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Prerequisite & Corequisite Clearance

At Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), a prerequisite is a course that a student must pass before enrolling in the more advanced course. Equivalent skills or prior experience that a student possesses may also be accepted as a prerequisite for a course. 

A corequisite is a course that a student must enroll in at the same time as, or in some cases prior to, enrolling in the desired course.

Students may be cleared in the registration system for enforced prerequisites and corequisites in the following ways:
  1. Assessment. Assessment results may satisfy some English, ESL and/or math prerequisites and/or corequisites. Please refer to the Assessment Center for options and details.

  2. Completed Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Courses. Students who have completed a prerequisite or corequisite course at SBCC and received a grade of "C" or better will be permitted to enroll in the subsequent course requiring the prerequisite.

  3. External Coursework. Students may submit a request for evaluation of coursework completed at other institutions as satisfaction of prerequisites in order to register for the subsequent course. See Prerequisite Instructions & Forms for information.

  4. Other Options. In some cases prerequisites may be satisfied through means other than coursework; for example, a student who is already fluent in a foreign language but does not have any foreign language coursework. In such cases students must file a Prerequisite Verification Form B. See Prerequisite Instructions & Forms for information.

Requests for prerequisite/corequisite clearance using external coursework or a Prerequisite Verification Form B (options 3 and 4, above) are accepted up to these prerequisite deadlines (also listed in the right-hand column). However, in order to be cleared in time to register at your assigned appointment time for a class that has a prerequisite, we recommend you submit a request for clearance at least fifteen (15) days prior to your registration date.*

*Due to a high volume of requests, timelines are subject to change without notice to accommodate increased demand.

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