Permission numbers

The process for acquiring a permission number for a psychology course, in person, in the psychology department is as follows:

  • Consent to enroll in a course must be obtained from the instructor teaching the course and must be in written (email or hand-written) form.
  • If you have acquired consent from a psychology faulty member, print out the email or hand-written permission; the consent document from the instructor must indicate the name and number of the psychology course, and the PeopleSoft 5 digit Class Number (e.g., Abnormal Psychology, PSY 1205, 12114), the student’s full name and People Soft # and the reason for the consent.

Once you have obtained the necessary consent, bring the printed/written consent to the Undergraduate Psychology Advising Office in 3113 Sennott Square, during walk-in hours (Monday through Thursday 10-1 and Friday 9-noon) and a permission number will be generated by the walk-in advisor to use for self-enrollment. The Psychology Advising Office can be reached by phone at (412) 624-4540. If you are unable to come in during walk-in hours, you may email the advising office

A note for CGS post-bac and/or guest students

If you have taken a pre-requisite (PSY 0010 Intro to Psychology) at another institution you will need to provide our office with a copy of your transcript. We do NOT have access to transcripts you submitted to CGS. If you are not able to provide us with a copy of your transcript (through either method listed above) you will need to obtain permission from the instructor to waive the pre-requisite.