Permission-to-add codes allow you to register for a class that is either full, has a limitation that you don’t meet, or needs special authorization. These codes are valid for the specific class, section, and year-term. They only work once and expire after the add/drop deadline. They will not work if you have a registration hold. The instructor or the department must be willing to give permission-to-add codes; they may choose not to.
If you want to add a class and need a permission-to-add code, use one of the following options:
Option 1: Get a code from instructor
Option 2: Instructor gives permission with their mobile device
Some classes have prerequisite courses that you must take before you can register for them.
The following are rules concerning prerequisite course enforcement:
To see how your class standing is calculated, please see the university catalog.
To find out when you can register, see the priority registration schedule.
A term class is 8 weeks (half a semester). Classes are completed at an accelerated pace, but the tuition deadlines and charges are the same as semester classes. During fall and winter, Term 1 courses run during the first 8 weeks of instruction, and Term 2 courses run during the last 8 weeks of instruction. Registering only for term classes and not registering for Fall/Winter semesters is not encouraged.
During spring and summer, most classes are taught by term, with a few semester-length offerings.
Make sure you’re aware of the dates and deadlines for term classes. Refer to the academic schedule.
Some departments offer variable credit classes. You can choose from a given range of credits which corresponds with the amount of coursework required. You should consult with your professor or advisor before choosing the number of credit hours.
If you want to adjust the number of credit hours after you have added the class to your schedule, you can edit the credit hours in MyMAP through the add/drop deadline of the semester or term. After the add/drop deadline, you would need to petition.
To audit a class means to register for a class without receiving credit or a grade. Audit classes and classes for credit have the same tuition cost. Audited classes do not count toward your number of credits. Audits do count toward the maximum credit hours allowed for a semester or term. An audit class will show on your current semester or term registration with a “V” in the grade column. After the end of the semester or term, the class will not appear on your transcript.
Your instructor or department needs to give you a permission-to-audit code during the first 6 days of a semester or term. To change a class to audit, you must drop the class and then add it with a permission-to-audit code for audit. The first 5 digits of the permission-to-audit code must say “AUDIT” to add the class for audit. You will have to wait until the first day of classes to receive and use a permission-to-audit code.
Please refer to the following pages if you are interested in taking classes other than daytime enrollment classes:
BYU offers a variety of accommodations for students with disabilities. If you need help with registration or other academic services, contact the University Accessibility Center.