City College has established prerequisites and corequisites to ensure that students have the skill level necessary to succeed in a course. Before your online registration date, please check to see if your class has a prerequisite.

Prerequisite Clearance

Prerequisites must be cleared prior to enrollment. Plan ahead and take care of this as early as possible to avoid delays to your enrollment in important classes.

You are automatically cleared if:

  • You are currently enrolled in the appropriate prerequisite course at CCSF
  • You have completed the appropriate prerequisite course at CCSF or have placed into the course with a CCSF assessment or placement test

Prerequisite Challenge

If you completed the prerequisite course at another college/university, you can challenge the prerequisite by following the below instructions.

If your prerequisite is English or Math:

  • Submit the College and/or Test Data Form.
  • Attach transcripts showing the completion of English coursework with a "C" or higher and/or Math coursework with a "C-" or higher (the previous college must consider "C-" a passing grade). If you are using a test score to complete the assessment, please attach a copy of your test scores.

If your prerequisite is not English or Math:

Most prerequisite challenge requests will be processed within 5 business days. Please check your CCSF email to view your placement results. There are some challenge requests may need to be forwarded to the Department for approval and may take longer to process.

Please note that you may be dropped from the course if you do not complete the Prerequisite Challenge process