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Course Prerequisites

Many courses at JCCC are designed to provide progressive learning of a subject. These subjects require that courses be taken in a specific sequence. To view the prerequisite courses required for the course you wish to enroll in, view the JCCC Course Catalog.

If you have completed the prerequisite coursework at another college, you will need to have your coursework reviewed before you can enroll in the next course in sequence. If you wish to transfer your prior coursework to JCCC to allow it to count toward your JCCC degree, you must submit your official transcript to Admissions. 

If you do not wish to transfer your coursework, you may seek a prerequisite waiver by uploading an unofficial transcript for review. Submitting an unofficial transcript will result in a one-time prerequisite waiver for the course requested.

Please note that your prerequisite waiver is only valid for one semester. If your waiver request is approved but you don't end up enrolling in the class, you will need to fill out a new waiver request to take the course in a future semester.


Course Placement

Some courses at JCCC require placement prior to enrollment. This helps measure your competency in the subject area so you can start with the course that best fits your level of skill. There are multiple ways you can meet these placement requirements. See placement requirements for English, Math, and Reading below.

If English is not your native language, you may need to schedule an Accuplacer test to determine your potential need for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) coursework. All other students should follow placement options below.

ABE - Adult Basic Education
ACT English score below 12, or high school GPA of 1.59 or below, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

ENGL 098 – Writing Strategies
ACT English score of 12 or higher, or high school GPA of 1.6 – 2.19, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

ENGL 099 – Intro to Writing
ACT English score of 15 or higher, or high school GPA of 2.2 – 2.99, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

ENGL 121 – Composition I
ACT English score of 19 or higher, or high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

ENGL 121H – Honors Composition I
ACT English score of 25 or higher, or high school GPA of 3.5 or higher

ACT and Accuplacer Reading scores will expire after 5 years from the testing date and will no longer be valid for placement.

ABE – Adult Basic Education
High school GPA below 1.6 or appropriate score on Accuplacer test. 

RDG 096 – Academic Reading
High school GPA below 3.0 or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

Reading Exemption
ACT reading score of 19 or higher, or high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

ACT and Accuplacer Math scores will expire after 2 years from the testing date and will no longer be valid for placement.

MATH 011- Fundamentals of Math
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 014 – Accelerated Prep for College Algebra
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 015 – Elementary Algebra
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 116 – Intermediate Algebra
ACT math score of 20 or higher or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

Math 118 – Geometry
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 120 – Business Math
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 130 – Technical Mathematics I
Appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 165 – Finite Math
ACT math score of 22 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 171 - College Algebra
ACT math score of 22 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 172 – Trigonometry
ACT math score of 23 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 173 – Pre-Calculus
ACT math score of 22 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 175 – Discrete Math
ACT math score of 23 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test

MATH 181 – Statistics
ACT math score of 23 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 191 – Math and Physics for Games I
ACT math score of 23 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 231 – Business and Applied Calculus I
ACT math score of 23 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 232 – Business and Applied Calculus II
ACT math score of 28 or higher, or AP test score of 3 on AB or BC exam, or AB subscore on BC exam.

MATH 241 – Calculus I
ACT math score of 28 or higher, or appropriate score on Accuplacer test.

MATH 242 – Calculus II
AP test score of 3 on AB or BC exam, or AB subscore on BC exam.

MATH 243 – Calculus III
AP test score of 3 on BC exam.

MATH 285 – Business Statistics
AP test score of 3 on AB or BC exam, or AB subscore on BC exam.


If you meet the placement requirements:

Upload your placement documentation (e.g., ACT score report, AP test score, high school transcript for GPA requirement, etc.). Documentation submitted must include your first and last name. In 1-2 business days, an email will be sent to your MyJCCC email address to confirm your placement waiver has been entered and you will not need to take the Accuplacer test. You will still need to enroll in the JCCC class after your waiver is entered.

If you do not meet the placement requirements:

Schedule an appointment for placement testing.