Prerequisites, co-requisites and advisories
|Some classes have enrollment restrictions, such as prerequisites and corequisites, that must be satisfied before a student will be allowed to enroll in the class.|
|What is a prerequisite?|
|What is a corequisite?|
|What is an advisory?|
|Prerequisite and corequisite clearances|
|Generally, prerequisites are met through
the satisfactory completion of appropriate coursework (i.e. with
grades of "C" or higher). In some circumstances, with certain
English, ESL, Math and Reading classes a prerequisite requirement
may be met with an assessment test score from another California
Community College (the test score must be less than 2 years old) or
with certain Advanced Placement (AP) test scores.
|Carefully consider the consequences of enrolling in an English, ESL, Math or Reading class that is of a lower level than what you assessed into. Once you are enrolled in a course in English, ESL, Math or Reading, you must complete the course sequence – you will not be allowed to skip a level, even if you had tested into a higher level course.|
What is a prerequisite?
What is a corequisite?
When a course has a corequisite, it means that a student must take
another specific course concurrently with the course for which it is
required. In some cases, the corequisite course may be taken prior
to the course for which it is required – however, in these instances
the corequisite course must be completed with a grade of “C” or
higher. For example, with many lab courses in the sciences,
students may take the required lecture course either prior to the
lab or concurrently with it.
What is an advisory?
When a course
has an advisory, it means that certain preparation is recommended before
a student enters the course. The preparation is considered advantageous for a
student to succeed in the course. Since the preparation is recommended, the
student is advised, but not required, to meet the condition before or in
conjunction with enrollment in the course or educational program. For example,
an introductory course in design concepts is advised to help give students the
skills to succeed in more specialized art courses.