Prerequisites Guidance 

Many courses, especially as a student moves to the 200-400 level of coursework require completion of pre- and/or corequisites in order to enroll for the course. Pre- and corequisites are located at the end of the course descriptions in the course catalog and in DAWGS

Prerequisites: A requirement such as another course or a test score that must be completed prior to enrolling in the desired course. Common occurrences related to prerequisites include: 

  • If a prerequisite is missing this will be indicated by the phrase “prerequisite and Test Score Error” in DAWGS
  • If the course description or other language in the Academic Catalog does not indicate a more restrictive grade, a C- or higher is required for a course to be considered “successfully completed”. 
  • If the prerequisite course is in progress, it will meet the requirement for registration purposes of the desired course. 
  • If a student does not successfully complete the prerequisite in progress course, they may be contacted to change their schedule, as the prerequisite will not be met 

Corequisites: A requirement such as a course or test score that must be completed at the same time as the desired course. Common occurrences related to corequisites include: 

  • Indication by the phrase “Coreq” in the course description for the desired course. 

Student must complete all prerequisites and corequisites in order to register through DAWGS for requisite restricted courses. Students who believe they have completed the necessary pre- or corequisites by means other than those listed in the academic catalog should contact the appropriate faculty for written permission to register or add. Written prerequisite overrides documented through the add/drop form must be returned by the student to the Registrar’s Office before the deadline to add or register for the term/block in question.