Mission College Admissions & Records - Clearing Prerequisites

CLEARING PREREQUISITES

What is a prerequisite?
A prerequisite is a class or skill that is required before you can enroll into a preferred class(es).  For example, ENG 01A is a prerequisite for ENG 01B. This means you need a "C" or "P" or better in ENG 01A to enter ENG 01B.

Methods to clear prerequisites

For coursework taken outside of Mission College, there are two methods that may be used to clear prerequisites: Equivalency or Challenge. To determine which is applicable for you, please complete the following steps: 

1. Review the list of Pre-Approved Courses and External Exams

     a. If your course or external exam is on the list above, complete a Prerequisite Equivalency.  

     b. If your course or external exam is NOT on the list above, complete a Prerequisite Challenge. 

 

***IMPORTANT NOTES***

  • In-progress coursework from colleges outside of the district cannot be used to clear prerequisites.
  • Students with coursework from outside of California and/or outside the U.S. must complete a Prerequisite Challenge

 

Prerequisite Equivalency 

Your course or external exam is on the list of Pre-Approved Courses and External Exams

  1. Complete the Prerequisite Equivalency Form with a pdf, jpg, png, or tiff of your transcript that includes:
    • Your name  
    • Institution name (e.g. SJSU, Ohlone, Collegeboard etc.)
    • Course number and grade
  2. You will receive email notification of a decision within 5-10 business days.

Prerequisite Challenge 

Your course or external exam is NOT on the list of Pre-Approved Courses and External Exams

  1. Complete the Prerequisite Challenge Form with a pdf, jpg, png, or tiff of your supporting documentation.  
  2. Submit the completed form to the appropriate Department Chair or Designee.
  3. You will receive email notification of a decision from the department chair within 5-10 business days.
  4. If prerequisite is approved, you will receive an additional email notification within 2-3 days once your prerequisite clearance is processed.  

Do you have questions about the prerequisite process? If so, please contact requisite@missioncollege.edu