Courses requisites are limitations to course registration either before or in conjunction with another course. Requisites can only be test scores or active courses. All other course restrictions are listed under the "Registration Information" section of the course description.
Some courses list prerequisite requirements. These prerequisite requirements must be complete PRIOR to registering for the course.
Departments may choose to list prerequisite requirements and also allow concurrent enrollment in the course(s). Students should always first attempt to complete the prerequisite course BEFORE attempting concurrent enrollment.
Prerequisite Minimum Grade
The University policy for prerequisite grades is a C. However, departments have the authority to override individual course grade requirements.
A concurrent prerequisite course may be satisfied in the same term or in a term prior to enrollment in the “parent” course. Concurrent prerequisite courses are considered to be “connected” in Banner. If a student attempts to drop a class that is an enforced concurrent prerequisite of another enrolled class and no registration permit was given, the student will be warned that they must drop all connected classes.
Students may meet a concurrent prerequisite in one of the following ways:
- Earn at least the minimum grade in the prerequisite course in a prior term.
- Current enrollment in the prerequisite course when registering in the parent course for a future term.
- Register in the prerequisite course and parent course in the same term.
Unfortunately, concurrent prerequisites are not distinguished from standard prerequisites in Self-Service Banner ( PAWS). Advisors and academic administrators can identify concurrent prerequisites from the SSAPREQ screens in the Banner Administrative system – look for “Yes” in the Concurrency column.
Some courses list corequisite requirements. These corequisite requirements must be completed IN CONJUNCTION with one another.
Registration requirements that are NOT test scores or active courses can be included in the "Registration Information" section of the course description. These restrictions may or may not be enforced at the time of registration. Enforcement of registration restrictions are at the discretion of the department.