The Southwestern College Assessment Office handles enforcement and evaluation of the satisfaction of requisites, including prerequisites, at Southwestern College.

A prerequisite is a course or qualification that must be satisfactorily completed before you may register for another course or enter a program. The faculty have determined that the skills or knowledge taught in a prerequisite course are necessary for success in the following course. A minimum grade of "C" or "Pass" must be earned in the prerequisite course to satisfy the prerequisite. Some prerequisites may be satisfied through placement, an external exam, such as the Advanced Placement Exam, or by completing course that is equivalent in content at another institution. All prerequisites are strictly enforced at Southwestern College. 

If you believe that you have the skills represented by a prerequisite course listed in the Southwestern College Catalog, you can submit evidence of satisfaction of the prerequisite for evaluation.

Steps to Satisfy Prerequisites

  1. Please read the SWC course description or program requirements carefully in the Southwestern College Catalog to make sure that you are registering for the courses you need to meet your educational goals.
  2. If possible, setup an appointment with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) and determine the classes you need to take.
  3. If you believe you have the skills required to enter a course and are able to document those skills; refer to the accordions below:

Prerequisites FAQs

Additional Types of Course Requisites

Southwestern College also has other kinds of requisites that students should be aware of.

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