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Course Prerequisites & Advisories

Some courses have prerequisites or advisories included with the course description. These are designated by the instructional departments to assist students in selection of course levels for their maximum success. References to “successful completion” implies with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Prerequisite: A course or other requirement that must be completed and verified prior to enrollment in a more advanced level course.

Advisory: A course that is recommended, prior to enrollment in another course. The recommended course is useful as an indication of the desired level of proficiency needed to successfully complete the next course level.

Important: To ensure proper placement, prerequisites for all classes will be checked at the time of registration. If you have taken a prerequisite course at an institution other than LMC, you should request to have an official transcript sent to the LMC Admissions & Records Office prior to registration or bring a transcript with you for purposes of verification.

Prerequisite challenges will only be considered prior to the start of the semester. Challenge forms are available through the Admissions & Records Office or the Brentwood Center Office. A student may be conditionally enrolled in a course upon submission of a completed challenge form. If the challenge is denied, the student will be dropped from the class and the enrollment fee will be refunded.

 

Prerequisite Information For English 90 And English 100

Students may meet the prerequisite for English 90 by:

  1. Completion of English 70 with a grade of “C” or better; or demonstration of equivalent skills based on the assessment process. *
  2. Completion of course work at another college that is comparable to English 70 with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Equivalent assessment recommendation at another college,e.g. English Placement Test (EPT) score of 147-150.

 

Students may meet the prerequisite for English 100 by:

  1. Completion of English 90 with a grade of “C” or better, or demonstration of equivalent skills based on the assessment process.*
  2. Completion of course work at another college that is comparable to English 90 with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Equivalent assessment recommendation at another college,e.g. English Placement Test (EPT) score of 151 or higher.
  4. English AP score of 3. SAT II- Writing score of 680 or better. (660 if administered before May 1998).

 

If you believe the results of the assessment process were not accurate, you may choose to repeat the assessment.

If you wish to challenge the prerequisite for English 90 or 100, please do the following:

          1. Go to the Admissions Office for information about what documents you need to provide in your challenge portfolio.
          2. Assemble your portfolio and return it to the Admissions Office.
          3. Admissions will verifiy that there is an available seat in the desired course, and if so, you will be given the challenge form to fill out and attach to your portfolio, which you then submit to Admissions.
          4. You are then provisionally enrolled in the course. Your portfolio is sent to the English Department, which has five working days to review the portfolio and approve or deny the challenge. If the department does not respond within five working days, you remain enrolled in the course for the semester.

 

The student must file the challenge form and portfolio no later than the end of the fifth business day of the term. However, it is strongly recommended that you submit your challenge form and portfolio during the semester prior to the one in which you wish to enroll in the challenged class.

Students who wish to appeal the decision should follow the appeals process outlined in the college catalog under “ Student Rights Under Title 5 Matriculation Regulations”.