About My Academic Preparation?
|It is recommended that high school
students take a minimum of three (3) years of college preparatory
mathematics and four years of college preparatory English. Preparatory
courses in mathematics and English are offered to assist you
to reach the skill level appropriate for your choice of major
or area of study.
is Meant by Prerequisite Requirements?
|Mt. San Antonio College has established
course prerequisites. Prerequisites are generally predictors
of successful course completion. To enroll in a class that has
a basic skills prerequisite, you must have verification
of satisfactory test results on file. All course prerequisites listed must be completed with a grade of "C" or better, unless
otherwise stated. If you fail to observe the prerequisite or
corequisite regulations you may be dropped from any courses
in which you are improperly enrolled.
|Students with limited English skills
are not prohibited from enrolling in vocational courses. Students
who do not meet validated prerequisites as determined by the
faculty, may consult the appropriate Division
Dean for alternative considerations.
If I Took Prerequisite Courses at Another School?
|Transcripts must be submitted to
the Office of Admissions and Records prior to the time of registration.
High school transcripts will be evaluated for Math and Chemistry
course work. College and university transcripts will be evaluated
for Math, English, and Chemistry course work only. If a student
wishes to take a course with a prerequisite other than Math,
English, or Chemistry (ie. many CIS classes require other computer-related
courses) the student must take a copy of his or her transcripts
the appropriate division office to obtain an override.
are the Differences Between Prerequisites, Corequisites, Prerequisites
/ Corequisites and Advisory Prerequisites?
- Prerequisites must have been taken previously.
- Corequisites must be taken at the same time.
- Prerequisites/Corequisites may have been taken
previously or taken at the same time.
- Advisory Prerequisites are not required for enrollment,
but are recommended to help you succeed in the course.
Must I See Regarding Prerequisites?
|Questions regarding prerequisites
and corerequisites should be addressed to a Division Dean prior to registration.
my eligibility expire?
|Placement tests are valid for two
years. Eligibility based on previous course-work does not expire.
Speakers of English.
|Non-Native Speakers of English.
Non-native speakers of English, who are so identified from information
provided on the College Application for
Admission are required to have their English competency
(listening, reading, and English usage) assessed prior to registration.
Directions for the assessment will be mailed by the Counseling
and Matriculation Office as soon as the applications are processed.
Based on the assessment, you are placed in one of the following
- Exempt from AMLA (American Language) or
- ESL (English as a Second Language) programs. You may enroll
in any courses for which you are eligible (prerequisites
- Eligible for AMLA program: You may enroll in AMLA courses
or continue to enroll in AMLA courses each semester until
the series has been completed.
- Eligible for ESL program: You may enroll in ESL adult
education courses each semester until eligible for AMLA
courses; then enroll in AMLA courses each semester until
the series has been completed.
|Students in either the AMLA or ESL
program may enroll in other courses for which they are eligible.
AMLA students are advised to complete the entire program before
registering for college classes with English prerequisites.