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Prerequisite Challenge Petition

Skyline College is required by the State of California to enforce course prerequisites and co-requisites. To meet a prerequisite, students must demonstrate successful completion of the prerequisite/co-requisite by:

  • Completing the prerequisite/co-requisite course, or comparable, with a grade of “C” or better; - or -
  • Passing an approved Alternative Placement Exam (ex. AP) with a minimum acceptable score. 

I have met the prerequisite as stated here, please complete the Prerequisite Equivalency form instead.


Why am I completing the Prerequisite Challenge form?

You are completing the challenge form if you have not met the prerequisite/co-requisite requirements as stated above, but you can demonstrate having met the prerequisite through other supportive documentation.


To complete the Challenge form: 

  • Provide all required documentation as noted below. Incomplete petitions will not be considered.

1. Student statement/letter.  Provide a letter that explains the reason(s) you are challenging the prerequisite or co-requisite and explicitly states the skills and abilities you have that meet the prerequisite/co-requisite requirement.

2. Supporting documentation.  Appropriate documentation should include any of the following: college transcripts as evidence of successful course completion, catalog course description, course outline and/or course syllabus, documentation of professional work experience, relevant high school transcripts, letters of recommendation from employers or instructors, samples of graded papers, professional licenses or certificates, a portfolio or a demonstration of prerequisite skill. 

If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite course and have yet to receive a final grade on your transcript, please submit a current progress report for the course(s) being requested and a current copy of your unofficial transcript.

NOTE: 

  • The Skyline College Counseling Division receives all Prerequisite Challenge petitions. Final review and decision will be made by the respective division Dean for the course(s) being requested.  
  • Please allow 3-5 business days for review to be completed. During the peak period of registration, the volume of requests increases which may impact response time to 7-10 days. You will be notified by email of the final outcome.

Student Information

Student Name*
My Student Type*
SMCCD - Skyline, Canada, or College of San Mateo

Skyline HS Concurrent Enrollment

Currently attending high school, but wish to take Skyline College course(s) concurrently?

Please be certain the following steps 3 & 4 have been completed prior to submitting the Prerequisite Challenge request:


Did you upload your Concurrent Enrollment's Course Request Form via MySMCCD/ Websmart?
The course you are requesting for Prereq Challenge must be on the Concurrent Enrollment form AND be a Skyline course (CSM or Canada requests must be processed at the respective campus).

In order for a Skyline College Prerequisite Challenge Request to be considered, the Concurrent College Connection Enrollment Form must be on file. 

Please note we will only process Skyline College course requests for Concurrent Enrollment. For CSM or Canada course requests please contact their Concurrent Outreach office.

Please complete the Concurrent College Connection Enrollment Form.


Did you complete the Assessment Center's English/Math Placement Request?

In order for a Prerequisite Challenge Request to be considered, a preliminary English/Math assessment must be on file first.

Please complete the English and Math Placement Request (EMP).

Upon completion of the EMP, you will receive an email notification from the Assessment Center of your English and/or Math placement. 

The placement will inform you if you meet the prerequisite for a course. 

If you do not meet the prerequisite upon the EMP evaluation, you will return to this form to complete the request.


Course Challenge Information

Term for your request:*
Year:*
Ex. BIOL 250
Ex. #53213 Mc Daniels - Please refer to WebSchedule to find the CRN and instructor name
Ex. BIOL 130/101/110 - Please refer to WebSchedule to find prerequisite information.
Challenge Options (select one)*
Do you intend to transfer to a four year college/university? *

Completed Petition and Supporting Document(s)

Please be sure to upload your supporting document(s).

Required:

1. Student statement/letter.  Provide a letter that explains the reason(s) you are challenging the prerequisite or co-requisite and explicitly states the skills and abilities you have that meet the prerequisite/co-requisite requirement.

2. Supporting documentation.  Appropriate documentation should include any of the following: college transcripts as evidence of successful course completion, a mid-semester progress report for in-progress coursework, catalog course description, course outline and/or course syllabus, documentation of professional work experience, relevant high school transcripts, letters of recommendation from employers or instructors, samples of graded papers, professional licenses or certificates, a portfolio or a demonstration of prerequisite skill.

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Student Acknowledgement

  • I certify that the information provided is true and correct.
  • I have checked the email account on this form is current.
  • I have checked that supporting documents have been uploaded correctly.
Student Acknowledgement*
Counselor or Division Rep. Acknowledgement (If you are a student, skip this step and Submit the form)
Please ensure the Student Information above is filled out correctly.

Counselor or Division Rep. Acknowledgement (For Skyline College Faculty/Staff Use Only)

This section is NOT for student use.
If you are a student, please uncheck the "Counselor or Division Rep. Acknowledgement" box and click the Submit Form button.

Counselor or Division Rep. Action*
For "Denied" please be sure to leave detailed Comments so we can notify the student the reason(s).

(S2) Counselor Review

updated Jan. 2021

Today's Date:
Counselor - Pre-Evaluation
For "Incomplete", please leave detailed Outgoing message for Student so we can notify the student the reason(s).
Counselor - This is a Prerequisite Equivalency Request

(S3) Dean Evaluation

updated Jan. 2021

Dean Evaluation Date
Challenge Final Decision
For "Denied" please leave detailed Comments so we can notify the student the reason(s).
The message will be sent to students (the "Challenge Petition-Incomplete" field also has to checked)

(S4) Challenge Final Processing

Banner Entries:*
Date Processed:
S4 Petition Status*
Counselor/ Faculty Status Update