PREREQUISITE CLEARANCE IS NOT IMMEDIATE.


In order to ensure registration priority, clearance requests and challenges must be filed at least five working days prior to a student's registration priority date. If a prerequisite clearance decision is pending and the student is eligible to register, he/she is strongly encouraged to register for all courses not restricted by prerequisites and later add the course pending prerequisite clearance.

Prerequisite clearance is NOT IMMEDIATE. Students will not be permitted to enroll in courses requiring prerequisites until their clearance has been approved. In order to ensure registration priority, it is essential to plan accordingly. See below for details:

  • 5 day processing time, upon submission of clearance FORM A, for coursework completed at a California Public School/College/University IF transcript/report card/test score is attached or if your official transcripts were submitted to Cuesta’s Admissions and Records office at least 6 weeks prior to this request.

 

  • 10 day processing time, upon submission of clearance FORM A, for coursework completed at a Private California or any Out-of-State institution IF transcript, catalog course description, and a course outline or syllabus are attached. If an official transcript was submitted to Cuesta’s Admissions & Records office, at least 6 weeks prior to this request, it can be used to clear prerequisites but a catalog course description, and a course outline or syllabus still need to be included with the form.

 

The five (5) day clock begins at 8:00 am on the morning following the submission of the clearance form, excluding posted school holidays and weekends (e.g. for a challenge form submitted Tuesday at 4:30 pm, the 5 day clock will begin Wednesday at 8:00 am with status/outcome being posted by the close of business on the following Tuesday).

Processing time is only guaranteed for requests that have required documents (transcript/report card/test scores/course description and/or outline) attached, or if official transcripts were submitted to Cuesta’s Records office at least 6 weeks prior to this request.