In accordance with North Carolina Community College System, prerequisites are courses taken prior to another course. Corequisites are courses taken at the same time as another course or prior to the courseto be taken.
The primary purpose of prerequisites and corequisites is to ensure students possess the necessary skills to be academically successful. While the traditional manner by which students demonstrate their readiness is through the completion of courses, in exceptional cases students may acquire requisite skill or knowledge through other means. In these cases, local prerequisites or corequisites may be waived with approval by the vice president of academic and student services upon recommendation by the appropriate dean/director. For all waivers of prerequisites/corequisites, an approved Request to Waive a Local Prerequisite/Corequisite form must be on file before the student registers for the course.
Policy Number: 401-01-02AP
Adopted: October 31, 2006
Reviewed: February 2018
Amended: January 28, 2009; July 20, 2020