FAQ’s for Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Program (PTE)

Q.     I live out of state and I want to take a course during the summer?

A.     With the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Program (PTE) you can take courses at any two or four year institution either in-state or out-of-state.

Fact:  Students must have less than 64 credits to take courses at a community college or less than 90 credits to for courses at a four year institution.

Q.  Where can I find the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Form what do I do with it? 

A.   You must first download the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Form. Complete the Student Information part of the form and take the form to your Department Chairperson have them assist you in completing the Registration Information portion, they can provide you with the “Home Equivalent” course information and sign-off for “Academic Approval”.  Retain a copy of the form for your records.

Leave the completed PTE Form at the Office of the University Registrar.  In most cases the IIR Form will be ready for pick by noon the next day but you will receive an email notification that the form has been processed and ready for pick up.

Once you have picked up your approved PTE Form from the Registrar’s Office you can register for your class.

Q.     What are the minimum requirements for participating in the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution  Program?

A. Each participant in the Permission to Enroll Program must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students must be currently enrolled at BSU as a full-time student in a minimum of 12 credits. 

Fact:  If the minimum requirements are not satisfied you will not be eligible to participate in the IIR Program.

Q.  Which school do I pay?

A.   Undergraduate students will pay tuition & fees for courses to the institution where you will be taking the course.

Fact:  Special permits, parking or other fees at the other institution are the responsibility of the student. 

Fact:  It is the students’ responsibility to provide the Office of the University Registrar with a sealed official transcript your coursework.  We will not accept opened transcripts or copies of transcripts.

Q. What is the difference in the Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Program (PTE)  and the Inter-Institutional Registration Program (IIR)?

A. The IIR Program applies your course work as “resident credit” the course will count in your GPA,  The Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Program allows you to take courses both in-state and out-of-state and transfer the courses back to BSU. The Permission to Enroll at Another Institution Program your course work will be considered as “transfer” credit and will not count in your GPA. 

If you have any questions, please email:  clbrown@bowiestate.edu

Form must be approved by Department Chair and the Office of the Registrar BEFORE student registers for classes off site.

Permission forms and or credits earned will not be honored if the form is submitted after the course has been taken.

Students who receive a "D" or "F" grade in any course must retake that course at Bowie State

PERMISSION TO ENROLL IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION FORM (PDF)