A prerequisite is an academic requirement that must be satisfied before or during enrollment in a desired class. Examples of prerequisites include other courses, a minimum GPA, or upper-division standing. Find out about prerequisites prior to registration using University Catalogs, the Course Schedule, or our Prerequisite Check system.
What can I do in Prerequisite Check?
If you don’t meet prerequisites, you will be dropped from the course by the department offering the course.
The registration system utilizes two types of prerequisites: Enforcer and Informer.
Enforcer prerequisites will not allow a student to register for the class if they do not meet the prerequisite.
Informer prerequisites will allow a student to register for the class even if they do not meet the prerequisite. The registration system will warn the student that even though they were able to add the class they may not meet the prerequisite. If the student does not meet the prerequisite, the department offering the course will drop the student from the class.
Check out our questions about registration for more information.