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Prerequisite Deadlines & Processing Information


***Prerequisite requests received after the posted deadlines will be denied for the current term, and instead processed for the following term.***

Exceptions: For early and late start courses, check the Class Schedule for important dates and deadlines.

Fall 2018  Deadline

Prerequisite Clearance Form A 


Friday, August 24


Prerequisite Clearance Form B


Friday, August 31
Spring 2019  Deadline

TAPPER Online Form, or

Prerequisite Clearance Form A


Friday, January 11


Prerequisite Clearance Form B


Friday, January 18

The deadline to request clearance of a prerequisite varies each term. It is the students' responsibility to track the deadline dates and submit their request for prerequisite clearance by the deadline.

Processing Information
  • Prerequisite clearance is not immediate. 
  • Verification forms are reviewed in the order they are received.
  • Requests are processed within ten (10) business days of receipt of your completed form and all required documentation. This timeframe excludes weekends, holidays, and campus closures. Please note that timelines are subject to change without notice to accommodate increased demand. 
  • Students are not permitted to enroll in courses requiring prerequisites or corequisites until their request has been approved. 
  • An approved petition does not guarantee space in any course.
  • An add code from an instructor does not override a Prerequisite Verification Form or a request using the TAPPER online form.
  • Exceptions may be made for performance classes, where students may be able to satisfy a prerequisite with an audition ( e.g. music, drama, intercollegiate sports).

Click here for more information on prerequisite and corequisite:

Instructions & Forms
Prerequisite Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Prerequisite Homepage

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