Prerequisites and Corequisites

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Instructions for Prerequisite Challenges

Follow these 4 steps to complete your Prerequisite Challenge Form.

STEP 1 Download and Fill out PDF Form

  Form A Prerequisite Clearance Form A: Challenge of prerequisite and/or  corequisite(s) based  on successful completion of equivalent or external  coursework from regionally    accredited colleges, universities or high schools.  Examples  of coursework used for  Prerequisite Challenges are: college and  university courses, high  school classes (foreign  language courses  ONLY); AP  and SAT test  scores. For more info on Challenge Form A,click here

  Prerequisite Challenge FORM B: Challenge of prerequisite and/or corequisite(s) based on grounds other than coursework such as work experience, native language, license, etc. Provide valid reasoning for challenge such as work experience, native language, license, etc… For more info on Challenge Form B,click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Every semester has a deadline to submit Prerequisite Challenges. It is the students’ responsibility to submit their challenge before the deadline, click here to view deadline and other important dates.

STEP 2 Gather Proof of Prerequisite Coursework

You must provide the following documents.

  • Form A: Must attach transcript(s) or verify transcript(s) have been received by SBCC
    • Must attach or have official transcript(s) on file that provide proof of completion with prerequisite and/or corequisite course(s)
  • Form B: Form has attached reasoning or supporting documents
    • If you do not attach a reason or supporting documents, your challenge will not be processed

STEP 3 Submit Completed Form with Required Documentation
  1. In person: 
    To the Admissions & Records Office:
    Student Services Building
    Building hours:
    Monday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
  2. By mail: SBCC Transcript Evaluation Office, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  3. By fax: 805.892.3664
  4. By email: 

IMPORTANT INFO: The Prerequisite Office will be closed on Thursday, January 15, 2015.


  • Only complete challenges will be processed
  • Challenges are processed in the order received
  • Please do not send challenges multiple ways or keep resending, this slows processing time

CLICK HERE for processing time and decision information

STEP 4 Check for E-mail Notification

  • ALL notifications and DECISIONS are emailed to students via their SBCC PIPELINE Email account
  • An approved petition does not guarantee space in any course

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