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College of Engineering Virtual Tours - Spring Quarter 2021

Currently Closed - New Process to Request for a Permission Number - Will Reopen for Summer 2021 Registration Friday, April 23, 2021

Effective Spring quarter registration cycle (Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Thursday, April 8, 2021, 5:00pm), the faculty and staff are no longer accepting email requests from students requesting a permission #.

Students needing a permission # for our IME courses, will follow the new process and procedure to request a permission # for Spring 2021 registration and this will continue into the future. *

*Note:  To request a permission # for IME 470/471 (Rob Carter) & IME 570/571 (Liz (Schlemer) Thompson), contact the instructor of record by email. Do not use the Request for Permission Form.

1) To request a permission # click on the link below (Available, Monday, February 15, 2021or the QR Code (Available, Monday, February 15, 2021):


2)  Enter one request per course/section with your information into the form completely and detailed.  Please DO NOT enter another request for the same course/section.  This will only make receiving a permission # take longer to process.

**Remember to get on the waitlist as well as request a permission #.  The request for a permission # will not supersede the waitlist.

Coming Soon: Students receive a confirmation email when you submit a "Request for a Permission #".

3)  The request for a permission # will be sent to the IME office (Stephanie Allen) through Microsoft Power Apps for review.

  • If the IME office (Stephanie Allen) can issue the permission #, you will receive an email from Microsoft Power Apps with the Subject Titled: Permission #.
  • If the instructor needs to review the request for a permission #, the instructor will receive an email regarding your request.  Once the instructor has made a decision, the student will receive an email from Microsoft Power Apps with the decision.

4)  We will make every effort to send you a permission # as soon as possible.  Be aware that depending on the reason for the permission # request and the timing of the request, it may take longer to get back to the student.

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