WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
PRE-REQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE CHALLENGE PETITION
Complete the form and submit with supporting documentation to the appropriate Department Chair (i.e., Mathematics Department
Chair, English Department Chair, etc.). This form must be submitted to the Department Chair no later than 10 business days
before the start of the semester/session, which is published in the schedule of classes for the semester in which you would like
I challenge the pre-requisite or co-requisite requirement for the above course, for the reason indicated below: Check
I have the appropriate documented knowledge, experience or ability to succeed in the course for which the pre or co-
requisite is specified
Requirements (prerequisite or co-requisite) was not established by adopted L.A.C.C. District process, or was in violation
of Title 5.
Requirement is unlawfully discriminating or applied in an unlawful discriminatory manner.
I will be delayed in fulfilling the requirements for a degree or certificate because the prerequisite course has not been made
reasonably available (has not been offered in the last three semesters and the student believes their progress in attaining
their goal will be delayed.)
A. I have specified an educational goal after having completed 15 units of college work with a GPA of C or better:
B. I have filed an educational plan 90 days after completing the said 15 units; and
C. Alternate curse to fulfill degree or certificate requirements are not available.
I have the appropriate documentation to show that I do not pose a health or safety threat to others or myself in courses for
which a health or safety prerequisite is specified.
I will be delayed in fulfilling the requirements for a degree or certificate because course enrollment was limited to students
judged more qualified in intercollegiate competition, honors, or public performance or enrollment was limited to a
particular cohort of students. I filed an Educational Plan and specified an educational goal after having completed 15 units
of college work with Satisfactory Academic Progress.
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Procedures for Challenging Pre and Co-requisites and Limitations on Enrollment
1. Complete the Pre-requisite and Co-requisite Challenge Form and attach transcripts, doctor’s statement or personal statement
2. Submit the completed petition and any support documentation to the department chairperson. (i.e., English Department Chair
or Mathematics Department Chair). Department contact information listed on the reverse side.
3. The receiving department will evaluate the student’s request and will notify the student and Counseling accordingly. Only
Department Chairs or Designees may submit approved Challenge Petitions to Counseling.
4. No units will be granted for successfully challenged courses by this request. To challenge a course for credit, refer to the
process for earning credit by examination in the college catalog.
Revised: July 2020