Permit Policies and Request Procedures
Please review the information below to obtain permissions for permits, to request cross-registration at another institution, or to inquire about closed-course options during registration.
Permit request notes:
- General Permit Application: For registration errors due to missing prerequisites, field of study errors, honors cohort errors, year errors, or bridge permits. Please allow 2 business days (not including weekends) for the processing of general permits. Please DO NOT contact the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences to inquire about the status of your permit request until 2 business days have passed.
- Closed Course Permit Application: If you are attempting to register for a section that has reached maximum enrollment, please rearrange your schedule so that you may register for an open section. If you are unable to rearrange your schedule, you may submit a closed course permit request. DO NOT contact the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences regarding the status of your permit request.
- Approval to Take a Summer Course at Another College: Continuing NJIT students who wish to take a summer class at a different college or university must obtain prior written approval from the HSS Transfer Credit Advisor.
** For General Permits please allow 2 business days (not including weekends) for processing. Please DO NOT contact the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences to inquire about the status of your permit request until 2 business days have passed.
** You will be notified via e-mail when your permit has been processed.
General Permit FAQ
NJIT STUDENTS TAKING A PREREQUISITE COURSE AT ANOTHER SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER will NOT be issued a permit until their grade for the summer class has been submitted to the department and the Registrar's Office. The grade must be visible in the system before the permit can be granted (email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns).
TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO TOOK A PREREQUISITE AT ANOTHER SCHOOL: If you are a student who has taken a prerequisite class at another school, you must submit your transcripts to the Office of the Registrar and have them present in the system before a permit can be granted. Be sure to include your NJIT ID number in your email. You MAY be directed to see our transfer credit advisor for transcript review.
Closed Course Permit FAQ
The Highlander Pipeline registration system now provides a waiting list. Please use this system to add yourself to the waiting list for closed courses. See the Waitlist FAQ for instructions. Closed course permits will be available through the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences once the Highlander Pipeline waitlist is turned off (2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester). When the Highlander Pipeline waitlist is turned off, the names on the lists will be moved to the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences' online permit system in the order they appeared on the waiting lists. Closed course permits will then be made available to students according to departmental discretion.
When the Highlander Pipeline waitlist is closed, follow these instructions to submit a Closed Course Permit Application through the department.
Closed course permits are used only to request entry into a class that has reached its maximum enrollment size. Students already enrolled in a course will not be issued a permit to change sections. Submission of a closed course permit is NOT A GUARANTEE that you will get into a specific section. If you must take a class, select an open section, even if it means you need to change other classes.
If the class you wish to register for is full, please submit a Closed Course Permit Application. Closed course permit requests are evaluated according to year and need. Please carefully read the instructions on the Closed Course Permit Application for the processing dates. You will be notified via e-mail about the status of your request.
DO NOT submit multiple requests for the same class. Each time you submit a duplicate request your old request is deleted and your new request is placed on the bottom of the waiting list.
Students must verify that all prerequisites have been met for the course they are requesting. The prerequisite must appear on your NJIT Transcript. Check your Highlander Pipeline account and the NJIT Undergraduate catalog or NJIT Graduate catalog to be sure you have the required prerequisite.
A Closed Course Permit WILL NOT solve other registration issues (prerequisite, major, year, etc). We suggest you check to see if you are eligible to register for a course by registering for an open section. If you are unable to register you will receive an error. To resolve other registration issues, submit a General Permit Request.
Permits will only be granted one time per student per course. If your credit load exceeds 19, permission will not be granted. You must verify that the section you are requesting does not conflict with any other class times.
Permits WILL NOT be granted to students who are currently enrolled in another section of the course. If you are enrolled in another section you must remove yourself from that section before requesting a closed course permit for another section. You will receive an email notification when your permit has been issued. You must sign onto the NJIT registration system and register for the course immediately.
Permit requests may be revoked if you have not registered for the course with 48 hours of notification. If you receive a notification that your course permit has been processed, and you are still unable to register for the course due to another type of errors (major, year, etc) you must submit a general permit request.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is not required to approve all permit requests. We base our decisions upon necessity and availability.
Closed Course Permits will not be granted by the Humanities and Social Sciences if other sections of the course have not reached their maximum number of students. The student should rearrange their schedule to register in the section that has not reached its maximum size.
If the enrollment limit has been reached in all sections of a course, an Undergraduate Student who needs the course to graduate may be given a permit to enter the closed course. In this case, the student may be asked to provide a note from their advisor stating that the student is graduating and that this is a required course.
Closed Course Permits Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will receive e-mail updates once you submit your permit request.
The more sections you provide in your permit requests will increase the chances of getting into your needed course. The Department will review the closed course request and determine if these needs can be met. If approved, a permit to enroll in the course will be issued and an email will be sent to the student. Permits are placed directly into NJIT’s registration system allowing the student to register for the closed course. Students need to then go on-line to register for the requested course. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences cannot register a student for a course.