Classes Requiring Placement or Prerequisites

IMPORTANT NOTICE: During our Covid19 remote operations, we are available by chat and phone during working hours, or email at any time. Dual Enrollment forms can be submitted online, but still require manual processing that can take up to 5-7 working days.

Classes Requiring Math or English Placement:

If you are interested in a class that requires an English or math placement, you will need to follow additional steps to be eligible to register.

  • Students will be placed into math, English, or economics classes by their high school counselors. High school counselors will verify the student's eligibility for these classes and submit the validating data on an internal Google spreadsheet.  Please note that SBCC support classes are not offered at the high school.

  • High school counselors will verify the student's eligibility and submit the validating data via the Google forms below. Please note that dual enrollment students are not eligible to enroll in college courses numbered below 100. Students can also place into English and math courses using AP, SAT, or EAP test scores. For more information, scroll down for instructions on how to challenge a prerequisite.

Counselor Forms for Student Placement

These forms are for approved counselor use only. Please click the corresponding link below for the appropriate course. 

 Eligibility for English 110: Must be entering 11th or 12th grade. Requires unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 AND grade of B- or better in last English class.Demonstrate completion of  Math 95: Requires passing Algebra 1 with grade of C- or better (requested courses may include Math 107, Econ 101, Econ 102, Econ 102H)Demonstrate completion of Math 107: Requires passing Algebra 2 with a C- or better (requested courses may include Math 117, Math 114, Math 137, Psy 150, Soc 125, Bio 101, Bio 102, Chem 155)Demonstrate completion of Math 138: Requires unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 and grade of C- or better in Precalculus (requested courses may include Math 130, Math 150)

To Challenge a Course Prerequisite

Updated 7/15/21: For courses other than math or English that have a prerequisite (for example: chemistry, physics, or language courses), students can challenge the prerequisite requirement using substitute coursework, test scores, or experience. Meet with your high school counselor to determine if submitting a prerequisite clearance request is appropriate. 

Acceptable coursework includes completed high school courses with a grade of C-, Pass or Credit where Pass/Credit = C- or above. Completed college/university courses from regionally accredited institutions with a grade of C, Pass or Credit where Pass/Credit = C/2.0 or above are also accepted.

Acceptable test scores include AP exam scores of 3 or higher. Download a PDF copy of your "Student Score Report" from College Board and attach it to the form. Click here for additional instructions.

Instructions to submit a Request for Prerequisite Clearance
  • If you are using equivalent/substitute coursework from another institution:  
    • Follow the instructions on Incoming Transcripts to submit your transcripts to SBCC Admissions & Records and verify your transcripts have been received. Transcripts sent anywhere other than directly from your prior institution to Admissions & Records are considered unofficial. HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS/ADMINISTRATORS: Please submit transcripts directly to A&R. Transcripts sent to the Transcript Evaluation Office (TEO) will be considered official on a case-by-case basis, but if you send them to TEO instead of A&R it may delay the student's prerequisite clearance request.
    • If you would like your request processed more quickly, make sure to attach the following documents when you submit your request:
        1. An unofficial copy of your transcripts.
        2. Proof that your official transcripts were sent from your institution to Admissions & Records (ex: an email confirmation). 
  • If you are using grounds other than coursework/AP scores (such as work experience, fluency in a language, etc.), or as directed by SBCC staff, you MUST include the following documentation or your request will be denied:
    • 1. A written statement with reasoning supporting the basis for your pre/co-requisite request. You will attach this to your request.
      • Tip: for language courses we recommend including a writing sample with your statement.
    • 2. A letter of support from your high school counselor.  
      • For ENGLISH courses you must attach a recommendation letter from your last high school English instructor instead of from your high school counselor.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete forms or forms missing support documents will not be processed.

Once you have prepared the required documents use the following link to submit your request:

Click Here for the Prerequisite Clearance Form

You must be logged into your Pipeline email to access this form. If that doesn't work, log out of your Pipeline email and log into a personal Google account and try again. 

Contact us if you are enrolled but are still unable to access the form using either your Pipeline email or a personal Gmail address. 

Need help to submitting the form? Click here for instructions  

  • Requests are generally processed within ten (10) business days of receipt of your completed form and all required documentation. This time frame excludes weekends, holidays, and campus closures and is subject to change without notification.  
  • Notifications and decisions are emailed to students at their SBCC Pipeline account.
  • Students are not permitted to enroll in courses that require prerequisites or corequisites until their request is approved.
  • You must also have all necessary Dual Enrollment Forms completed in order to enroll in SBCC courses.
  • An approved prerequisite clearance request does not guarantee space in any course.
  • An add code from an instructor does not override a prerequisite clearance request.