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Enforced Prerequisites

  • Prerequisite requirements are enforced during the prior semester of enrollment at the time of course registration (policy C-5).
    • Students will be conditionally enrolled in a course with prerequisites if they currently are enrolled in the necessary prerequisite courses.
  • On the Wednesday before the first day of classes, the Post Enrollment Requirement Checking (PERC) rosters are generated and will list those students who do not satisfy the prerequisite requirements or met the prerequisite conditionally at the initial time of enrollment and have not yet been grade reported, so the enrollment is still conditional.
  • Between the Wednesday and Friday before the first day of classes, departments, colleges, and campuses review the PERC rosters to determine if any students who were conditionally enrolled but now do not satisfy the prerequisite requirements should be permitted to remain enrolled in the course.
  • On the Friday before the first day of classes, students who were conditionally enrolled are dropped from a course if they did not successfully satisfy the prerequisite or co-requisite requirement(s) and do not have an approved override.
  • Students who drop one class in a set of concurrent or co-requisite courses to be taken in the same semester may be disenrolled from all concurrent or co-requisite classes, unless they have an override previously processed.