COD students who want to enter a class late or have a prerequisite waived can complete an online application.
The online process, known as an E-Permit, began as a college task force’s idea to replace the manual application for permits with an electronic one.
Since many students have adopted the new process, some technical glitches have arisen.
“There were some students who tried to speed through the process and it made it more clogged,” Gallisath said.
Students who have already completed the manual version of an E-Permit said that they would gladly change over to an online version.
“I had to go around looking for the teacher,” first year student Christian Guyton said about the manual process. “If they are going to let me complete them in less time, then I’d like the online versions.”
Associate Vice President of Information Systems Donna Berliner said she expected students to be satisfied with online permits.
E-Permits will be most effective for students and faculty if they complete the forms correctly.
“I encourage students to watch the video and follow the directions,” Gallisath said. “So when associate deans and instructors receive the request, they have complete information.”
*note: the waivers for entering into a late class are only for 16 and 12 week classes.
How to fill out an E-Permit:
1. Go onto myACCESS in the student menu, then click “Request a Permit” under the Registration heading.
2. Choose the prerequisite waiver or late class sign-up.
3. Fill out the form completely even if you have to take a few days to write out the explanation.
4. Wait for your acceptance or denial letter on your COD email account.