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Request prerequisite, concurrent or co-requisite course override

This form is only used by students wishing to register for a course that uses automatic enforcement or prerequisites at the time of registration. Please refer to Penn State policy C-5 for criteria and procedures to request an override.

Student Information

Enter your 9-digit Penn State ID without spaces.

Course Being Requested

Campus Semester Course Number
List all section(s) you wish to request in order of preference. You will be placed in the first open section. Please include all 5 digits of the section number.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Evidence and Justification

Please refer to policy C-5 for a list of appropriate documentation. 
All documents should be included in one PDF.

Supporting documentation may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  • Evidence of registration in a course that can be transferred as a direct equivalent for the prerequisite, concurrent or co-requisite course and will be completed prior to the date they will begin to take the course that requires the prerequisite courses. In this case, the academic unit may require that the student provide evidence of successful course completion before taking the course that requires the prerequisite course.
  • Evidence of registration in or completion of courses that are not direct equivalents, but are determined by the course instructor, or others as designated by the academic unit, to demonstrate mastery of the prerequisite, concurrent or co-requisite material. This evidence may include transcripts and other course documents (e.g, syllabi, examinations) as determined by the academic unit.
  • Prior learning assessments (credit by examination, credit by portfolio, AP examinations, etc.) that are determined by the course instructor, or others as designated by the academic unit, to demonstrate mastery of the prerequisite, concurrent or co-requisite material.
  • Other evidence or assessments demonstrating mastery of the prerequisite, concurrent or co-requisite material as determined by the course instructor or the academic unit offering the course.
One file only.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.