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Prerequisite Equivalency Request

To register for a Skyline College course that has a prerequisite, students must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or higher. 

Use this form if you have successfully completed a prerequisite course at a regionally accredited college or university outside of the SMCCCD (San Mateo County Community College District); or if you have successfully passed an Alternate Placement Exam with the minimum passing score that is equivalent to the prerequisite course. An unofficial transcript must be submitted for all courses; partial transcripts are not accepted and must clearly show your name and your student id number.

If your prerequisite is still "in progress" from an outside college or university, please complete the Prerequisite Challenge Petition. As part of your supporting documentation for your challenge you will submit a cover letter, a mid-semester progress report, and an unofficial copy of your transcript.

Instructions:

1) Complete all sections of this online request.

2) Upload your supporting documents:

a. If you completed a course outside of the San Mateo County Community College District (Skyline, CaƱada, or College of San Mateo), you must submit all pages of your unofficial transcript (partial transcripts will not be accepted). The unofficial transcripts must show your name, student ID, and the name of the college on each page; or

b. If you completed an Alternate Placement Exam (AP, IB, CAASPP, SAT, ACT), submit a copy of your results. 

3) Click the Submit Form button.


The Skyline College Counseling Division reviews all approvals for this petition.  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.

Student Information

Student Name*

Prerequisite Course Request

How Do I Find Skyline's Course Prerequisite Information?

The course prerequisite can be found in Skyline College's schedule or catalog

Students may also be eligible for prerequisite equivalencies using Alternate Placement Exam (AP, IB, CAASPP, SAT, ACT)

#1 I am clearing for the prerequisite using:*

Request #1 College/University Coursework

To register for a Skyline College course that has a prerequisite, students must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or better from a regionally accredited college or university.

I have another course request to add:*

#2 Prerequisite Course Request

How Do I Find Skyline's Course Prerequisite Information?

The course prerequisite can be found in Skyline College's schedule or catalog

Students may also be eligible for prerequisite equivalencies using Alternate Placement Exam (AP, IB, CAASPP, SAT, ACT)

#2 I am clearing for the prerequisite using:*

Request #2 College/University Coursework

To register for a Skyline College course that has a prerequisite, students must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or better from a regionally accredited college or university. To list yet another college/university and/or course equivalency, use the comment box below for addt'l information.

Alternate Placement Exam (APE)

You may be eligible for clearing a prerequisite by using an Alternate Placement Exam (AP, IB, CAASPP, SAT, ACT). 

An unofficial copy of your exam result or score report is required with your online submission.

I have another course request to add:*

Supporting Document(s)

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

Your full name and name of campus must be printed on the transcript.

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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*
Type your full name here
Counselor Acknowledgement (Counselor Only)

Skyline College Counselor Office Use Only

Required
Both are required for processing
Prereq Equiv Counselor Action*
For "Denied" please be sure to leave detailed Comments so we can notify the student the reason(s).
Prereq Challenge Review
This option is available for counselor review in case the request is determined to be a Challenge.

Note: If you are completing the Prerequisite Equiv Petition on behalf of your student, please be sure to include supporting docs before you submit.

(S2a) Prereq Equiv Intake

Front Desk checklist:

  • SWASSUM (verify G#, email, student type, reg., matric)
  • SOATEST (check for duplicate course request)
  • SFAREGS (course reg. attempt of course requested)
  • SHACRSE (prior enrollment in course requested)
FD Checklist Action
Notes to Counselors
FD Petition - Incomplete
The message will be automatically be sent by email to students (the "FD Petition-Incomplete" field also has to checked)

(S2b) Prereq Equiv Assign Counselor

Assigned Date:*

(S3) Prereq Equiv Counselor Evaluation

Eval Date*
Prereq Challenge Review
This option is available for counselor review in case the request is determined to be a Challenge.
Prereq Equiv Eval Counselor Action*
For "Denied" and "Incomplete" please leave detailed Comments so we can notify the student the reason(s).

(S4) Prereq Equiv Final Processing

Banner Entries:*
S4 Date:*
S4 Petition Status*
The message will be automatically be sent by email to students when the "Denied" or "Incomplete""field is checked.