Prerequisites and Corequisites

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Instructions for Prerequisite Challenges


Every semester has a deadline to submit Prerequisite Challenges. It is the students’ responsibility to submit their challenge before the deadline, click here to view deadline and other important dates.

 Schedule of Classes Example:

CHEM Chemistry 155
Structure of atoms and molecules, redox, stoichiometry,
bonding, states of matter, solutions, chemical calculations.
(CAN CHEM 2 or CAN CHEM SEQ A [with CHEM 156])
*PREREQ: CHEM 101 or 104 or one year of high school chemistry
and Math 107 or 111.
*SKILLS ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 110 or 110H.

Complete appropriate Prerequisite Challenge Form:

Two types of Prerequisite Challenges:

FORM A: Challenge of prerequisite and/or corequisite(s) based on successful completion of equivalent or external coursework from regionally accredited colleges, universities or high schools.  Examples of coursework used for Prerequisite Challenges are: college and university courses, high school classes (foreign language courses ONLY); AP and SAT test scores

FORM B: Challenge of prerequisite and/or corequisite(s) based on grounds other than coursework such as work experience, native language, license, etc. Provide valid reasoning for challenge such as work experience, native language, license, etc…

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Submitting Prerequisite Challenge forms:

Challenges can be submitted one of the following ways:

  1. In person:
    To the Admissions & Records Office:
    Window 5, Student Services Building, Office 120
    Student Services
    Building hours:
    Monday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
  2. By mail: SBCC Transcript Evaluation Office, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  3. By fax: 805.892.3664
  4. By email: 


  • Only complete challenges will be processed

  • Challenges are processed in the order received

  • Please do not send challenges multiple ways or keep resending, this slows processing time

CLICK HERE for processing time and decision information

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