victor valley college prerequisite equivalency/ challenge form

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VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE
PREREQUISITE EQUIVALENCY/ CHALLENGE FORM
□ Registered
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□ Notified (if denied)
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Name
Student ID#
DOB
(Please print)
Address
Email
City/State/Zip
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Phone#
COURSE TITLE I WANT TO ENROLL IN:
Example: Math 90
The VVC prerequisite course(s) is/are:
Example: Math 50
CHECK OPTION THAT APPLIES TO YOU:
□ I have completed an equivalent course to the
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prerequisite of this course.
Transfer Students: Please provide information on
prerequisite course completed with “C” or better.
College/University
Course Title/units
Letter Grade
High School Students: Please provide information on
prerequisite course completed with “C” or better.
For a completed AP test, provide copy of test scores.
High School
Course Title
Letter Grade
I have not completed the prerequisite of this course
and I want to challenge it based on the following:
□ Knowledge or ability to succeed.
□ Invalid prerequisite.
□ Prerequisite course not available.
□ Prerequisite is discriminatory or applied in a discriminatory
manner.
□ Prerequisite not established in accordance with the
district’s process for establishing prerequisites/co-requisites.
□ EAP Math “Conditional” status.
(follow instructions on reverse side).
□ EAP English “Ready” or Math “ready” status not on file
with VVC (follow instructions on reverse side).
□ Other
Please explain the basis of this challenge and attach
any necessary documentation:
A transcript must accompany form upon submission.
I acknowledge that Victor Valley College has determined
that this prerequisite is necessary for success in the course
and that I am taking personal responsibility for succeeding
without this prerequisite. If this challenge is denied, I will
be dropped from the class.
Student’s Signature:
Student’s Signature:
Semester:
Today’s Date:
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Semester:
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Today’s Date:
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FOR DIVISION USE ONLY:
The appropriate faculty have reviewed the student’s petition and attached documentation, and based on their recommendation,
this petition is: [ ] Approved
[ ] Not approved for the following reason(s):
Signature
Signature of Department Chair or Division Dean
Date
Date
A student will not be enrolled by Admissions & Records staff until this signed form with attached
documentation is returned to the Admissions and Records Office.
REV. 05/2013
CHALLENGE PROCEDURES
- General Information VVC is required by the State of California to enforce course prerequisites. We believe completing
prerequisites before enrolling in higher level courses will ensure your success as a student. If you have taken
the prerequisite at another school, you must complete the “prerequisite equivalency” section of this form. If
you wish to challenge the prerequisite based on your knowledge or ability, you must provide an explanation
on the “prerequisite challenge” section of this form. This may necessitate providing documentation, which
should be attached to your form.
- Upon submission of this challenge petition, an Admissions & Records staff member may forward the
petition to the corresponding Department Dean/Chair for review.
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Once the petition is returned to the Admissions & Records office, the action determined by the
Department Chair or Division Dean will be upheld.
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An approved petition will allow the student to enroll into the class or the waitlist.
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Denied petitions require the student to be removed from the waitlist.
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The student will be notified by email of the petition outcome.
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The student should contact the Division Dean for appeals to this challenge petition.
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Petitions will not be accepted if a student has an academic or administrative hold on his/her record.
CHALLENGE OPTIONS:
You may challenge the prerequisite for the course you wish to enter by choosing one of the following options:
1. Knowledge or ability to succeed: You believe you can succeed in the course without meeting the
prerequisite based on knowledge or ability gained outside of the classroom. The challenge (and
documentation) will be reviewed by the appropriate department.
2. Invalid prerequisite: You believe the prerequisite is not valid because it is not necessary for success in
the course for which it is required. You understand the faculty of the department and the college’s
Curriculum Committee have considered and approved the prerequisite. The Department Chair or
Division Dean will determine whether the required course is necessary for success in the target course.
3. Prerequisite course not available: You believe the prerequisite course was not made reasonably
available. The Department Chair or Division Dean will determine whether the required course was
reasonably available.
4. Prerequisite is discriminatory: You believe the prerequisite is discriminatory or is applied in a
discriminatory manner. The area Department Chair or Division Dean will review the evidence
submitted.
5. District process: You believe the prerequisite was not established in accordance with the district’s
process for establishing prerequisites and co-requisites. The Department Chair or Division Dean will
determine whether or not establishment of the course prerequisite followed district policy.
6. EAP Math “Conditional” status process: If your EAP Math status is conditional, a copy of your EAP
results (both pages) AND a copy of high school transcripts showing successful completion of a math
course at the level of Algebra II or higher in the senior year must be attached.
7. EAP English or Math “Ready” process: If your English or Math EAP has a status of “Ready” and VVC
does not have your English or Math EAP on file, complete the challenge form and attach a copy of your
EAP results (both pages).
REV. 05/2013