Engineering Student Services Team
Permission numbers are special “codes” departments or class instructors may choose to issue so you can enroll in the class that the system may be preventing you from enrolling in on your own.
Permission numbers are needed to do the following:
The process to obtain permission varies by the department that offers the course. If you are trying to get a permission number for a course offered outside the College of Engineering, we recommend contacting the instructor and/or department offering the course (use the Cal Poly directory or search their website to find contact information).
Below are the preferred contacts for the departments in the College of Engineering. When reaching out about a permission number, be clear in what you are looking for and include the following information:
If a permission number is needed to waive prerequisites, visit: https://ceenve.calpoly.edu/undergrad-forms
For any other reason, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow PowerForm/AdobeSign process for these supervisory classes:
CPE 200/400 Special Problems for Undergraduates (i.e. Independent Study)
CPE 461/462 Senior Project I/II
For non-supervisory CPE classes (i.e., classes other than CPE400/461/462), contact the instructor to initiate the permission number process.
email@example.com or (805)756-2825
For EE Courses please contact Yvonne Lynch. In your email to Yvonne please include why you are requesting a permission number, the course number, and section number.
Instructor of course first. If unable to make contact or you have questions about this process, contact Dan Waldorf and/or Stephanie Allen. See website for more specific information.
Prerequisite Course Waiver Form (via Adobe Sign). This form is required for all students who want to take a mechanical engineering course (ME prefix), but either the registration system does not recognize a prerequisite or the student is missing the prerequisite but has relevant knowledge that will allow them to succeed in the course they want to take.
Note that mechanical engineering students who are requesting a waiver of a prerequisite for a required mechanical engineering course are not likely to be approved. Please make sure to apply for the waiver to the lecture instructor with the section number you want to add, not your lab.
For permission number requests outside of the reasons above, please contact the Instructor of the Course
If you receive a permission number, you will want to follow the steps outlined in the "Add a Class- with Permission Number demo" on https://registrar.calpoly.edu/student-center/#AddClass to officially enroll in the course.