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Academic Counseling

Prerequisite Information

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 from an institution outside of LACC to our Admissions Office. You can simply provide a counselor a copy of an unofficial transcript verifying your name, the regionally accredited college, the course, and the grade earned for review.

High School, Foreign Coursework, & External Exams:

We do not use high school coursework to clear college-level prerequisites (except for Chemistry 101 per the department). We can use college coursework completed at appropriate foreign institutions to clear prerequisites. We can use external exams (e.g., AP, IB, CLEP) with a minimum passing score deemed equivalent to clear prerequisites (e.g., an AP English Language & Composition score of 3, 4, or 5 would be approved for our courses requiring English 101 as a prerequisite).

Email us:

Email us at and put in the subject line "Your Name - Student ID# - the LACC course(s) you intend to take." Please attach a copy of your transcript (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 LACC course(s) and will clear you accordingly.