What are Prerequisites? 

Prerequisites are specific course(s) or levels of preparation required to complete before enrolling in a course.

Prerequisite clearance is not automatic when you send official transcripts/score report from an institution outside of LAPC to our Admissions & Records Office. 

Prerequisite Clearance Process

To clear a prerequisite(s) you must provide the following documentation:

  • Unofficial or official transcript with your name.
  • In some cases, course descriptions/outlines or syllabus may be required to determine the course equivalency.
  • English courses completed outside of the California Community College District must be submitted with a copy of the course syllabus.
  • If an advance placement (AP) score is used to clear a course, please provide your score report. Only scores of 3, 4, and 5 are acceptable.
  • All prerequisite courses must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better.
*Have your documents ready to avoid a delay in processing your request*

Contact Us:

Prerequisites can be cleared during Express Counseling hours and by email, appointments are not required. 

Email us at counselingappointment@piercecollege.edu from your LACCD email account, put in the subject line "Student ID # and LAPC course(s) you intent to take." Please attach a copy of your transcript/score report (unofficial is acceptable) that clearly shows the college name, your name, the course title, the term taken, and the final grade received. A counselor will evaluate if your coursework meets the stated pre- or corequisite of our LAPC course(s) and will clear you accordingly. Expect an email response within 2-3 business days. 

Counseling Center

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00am- 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00am- 4:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00am- 4:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: closed

Student Services Bldg., 1st fl.