e-Permit Enrollment

CUNY to CUNY e-Permits

An e-Permit is CUNY's online application for students to obtain permission to register and attend classes at another CUNY institution. An e-Permit is required for concurrent registration at two or more CUNY institutions. Please note that an e-Permit does NOT automatically register a student for the approved course or guarantee enrollment at the host school.

Home school: The CUNY institution from which you are pursuing your degree 
Host school: The CUNY institution from which you are requesting to take an e-Permit course

Permit In

Student who are approved to permit-in to The Graduate Center will receive an email from the Registrar's Office informing them of their registration date and time.

Permit Out

Graduate Center students who are approved to take CUNY course(s) at another CUNY institution must submit their request via CUNYFirst.

All students who are approved to take an e-Permit at another CUNY school will be enrolled for a "PERM" course for the number of credits they will be taking at the host institution. Please keep in mind, the "PERM" course is on the students record for billing purposes only. It is the students responsibility to complete registration at the host school via CUNYFirst. Your host institution will notify you via email of your registration date and time. 

GC students seeking a Permit Out should review the information on this page: frequently asked questions, instructions, and host campus e-Permit links.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review our frequently asked questions to understand the e-Permit process.

Students applying for an e-Permit must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must currently be matriculated at The Graduate Center (Non-degree students are not eligible).
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at The Graduate Center.
  • Students must not have any holds on their record (i.e.: Bursar, Library, etc.).
  • First year master's and or doctoral students interested in taking an e-Permit course will need department permission. If your Executive Officer approves your request, please contact Jessica Rivera, Associate Registrar at Jrivera3@gc.cuny.edu with your request. 

Students who have been approved to take an e-Permit course at another CUNY institution do not make payments to the host school. Payments for an approved e-Permit course are made directly to The Graduate Center.

Please keep in mind, any e-Permit courses that have material fees must be paid by the student to the host college.

Students will be notified by e-mail of approval or denial of e-Permit request(s) in the order in which they are received. Students should check CUNYfirst for their updated e-Permit status.

A student whose e-Permit request has been approved will receive an e-mail from the host college informing them of their registration date and time. In some instances, students may have to go in-person to the host school to register for the approved course, depending on that school's policies.

Please note: An approved e-Permit does not guarantee registration for the course at the host school.

All Graduate Center students require department approval should they wish to take an e-Permit at another CUNY campus. Your department Executive Officer should be able to advise you as to what courses at other CUNY institutions meet your curriculum requirements. 

Students will be notified when they can input their e-Permit requests on a semester basis.

Please note: Please review the Academic Calendar for the last day to submit e-Permit requests for the specific semester you are interested in applying.

Permit Instructions

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