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Pre/Co-requisite Appeal

If you submitted your external transcript(s) to the Admissions Office and a Transcript Evaluator has deemed an equivalent course to the prerequisite, you are not required to complete an appeal. You can already register for the desired course. 

What is a Prerequisite?

A prerequisite is a course (or equivalent skills or prior experience) that you must complete with a grade of "C" or better before enrolling in a more advanced course.  If you believe the prerequisite has been met by other means, an appeal can be filed.

 What is a Corequisite?

A corerequisite is a course that must be taken prior to (prerequisite) or at the same time you enroll in the desired course.  If you wish to to take the prerequisite course at the same time enrolled in the desired course, an appeal can be filed. 


You have the right to challenge pre/co-requisites.  You also have the responsibility to provide documentation to support your appeal.

Steps To Clear a Prerequisite or Corequisite

  • Complete the Prerequisite/Corequisite Appeal.  External transcripts must be on file with the Admissions Office.  You are required to submit your appeal by the scheduled deadline.  

  • Meet with a counselor to submit your appeal (no appointment necessary).  Call the Counseling Office to speak to a counselor at 805-922-6966 ext. 3293.  

  • Once the appeal is signed by a counselor, you will receive a provisional clearance to enroll in the desired course while a decision is being made.

  • You will be contacted via email once a decision has been made.  If the academic department did not approve the appeal, you will be administratively dropped from the course. The appeal review process will take up to 5 working days.