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Permission Code Requests

  • Permission codes will be processed within five (5) business days from submissions in the order received. Students can expect an email to their uMail account with either a permission code or an email noting they have been added to an internal waitlist.
  • The submission of this form does not guarantee enrollment into a course. Only courses with available seats will be provided a permission code.
  • If a permission code is provided, it will be sent to the student’s uMail account along with the original form submission. Students will have 48 hours to add the course. Failure to add the course within the time allotted will result in students having to submit an additional request form for the course and will be added to the bottom of the waiting list.
  • The permission code request form process starts on the individual student’s registration day and continues until the Thursday of the second week of a new semester. To determine your specific registration date, please log onto your CIS Account and view your registration dates under the Registration tile. To determine when registration dates start, visit the Academic Calendar.
  • This form is only for Psychology courses with a PSY prefix. To determine if you need a permission code for other departments on campus, please visit the Office of the Registrar.
  • All communication will be sent via Umail. Please do not call regarding the status of your permission code as this will not speed up the process.

  • PSY 3000 and 4000 level courses require PSY 1010, or equivalent, as the pre-requisite with the exception of PSY 3000 and 3010.
  • PSY 3000 requires PSY 1010, or equivalent and one of the following: MATH 1030 (completed with a grade D- or higher), completion of the QA general education course, an ACT score of 26 or higher, or an SAT score of 640 or higher to register for the course.
  • PSY 3010 requires the completion of PSY 1010 and PSY 3000.
  • PSY 1000 and 2000 level courses do not require a pre-requisite.
  • Please refer to the Class Schedules for information on courses being offered each semester.

The Department of Psychology started enforcing pre-requisites spring 2019. If students do not meet the pre-requisites as noted for the individual course, the course is full and requires a pre-requisite, or in some cases if a student is transferring/has transferred to the University of Utah, a permission code request is necessary. Please refer to the examples of when to submit a permission code form page for more details.

 Students will also need a permission code to register for any PSY courses the second week of every semester, or after the last day to register for a course. 

Depending on your situation, transfer students might need to submit a permission code request form. If you took the pre-requisite course:

From an institution in the State of Utah: you will not need to request a permission code unless the course has not been transferred yet, the course is still in process of evaluation from the Office of Admissions, or if the course was not completed with the appropriate grade.

 From an institution outside of the State of Utah: you will need to submit a permission code request form for any course that requires a PSY pre-requisite. With limitations of the university’s system, even if the course is populated in your degree audit as the equivalent, systematically, the Registration System does not read the course as complete. Therefore, you will need to submit a form for all PSY courses. Additionally, this is the same institution-wide, so any departments that do enforce pre-requisites, more than likely, you will need to submit a permission code request form.

 Upon completion of the permission code request form, the psychology permission code team will evaluate the form. You will receive an email either stating:
  1. You have been approved and provided a permission code
  2. You have not met the pre-requisite for the PSY course you wish to enroll
  3. You have been added to an internal waitlist for the course

All emails will be sent directly to a student’s uMail account with the original form that was submitted.

 If you have been added to the internal waitlist, you will receive a number of your current status on the waitlist. The permission code team reviews courses daily and will contact you if you are next on the waiting list for the applicable course.  

Students are able to submit permission codes the first day of their registration date. To determine a registration date, log onto your CIS Account and click on the Registration tile.

If you received a permission code, you will have the six digit code in the email chain from your original submission. You will need to add the course to your cart, and on step 2, there will be a box in the right-hand corner prompting you to add the permission code you were provided. Permission codes are a single-use code that is tied to the specific course and section number it was assigned.

Once a course that requires a pre-requisite is full, the department automatically restricts enrollment to ensure that all students have an equal chance of adding the course. The psychology permission code team manages internal waitlists for all PSY courses that require a pre-requisite. If you try to register for a course that is shown online as available and have met the pre-requisite, then the course is restricted to enrollment. You will then need to request a permission code and be added to the internal waitlist.

Students that do not meet the pre-requisites are still able to fill out a permission code request form and would need to request the appropriate option under reason seeking permission code in the formal form. Visit the Examples page for more information.

Students that received a 3 or higher on an AP test and a 5 or higher on the Psychology IB subject test meets the requirement for the PSY 1010 pre-requisite. As long as the score has been sent to the University of Utah and the course is still open (without being restricted), the student should not have an issue enrolling in the course.

No. Students cannot contact professors to determine if they can enroll in the course as the psychology permission code team manages all enrollment. The exception for this is if a student did not meet the pre-requisite and the professor/instructor has determined the student does not need to complete a pre-requisite for the individual course (not the academic program/graduation requirements), then the student will need to fill out a permission code request form and have the professor/instructor email from their uMail account permissioncodes@psych.utah.edu for verification.

Yes, you are able to waitlist a course that is full. There are two options for this:

PSY 1000 and 2000 level courses should have the automatic waitlist option for students. Students need to select the box when attempting to register for the course to be added to the waitlist.

 PSY 3000 and 4000 level courses will be managed through an internal waitlist through the department. Please refer to the ‘What is an internal waitlist’ question on specifics.

The internal waitlist is a waitlist managed by the psychology permission code team. This is not an automatic waitlist, and as such, 3000 and 4000 level Psychology courses are not updated with the current available seats after enrollment has been restricted. Therefore, if students try to enroll in a course that is listed as open in the course catalog and have met the pre-requisites, but are prompted to obtain department consent, the student will need to fill out a permission code request form.

 Once a course is restricted by the department due to being full, enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis based off of permission codes that were submitted. Due to institutional systems, this is the only fair way to implement waitlists with courses that require pre-requisites. Once a form is submitted, the student’s information is kept and the psychology permission code request team will reach out to students via uMail if they are next on the list to enroll in a specific course and the applicable section requested. Students will have 48 hours to add the course to their schedule after a permission code is sent before the course is offered to another student.

 This process is significantly different than the automatic waitlist in the scheduling system. Students will not see the waitlisted course in their course schedule, but as long as the student has received an email to the original permission code request form, the student can be reassured that they are in the internal waiting list. 

Please visit the examples page for information on this.

Permission codes for internships are managed through the CSBS Internship Coordinator. You may find information by visiting CSBS Internship Opportunities.

  • I have completed the pre-requisite at another institution
  • I am a transfer student and completed the pre-requisite for the course I am trying to enroll in outside of the state of Utah.

Example: Judy is a transfer student and completed PSY 1010 with a ‘B’ in Washington. Judy is trying to enroll in PSY 3250, which requires PSY 1010 to be completed with a ‘C’ or higher. Judy has completed the course, but as it was outside of the state of Utah, the system does not read that it is complete. Therefore, Judy needs to submit a permission code request form.

  • I am currently taking the pre-requisite at an institution other that the University of Utah.

Example: Judy is taking PSY 1010 at a community college and her next semester, she will be studying at the University of Utah. Judy would like to enroll in PSY 3250, but since the course has not been completed, she will need to request a permission code.

  • I have completed the pre-requisite at another institution or received credit through a test (AP or IB), but the credit has not been transferred to the University of Utah.

Example: Judy is a transfer student and has completed PSY 1010 at her community college. She has not transferred the completed course yet. Judy would like to enroll in PSY 3330 for her first semester, but since the course has not been transferred, she will need to request a permission code.

Example: Austin is an incoming freshmen and took the Psychology AP test, but the scores have not been sent to the University of Utah. Austin would like to enroll in PSY 3440, but since the course has not been transferred, he will need to request a permission code.

  • I attempted the pre-requisite but did not receive the appropriate grade.

Example: Judy took PSY 1010, but did not receive a ‘C’ or higher for her final grade. Judy would like to enroll in PSY 3215, but since the course was not completed with the appropriate grade (C or higher), Judy does not meet the pre-requisite for PSY 3215. Judy will need to request a permission code with the understanding that submitting the code does not guarantee that she will receive a spot in the course. 

  • I have received instructor approval to enroll in the course

If an instructor waives you completing the pre-requisite.

Example: Judy did not pass PSY 1010 with a C or higher, but would like to take PSY 3215. In consultation with the professor, Judy will not need to completed PSY 1010 with a C or higher. Judy requests the permission code, and reaches out to the professor to email permissioncodes@psych.utah.edu

  • I am receiving credit for Psychology Research, Thesis, Human Factors Project, Peer Advising, or Independent Study

If you are a student that has already been accepted into a research lab, the honors thesis, human factors project, peer advising, or independent study. This permission code is not to express interest in academic advisors finding you an opportunity.

If you are interested in receiving research credit in a research lab not in Psychology, please fill out the Psychology Research Contract.

If you are trying to receive a permission code for an internship opportunity, please visit the CSBS Internship Opportunities page.

  • Other Reason Not Listed
  • Any reason not covered above
Personal Information
Indicates a required input.
  1. (Gmail or other personal addresses not accepted.)
  2. (e.g. xxx-xxx-xxxx)
  3. Are you pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree?
Course Information
  1. Semester requesting Permission Code
  2. Example: You would like to request a permission code for PSY 3000. The course catalog number is 3000 and the section number is 002.

  3. Preference:
  4. Note: If requesting a permission code for PSY 3000 or PSY 3010, provide the course section of the lab you wish to enter. Online, Sandy Campus, and night sections do not require a lab section. Receiving the permission code for the lab will also provide you the lecture section.
Reason Seeking Permission Code
  1. Note: To determine which selection you need to make, please visit our Q & A section.
  1. Has the course been successfully transferred to the University of Utah?
  2. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.
  3. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, txt, docx, doc, pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
  4. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, txt, docx, doc, pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
  1. Have the instructor email the Psychology Permission Code Team at permissioncodes@psych.utah.edu verifying that you can receive a permission code.
  1. Have the instructor email the Psychology Permission Code Team at permissioncodes@psych.utah.edu verifying that you can receive a permission code.
  1. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.
  2. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, txt, docx, doc, pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
  3. Files must be less than 2MB and have one of the following file extensions: pages, txt, docx, doc, pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, png.
Last Updated: 7/8/19