Permits to Attend Another CUNY College
Students are responsible for securing a
bulletin from the prospective host college and fulfilling
whatever requirements it may establish for attendance. Students
who wish to take courses at another CUNY college while attending
Hostos must follow the procedures listed below (students are
limited to the maximum number of credits allowable at the home
Must have a GPA of 2.0.
Obtain the permit from the Registrar's Office
Complete the permit with all appropriate
Secure chairperson's signature.
Register for the permit in the Registrar's
Pay full tuition and fees to the Bursar. The
Bursar validates the permit.
Take the validated permit to the Registrar.
The Registrar sings and places the College seal on the permit.
Take the Hostos permit and the Bursar's
receipts to the Registration at the other unit of CUNY.
If the student is unable to register at the
host college, it is the student's responsibility to inform the
Registrar's Office. (A written letter is needed from the host
Request the other CUNY unit to forward an
official transcript to the Hostos Registrar's Office at the end
of the semester.
Note: Each department has its own
requirements regarding permit credit. Please confer with the
department before registering as a permit student at another
Under no circumstances shall more than 30
earned credits granted from another institution be applied
toward graduation from Hostos; this includes advanced standing
Permits to take courses at Hostos:
Students from Other Units of CUNY
Students from other CUNY colleges who wish
to take courses at Hostos should do the following:
Follow steps 1-6 (above) at their home
Come to registration at Hostos with a
validated permit and Bursar's receipt and follow the
regular registration procedure.
Students may register for courses on a
At the end of the semester, request that
an official transcript be forwarded to your home college.
Note: Those students receiving TAP must
bring a letter from the college in which they have enrolled
showing the exact number of credits for which they have
registered. This letter must be submitted to the Office of the
Registrar during the fifth week of the semester.
Permits to take courses at Hostos:
Students from Non-CUNY Colleges/Institutions
Students from institutions other than CUNY
must apply for Non-Degree Status at the Admissions Office prior
to registration. Students may register for courses on a
Procedures For Filing A Permit Request
To Take A Course At A Non-CUNY College
Obtain a non-CUNY permit form through
your Home College Registrar's Office.
To be eligible for a Permit, you must:
Be matriculated and currently in
attendance at the Home College.
Be in good standing - not
Have all required immunizations at
the Home College completed.
Take the Permit Form to the appropriate
department chairperson or faculty advisor for approval and
signature (Academic Approval).
Inform the department which course(s)
you wish to take at the Host College.
The chairperson or faculty advisor
will determine if the course(s) is equivalent to a
course(s) offered at Home College. (This process may be
quicker if you bring a catalog from the Host College.)
After academic approval, the Permit
Form must be brought to the Registrar's Office at the
The Home College Registrar will affix
its official seal or authorizing stamp. You should take
the Permit Form with you when you register at the Host
When the course(s) is completed, the
student should contact the Host College Registrar's
Office to ensure that his/her grade is transferred to
the Home College Registrar's Office. While the grade for
a course taken outside of CUNY will not be posted to a
student's record and will not count in the computation
of a student's GPA, credit for the course cannot be
given until the grade is received by the Home College
Financial Aid Approval - You must obtain
the approval of a financial aid counselor who will indicate
whether the non-CUNY coursework is eligible for financial
Tuition Payment - If you are going to
take a permit course at a private or state college
(non-CUNY), you will pay tuition for that course there. Be
sure to bring the Non-CUNY Permit Form with you.
There may be a limit to the number of
permit credits allowed by your Home College. Please check
the Home College catalog.
Permits will not be issued to the
A readmitted matriculated student who
is not currently enrolled or who does not need the
permit courses for graduation.
An incoming newly matriculated
student who requests a permit for the semester or summer
session preceding his/her effective date of admission.
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