Prerequisites and Corequisites

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Important Dates for Prerequisite Challenges

Prerequisite Challenge Deadline Calendar: 

Fall Semester 2014: 


Prerequisite Challenge Form A and B Deadline

August 22

Spring Semester 2015

Prerequisite Challenge Form A and B Deadline

January 16

First Day of Spring Semester

January 20

Late start courses

Friday before course starts*

* To find when the course starts please go to schedule of classes

All challenges received after posted dates above will be processed for the following term!

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Prerequisite Challenge review information:

  • Challenges are reviewed in the order they are received and students are notified via their SBCC pipeline email account. Students are blocked from enrolling in their desired course(s) requiring prerequisites until completion of the Prerequisite Challenge evaluation
  • All challenges will be evaluated and processed or responded to within 10 business days, subject to instructional department availability
  • The above deadlines do not apply to late start classes, view individual course information for the last day to add
  • Exceptions may be made for performance classes for which a prerequisite can be satisfied by an audition ( e.g. music, drama, intercollegiate sports)

Facts about Deadlines:

  • Prerequisite clearance is NOT IMMEDIATE. Students are not permitted to enroll in courses requiring prerequisites or corequisites until their challenge has been approved
  • The Deadline for Prerequisites Challenges varies every term and is the students' responsibility to track the deadline dates and submit the Prerequisite Challenge form accordingly
  • An approved petition does not guarantee space in any course
  • An add code and/or permission from the instructor or department chair does not excuse you from meeting the deadline or the Prerequisite Challenge criteria
  • ALL Challenges received after the posted Deadline will be denied and processed for the next term

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