Course Requisites: Definition of Terms


A course/condition* that must be completed/met prior to enrollment in another specified course. Enrollment in prerequisite course/condition* groupings is enforced by SOLAR. An unmet or non-completed prerequisite course/condition* will block a student’s enrollment in a course.


A course/condition* for which concurrent enrollment in another affiliated course is mandatory. Corequisite courses must always be offered in the same semester (usually lecture/lab). Students are required to enroll in corequisite course groupings at the same time through SOLAR. Note: Corequisite courses that are recommended should be designated as “Recommended Corequisites.”

Multiple Component Course

A component course is a graded lecture class that has a required, non-graded, 0-unit lab or discussion. To enroll in component classes, students enter the class number of the lab or discussion and the system will automatically enroll them in the lecture class.


A course/condition* that is recommended to be completed/met prior to enrollment in another course.

*Examples of prerequisite “conditions” include class level, a specific examination score, a specified passing grade, etc.