Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Should I submit an official or unofficial transcript?
A. Official transcripts may be mailed from your college or university to Gavilan College, if you plan to attend Gavilan for two semesters or more. You may submit an Unofficial Transcript if you plan to attend Gavilan for only one semester. The unofficial transcript rule usually applies for students who are attending another college but wish to take a course at Gavilan during a semester.
Q. How long does it take to clear a prerequisite?
A. If all the required paperwork is completed, it may take up to a week, usually 1-3 days. Also the closer the request is made to the start of the new semester, the longer the process takes. Do you need to expedite the process?
Q. My course has an advisory but not a prerequisite. Do I still need to submit a clearance request form?
A. Advisories are courses which are recommended for success but not required to try to enroll. Consequently, you do not need to submit a Prerequisite Clearance Request form or transcript if a course only has an advisory.
Q. I am currently enrolled in the prerequisite course at another college and I will not get the grade until after my registration date. What can I do?
A. Submit your documents as soon as the grade is posted on your unofficial transcript. You cannot clear a prerequisite without a final grade of C or higher.