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Permit Information

How do I get a seat in a permit class?

Step 1: Apply for Spring 2014 permit classes* October 14 - 18, 2013.

Starting October 14, complete permit application forms -- one for each permit course in the list* to the right. You may need to make several copies of the form. Only those classes listed require a permit. If a class isn’t listed, it doesn’t need a permit!

Fill in all parts of each form and return it to Watson 209 by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Your signature on the form assures us honesty, accuracy and understanding of all deadlines and procedures!

Keep a list of the permits you’ve applied for by using the supplied worksheet. We cannot supply this information after your requests have been submitted.

You may consult with an advisor before selecting classes. Coms and Journalism majors consult with Susan Oppenborn (Watson 217)

STEP 2: Claim permits October 28 - Nov 1, 2013.

Names of students who were granted permits will be listed outside Watson 209 on Monday, October 28, 2013.

You must claim your permit in Watson 209. You will then use the permit number to register for your class on MyNIU

All permits must be claimed in Watson Hall 209 by November 1. Permits become null and void (if unused) after November 24 and the seats will be available for anyone.

*Courses that require permits:

  • COMS 302-1
  • COMS 305-1
  • COMS 305-2
  • COMS 400-1
  • COMS 403-1
  • COMS 403-2
  • COMS 426A-1
  • COMS 426B-1
  • COMS 449-1
  • COMS 455-1
  • COMS 463-1
  • COMS 496M-3

Last updated 10/3/2013

For Permits in COMS 407, 495A, 495AH, 498A, 498AH, 498B and 498BH, see Nathan Rice Watson Hall 209 or go to COMS 407.

For Permits in COMS 639, 697, 698, 699 and 630 , see Jerri Reynolds in Reavis Hall 107.

For COMS 497 and JOUR 492 (INTERNSHIP), see Cathy Doederlein in Reavis Hall 306A or go to Internships.

For JOUR 495 and 496H, see Nathan Rice in Watson Hall 209.

For Honors seats , see HONORS in CAMPUS LIFE 110.

For JOUR 364, see Allen May at NTC (Northern Television Center).

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