CUNY e-Permits

The on-line permit process allows students to make arrangements to take courses at OTHER CUNY COLLEGES without having to directly contact both the home and host colleges for approval. The intent of this process is to provide a convenient means of obtaining permission to register for courses offered at other CUNY colleges. This will enhance the opportunity of graduating in a timely manner and allow students to pursue academic interests not offered at their home colleges.

To be eligible for a permit you must: 

  1. Be matriculated and currently in attendance at the Home College;
  2. If an undergraduate student, have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00;
  3. Prerequisites apply to permit courses and must be adhered to. All prerequisites must be completed prior to submitting a permit request.
  4. Not have any holds on your record;
  5. Have met all the HOME College requirements, such as required immunizations and residency.
  6. First time freshman or transfer students are not permitted to register for permit courses.
How to File an ePermit in CUNYfirst
Follow the step-by-step instructions:
  1. Log in to CUNYfirst.
  2. Navigate to "Student Self Service: Student Center."
  3. Select "ePermit" from the drop down menu.
  4. Select Term and "Add ePermit with equivalent course."
  5. Browse Catalog for Desired Course.
  6. Find CUNY equivalents (Fetch Equivalent CUNY Courses).
  7. Select one or multiple institutions (Request ePermit Column).
  8. Click "ePermit Form" (the form will appear).
  9. Select Permit type, add comments if neccessary, verify and submit.
  10. Once submitted, the status of the permit can be checked through CUNYfirst at any time by clicking "Search ePermit."
  11. ePermit approval does not mean a student is automatically enrolled for a course. Once an ePermit has been approved, then the student must register for the course on his/her own. In CUNYfirst, the student will now have a term for the host CUNY school as well as for Medgar Evers College. When registering, it is important to make certain that enrollment is done under the correct college and term.
Each permit request is for a single course and its equivalent. Thus, a student needs to complete a permit request for each equivalent course he/she would like to take at other CUNY Colleges. Courses taken on permit must meet the student's outstanding degree requirement.
You may cancel your request to take a permit course at any time prior to your registration at the Host College. If a student enrolls in a course at the selected HOST College and decides not to attend the course, it is the student’s responsibility to cancel the course registration at both the HOME and HOST campuses as well as the ePermit request. The student must notify his/her HOME College of the cancellation before classes begin to avoid a tuition liability and to prevent any academic consequences.  ePermit course cancellation adheres to the CUNY refund policy dates and deadlines published in the academic calendar.
Tuition Payment: The Home College Bursar will bill you for your tuition. Students eligible for financial aid are to apply through their HOME College and are responsible for meeting any credit load requirements. If you are unable to register at the Host College, your financial aid and TAP may be affected if you do not remain full-time. Courses for which material fees are applied are paid by the student to the HOST College.
Full-time Status: If the permit course is being used to calculate full time status (a minimum of 12 billable credits), the approved permit course must be one that will meet degree requirements for the program in which you are matriculated. If the credits for the permit course all are in excess of twelve for the semester or six for the summer session, the course does not have to satisfy degree requirements.
There may be a limit to the number of permit credits allowed. Please check your Home College Catalog.
Permits will not be issued to:
  1. A non-degree student.
  2. A readmitted matriculated student who is not currently enrolled or who does not need the permit course for graduation.
  3. An incoming newly matriculated student who requests a permit for the semester or summer session preceding his/her effective term of admission.