Course Permits


Some courses or sections of a course, have restrictions such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or permission by academic department that are required in order to register. Our registration system will alert you when a permit is required. In order to register for these sections, you must contact the specific department offering the course.

  • If approved, the college or department will issue the permit electronically.
  • Post approval, you will be able to add the section to your registration.
  • Once registered, you are responsible for all tuition and fees related to the section.


An inability to register for a particular section does not necessarily indicate that a permit is required. Registration in a particular course can be blocked for several reasons. Errors can occur when the registration system does not recognize your pre-requisite, co-requisite, or exam credit. Registration can also be restricted to certain majors only. If you are unable to register, read the registration-add error message for more information.


Transient and Visiting Students should follow these outlined steps to receive permission to register for a course with requisites.

All other students should select a link below to be redirected to the appropriate permit request page:

Biology Department
Chemistry Department
English Department
Math Department
Physics Department
Psychology Department
School of Geosciences
World Languages Department

College of Education
College of Education (Masters and Ph.D. Students)
College of Engineering
College of Nursing
Morsani College of Medicine
Muma College of Business
Taneja College of Pharmacy (Masters Students)
Honors College

Unsure of which department to contact for a permit? Check the College of Arts and Sciences Permit Request Guide.

Is the department you're looking for not on the list? Current degree seeking undergraduates can also secure permits through Archivum. Here’s how:

Contact the department for the course in which you need a permit. Archivum does not restrict students to only scheduling appointments with their major advisors. For example, If you are a marketing major who needs a permit for a communications course, you can do a 'drop-in appointment' in CAS for communications and tell them that you need a permit.

Is your course being offered by USF St. Petersburg Campus or USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus? Use the respective online submission form. 

USF St. Petersburg Campus Online Permit Request
USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Online Permit Request

Still have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for quick answers and helpful information.