OCC Prerequisite Clearance Form

Fill out this form to clear a course prerequisite that you have already met at another institution or with Advanced Placement (AP) scores.

Please be aware that submitting this form does not grant you credit for previously completed coursework. To receive credit for courses previously completed, submit official transcripts to the Enrollment Center. 

Please note, we do not accept Word documents with transcript information as attachments. Unofficial copies of transcripts are okay.

All responses regarding this form will be sent to the email you provide

Below you will enter the course(s) for which you are trying to enroll and the prerequisite(s) for those courses.
You can refer to the course descriptions in the OCC Catalog for information on prerequisites.

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Would you like to clear the prerequisite for more than 1 course?*
What semester do you want to take the course(s)?*
Document(s) you want to use to show you've met the prerequisite(s):*

College Transcript:

You must have earned a grade of “C” or better in completed coursework from another regionally accredited College/University. We do not take courses in progress. Please make sure the following is visible on your transcript: your name, the name of the College/University, and the semester you took the course(s). The transcript must also be from the original institution where you took the course. Our office cannot use international transcripts for prerequisite clearance. For students with international transcripts, you will need to contact the appropriate Academic Division.

High School Transcript:

High school transcripts can only be used to clear prerequisites for foreign language courses, math courses, and/or for placement into CHEM A180. 

For foreign language courses, the following rules apply:

4 semesters of a specific foreign language course with a C or better = eligible to take the A185 level

6 semesters of a specific foreign language course with a C or better = eligible to take the A280 level

8 semesters of a specific foreign language course with a C or better = eligible to take the A285 level

For math courses, please see the Math Placement Rules.

For CHEM A180 placement, students must have completed 1 year (2 semesters) of Chemistry with a B or better (for both semesters).

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Scores: 

We only accept AP scores with a 3 or higher. Your AP score report must include your name and scores. 

You can find a list of the scores we accept in the OCC Catalog.

Have you already submitted your official documents to Enrollment Services?*

Please note that it can take up to 3 weeks to receive official documents and be scanned into the system.

If you sent your documents less than 3 weeks ago, we recommend submitting an unofficial copy with this request for quicker processing.

If you're unsure whether or not you've submitted official documents, we recommend submitting an unofficial copy with this request for quicker processing.

Would you like to submit an unofficial copy now?*
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Please tell us the semester and year that you completed your Academic Petition:

For questions, please contact the Assessment Center at occclearance@occ.cccd.edu

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