How Do I Manage Student Specific Permissions?

January 16, 2023


Students must obtain Student Specific Permission to register for a course that requires department or instructor consent. 

Student Specific Permissions are used during the entire registration period for classes that require permission to register, which may include independent study, directed study thesis, internships, etc. Student Specific Permission can be assigned before the registration period begins and can be used by a student once their registration window opens through the Schedule Adjustment deadline.

Student Specific Permissions require that a faculty or a department representative add the student's ID directly to the list of allowed students in the course. No permission codes will be generated or distributed.

Note: Class permissions override conditions such as requisites and limits. These permissions allow students to add or drop a course as long as the permissions have not expired.


If the class does not require Department or Instructor consent to register, please see the guide on General Permission Numbers.

General Permission Number Graphic

Note: Information about class permissions is available on the Office of the Registrar website.

Note: Your course must be configured to allow for Student Specific Permissions to be added. If you do not think your course is configured correctly, please contact your department scheduler.


Students will need to enroll in the class after you add them to the list of individuals permitted to enroll in the class and provide them with the class number. 

Please share the student permission code guide with students and ensure that they search for the exact class number when enrolling in a class. No permission numbers are needed for Student Specific Permissions. If the students still cannot enroll, please contact your department scheduler.


  1. Navigate to and select my.SDSU - Login Here, located on the top right corner of the page.

    my.SDSU Login Link on

  2. From the my.SDSU Homepage, select the Faculty Center tile.

    Faculty Center Tile

  3. Update the term as needed (e.g., Fall 2022 to Spring 2023).
    • Select Change Term.
      Change Term Button

    • On the next page, select the correct term (e.g., Spring 2023), then select Continue.

      Select targeted term

  4. Select the Roster Icon next to the course.

    Roster Icon

  5. Select the Class Permissions link.

    Class Permission Link

  6. Add the individual student's EMPLID (ID number starting with the number "1") into the ID field. To find student EMPLIDs ID, please use the ID Lookup tool.

    Enter student EMPLID
    To add any additional student permissions, select + at the end of the row to add another line and enter another ID.

  7. Select Save once the EMPLID(s) are added.

  8. Inform the student they may add the class and provide the specific class number for your course. 

    Locate the class number on Class Details, available in various locations throughout my.SDSU.

    Finding the class number on course overview

    Once the student EMPLID (ID) has been entered, the student can proceed with enrolling in the class.

Note: If the class has registration requirements (i.e. prerequisites) and the student has not met the prerequisites, then enrollment will be stopped and the student will need an exception memo to enroll in the class.

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