Permission Numbers

You may need permission numbers if:

  • You have transferred any math or CS courses to Sonoma State, or
  • You got credit for a CS course on the 3rd (or later) attempt.

If you are in this situation, you may need permission numbers to enroll in subsequent courses that use those courses as prerequisites. You should claim your permission numbers BEFORE you register, so that you can use them when you add the courses to your shopping cart.

Here's what to do:

  1. Point your browser to: https://kodiak.cs.sonoma.edu:8443/
  2. In the input field, enter your student ID, including its leading zeroes, and click on View. You should see a list of courses that you are eligible to take by use of a permission number. For example, let’s say that you have transferred a course that is equivalent to CS 215, and this course was not been articulated. If you have filed an ARR Update Form for it, then you should see all sections of CS 355 and CS 370 listed. If you have also passed CS 242, you would also see all sections of CS 252 and CS 315.
  3. From the above list, select the section of a course that you want to take. If the course has a lab associated with it, you should select the lecture component; the lab gets included in your selection automatically. After that, click on "Get Code(s)." This should display the course that you have selected in a different panel, with a permission number next to it. Use this permission number in MySSU to enroll in that course.
  4. Repeat the previous step for each of the courses that you wish to take.
  5. If you end up not using a permission number that you have received, please return it! You can return a permission number if (i) you have decided against the course, or (ii) if the course has multiple sections and you want to change to a different section. To return a permission number, simply select it in the top panel and click on "Return Code(s)." If you use this system again (or if you click on the “Return to home page” button that is at the bottom of the page), you can enter your student ID and see a list of courses and their permission numbers if you have received any permission numbers.
  6. If you use this system again (or if you click on the “Return to home page” button that is at the bottom of the page), you can enter your student ID and see a list of courses and their permission numbers if you have received any permission numbers.

Please let me (rivoire@sonoma.edu) know if have any questions or if you run into issues when using this application, or if you think you need a permission number that is not listed on the site.