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Permit Requests

All students are welcome to request permits for classes that are open for enrollment including upper-level and graduate courses, and independent study/ honors thesis registration. Please note that in order for the department to issue a permit, you will need permission from the course instructor.
In addition to submitting a permit request via Path@Penn, you will also need to submit the Penn Philosophy Permit Request Form
Please be aware that for Spring 2023, the Philosophy Department will NOT be issuing permits for classes that are full, unless you are a graduating senior that needs a specific course to graduate. 
The department will begin reviewing permit requests beginning December 1st.
If you have questions pertaining to course availability or the permit process, please contact the department administrator (
If you need to make an advising appointment, please sign up HERE