This document explains the meaning of the "Instructor consent or department permission is required" error message and how it can be resolved.
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What it means:In addition to requisites, some classes have a special process that allows the instructor to approve who takes the class. Common examples are Independent Study and music performance classes.
Other classes will have enrollment determined by the department offering the class. Once the term begins, there are deadlines after which students need to get the department's permission to add a class.
Examples of validation/enrollment errors that are related to instructor consent or department permission:
What to do:Contact the appropriate instructor or department to request permission to enroll, and include your campus ID number. You may be asked for more information about your qualifications and interest in the class.
If the instructor or department approves you for the class, they will create as special permission for you in the enrollment system.
You still need to enroll in the class! Go to Course Search & Enroll to enroll and make sure to select the correct class section.
Get in touch with the instructor or department who gave the permission if you still have problems enrolling in the class.
You've been given permission to enroll but you're still seeing an error?You might still be seeing an error message from the last time you attempted to add the course to your cart or enroll.
Revalidate the course in your cart:
Select the checkbox next to the course and click the Revalidate button.
If the validation error cleared, you can now enroll (even if there's still an enrollment error message). Check the checkbox next to the course and click the Enroll button.