Students enrolling in a course with a prerequisite must complete that prerequisite with a “C” grade or higher before they are allowed to register. A course has a prerequisite to ensure that a student has the appropriate body of knowledge to be successful. Courses with a co-requisite require that a student has successfully completed the course in a prior term or is enrolled in the co-requisite course in the same term.
Please note: Dropping a class with a co-requisite will result in a drop from both classes.
Usually a prerequisite is a course from a lower sequence of courses. For example: Students may not enroll in Math 142 (Elementary Statistics with Probability) without first passing MATH-119 or equivalent with a “C” grade or higher. Usually, a co-requisite course is a lab or a course that provides supplemental instruction.
To see which courses have prerequisites and/or co-requisites see the individual course offerings in the catalog.
Students who are denied enrollment in a class because they do not meet the prerequisite requirement may challenge the prerequisite. Challenge petitions are available in the Admissions and Records Office.
Prerequisites and co-requisites may be challenged for the following conditions:
Contact the Admissions and Records Office regarding information and forms for challenging prerequisites.