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Prerequisites and Corequisites

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A “Prerequisite” is a condition of enrollment that students are required to meet in order to demonstrate readiness for enrollment in a course.

If a course has a prerequisite established, registration will not be permitted until it has been met. Prerequisites can be met by successfully completing coursework with a “C” or better or by achieving a qualifying test score.

A “Corequisite” is a condition of enrollment consisting of courses students must take at the same time. If a course has a corequisite established registration will not be permitted until it has been met. Corequisites can be met by successfully completing coursework with a “C” or better or by achieving a qualifying test score.

Students may challenge the prerequisite or corequisite for a course if they have the knowledge or skill that would allow them to be successful. Students who wish to challenge a prerequisite or corequisite will be required to petition the Division Office where the course is offered. Demonstration of the knowledge or skill may be required.

Appeal Petition

How to Verify Completion of Prerequisites

If you have taken or are currently taking the prerequisite at Sierra College, your prerequisite will automatically be cleared when you register.

If you have completed the prerequisite at another educational institution, you must provide documentation to verify that you have satisfied the prerequisite prior to your registration time.

Prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the class schedule and in the college catalog. Prerequisite and corequisite clearance does not guarantee a seat in the class nor is it an official evaluation to grant course credit.

After submission of documentation for evaluation, check placements in your mySierra Account under the link, ‘Course Placement and Eligibility.’

In-progress coursework from other institutions is not evaluated for placement, so students must have a posted letter grade on their transcript to meet a course prerequisite.

Processing time may take up to 3 to 5 business days. Note: during peak periods, processing may be delayed.

Prereq Clearance Form

Documentation

  • Submit official or unofficial transcripts/test scores issued by the school where you completed the course to the assessment center.
  • Documents must contain student’s name, name of the school, course title, grade, credits and time the course was taken (term/year).
  • In-progress coursework from another institution cannot be used until your grade has been posted.

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