What is a Prerequisite?

A prerequisite is a course or requirement that you must complete before taking an advanced course. For example, you must complete Composition I (ENGL 121) before taking Composition II (ENGL 122).

Are you planning to enroll in a course that has a prerequisite course requirement? 

If you successfully COMPLETED the prerequisite course at JCCC, you are ready to enroll. If you took the prerequisite at another college, you will need to have the transfer coursework verified with JCCC prior to enrolling for the course by using one of the options below:

  • Send an official transcript of your transfer work to JCCC Admissions to be evaluated. If you have already submitted your official transcript, you do not need to send it again unless the transcript has changed. Keep in mind it may take up to two weeks for the evaluation process to be completed once JCCC has received your transcript.
  • Or email an unofficial copy of your transcript to a counselor to request a prerequisite waiver for the course you wish to take. You must follow the instructions in this link in order to request a prerequisite waiver.
    (Your official transcript may still be required for your admission or financial aid. If so, see the deadline dates and directions on how to send your official transcript to JCCC.)

Summer Only or Non-Degree Seeking Students

Even if you do not intend to earn a degree at JCCC, you must still meet any required prerequisites before enrolling in a course. Students who are only attending during the summer and plan to return to their regular college may want to bring an unofficial copy of their transcript to a counselor well in advance of enrollment rather than sending an official transcript. 

Contact Us

For assistance with questions about prerequisites, please call the Success Center at 913-469-3803, email a counselor from your student email account, or visit a counselor in the Success Center (2nd floor Student Center).

Steps to Enroll for Credit Classes

Credit Enrollment Procedures

See Records for the following:

  • Grades and Transcripts
  • Change Major
  • Verification of Enrollment
  • Attendance

Enrollment Assistance

Second floor, Student Center
Phone: 913-469-3803
FAX: 913-469-2300
Email Link

Mailing Address:
JCCC Credit Enrollment
Box 41
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210

Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.