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Special Permission Number/Prerequisite Override

Request Form


Use this form to request a special permission number to get into a particular course/section (including labs) for Fall 2017. Please refer to the Rutgers University Schedule of Classes Website for the course and section information you will need to complete this form. The section is denoted by 'SEC' on that site, which appears before the index # and is either highlighted red or green.


Because of a high demand for the introductory courses: Physics for the Sciences (Physics 193), Extended General Physics (Physics 202), General Physics (Physics 203 and 204), and General Physics Lab (Physics 205 and 206), student requests for permission to register for these courses will be put onto a first-come, first-serve waiting list with priority based on class year (graduating year students having highest priority). As a result, we will not be able to set the final roster for these courses until after July 3. Please be patient. We receive a very large number of requests and service them as promptly as we are able to. Submitting multiple identical requests or contacting us by email will result in your request resetting to the bottom of the list for your class year.

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee that you will receive it.

IF granted, the special permission number may only be used by the person to whom it was issued. Also note that you will be responsible for avoiding any time conflicts with the course section(s) you request.

* Denotes a required field

Class Year * :
Last Name * :
First Name (no nicknames) * :
RUID # * :
Email Address * :
Course # (e.g. 01:750:XXX) * :

You may list the sections in order of preference, but it is important to list at least 3 because many may already be filled to capacity.

Section # 1st Choice (e.g. 01) * :
Section # 2nd Choice:
Section # 3rd Choice:
Section # 4th Choice:
Section # 5th Choice:

Check this box if the course section is open but, after attempting to register, you received a message that you do not meet the prerequisite(s)

Important: PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBMITTING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE SPECIAL PERMISSION; but, IF granted, may only be used by the person to whom it was issued; sharing of special permission numbers is not allowed. You will be responsible for clearing any time conflicts with the section(s) you choose.

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Revised Mar 28, 2017