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Course Prerequisites

Make Sure You've Fulfilled the Prerequisites Before Taking a Course

Prerequisite Checking

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Professor Jeff Gibeling and 2018 Outstanding Senior Morris Yang.

Prerequisite requirements for every course are listed in the General Catalog and Schedule Builder. To ensure that all students are appropriately prepared to learn course materials, prerequisites in engineering courses will be enforced.

Course prerequisites are checked by the Schedule Builder registration system. If the system is unable to find an adequate prerequisite in your record, you will initially be blocked from course registration. However, you may tentatively enroll in the course by submitting a prerequisite petition through Schedule Builder. The petition will be reviewed by the course instructor at a later date. If the petition is denied, the student will be dropped from the course.

When you submit a prerequisite petition, you need to include the following information:
  • Name and number of the course that satisfies the prerequisite (e.g., MAT 22B).

  • Final grade.

  • Name of the college or university where you completed the course.

  • When you took the course (e.g., spring 2017).

  • Any additional information or supporting documentation you may have (e.g., syllabus, digital copy of your transcript and/or course substitution approval email from the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office)

Once you submit the petition, you cannot go back and edit. If you need to amend your petition, you will need to contact the instructor directly. Don’t forget to click "Register" for the course after submitting the petition. For additional information, please visit the Office of University Registrar webpage.