A Special Permission Number (SPN) is a 6 digit number that is used to allow a student to register for course that is full or that is not open to that student's major or class year. Students must consult with the department that offers the course to inquire about getting a Special Permission Number. For example, Biology 101 is full and you want to take that course. You should contact the Life Sciences department and request a special permission number. If they give you an SPN, you can attempt to register for the course on your own, or bring it into B100 or email to your advisor for further assistance.
If you are a prospective transfer student (enrolled at Rutgers SAS, SEBS, etc), please refer to our School-to-School transfer webpage for instructions on requesting special permission numbers for engineering courses.
Current SOE Students
- 14:440:127, 14:440:221, 14:440:222 - call or visit the Office of Academic Services (EN-B100) and you may gain a SPN if space allows in the course.
- For other 14:000 courses - consult with the specific engineering department.
- For math courses, the Mathematics Department has a structured web special permission request process that you must follow.
- All other courses – Consult the department that offers the course for the number, whether it is mechanical engineering, math, economics, spanish, etc. For locations, see department list.