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Taking Courses at CUNY Colleges

NYCCT students who wish to take a course at a CUNY College other than their HOME College will need to file for an ePermit using CUNYfirst.

To be eligible to file for a Permit, you:

  • Must not be on Academic Probation.
  • Must be matriculated and currently in attendance.
  • Must not be a newly admitted student (freshmen/transfer).
  • Must not have any holds on academic record.
  • Must have all immunizations completed.

Newly admitted ROTC and CUNY BA students are eligible with advisor approval.

NYCCT does not approve incoming e-permits requests for all 1000/2000 level BIO/CHEM/PHYS courses, or courses that fulfill our Interdisciplinary college option requirement. Upper level e-permit requests for 3000 BIO/CHEM/PHYS courses are subject to departmental approval and seat availability.

Non-CUNY Permit- Taking Courses at Accredited Institutions outside of CUNY

The Non-CUNY Permit Form requires approval/signature of a financial aid counselor or staff member. A Consortium Agreement must be completed in order to receive financial aid for classes taken at non-CUNY institutions.

Student Rights & Responsibilities on Permits

Permit course: Each permit request is for a single course and its equivalent. Thus, a student needs to complete a permit required for each equivalent course

Course grade: Courses will be transferred to the HOME College and recorded with the grade assigned by the HOST College which will be included in the combined GPA. The number of credits transferred for each course will be the value assigned by the HOST College and not the HOME College. (e.g., MAT 1375 is 4 credits at HOME College, an equivalent course taken on permit is 3 credits at the HOST College; upon transfer the student is awarded 3 credits on their HOME College transcript with the HOST College's name duly noted.)

Course cancellation: If a student enrolls in a course at the selected HOST College and decides not to attend the course, it is the student's responsibility to cancel the course registration at both the HOME and HOST campuses as well as the ePermit request. The student must notify his/her HOME College of the cancellation before classes begin to avoid a tuition liability and to prevent any academic consequences. ePermit course cancellation adheres to the CUNY refund policy dates and deadlines published in the academic calendar. Notifying the Home College can be done by sending an email to

Financial Aid: It is the student's responsibility to make certain that his/her total credits meet financial aid eligibility and credit load requirements. Students should meet with an academic advisor at their HOME College with any course related questions. Questions concerning financial aid can be addressed by a financial aid counselor at the HOME College.

Tuition: Tuition is charged and paid at a student's HOME College. Students eligible for financial aid are to apply through their HOME College and are responsible for meeting any credit load requirements. Tuition is calculated based on the HOST College credits. Courses for which material fees are applied are paid by the student to the HOST College.