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Prerequisite Instructions & Forms

Read This First! You may be able to submit a quick and easy online request instead of Verification Form A.

Students who have transcripts from California Community Colleges or Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores can submit an online request for evaluation instead of Prerequisite Verification Form A.

Pick ONE way to submit your request. Duplicate submissions will not speed up the processing of your request, and in fact could delay it.

In addition, if you use the online form you have the option to request a full evaluation of your California Community College transcripts! This service provides you with valuable information on how your external coursework can apply toward your educational goals at SBCC.


Students who do not have transcripts from California Community Colleges should submit a request for prerequisite or corequisite clearance using the following forms:

Prerequisite Verification Form A: This form is used for verification 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 verification are: college and university courses, high school classes (foreign language courses ONLY), Advanced Placement (AP), and SAT test scores.

Prerequisite Verification Form B: This form is used for verification of prerequisite and/or corequisite(s) based on grounds other than coursework, such as work experience, native language, licenses, and so forth.

Steps to complete a prerequisite verification form:
  1. Print out and complete the appropriate prerequisite verification form (see Form A and Form B, above).
  2. Include the following support documents with your form:
    • Form A: Official external transcripts. Or, check to verify your transcripts have been received by SBCC.
      • Official transcripts must show proof you have completed the prerequisite/corequisite course(s). Otherwise, your verification form will not be processed.
    • Form BMust attach reasoning or supporting documents
      • A reason or supporting documents must be attached. Otherwise, your verification form will not be processed.
  3. Submit your completed form with all required documents:
    • In person: To the Admissions & Records Office
      Student Services Building
      Building hours:
      Monday & Thursday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
      Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
      Friday: 8:00am to 1:00pm  
    • By mail: SBCC Transcript Evaluation Office, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    • By email: prerequisites@sbcc.edu. Note: Do not submit your official external transcripts to this address. Follow the instructions on Incoming Transcripts to submit your transcripts to SBCC. 

IMPORTANT: Make sure your form is filled out completely before submitting it. Incomplete forms or forms missing support documents will be denied.


After you submit an online request or verification form:
Requests are processed within ten (10) business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays.* All notifications and decisions are emailed to students at their SBCC Pipeline account.
Important Notes:
  • The ten (10) day time frame begins once you receive an email from the Transcript Evaluation Office (TEO) regarding your request for prerequisite clearance.
  • Students are not permitted to enroll in courses that require prerequisites or corequisites until their request is approved.
  • An approved petition does not guarantee space in any course.
  • An add code from an instructor does not override a Prerequisite Verification Form or request using the TAPPER online form.

See Deadlines & Processing Information for additional information.

*Timelines are subject to change without notice to accommodate increased demand.


Click here for more information on prerequisite and corequisite:
Deadlines & Processing Information
Prerequisite Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Prerequisite Homepage

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