Prerequisite Challenge Process


City College has established prerequisites and corequisites to ensure that students have the skill level necessary to succeed in a course. To challenge a prerequisite, follow these steps:



  • If your prerequisite is not English, Math or a Foreign Language:

1.    Please provide the transcript showing the course that you successfully (received a C or higher) took at your other college AND a course description from the college catalog (usually available on the college website).

2.     Fill out a Prerequisite Challenge Form (if the prerequisite is not an English or Math course).

3      Please bring (or send) the Prerequisite Challenge form, your transcript AND a copy of the course description (often available on the college website) to the Department office.

4       If the challenge is approved, please make sure a copy of the decision is sent to the Office of Matriculation to allow enrollment in the course.  Documentation can be sent to the Office of Matriculation in the followings ways:

        a.     Email your documents to

        b.     Fax your documents to (415) 452-5127

        c.     Bring your documents to the Matriculation office (M-Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-2:30), Conlan Hall room 204.

5.     If approved, your registration will be unblocked within 5 working days.

  • If your prerequisite is English or Math click here
  • If your prerequisite is a Foreign Language please follow this link