Procedures for CSI Students to Take Courses at

ePermit facilitates the process of CUNY students obtaining permission to register for courses offered at other CUNY colleges.  Students can submit an ePermit application directly from their CUNYfirst self-service page. After you have submitted your ePermit, please allow ample time for the processing of your application(s). 

As in the past, approval of permit requests remains in the hands of faculty advisors at a student's home college. If a request is turned down, students will be notified electronically of reason of the denial. Once all parties have reviewed and approved your ePermit, you will receive an e-mail informing you that your ePermit has received final approval. Students will pay for an approved course when they pay for other courses at their home college. 

Prior to taking courses at another institution a student should inquire at the host college for registration dates and procedures governing permit/ visiting students. Issuance of this permit does not guarantee enrollment at the host college. A student must obtain approval in advance to take courses at another college if they are to be credited toward the degrees at CSI. Students are reminded that they must complete a minimum of thirty credits through courses taken at CSI, including at least half (50%) of the major courses, to be eligible for graduation. 

Tuition for courses taken on permit at other CUNY colleges must be paid at CSI by the assigned due date. The bill from this registration, together with the approved permit will enable students to register at another CUNY college. 

Follow these steps:

You can complete a CUNY ePermit Form by logging on to CUNYfirst After logging in click on HR/Campus Solutions on the top left side of the page. Click on Self Service under Menu and click on Student Center. This will bring you to your student center page. Click on the academics drop down and select ePermit. Follow the instructions for filing a permit request on the e-Permit site.

To be eligible to file for a Permit, you must:
a. be matriculated and currently in attendance 
b. if an undergraduate student, have a cumulative GPA of 2.00
c. if a graduate student, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00
d. not have any stops on your record
e. have all required immunizations completed
Permits will not be issued to the following:
a. Non-degree students
b. A readmitted matriculated student who is not currently enrolled or who does not need the permit courses for graduation.
c. An incoming newly matriculated student who requests a permit for the semester or summer session preceding his/her effective date of admission

Courses will be transferred to CSI with the grade assigned by the host college and included in the CSI GPA. The number of credits transferred for each course will be the value assigned by the host college. (i.e., ENG 151 is 4 credits at CSI, an equivalent course taken on permit is 3 credits at the host college; upon transfer the student is awarded 3 credits for ENG 151 on their CSI transcript with the host college's name duly noted.)

  • A student may cancel his/her e-permit request at any time prior to registering at the Host college. 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 e-permit request. The student should notify his/her Home college of the cancellation before classes begin to avoid a tuition liability and to prevent any academic consequences.

Prior to taking courses at another institution a student should inquire at the host college for registration dates and procedures governing permit/ transient students. Issuance of this approval does not guarantee enrollment at the host college. A student must have been enrolled at CSI as a matriculated student during the semester prior to taking courses at another institution in order to receive approval. Students planning to attend a NON-CUNY institution for more than one consecutive semester must obtain for all semesters at the same time and should file a readmit form prior to returning to CSI.

Student's seeking to take courses at another institution must be in good academic standing, have at least a 2.0 GPA, and have attempted at least 6 credits at CSI. Student's must obtain approval from the department chairperson and the Registrar in advance to take courses at another college if they are to be credited toward the degree at CSI. Students are reminded that they must complete a minimum of thirty credits through courses taken at CSI, including at least half (50%) of the major courses, to be eligible for graduation.

Departments may require a catalog from the host college in order to see course descriptions for evaluation.

Courses taken at a NON-CUNY Institution will not be covered by financial aid through The College of Staten Island. Nor will such credit (alone or combined with CSI credits) constitute full or part-time study certifiable by CSI. Tuition and fees for courses taken at a NON-CUNY college are to be paid to the host college.

Follow these steps:

  1. pick up form at Enrollment Services 2A-106
  2. go to appropriate CSI department(s) to obtain permission and course equivalency. This is indicated by faculty/chairperson's initials as indicated on the form (advisors signature when required).
  3. go to Enrollment Services 2A-106 for the College seal and Registrar's signature (verifying your matriculated status) on the approval form.
  4. go to host college to register for courses. Follow the regulations for payment at the host college.
  5. request host college to send an official transcript to CSI Registrar after final grades have been posted.

Grades earned of "C" or better will be transferred back to CSI and included in the GPA. The credits transferred for each course will be the value assigned by the host college in semester hours (i.e. ENG 151 is 4 credits at CSI, an equivalent courses taken on permit is 3 credits at the host college; upon transfer the student is awarded 3 credits for ENG 151 on their CSI transcript with the college taken at duly noted.)