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

  1. The student requests approval from the authorized instructor, director, or advisor (see below)
  2. The student submits the online PN application
  3. SCI Academic Records generates a PN for complete and approved applications
  4. 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.

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
    • INFSCI and TELCOM = Kelly Shaffer
    • Graduate CS = Keena Walker
    • Undergraduate CS = John Ramirez
    • CMPINF = Adam Lee
  • 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 and INFSCI 1720: Email confirmation from the Director of Experiential Learning
  • For CS 1902 and CS 1950: Completed learning agreement with all required signatures included

Career restriction

  • An undergraduate student enrolling in a graduate-level course: Instructor AND 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.

Students with questions and/or concerns regarding the permission code form may contact scirecords@pitt.edu.

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