Prerequisites & Corequesites

Overview

Prerequisites & Corequisites

Some courses require a prerequisite and/or a corequisite. A prerequisite is a course or assessment that must be satisfactorily completed before a higher level course may be taken. A corequisite is a course that must be taken in the same term as another course, such as a science class with a concurrent lab.

You can meet prerequisite requirements by qualification through the assessment test and be placed in that course or by completing the prerequisite course with a grade of Pass, C or better.

Note: High school coursework must have a grade of B or better for math courses and cannot exceed 5 years.

Courses Completed at Other Colleges

If you met the prerequisite at another school you must submit the Prerequisite Course Evaluation Form to verify completion along with your transcripts for evaluation before the semester deadline. After the deadline, you must attend your online priority appointment to complete the process. Prerequisites submitted during open registration will be processed for the following semester.

Challenging Course Restrictions or Limitations

You may challenge course restrictions by submitting the Prerequisite Challenge Form to the college or Department Head responsible for the course you would like to enter. If your challenge is approved or the Districts fails to resolve your challenge in a timely manner, you may register for the challenged class during your normal registration period. If no space is available in the challenged class at the time you file, the District will resolve your challenge prior to the beginning of the registration for the next term.

Reasons for challenging requisites or limitations must include one or more of the following:

  1. A requisite course is not reasonably available over a period of several semesters.
  2. You believe the requisite or limitation was established in violation of a regulation or District-approved process of establishing requisites and limitations.
  3. You believe the requisite or limitation is discriminatory or being applied in a discriminatory manner.
  4. You have the documented knowledge or ability to succeed in the course.