Permission Codes

What are they? Where do I get them? How do I know if I need them? This page is your one stop for everything you need to know about permission codes.

What are permission codes?

Permission codes, also called consent codes, are special numbers you need to get into a course that you do not meet requirements for. There are some specific reasons why you may need permission codes:

  • You don't meet the prerequisites because your final transcripts/documents are not received yet.
  • You don't meet the prerequisites because your transfer credit isn't complete yet.
  • A department needs to verify that you're in the correct major to take a course.
  • An instructor/department needs to give you permission to take a course.

How do I know if my class needs a permission code?

The best way to see if you're going to need a permission code, is by using the validation feature in your shopping cart. Here is a video on how to use the validation feature (you can skip to 2:17).

How to get a permission code?

Find the subject code below for the class you need a code for. Email the corresponding person/department and request a code from them. They will typically respond within 2 business days. Make sure you include this information in your email:

  • Who you are (name, student ID)
  • Your major
  • What class you want a code for. Make sure you include the section number. (ex. HCOM 512-01 where "01" is the section number)
SUBJECT CONTACT
ASL wlc@csumb.edu
BIO anavega2@csumb.edu
BUS kecollins@csumb.edu (A-L) jsarhadi@csumb.edu (M-Z)
CAD hwainscoat@csumb.edu
CART jbenge@csumb.edu
CHEM maustin@csumb.edu
CHHS hbrearton@csumb.edu
CD jessiherrera@csumb.edu
CS jessiherrera@csumb.edu
ED liberal_studies@csumb.edujeharris@csumb.edu
ENSTU anavega2@csumb.edu
ENVS anavega2@csumb.edu
FYS memaciel@csumb.edu
GEOL maustin@csumb.edu
GS rfitzjohn@csumb.edu
HCOM wrutledge@csumb.edu
HDEV human_development@csumb.edu 
HOSP kecollins@csumb.edu
ISSM wrutledge@csumb.edu
IST n/a
ITAL wlc@csumb.edu
JAPN wlc@csumb.edu
KIN uborg@csumb.edu
LING liberal_studies@csumb.edu
LS liberal_studies@csumb.edu
MAE jeharris@csumb.edu
MATH math@csumb.edu, cbush@csumb.edu
MLML n/a
MPA mlara@csumb.edu
MSCI maustin@csumb.edu
NURS n/a
PANM hbrearton@csumb.edu
PH hbrearton@csumb.edu
PHYS anavega2@csumb.edu
PSY clofgren@csumb.edu
RSCH noehlman@csumb.edu
SBS rfitzjohn@csumb.edu
SL mparacuelles@csumb.edu
SOC rfitzjohn@csumb.edu
SPAN wlc@csumb.edu
SPED dmoitoso@csumb.edu
SPSY dmoitoso@csumb.edu
STAT math@csumb.educbush@csumb.edu
SW hbrearton@csumb.edu (undergraduate only), vhgonzales@csumb.edu (graduate only)
VPA amuro@csumb.edu
WLC wlc@csumb.edu