,” contact the following department/program representative for approval:
- LIS = Debbie Day (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- INFSCI and TELCOM = Kelly Shaffer or James Petraglia (email@example.com)
- Graduate CS = Keena Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Undergraduate CS = John Ramirez (email@example.com)
- CMPINF = Adam Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Anti-requisites (enrollment not permitted if previously enrolled in an equivalent course): your assigned SCI Advisor approval (non-SCI students can contact SCIadvising@pitt.edu)
Instructor/department consent required: Instructor written approval needed, except for the following classes:
- For CS 1900, CS 1901, CS 1906, INFSCI 1082, INFSCI 1720, INFSCI 2980, INFSCI 2982, ISSP 2900, TELCOM 2940 and TELCOM 2982: Email confirmation from the Manager of Experiential Learning
- For CS 1902, CS 1950, and CS 1951: Completed learning agreement with all required signatures included
For INFSCI 1740: It can be expected to take up to 10 business days for the instructor to process your email request. When you receive a confirmation email from the instructor, you can use that approval email to request a permission number,
- When the course starts, the instructor will present you with a list of team projects for consideration. Then, you will be assigned to one of the available projects at that time.
- Please note that the instructor gathers projects specific to each term: therefore, it is not possible to identify a specific project at the time of enrollment.
- An undergraduate student enrolling in a graduate-level course: (including students in an SCI 4+1 accelerated program): Written approval from the class instructor and the Director of the student’s Undergraduate Program.
- A graduate student registering in an undergraduate-level course: Written approval from the class instructor and the student’s assigned advisor
The following override requests will be automatically denied:
- To override the seat limit of a course, i.e., a closed/full class.
- To override a seat reserve on a class.
To override a credit overload or time conflict.
- A credit overload or time conflict override requires approval from the Dean’s Office. Please reach out to your assigned SCI Advisor to discuss the petition process for credit overloads and time conflicts. For non-SCI students, reach out to your home school for further information.
Emails submitted as documentation should show the entire email (recipient and sender email addresses, date/time stamp, subject line, etc.), not just the body of the message.
Students with questions and/or concerns regarding the permission code form may contact email@example.com.
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