Citrus College provides students with information about courses which require specific knowledge or skills to be successful in that course. This information comes in the form of a requisite statement which appears under the title of the course in the College Catalog.

Prerequisite - A course that a student is required to complete in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or program. (Example: ENGL 101 must be completed before taking ENGL 103.)

Corequisite - A course that a student is required to take at the same time with another course. (Example: Students taking DANC 265 must also take DANC 263.)

Recommendation - A skill or course that is strongly suggested before enrollment in a course, but is not required. (Example: Successful completion of ENGL 101 is strongly recommended for the History 108 honors course.)

 Verification of Prerequisite

Students are required to provide verification of how skill or course prerequisites have been satisfied prior to their registration date. Students unable to verify how a prerequisite has been satisfied will not be allowed to enroll in those courses. Official transcripts from other colleges may be used to verify course prerequisites. Skills prerequisites must be verified through the Citrus College assessment process or the assessment process from another college. Please note: students must verify prerequisites before being allowed to add a course. Students on a waitlist will be unable to register unless prerequisites have been cleared prior to permission to add.

 Challenging Prerequisites

Students may challenge a course prerequisite or co-requisite if they meet one of the following conditions:
  1. demonstrated knowledge or the ability to succeed in the course without the prerequisite, or
  2. the possibility of undue delay in attaining the goals established in an educational plan because the prerequisite or co-requisite course has not been made reasonably available, or
  3. belief that the prerequisite is discriminatory or is being applied in a discriminatory manner, or
  4. belief that the prerequisite was established in violation of regulations and/or the established district-approved policy and procedures.

A Prerequisite Challenge Form can be obtained from the registrar in the Admissions and Records Office. The completed form must be presented to the registrar two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which it is to be considered.