CCJS Course Permissions/Stamps

All Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) courses, with the exception of CCJS 100, CCJS 105, CCJS 225 and CCJS 325, require a student to obtain the permission of the department prior to registration.  To receive permission for a CCJS course, students must visit the CCJS stamps website at: www.ccjsstamps.umd.edu.  CCJS Advising processes all permission request through the website throughout office hours.  Students should receive a response to their request no later than one business day after their permission request was submitted.

Please keep the following information in mind:

  • CCJS strictly enforces all course prerequisites
  • Students are limited to permission for up to 3 CCJS courses during early registration 
  • On the first day of classes, students may obtain permission for a fourth (or more) CCJS course
  • CCJS 200 is restricted to declared CCJS majors for the fall and spring semesters, until the first day of classes
  • Non-majors can use the CCJS stamps website to obtain permission for CCJS courses
  • The CCJS Department does not oversubscribe students into CCJS courses; if a class is full, the student must place themselves on the waitlist