Prerequisites, Corequisites and Recommended Preparation

PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES AND RECOMMENDED PREPARATION

It is the intent of Mendocino College to guide students into courses in which they will have the greatest chance for academic success. Therefore, students will find courses which have prerequisites, co-requisites or recommended preparation in their description. Following are the definitions for prerequisites, co-requisites and recommended preparation: 

"Prerequisite" is a course requirement that a student must meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program.

Completion of the prerequisite is required prior to enrolling in the course. Successful completion of a prerequisite course means a grade of CR, P, or C or greater was earned; C-, D,F, NC, or NP grades are not acceptable.

"Co-requisite" means a course that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in another course.

"Recommended Preparation" means a condition of enrollment that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course or educational program.

SATISFYING PREREQUISITES

If a prerequisite/co-requisite was completed at another accredited college, please completed and submit a Prerequisite Equivalency Form, along with a legible transcript to the Office of Admissions and Records.  Transcripts must: indicate the school that issued the transcript, the student's name, and the courses and grades earned

Documents may be submitted in any of the following formats:

  • Scanned and emailed to registration@mendocino.edu
  • Faxed, 707-468-3430
  • Hand-delivered to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Ukiah Campus, or registration desk at the Coast Center, Lakeport Center, or North County Center

PREREQUISITE CHALLENGE PROCEDURE

If you feel you can meet the requirements, or one of the conditions listed below exists, and can provide documentation, then you can challenge a prerequisite or co-requisite. Complete and submit the Prerequisite Challenge Form, written statement, and supporting documentation in any of the following formats:

  • Scanned and emailed to registration@mendocino.edu
  • Faxed, 707-468-3430
  • Hand-delivered to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Ukiah Campus, or registration desk at the Coast Center, Lakeport Center, or North County Center

Criteria for challenging a course include:

  1. The prerequisite or co-requisite has not been established in accordance with the District's process for establishing prerequisites and corequisites.
  2. The prerequisite or co-requisite is in violation of Title V, Article 55201 Policies for Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories on Recommended Preparation.
  3. The prerequisite or co-requisite is either unlawfully discriminatory or is being applied in an unlawfully discriminatory manner.
  4. The student has the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course or program despite not meeting the prerequisite or corequisite.
  5. The student will be subject to undue delay in attaining the goal of his or her educational plan because the prerequisite or corequisite course has not been made reasonably available.