Course Request FAQs
Not currently. Departments/colleges must request that requisites be enforced by submitting a Requisite Checking Request form (available on the Faculty and Staff Forms list) to Academic Support. Once a requisite is coded, it will be in effect for all future terms.
Yes. It is university policy that a student must have sophomore standing or above to enroll in upper division courses and junior standing or above to enroll in upper division GE capstone courses. However, the policy requirement that all GE courses numbered 300 or higher must have the entire Foundation curriculum as prerequisites is enforced only when specifically requested for individual courses.
The default settings for permissions will override Requisites Not Met and Consent Required, but won't override enrollment limits. Once a requirement is coded at the catalog level, an online permission must be issued at the section level for each student.
Yes. Once a requisite is built, 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.
Not always. For example, when you replace an existing prerequisite course with a different course, consider continuing students who may have already taken the existing course. The existing course should be retained and the new prerequisite phased in to allow continuing students to enroll. Also, when a newly added course is added as a prerequisite, the new course requirement should not be enforced until students have had a chance to take it.
Generally, no. However, departments may restrict enrollment to specific majors or a specific GPA. You may want to consider adding major restrictions to a popular course to give students whose program requires that course priority for enrollment.
When a consent requirement is coded at the catalog level, it overrides all requisites. If Department/Instructor consent is enforced, no other requisite is necessary. Supervision courses requiring Department or Instructor permission to enroll are automatically coded with a consent requirement. 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. However, if you don’t want the new coursework to be enforced immediately, you should submit a Requisite Checking Request form (available on the Faculty and Staff Forms list).