Prerequisite Clearance

Prerequisite Clearance Information

Effective beginning July 20, 2009

Clear your Prerequisites before your registration date!

Before your online registration date check to see if your class has a prerequisite. Prerequisites must be cleared prior to enrollment. Plan ahead and take care of this as early as possible to avoid waiting in long lines and possible delays to your enrollment in important classes. How to clear a prerequisite?

You are automatically cleared if:

  • You are currently enrolled in the appropriate prerequisite course at Cypress College or Fullerton College.
  • You have completed the appropriate prerequisite course at Cypress College or Fullerton College
  • You have tested into a particular course level in English, ESL, Reading, and Math by taking the appropriate placement test.
  • For Fullerton College chemistry students: you have taken the Chemistry assessment test at Fullerton College and received the appropriate score for placement.

If prerequisite course was completed at another college/university:

If the class you are trying to get into is an English, ESL, Reading, or a Math course:

  • Bring the following to the Fullerton College Counseling Center:

high school transcripts, transcripts from another college and/or other appropriate documentation indicating completion of the prerequisite course

(In progress work or grade cards will not be accepted)


For all other courses:

  • Fill out the “Fullerton College Prerequisite Equivalency Form” and bring to the Fullerton College Admissions and Records Department. Forms will NOT be accepted by fax or mail.
  • You must attach proof of course completion (transcripts with a grade of “C” or better) to the form. For out of state and private universities/colleges, you must also provide supporting documentation (course descriptions or outlines).
  • Courses completed prior to 1995 must be accompanied with a copy of course descriptions.
  • Your petition will not be reviewed if transcripts/documentation are not attached and/or the form is not complete.
  • Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for processing time.
  • Check the outcome of your petition by logging onto myGateway.
    • On the myGateway homepage, check under Registration Tools
    • Click on Registration Status
    • Select a Term
    • Pre-requisite Clearance is under Registration Permits & Overrides
  • If your petition has been denied, an email notification will be sent to you.

Because classes fill up very quickly, it is recommended that you take care of this as soon as possible to avoid possible delays to your enrollment in important classes.

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