Course Registration and Special Permission



Request Special Permission (SP) Numbers for Spring 2020

Quick Link to SP Request System

We are very much aware that some (eventually many) of our classes are full (and the stress that this situation creates for students).  We are doing our best to get as many students in as possible. Please do NOT email instructors. Please follow the procedure below to request SP numbers for full classes:

  1. Please DO NOT register for a Special Permission Number before a class fills up. The numbers are not given by first come first serve. They are given by round.
  2. Do NOT register for sections that do NOT officially appear on WebReg.  We will deregister you if you do.  And you will lose consideration for SP numbers.
  3. Starting Monday November 4 1:00pm. Use this Web app to request an SP number for a full class for Spring 2020: .
  4. Watch for announcements below.  Announcements will typically appear on Monday, with the new capacity being added that day or as directed by the announcement.  Thus, you should only need to check this Web site on Mondays.
  5. Aside from us adding additional capacity, requests for SP numbers will be handled by course instructors closer to the beginning of the term (e.g., 2 weeks before start of semester)
  6. A Special Permission Number will not get you into a course you do not have a prerequisite for. For undergraduate prerequisite override contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In some instances, you may be directed to contact the instructor. For graduate prereq overrides contact the instructor.
  7. For Undergraduates taking Graduate courses, the procedure has changed. You will request an SPN through the SPN system , contact the instructor to request approval and send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The instructors will not be responding until after registration has begun. 


The Spring 2020 SP system schedule

Round 1:  Begins: Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:00pm

                 Ends:Monday November 25, 2019, 9:00am

                          SPN distribution will take place around December 20, 2019

Round 2: Begins Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:00am

                Ends: Thursday January 2, 2020, 9:00am

                          SPN distribution will take place prior to January 17, 2020

Round 3: Begins Thursday, January 2, 2019, 10:00am

                Ends: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:00pm


  • Announcements will appear here usually on a Monday as we need to pass information on to you about registration
  • 16:198:672 will count as a CS elective for undergrad