Course Requisite Checking - FAQs

Currently, undergraduate course requisites are automatically enforced, if it is something that can be coded in PeopleSoft. Once a requisite is coded, it will be in effect for all future terms. At this time, for graduate level courses, Departments/Colleges must request that requisites be enforced by submitting a Requisite Checking Request form to Academic Scheduling.

Yes. It is university policy that a student must have sophomore standing or above to enroll in upper division courses. For upper division General Education (GE) courses, students, at a minimum, must have attained sophomore standing, completed the GE Foundation, and completed at least one GE Explorations course.

The default settings for permissions will override Requisites Not Met and Consent Required, but won't override Closed Class. Once a consent requirement is coded at the catalog level, an online permission must be issued at the section level for each student (or the student be provided a permission number). Note: if the person issuing the permission checks the Closed Class box on the permission, it will then allow the student to enroll even if the class if full. Use caution with this option.

Yes. Once a requisite is built at the catalog level, it applies to all class sections in all semesters.

The CS-Link report, Course Catalog Requisite Report (LBSR0236) will show you all requisites coded for courses at the catalog level. Department and college Scheduling Coordinators and Chairs have access to this report.

It is not feasible to code some catalog requisites i.e. "Prerequisite: Near native speaker oral skills" for a language course or "Prerequisite: one year of high school geometry" for a Mathematics course. Also, the timing for enforcement should be considered—see next two questions.

For undergraduate courses, yes. Because of this, use caution when replacing an existing prerequisite course with a different course, and consider continuing students who may have already taken the existing course. It may be best to retain the existing course and add the new prerequisite as an “or” choice. Also, be aware when a newly added course to a prerequisite, no one will meet that requisite until students have had a chance to take it. For graduate courses, if the requisite is already enforced and there is a curriculum change, the requisite will be updated. If it is not enforced, and you would like it to be, a Requisite Checking Request Form can be submitted to request it.

No. Even if restricting enrollment to specific majors or a specific GPA, those items should be listed in the prerequisites in the Course Catalog.

We will enforce the requisite courses and add the consent requirement in the Course Catalog. However, be aware that the default for permissions is to have the Requisites Not Met box checked, which will override any enforced requisites. If the permission issuer unchecks this, it will then require that requisites are met. Also, if consent is issued, the Post Enrollment Requirement Checking (PERC) process will not drop a student.

The system will assume a passing grade for students whose course work has not yet been graded and will allow them to enroll. The Post Enrollment Requirement Checking (PERC) process will subsequently drop students (except those permitted) who have not met course prerequisites, including minimum grade requirements.

Requisite changes made through the annual curriculum process will automatically be applied to existing requisite coding.

For undergraduate courses, they will be coded prior to registration for the term. For graduate courses, prior to registration for the term, departments can request that requisites be coded by submitting a Requisite Checking form to Academic Scheduling. The form is available through the Forms chiclet via Single Sign On (SSO). On the Forms page, the link to the form is in the Enrollment Services section, Scheduling tab.