Prerequisites, Corequisites & Advisories
Prerequisites, corequisites, and advisories are listed in the College Catalog and you will find the same information listed under Requisites in the Schedule of Classes.Some classes at Gavilan have prerequisites, which are courses that must be successfully completed with a 'C' or better before you are eligible to enroll in the next level course or a course for which this prerequisite prepares you. For clarification of all Requisite terms, see the definitions section.
If you did not complete the prerequisite at Gavilan, you will need to show that you have satisfied the requirement based on your academic history and transcripts. See the How to verify prerequisites page for details.
Prerequisites are cleared by prior articulated coursework completed at an accredited college or university, or one in which the student is currently enrolled at Gavilan College.
How do I submit a prerequisite clearance request?
You may submit your prerequisite clearance form and supporting documents in two ways.
- E-mail the Prerequisite Clearance Request form and your unofficial transcript (if you plan to attend Gavilan for only one semester) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include: Your Gavilan student G-Number and the class you want to take.
- In person: Take your Prerequisite Clearance Request form, your official or unofficial transcript (see FAQ page) and course descriptions to the Admissions and Records window. See map for location. Make sure your name is on all documents.
During registration cycles ONLY (December & January or May - August), bring your COMPLETED prerequisite verification form and supporting documents directly to the walk-in counselor. Wait times vary.