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If you are unable to register for a math class without a permission code, review the following information to determine what steps you need to take. The Math Department enforces prerequisites for all math courses through the 5000 level and does not make exceptions to prerequisites. All prerequisite courses must be passed with at least a straight C or better. To review the prerequisites for the math course you want to take, visit the Math course descriptions in the General Catalog.

PERMISSION CODE REQUEST FORM - SPRING 2018

Do I need a permission code?

I have completed the prerequisite course at a school in Utah and am registering for my first semester at the U of U

  • Yes - Request a permission code.

I have completed the prerequisite course at a school in Utah and I have taken courses at the U of U.

  • No If your course is listed on your degree audit. You may have a time conflict or you did not pass the prerequisite course with an appropriate grade. Verify that there are no time conflicts with the classes you are trying to register for and that you have an appropriate grade in the prerequisite course. 
  • Yes - If the courses are not on your degree audit. Submit your transcript to the Admissions Office (electronic transcripts are processed more quickly) and request a permission code.

I have completed the prerequisite course at a school outside of Utah.  

  • Yes Request a permission code. Verify that the prerequisite courses show on your degree audit or that your transcript showing the prerequisite course has been sent to the Admissions Office. You will also need to have your transfer course work evaluated by the undergraduate math advisors using the Transfer Course Evaluation Form.

I am currently enrolled in the prerequisite course at another school.

  • Yes Request a permission code and provide a copy of your unofficial transcript showing you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite course. If the school you are attending is outside of Utah, you will also need to have your transfer course work evaluated by the undergraduate math advisors using the Transfer Course Evaluation Form
 I am currently enrolled in the prerequisite course
  • No Steps you can take: you may have a time conflict, you are trying to register for a restricted section of a course, or the course is full. Verify that there are no time conflicts in your schedule, check the schedule for notes about restricted sections, and check that there are seats available in the class you are trying to add.
  • Exception: If you are enrolled in a 1st half course that is the prerequisite for a 2nd half course you will need to request a permission code.

I want to repeat a course for a better grade

  • Yes If you did not take the prerequisite course at the U of U and you passed the course you want to repeat with a C or better.

I meet the prerequisite with a higher-level course.

  • Yes Request a permission code.

The course I want to take is Math 4010/4020/4800.

  • Yes Request a permission code.

I am an undergraduate student wanting to take graduate courses.

  • Yes Request a permission code and send your ticket number (your ticket number will be assigned and sent to your u-mail after you request a permission code) to the instructor. The instructor will need to provide consent in addition to you meeting the prerequisites.

I just took my AP exam and am waiting for the results.

  • No You need to wait until the College Board sends your scores to the U of U and they appear on your degree audit.

I took my AP exam within the last two years and did not send my scores to the U of U.

  • No You need to have the College Board send your scores to the U of U and then wait for them to appear on your degree audit.

I took the AP exam but it was more than two years ago.

  • Yes Request a permission code. Depending on what your score was and what course you are trying to take you may need to enroll in a Bootcamp to renew your AP score prerequisites.

I have taken the IB HL Mathematics exam within the past two years.

  • Yes Request a permission code. Make sure your transcript showing your exam results has been sent to the Admissions Office or the information is listed on your degree audit.

I have taken the ACT/SAT/Accuplacer within the last two years and my score is listed on my degree audit.

  • No Steps you can take: you may have a time conflict, you may not have a sufficient score to take the course, or you are trying to register for a section of a course that is restricted to a particular group of students. Verify that you have an appropriate score, that there are no time conflicts in your schedule, and that you are not trying to register for a restricted section.

I have taken the ACT/SAT/Accuplacer within the last two years and my score is not listed on my degree audit.

  • No Make sure your ACT/SAT scores have been sent to the U of U. You will need to wait until the Admissions Office receives them and they are posted on your degree audit. 
  • No If you took the Accuplacer at the U of U the results will be posted on your degree audit within 1-2 business days.
  • No If you took the Accuplacer at another location within the last two years, you need to have the school or testing center send your scores directly to undergraduate math advisors at advisor@math.utah.edu. Verify that you have used the same name. If not contact the undergraduate advisors at the same email and let them know the discrepancy.

I have taken another exam that is not listed here.

  • No We do not accept other test scores. You will need to take the Accuplacer. You can find out more information on how to take the test as well as study aids from the Testing Center.

I can’t register for Math 980 or for one of the Bootcamp Workshops.

  • No Because Math 980 and the Bootcamp Workshops are non-credit you will need to click on the “Add Non-Credit Career” tile in CIS before adding one of these courses.

The course I want to take is full.

  • You may request a permission code, but receiving a code for a course that is full is not guaranteed.

It is past the last day to add classes. Can I still enroll in the course

  • Yes You will first need to talk with the instructor of the course you want to add. If they are willing to allow you to add the class late they will submit the request on your behalf.

I am a non-matriculated student and I took the prerequisites at a different school.

  • Yes Request a permission code and include a copy of your unofficial transcript. If the prerequisite course was taken outside of Utah, you will also need to have your transfer course work evaluated by the undergraduate math advisors using the Transfer Course Evaluation Form
  • No If you took the prerequisite course here at the U of U.
Last Updated: 11/7/17