It is the intent of Sierra College to guide stu­dents to cours­es in which they will have the great­est chance of ac­a­dem­ic suc­cess. There­fore, some cours­es listed in this cat­a­log have either a pre­req­ui­site, a corequisite, or ad­vi­so­ry prep­a­ra­tion. If no pre­req­ui­site, corequisite or ad­vi­so­ry in­for­ma­tion is indicated there are no con­di­tions of en­roll­ment. The fol­low­ing are the def­i­ni­tions for pre­req­ui­sites, corequisites and ad­vi­so­ry prep­a­ra­tion:

“Prerequisite” means a condition of en­roll­ment that stu­dents are required to meet in order to dem­on­strate cur­rent readiness for enrollment in a course or ed­u­ca­tion­al pro­gram. “C” is the designated minimum grade for prerequisite courses.

“Corequisite” means a condition of en­roll­ment con­sist­ing of a course that students are re­quired to si­mul­ta­neous­ly take in order to enroll in an­oth­er course.

“Advisory” means a condition of enrollment that stu­dents are advised but not required to meet be­fore or in con­junc­tion with enrollment in a course or ed­u­ca­tion­al program.

Prerequisite Clearance Procedures

Students who have met a prerequisite in high school or at another college may submit transcripts for review and prerequisite clearance. All documents, including the Prerequisite Clearance form (available online), should be submitted to Placement and Testing Services, emailed to, faxed to the Rocklin campus at (916) 630-4513, or faxed to the Nevada County campus at (530) 274-5307. Results are available within 3-5 business days after submission and are accessible online via mySierra.

Prerequisite/Corequisite Appeal Procedures

Any prerequisite or corequisite may be appealed by a student on one or more of the grounds listed below:

  1. The student has the knowledge or ability to succeed in the course or program despite not meeting the prerequisite or corequisite;
  2. The student will be subject to undue delay in attaining the goal of his or her educational plan because the prerequisite or corequisite has not been made reasonably available;
  3. The student believes that the prerequisite or corequisite has been established in violation of reg­u­la­tions and/or the College’s policy and procedures; or
  4. The student believes that the prerequisite or corequisite is unlawfully discriminatory or is being applied in an unlawfully discriminatory manner.

Prerequisite/Corequisite Appeal forms may be obtained at the following locations:

  • Placement and Testing Services
  • Counseling Centers
  • Academic Division Offices.

The Prerequisite/Corequisite Appeal form must be submitted to the appropriate academic division office for the prerequisite/corequisite being appealed. The appeal will be reviewed within 5 working days, and the results will be accessible online via mySierra. If approved, the student will be permitted to enroll in the course.

Reference: Sierra College Board Policy 4260 and Administrative Procedure 4260.