As of April 1, 2013 official transcripts will be required for Prerequisite/Corequisite Validations and Challenge Forms. (transcripts must be on file; allow 5-7 business days for processing.)
Please submit all transcripts directly to the Admissions and Records Office.
Any student who has completed prerequisite courses at another college or in high school (check the schedule of classes to see if high school coursework can be used for the course you want to get into. Example: CHEM-10 prereq. is MATH-410 or one year of high school algebra) must bring an OFFICIAL copy of their transcript from that institution to the Admissions and Records Office before a Request For Prerequisite / Corequisite Validation Form can be submitted prior to registration. If it does not state that you can use high school coursework to fulfill your prerequisite, a Prerequisiste/Corequisite Challenge Form must be filled out. Please see information below regarding the challenge process. You will be blocked from registration if you do not meet the specified prerequisites.
Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories
When a course has a prerequisite, it means that a student must possess a certain body of knowledge to be successful in the course. The preexisting knowledge may be a skill, an ability, a placement preparation score, or successful completion of a course. Completion of a prerequisite course requires a grade of C or better or a grade of CR (credit). C- do not count as passing.
When a course has a corequisite, it means that a student is required to take a course at the same time as another course. Knowing the information presented in the corequisite course is considered necessary for a student to be successful in the course.
When a course has an advisory, it means that it is recommended that you take that course before you take the course you would like. It will not block you in the system if you do not take the advisory first. No steps are needed to clear an advisory.
Students are responsible for meeting prerequisites/Corequisites as stated in the class schedule and college catalog. See a counselor for assistance in determining eligibility for a specific class. Students who do not meet stated prerequisites/corequisites may be unable to register for or may be dropped from the class.
The college’s registration process allows for prerequisite/corequisite checking by computer. Students attempting to enroll in the computer-checked courses will be blocked from registration if they do not meet the specified prerequisites/corequisite. Prerequisites/corequisites are listed in the course descriptions within the schedule of classes and the college catalog.
Assessment results from other colleges may not be used to meet prerequisites/corequisites, so new students must arrange to take Chaffey's assessment testing prior to registration. Students who have completed prerequisite/corequisite courses at another college or in high school (check the schedule of classes to see if high school coursework can be used for the course you want to get into. Example: CHEM-10 prereq. is MATH-410 or one year of high school algebra) must bring an OFFICIAL copy of their transcript from that institution to the Admissions and Records Office before a Request For Prerequisite / Corequisite Validation Form can be submitted prior to registration. Please allow up to 7 business days for processing the Prerequisite/Corequisite Validation Form. If it does not state that you can use high school coursework to fulfill your prerequisite/corequisite, a Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Form must be filled out. Please see information below regarding the challenge process. Students who are enrolled in the prerequisite course at Chaffey College at the time of their registration will be permitted to enroll in the subsequent course. Students who do not pass the prerequisite course with at least a grade of C or do not complete the prerequisite course will be dropped prior to the start of classes.
Prerequisites/Corequisites for courses will be enforced according to college policy. Students have the right to challenge prerequisites/corequisites on the following grounds:
- Knowledge or ability to succeed. Based on having the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course despite not meeting the prerequisite.
- The prerequisite has not been validated.
- The prerequisite is discriminatory or being applied in a discriminatory manner.
- Prerequisite course not available.
- Not required due to external regulations.
The student must provide appropriate documentation when filing a challenge form. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, OFFICIAL high school or college transcripts, additional test results, work experience, or writing sample. Prior enrollment in the course does not exempt a student from the current prerequisite of that course. You must meet the current prerequisite even if you were able to register for the course in previous semesters. Prerequisites do not have catalog rights.
Attention Math Students: For students that are trying to challenge a math course and are trying to use their high school transcripts as documentation must also submit their Chaffey College assessment test scores along with the challenge form. If you haven't taken the assessment test, you must complete that first before submitting a challenge form for math. You must also have received grades of "A" or "B" in your math courses in high school.
Students challenging a prerequisite must submit a Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge form. The form must be filed in the Counseling Department up to one week prior to the beginning of each term.
More information including the appropriate form for challenging a prerequisite is available through the Counseling Department. Questions regarding the challenge process should be directed to the Counseling Department at 909/652-6214.