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Prerequisites, Corequisites, Limitations on Enrollment*
Any student who does not meet a class pre or corequisite, but who believes that he/she has completed the equivalent of the course at another institution or through some other means, may seek entry into a class by filing a Petition for Declaration of Equivalence. The student will be allowed to enroll in the class pending the disposition of the petition. These petitions are available in Holt 101.
A student may challenge a pre/corequisite by obtaining a Petition from the Office of Admissions, Holt 101. The completed petition, along with supporting documentation should be submitted to Holt 101 and will be reviewed by the Matriculation Appeals Committee. This Committee's decision will be final.
Of specific pre/corequisites:
- The student has the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course or program despite not meeting the prerequisite or corequisite.
- The pre/corequisite has not been established in accordance with regulation or the District's approved policy.
- The pre/corequisite is unlawfully discriminatory or applied in a discriminatory manner.
- The pre/corequisite has not been made reasonably available and has caused the student an undue delay in achieving educational goals.
The student seeks to enroll and has not been allowed to enroll due to a limitation on enrollment established for a course that involves intercollegiate competition or public performance, or others limited to a cohort of students. The student shall be allowed to enroll if otherwise he or she would be delayed by a semester or more in attaining the degree or certificate specified in his or her Student Educational Plan (SEP).
The student seeks to enroll in a course which has a pre/corequisite established to protect health and safety, and the student demonstrates that he or she does not pose a threat to himself or herself or others.
- For challenges concerning academic qualifications (declaring equivalency):
- - The student shall submit a petition to the appropriate division chairperson.
- - The division chairperson shall make a determination in consultation with appropriate faculty.
- - If the student is dissatisfied with the decision of the division chairperson a request may be made to the division chairperson for review by the Matriculation Appeals Committee.
- For challenges based on non-academic grounds:
- Students should submit petitions and supporting documentation directly to the Matriculation Appeals Committee.
- The Matriculation Appeals Committee shall judge the relevancy of evidence and make its findings and recommendations for the disposition of the petition. The decision of the Committee shall be final.
* For Definitions, please see Definition of Terms, page 29-30.
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