ePermit

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 30 degree credits in residency to graduate.

Applying for an ePermit

  1. Meet with your advisor to complete a CUNY Permit Application form (form can be obtained on our Forms and Applications page). Email your completed form to your advisor via your Guttman campus email. Be sure to include the term, session and year in the subject of your email. Your advisor will review your form and if approved, will forward your email and completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
  2. Log into your CUNYfirst account.
  3. On the CUNYfirst Home page, select the “Student Center” tile.
  4. On the Student Center page, select the “Academic Records” tile.
  5. From the left side menu, select “ePermit”.
  6. Select “Add ePermit with Equivalent Courses” and the term you wish to enroll in an ePermit. Be sure that the Institution is for Guttman Community College. Click “Continue”.
  7. On the Browse Catalog page, search for the course you wish to take an ePermit. Click on the “Course Nbr” of the desired course.
  8. On the Course Offer Details Page, click “fetch equivalent CUNY courses”.
  9. Check off the checkbox under Request ePermit for the course you wish to take an ePermit. Then select “ePermit Form”.
  10. Complete the “Permit Type” and “Host Session” fields. Write any comments in the comment box if necessary. Then select “Submit”. Allow 3-4 business days for your permit to be approved. Note that incomplete forms will take longer to process.

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 Office of the Registrar and an ePermit application through CUNYfirst, allow 3-4 business days for a response.
  • If approved by the Office of the Registrar, 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 from the host college.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I no longer want to take the ePermit?

Log into your CUNYfirst account and select the “Student Center” tile. On the Student Center page, select the “Academic Records” tile. From the left side menu, select “ePermit”. Select “Search ePermit” and the term of your ePermit. Be sure that the Institution is for Guttman Community College. Select the ePermit then click “Continue”. On the ePermit page, scroll down and click the “Cancel” button. If you are registered for the course at the host college, you must drop the course through CUNYfirst as well.

How do I check the status of my ePermit?

Log into your CUNYfirst account and select the “Student Center” tile. On the Student Center page, select the “Academic Records” tile. From the left side menu, select “ePermit”. Select “Search ePermit” and the term of your ePermit. Be sure that the Institution is for Guttman Community College. Scroll down and a list of ePermits will be displayed. 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