The PERM (Permission to Enroll Registration Management) system allows faculty to manage registration in their courses. The PERM system is available to students and faculty using the portal as soon as the course schedule is available for any given semester. There are many conditions under which a student may need to obtain permission to enroll in a course, including:
- If the student does not meet the course requirements or pre-requisites,
- If the course is full,
- If there are cross-registration restrictions on the course that exclude the student,
- If the instructor wants to individually approve every student wishing to take a course,
- Pre-registration has concluded. *
* Most courses require instructor permission once pre-registration ends and registration reopens for all students.
Requesting PERMission does not automatically guarantee the student a seat in the course. There are a number of occasions when faculty may not grant permission, and there are different levels of approval. Faculty may:
- Approve the PERM as long as there are open seats in the course,
- Approve the PERM even if the course is closed, **
- Approve the PERM until a specified expiration date,
- Deny the PERM,
- Rescind approval of a previously approved PERM,
- Upgrade or downgrade approval level, or
- Ignore the PERM entirely.
** In fall, there is a hard-cap limit to each course that prevents all further enrollments regardless of what level of PERM approval is granted.