• Course Permits and Waitlists

Course Registration Resources

Please consult ESE Course Catalog 2022-2023 to view a summary of each course.

To review Undergraduate Course requirements, please click on your major.

To review Graduate Course requirements, please click on your program.

Submitting ESE Permit Requests & Joining the Waitlist

Course Selection Period: 11/22/22 – 01/24/23

 

  1. Please fill out the ESE Permit Request Form (Spring 2023).
    • You must submit this form to be considered for a permit.
  2. Please edit your ESE Permit Request Form submission if there are any mistakes. 
    • You will receive an automated summary email with a link to your initial response.
  3. Submit a permit request on Path@Penn.
    • Follow the reference graphics below.
  4. If you would like to request permits for other ESE courses, please repeat Steps 1-3 once per additional course.

 

**You must fill out BOTH a response to the ESE Permit-Waitlist Request Form (Spring 2023) AND request a permit on Path@Penn.**

 

Guide to submitting a permit request on Path@Penn:

A successfully submitted permit request on Path@Penn will have this hourglass symbol and say “Pending”:

 

 

 

 

FAQs

Can I just submit a permit request on Path@Penn? Do I have to fill out the ESE Permit-Waitlist Request form too?

Yes, you are required to fill out the ESE Permit-Waitlist Request Google form. We recommend that you fill out the Permit-Waitlist Request form first, and then request a permit on Path@Penn.

If you request a permit ONLY using Path@Penn, you will not be considered for a permit until you fill out the Google Form.

I did not receive an Advanced Registration permit. What should I do now?

There will be another chance to join the waitlist once Course Registration Period (Add/Drop) opens.

I don't see the ESE course I want to request a permit for in the ESE Permit-Waitlist Request Form. What should I do?

Please email tpandya@seas.upenn.edu if you think an ESE course is missing from the Google Form.

Will emailing the instructor increase my chances of getting a permit?

No. If there is special context for your permit request, include it in the “Comment/Questions” section of the Google Form.

I have questions about the material/content of a course. Who should I contact?

Contact your instructor about course materials. Do not contact them about permits or enrollment.

 

I am no longer interested in taking the course(s) I previously requested. How do I withdraw my permit request(s)?

Please email tpandya@seas.upenn.edu with your full name, 8-digit Penn ID number, and the relevant course number(s) and your permit request(s) will be marked withdrawn.

When will I know if I will receive a permit?

All permits should be issued by the first few weeks of the semester, but may be up until the last day of Course Selection Period (Add/Drop) on January 24, 2023. Thank you in advance for your patience.

We will contact you if a spot is available for you.

Path@Penn says the course is "open," so can I have a permit now?

First, remember to check the “scheduled with” (cross-listed) sections on Path@Penn because enrollment is calculated across all “scheduled with sections.” E.g. ESE 4020 is scheduled / cross-listed with ESE 5420

Then, if the course still appears “open” or not fully enrolled on Path@Penn, but there is still a permit requirement listed on the course, we are admitting students using the waitlist. We will contact you if a spot is available for you.

How does the waitlist work?

Some factors considered for the waitlist review include, but are not limited to: major, chronological order of request timestamps, and priority for students who need it such as graduating students, etc.

We cannot guarantee how many students will be admitted off the waitlist as course enrollment fluctuates too much. Any permits should be issued by the first few weeks of the semester, but may be up until the last day of Course Selection Period (Add/Drop) on January 24, 2023.

We will contact you if there is an update for you!

No further action is required from you unless we directly contact you.

How can I figure out which place I am on the waitlist for a specific course?

Do not email asking what place you are on the waitlist. This information is too variable due to changing factors.

We will contact you as soon as there is an update for you!