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How to Get Permission to Enroll in Permission-Only Courses

Academic Year 2020-2021

Enrollment for Summer and Fall 2020  begins Monday, March 23.

Permission requests will be processed and permissions issued starting Monday, March 16 at 8 a.m.

As a way of ensuring that students who need particular courses to graduate or to progress in their major have priority, the English Department manages enrollments in certain high-demand courses by permission only.

The following courses require permission, which is available online from the links below:

ENGL 310 "Introduction to Literary Study" (required of English majors and minors) | Fall 2020

ENGL 355 "Literature for Children" (required of elementary education majors) | Fall 2020

ENGL 415 "Written Communication for Engineers" (online) | Summer 2020 [closed] | Fall 2020 -- "Permission Required" Sections

ENGL 417 "Written Communication for the Workplace" | Summer 2020 [closed] | Fall 2020

ENGL 516 "Written Communication for the Sciences" | Fall 2020

ENGL 698 "English Capstone" (required of English majors) | Fall 2020

ENGL 661, 663, 665, 669, 761, 763, 765, and 771, Advanced Creative Writing Courses | Fall 2020

Click here for information about how to enroll in ENGL 100, Expository Writing I for International Students, and ENGL 210, Honors English.

How to Enroll in Permission-Only Courses in English

1) Click on the link above for the selected course and semester to access the online permission form, or go to the English Department's Main Office in ECS 108 during office hours (M-F, 8:00AM-5:00PM) for a hard-copy permission form.
2) Complete and submit the online permission form or the hard-copy "Request for Permission to Enroll" form.
3) Receive email confirmation from the English Department that you have been given permission to enroll.
4) On your assigned enrollment date, use KSIS to enroll in the section for which you have been given permission.


  • Make your request early to get your first choice—even if you have a late enrollment date, you can still obtain permission for the section you want.
  • Even if you cannot enroll in your first choice, you can sign up to be on a waiting list.
  • The College of Education requires a college-level literature (not expository writing) class before taking ENGL 355.
  • If you are unable to sign up for ENGL 310 this semester, here are some courses you can take to progress towards your degree: Advising FAQs.

How to Enroll in ENGL 100, Expository Writing I for International Students
Obtain permission from Phillip Marzluf, Director of Expository Writing.

How to Enroll in ENGL 210, Honors English
Obtain permission from the Honors Program, Fairchild Hall, 215.