Prerequisite Clearance Process - El Camino College
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Prerequisite Clearance Process 

*Are you an out-of-state student or from a university outside of the Los Angeles area and want to take a class or two at El Camino?  You can use this online clearance service to have your prerequisites cleared to register for specific classes.

*Do you have a general question? Please go to the Virtual Counseling page or come see an Express Counselor in the Counseling office.

*Questions about Level Up survey? Please go to Assessment and Testing for more information.


Steps for the Prerequisite Clearance Process

  1. If a student believes a course taken at another college or university meets the prerequisite for an El Camino College course in which he/she wishes to enroll, the student may submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form and appropriate documentation for review.
  2. To submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form, please complete the the form: 
  3. Make sure that all attachments have your identifying information - name, student ID number, etc.  Clearances with incomplete documents will be delayed and/or denied.
  4. The hours of operation for the online prerequisite clearance processing are Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am to 1:00pm.  Emails received after hours will be reviewed the next business day. Allow 3-5 business days for processing online clearance requests.


A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate readiness for enrolling in a course or educational program. Co-requisites are courses that a student is required to take simultaneously in order to enroll in another course. A recommended preparation is an advisory for a course that a student is advised, but not required, to take in conjunction with, or prior to, a course or program. Colleges shall ensure that course prerequisites and co-requisites are properly validated pursuant to Title 5 and El Camino College District Administrative Procedure 4260.