A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in
order to demonstrate readiness for enrollment in a course or program. As an example,
students must successfully complete Intro to Statistics and Probability (Math 200)
prior to enrolling in Intro to Data Science (Math 211). So, Math 200 is a prerequisite
for Math 211.
A prerequisite course must be completed successfully to enroll in the course which
follows. Successful completion is defined as earning a grade of “C” or better. Placement
test results can also be used to meet prerequisite skill levels.
A corequisite is a course that a student is required to take simultaneously in order
to enroll in another course.
Recommended preparation for a course or program is a condition that a student is
advised, but not required, to meet before enrollment. There are no registration blocks
on courses with recommended preparation only. However, students are strongly advised
to meet the recommended preparation before enrolling into a course so as to be better
prepared to successfully complete the course.