Rio Hondo College REQUIRES students to meet prerequisite/corequisite requirements before taking the course in question.
Prerequisites – A course prerequisite indicates the preparation or previous course work is considered necessary for success in the desired course.
Corequisites – A course corequisite indicates another course that must be taken concurrently with the desired course.
Questions about prerequisites/corequisites are best resolved with a counselor or instructor prior to the first day of class.
How to Clear a Prerequisite
If a student believes they have met a pre-requisite at another institution, they can see a counselor for a pre-requisite clearance. Students must provide evidence of meeting the pre-requisite using documentation such as academic transcript. See a counselor for details.
Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Procedure
All students have the right to challenge any prerequisite or corequisite. A prerequisite or corequisite challenge requires written documentation that should include an explanation of alternative course work and/or background or abilities that adequately prepares the student for the course. A Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge form can be obtained from the Counseling Department and division offices.
Reasons for challenging a prerequisite may include one or more of the following:
1. A prerequisite/corequisite is not reasonably available (must be made prior to the first week of the semester),
2. The student believes the prerequisite/corequisite is not valid or necessary for success in the course for which it is required, or
3. The student believes the prerequisite/corequisite is discriminatory or being applied in a discriminatory manner, OR
4. The student has the documented knowledge or ability to succeed in the course without meeting the prerequisite/corequisite.
Upon filing the Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge form, the student may enroll in the challenged class. If the challenge is not upheld, the student will be required to drop the class. The district will ensure that the challenge process is finished, and the student is notified in writing within five (5) working days. Students wishing to appeal this decision should contact the Dean, Library & Instructional Support or designee.