Prerequisites and Corequisites

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Processing Time and Decision Information

Complete Prerequisite Verification checklist:

  • Only complete Prerequisite Verification forms will be processed
  • Form is complete, including all course information
    • Form A:Must attach or have official transcript(s) on file that provide proof of completion with prerequisite and/or corequisite course(s)
      • CLICK HERE to verify that your transcript(s)  have been received by SBCC Admissions & Records
      • Electronic transcripts will not be accepted by our office. 
    • 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

Processing Time:

  • All Prerequisite Verification Forms will be processed in the order received
  • Once your Prerequisite Verification Form is processed by the Transcript Evaluation Office you will receive an email notification regarding the status of your form via your SBCC pipeline email
  • Prerequisite Verification forms will be addressed within 10 business days, (subject to change)*, excluding holidays and weekends

* PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volume of Prerequisite Verification Forms, clearance deadlines and timelines are subject to change to accommodate increasing demand

Verification Form A:

  • All external prerequisite coursework must be completed before verifying course
  • Must submit OFFICIAL transcripts (Electronic transcripts will not be accepted by our office)
  • Transcripts on file with SBCC must provide proof of completion with ALL prerequisite and/or corequisite coursework
  • CLICK HERE to verify that your transcript(s) have been received by SBCC Admissions & Records


  • Verification Form B:
    • Only approved verification decisions will be cleared to register in desired class. Verification decisions are made at the discretion of the department chairs offering the course
    • The Transcript Evaluation Office will NOT accept Prerequisite Verification Form B's in lieu of final or official transcripts

Decision Information:

  • ALL notifications and DECISIONS are emailed to students via their SBCC PIPELINE Email account
  • An approved petition does not guarantee space in any course
  • An add code from an instructor does not exempt you from the deadline or the Prerequisite Verification process
  • External course work is only evaluated and applied toward Santa Barbara City College subject and/or unit credit and/or for satisfaction of prerequisites, not for transfer purposes. Other institutions are not obligated to accept SBCC subject or unit evaluations of external coursework

Important Notes:

  • All Prerequisite Verification Forms are processed in the order they are received
  • Prerequisite Verification forms will be addressed within 10 business days, subject to REVIEW DEADLINE; excluding holidays and weekends
  • Prerequisite clearance is NOT IMMEDIATE. Students are not permitted to enroll in courses requiring prerequisites or corequisites until their challenge has been approved. In order to ensure priority registration, it is essential to plan accordingly
  • The Transcript Evaluation Office encourages students to continually check their registration status
  • The Transcript Evaluation Office has the right to request further information from the student and has the right to deny any challenge based on the above information
  • The Transcript Evaluation Office has the right drop student from course(s) if they have not met the prerequisite and/or corequisite requirements

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