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Helpful Tips for Obtaining Permission Numbers for Psychology Courses

Helpful Tips for Obtaining Permission Numbers

What is a permission number?

A permission number is a 6-digit code issued by a faculty member that allows a student to register for a class. There are two types:

  • permission numbers that override the lack of having completed all of the prerequisites required for a course
  • permission numbers that override the lack of having completed all of the prerequisites required for a course and override a closed (completely full) class.

Process for obtaining permission numbers for all Psychology courses:

Many departments on campus have the department chair give out permission numbers, but the Psychological Sciences Department does not follow that approach. Rather, permission numbers are distributed at the discretion of the instructor. Therefore, if students are interested in gaining a permission number, they should email the instructor of that course.

Please be sure to note that permission numbers are not guaranteed, and there are various factors that play a role in the distribution process.

Resources:

For more information on the Psychological Sciences permission number policy, please refer to this link: https://www.boisestate.edu/psychology/programs/permission-numbers/

For a step by step process of how to add a class using a permission number, check out the Office of the Registrar’s Help Documents using this link: https://www.boisestate.edu/registrar-help/add-with-permission-number/