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Course Registration and Special Permission

Summer and Fall 2018 Registration 


Request Special Permission (SP) Numbers for Fall 2018

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, meanwhile, you will lose consideration for SP numbers.
  3. Starting Monday April 30 1:00pm. Use this Web app to request an SP number for a full class for Fall 2018: .
  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 overide contact ug-advising@cs.rutgers.eduIn some instances, you may be directed to contact the instructor. For graduate prereq overides contact the instructor. 

The Summer 2018 SP system is closed- contact the instructor

The Fall 2018 SP system schedule

Round 1:  Begins: Monday, April 30, 2017, 1:00pm
                 Ends:Monday June 4, 2018, 9:00am
Round 2: Begins Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:00am 
                Ends: Monday August 13, 2018, 9:00am
Round 3: Begins Monday, August 13, 2018, 10am
               Ends: Three days before the last day to drop (will be updated when the registrar posts these dates)


  • Announcements will appear here usually on a Monday as we need to pass information on to you about registration 
  • 5/31/18 - New lectures of 205,206,314,323 will be opening withing the next coulple of days with 214 to follow shortly after that. Also graduate courses 519,552 opened today and another lecture 520 will open shortly. Students on the Special Permission list will be notified as soon as the openings happen.
  • 8/8/18- Several new sections of 01:198:111 opened on Friday. There are many of them that say for Freshmen or Transfer Students only. These are now open to ALL students. Please feel free to register for them.