The Physics Department will begin to accept general permits approximately one to two weeks prior to the semester registration period for Fall / Summer / Spring. Please refer to the NJIT Registrar's website (https://www.njit.edu/registrar/calendars/) for specific dates.
There are several types of permits. To avoid delays, be sure that you choose the correct one for the problem you are experiencing.
General Physics Permits are used for registration errors due to missing prerequisites, field of study errors, honors cohort errors, major, year or other errors. DO NOT use a general permit for a closed course as it will not be accepted.
All general permits are issued Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (not including weekends and Holidays). Please allow 2-3 business days for processing of permits. Please do not contact the Physics Department to inquire about the status of your permit request until 3 business days have passed. Students will be notified via e-mail when a permit has been issued and instructions on how to go about registering. The Physics Department cannot register a student for a course. The student is responsible for registering for courses. For further information about general Physics permits, please see information provided below.
This permit is for taking a Physics course at NJIT over the summer.
For information about taking a course at another college over the summer, see "Approval to take a Summer Course at Other Colleges" below.
APPLY FOR A CLOSED COURSE PERMIT HERE
The Physics Department will begin to accept closed course permits approximately 1 week before the start of the upcoming semester. Students are asked to be patient with the closed course permit process.
Closed Course Permits are used to request entry into a class which has reached its maximum enrollment size. Submission of a closed course permit is NOT A GUARANTEE that the student will get into a specific section. It is highly suggested that the student re-arrange their schedule to register in a section that has not reached its maximum size. DO NOT use a closed course permit for a general permit as it will not be accepted.
All closed course permits are issued Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm (not including weekends and Holidays). Please allow 2-3 business days for processing of closed course permits. Please do not contact the Physics Department to inquire about the status of your permit request until 3 business days have passed. Students will be notified via e-mail when a closed course permit has been issued and instructions on how to go about registering. Once a Closed Course Permit has been issued, the student must then register for the course by entering the specific CRN number in the new Registration system. If the student is unable to register for the course due to another type of error (major, year, etc.) the student must submit a General Permit request. The Physics Department cannot register a student for a course. The student is responsible for registering for ALL courses.
READ THIS PART CAREFULLY: A closed course permit will NOT solve other registration issues (prerequisite, major, year, etc). Students must verify that all prerequisites have been met for the course they are requesting. The prerequisite must appear on your NJIT transcript. Check your Highlander Pipeline account to be sure you have the required prerequisite (must be a grade of C or better). To resolve other registration issues submit a General permit request.
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT CLOSED COURSE POLICY
Closed course requests may not be granted by the Physics Department if other sections of the course have not reached their maximum of number of students. The student should re-arrange their schedule to register in the section that has not reached its maximum size. If the upper limit has been reached in all sections of a course, an Undergraduate Student, who needs the course to graduate, will be given priority for a closed course permit.
INFORMATION ABOUT GENERAL PHYSICS PERMITS
General Permit FAQ
Students must be registered for the proper co-requisite courses required for each Physics course, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Example: PHYS111/111A has a co-requisite of MATH111. If a student is taking PHYS111/111A and has never taken MATH111, the student must first register for MATH111, then register for PHYS111/111A. By registering for the Math course first, it may alleviate the need for a permit for the Physics course.
TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN A PLACEMENT TEST AT NJIT: If you are a student who has recently transferred to NJIT and you have taken a placement test, you must submit via email to: email@example.com a copy of your placement scores attached in order for us to process a permit. Be sure to include your NJIT ID number in your email.
TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO TOOK A CO-REQUISITE and/or PREREQUISITE AT ANOTHER COLLEGE: If you are a student who has taken a co-requisite and/or prerequisite class at another college, you must submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of your transcript attached in order for us to process a permit. You MAY be directed to see our transfer credit advisor for transcript review. Be sure to include your NJIT ID number in your email. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the official transcript gets sent to NJIT Registrar's Office, Attn: Patrick Fields at the completion of the course and before the start of the current semester.
SUMMER COURSES AT ANOTHER COLLEGE: If you are an NJIT student who is taking a co-requisite and/or pre-requisite class at another college over the summer (such as MATH111, MATH121, PHYS102, PHYS111, etc.) and require a Physics permit for the current semester, you must first complete a General Physics Permit and then submit one of the following documents: 1) A copy of the "Approval to take a Summer Course at Other Colleges" form showing the course the student is taking over the summer. The form must be signed by all departments OR 2) An unofficial copy of student transcript showing the course and grade. All documents must be sent via e-mail to: email@example.com. Be sure to include your NJIT ID number in your email. A permit will be issued once the student provides the required documentation, and an email will be sent once the permit is completed. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the official transcript gets sent to NJIT Registrar's Office, Attn: Patrick Fields at the completion of the course and before the start of the semester.
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT PREREQUISITES and CO-REQUISITES for
PHYS103, PHYS111, PHYS121, and PHYS234 COURSES:
PHYS103 / PHYS103A – GENERAL PHYSICS II AND LAB
PRE-REQUISITE: PHYS102/102A or PHYS111/111A all with a grade of C or better.
PHYS111 / PHYS111A – PHYSICS I AND LAB
CO-REQUISITE: MATH111 with grade of C or better.
PHYS121 / PHYS121A – PHYSICS II AND LAB
PRE-REQUISITE: PHYS111/111A and MATH111 all with a grade of C or better.
CO-REQUISITE: MATH112 with grade of C or better.
PHYS234 – PHYSICS III
PRE-REQUISITE: PHYS121/121A and MATH112 all with a grade of C or better.
NOTE: LAB COMPONENT MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH PHYSICS COURSES: PHYS102, PHYS103, PHYS111 AND PHYS121 unless the student took the lab in a prior semester and passed with a grade of C or above.
If students do not meet the prerequisites and/or co-requisites for the course at the start of the semester, the student will get dropped from the Physics course.
PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
Course assignments may change at the discretion of the Physics Chairperson.
Approval to take a Summer Course at Other Colleges
NJIT students who wish to take a Physics class at another college (including Rutgers-Newark & Essex County College) over the summer must obtain prior written approval from the Physics Department. Students will need to complete and submit an “Approval to take a Summer Course at Other Colleges” form which can be obtained at this link. It is the student’s responsibility to find out if the other college is offering the Physics course. The Physics office staff can help you determine the correct equivalent course.
IMPORTANT: In order for an NJIT student to take a Physics course over the summer at another college, the student must be in good academic standing.
NOTE: Students are not permitted to take a Physics course at another college during the Fall and Spring semesters except under unusual circumstances which will be reviewed by the Chair of the Physics Department on a case by case basis.
Exception for taking courses at Rutgers-Newark, Essex CC and RBHS in Fall / Spring: Matriculated NJIT students may cross-register for courses at Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Essex County College and at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) during Fall and Spring semesters. Eligible students who wish to do so should follow current procedures as described on the Registrar's website.
FOR PHYSICS HONORS COURSES
Priority will be given to students who are affiliated with the Albert Dorman Honors College (ADHC). If there are available seats in the honors course at the start of the semester, and the student has demonstrated sufficient grades, permits can be granted on a first come, first served basis.