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    Academic Information Academic Information
         Degree Requirements  Degree Requirements
         Dropping/Withdrawing from College  Dropping/Withdrawing from College
         Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees  Associate in Arts/Associate in Sciences Degrees
         Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree  Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree
         Field of Study Degrees  Field of Study Degrees
         Emphasis Degrees  Emphasis Degrees
         Associate in Applied Sciences Degree  Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
         Certificate Programs  Certificate Programs
         Course Time Limitation  Course Time Limitation
         Course Prerequisites  Course Prerequisites
         Core Curriculum  Core Curriculum
         Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300)  Learning Frameworks (EDUC 1300)
         Computer Literacy Skills Placement  Computer Literacy Skills Placement
         Academic Transfer Programs  Academic Transfer Programs
         Earning an Associate Degree  Earning an Associate Degree
         Transfer Policy  Transfer Policy
         Transfer Dispute Resolution  Transfer Dispute Resolution
         Choosing a Major  Choosing a Major
         Resources for Students Wishing to Transfer  Resources for Students Wishing to Transfer
         Transfer Guides  Transfer Guides
         Course Equivalency Guides  Course Equivalency Guides
         Common Course Numbering System  Common Course Numbering System
         Choosing a Catalog Year  Choosing a Catalog Year
         Other Things to Consider  Other Things to Consider
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Curriculum
DCCCD Core Curriculum  DCCCD Core Options for AAS Awards
Transfer Services  Transfer Services
Course Prerequisites (Archived)
Course prerequisites must be met at the point of registration. Prerequisites are usually introductory courses that students must have successfully completed in order to take certain college courses. For example, students must provide proof of successful completion of ENGL 1301 to be eligible to enroll in ENGL 1302. A prerequisite may also be a specific score on tests such as Accuplacer, Asset, Compass, THEA, ACT or SAT. Often prerequisites may be met by transferring in a course from another college. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to turn in their official transcripts early to the Admissions Office in order for the transcript(s) to be evaluated, and posted to their academic record in the automated student system. If you are unable to register for a course there may be several reasons, such as:
  • The Registrar's office has not received your official transcript or test scores; or
  • The Registrar's office received your official transcript, but it has not been evaluated yet; or
  • The minimum grade requirement was not met on your prerequisite(s).
Contact your college admissions office if you believe any of the reasons listed above may have occurred.

Many technical courses have specific skill levels that must be achieved in order to enroll in a more advanced technical course. These skills are evaluated solely by the professor teaching the course.

Students are expected to either successfully complete courses or meet assessment standards in order to meet the course prerequisites. The college reserves the right to administratively withdraw students who have not met the specific course prerequisites. In such cases, students may register for another course.

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