ePermit: Taking a Course Outside Guttman Community College

Guttman students can enroll in courses at other CUNY colleges if the desired course is closed or not being offered.

Who is eligible to take a course on ePermit at another CUNY college?

  • Students currently matriculated at Guttman
  • Students with a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Students without any financial holds on their records
  • Students whom have met all immunization requirements
  • Students whom are not in their first term

Note: Guttman students are required to take at least 45 degree credits in residency to graduate.

Applying for an ePermit

  1. Meet with your advisor to complete a CUNY Permit Application form. Advisor, Financial Aid, Bursar signatures are required before approval from the Registrar’s Office. Bring the completed application to the Registrar’s Office.
  2. Log into your CUNYFirst account.
  3. Navigate to Student Center on the left hand side menu
  4. Select “ePermit” in the dropdown menu and select the appropriate term you wish to take the ePermit.
  5. Select “Add ePermit with Equivalent Courses” and select the subject and desired course.
  6. Click “Fetch Equivalent CUNY Courses” and checkbox the desired ePermit courses. Click “View Class Sections” to view class sections being offered at that CUNY college.
  7. Click “ePermit Form” and enter the requested information on the next page. Hit submit to send the ePermit request for the Registrar’s Office to review. Please allow 3-4 business days for a response.

Note: An approved ePermit does not guarantee enrollment at the host college. Students may not take an ePermit for a First Year Experience course and may only take the course for which they have received approved permission.

What to Expect During the ePermit Application Process:

  • After submitting the CUNY Permit Application form to the Registrar’s Office and an ePermit application through CUNYFirst, allow 3-4 business days for a response from the Registrar’s Office.
  • You will receive an email each time your application has been reviewed by a permit approver. If approved by the Registrar’s Office, your application will be sent to the host college for review.
  • If approved by the host college, you will receive an email with registration instructions and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I no longer want to take the ePermit?

Log into your CUNYFirst account and navigate to Student Center on the left hand side menu. Select “ePermit” in the dropdown menu and select “Search ePermit” to show a list of all your ePermit applications.  Select the ePermit you wish to cancel and click the “cancel” button. Then visit your advisor  to complete the Drop/Withdraw Permit Course form and bring the completed form to the Registrar’s Office. If you are registered for the course at the host college, you must drop the course through CUNYFirst.

How do I check the status of my ePermit?

Log into your CUNYFirst account and navigate to Student Center on the left hand side menu > Self – Service > Other Academic. Select “Search ePermit” in the dropdown menu. All ePermits applied are listed as “Initiated”. Once approved, they will be listed as “Approved”. If rejected they will be listed as “Denied”.

How many ePermits can I take per session?

There is no limit to how many classes a student may take out on ePermit except for the credit limit for the session. Students can take a combination of ePermit and Guttman courses up to the following limits per session:

Session 1: 18 credits

Session 2: 6 credits