Meeting Prerequisites

You may not have to take a prerequisite or corequisite class at De Anza if you can satisfy certain criteria for "clearing" the requirement. You'll find a list of those criteria below.

Some definitions 

Term

Definition

Prerequisites

Previous background or course completions required for entry into another course.

Corequisites

A course that may be completed prior to enrolling in a course or taken concurrently.

Advisories

A recommended but not required course that will help you be successful in a class.

Process Time

Prerequisite clearance requests can take up to 10 business days to process. You will be notified via email when your request has been reviewed.

Criteria for Clearance 

College Course (only US coursework)

Submit unofficial transcripts to daclearprereq@fhda.edu along with a completed prerequisite clearance form. Forms and unofficial transcripts may also be submitted to the Admissions and Records front desk.

Please note that only lower division college level coursework will be used. Any upper division or graduate level material will be ignored. You may speak directly to the respective academic division who may be able to use the coursework to clear you.

AP Scores

Submit unofficial AP scores of 3 or higher to daclearprereq@fhda.edu along with a completed prerequisite clearance form.

Assessment/Placement Exam

Please visit the Assessment Center for more information.

College Course (Outside the US)

We do not accept foreign coursework to clear prerequisites. 

While the evaluations department will not review foreign coursework, you may speak directly to the respective academic division who may be able to use the coursework to clear you.

Prerequisite Clearance Form

Complete this form and send it to:

daclearprereq@fhda.edu

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