Major/Non-Major Permissions

CMSC Course Permissions


CS Majors

  • Please contact your assigned Academic Advisor to request CS course permissions for Spring 2023 courses.


CS Minors

  • The Spring 2023 form is now closed. Please contact ugrad [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu to request any additional Spring 2023 course permissions.


Non-Majors: CE Students

  • CE Majors should contact their assigned CE Academic Advisors to request permissions for Spring 2023 courses.


Non-Majors: IMD Students

  • IMD-BS majors should contact their assigned IMD Academic Advisors to request CS permissions for Spring 2023 courses.
  • IMD-BA majors should follow the Non-Major: Undergraduate Student process to request CS course permissions.
  • If you are a CS and IMD double major, please follow the normal CS Major course permission process.


Non-Majors: Undergraduate Students

  • The Winter 2023 form is now closed.
  • The Spring 2023 form is now closed. Please email ugrad [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu to request Spring 2023 CMSC courses.
  • Please note: Course permissions for non-majors will be granted on or around the first day of classes for the term. You will not be able to register for the courses during your assigned registration appointment. No exceptions can be made to this policy.


Non-Majors: Graduate and Advanced Special Students

Non-Major Graduate and Advanced Special students MUST complete the following steps to request permission for CMSC320, CMSC335 or a 400-level CMSC course. Instructor permission is not required for CMSC131 - CMSC351.

Be advised that non-major graduate and advanced special students will only be granted permission for one 300- or 400-level (not including CMSC330 or CMSC351) CMSC course. No exceptions. If you submit multiple requests, we will honor your most recent submission. Email questions to ugrad [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu.

Please contact the instructor to obtain written permission to take their course. In your email, you should include:
1. Your name, 9 digit UID, and your program of study
2. Your reason for requesting course permission
3. Your CMSC and MATH background/coursework
4. Forward the instructor's written permission to ugrad [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu

  • The Winter 2023 form is now closed.
  • The Spring 2023 form is now closed. Please email ugrad [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu to request Spring 2023 CMSC courses.
  • Please note: Course permissions for non-majors will be granted on or around the first day of classes for the term. You will not be able to register for the courses during your assigned registration appointment. No exceptions can be made to this policy.