Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories

If a course has a prerequisite or corequisite indicated, a student is not allowed to enroll in the class unless he or she has met the stated prerequisite(s). A student has the right to challenge a course corequisite/prerequisite based on the following grounds: the corequisite/prerequisite has not been established in accordance with the District’s process for establishing corequisite/prerequisites; the corequisite/prerequisite is either unlawfully discriminatory or is being applied in an unlawfully discriminatory manner; or the student has the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course or program despite not meeting the corequisite/prerequisite. The burden of proof is on the student. If the challenge is upheld, the student may enroll; if not, the student will be dropped or not allowed to enroll in the class.

Each student is responsible for meeting all course corequisite/prerequisites. Students must receive a satisfactory grade in a prerequisite course in order to enroll in the target course. A satisfactory grade is defined as a grade of Credit (CR)/Pass (P) or C or better. 

Policy 8.1, Revised, January 2014

If students have completed the prerequisite at another institution or at SRJC prior to 1981, they must complete and submit a Prerequisite Equivalency Form online at before registering.  Official transcripts from the transfer institution must be on file before the equivalency form can be processed.

If students have not met the prerequisite, but have documented experience, they may complete  and submit a Prerequisite Challenge Form located online at:

Students may not receive credit for a Santa Rosa Junior College course that is a prerequisite to a Santa Rosa Junior College course he or she has already completed.

Many courses have “recommended preparations.” While students can enroll in the course without completing the recommended course, it must be taken seriously. If you are not sure if you are prepared to take a course, see your counselor or advisor.

For an updated list of frequently asked questions related to prerequisites and corequisites, please refer to: