Prerequisite Clearance Process - El Camino College
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Online Prerequisite Clearance Process 

*Are you an out-of-state student wanting to take online classes at El Camino?  Are you currently at a university outside of the Los Angeles area and want to take a class or two?  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. We are located on the second floor of the Student Services Center.

*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.