Using Permission Numbers

What is a permission number?

A permission number is a six digit number which is specific to a class and section that allows a student to register for a course which is already closed.

Where do I get a permission number?

Permission numbers are given to an individual student by the instructor of the course. Permission numbers are given when the instructor grants permission for a student to register for a class which is closed due to over-enrollment, or to which the student does not have the proper prerequisites. If you receive a permission number and choose not to enroll in the course, please let the instructor know. Permission numbers cannot be shared.

Important things to know about a permission number?

  • Permission numbers can only be used once
  • Permission numbers are specific to a course and section
  • Permission numbers must be used before the end of Confirmation of Registration (i.e., they expire)
  • Permission numbers are only for closed classes or for classes you do not have the prerequisites

How do I use a permission number?

Login to your Student Center in BiONiC, under Academics, click on Enroll.  Select the term you are enrolling for, then click continue.

The screen will give details about the class and a box to the right will say "Permission Number" and there will be an empty box. Fill in the six digit permission number in the empty box and click next (don't use copy/paste, just type the number).

using permission number

As always, make sure you complete the registration process (proceed to step 2 of 3) before the end of registration, click the complete registration button to complete the process of adding your classes.

I need help with my permission number.

Come to the Registrar's Office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to get assistance with registering for classes and for help entering your permission number.


Contact Us

Office of the Registrar

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5142
Fax: 610-526-5139