Prerequisite Clearance Process - El Camino College
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Online Prerequisite Clearance Process 

The Online Prerequisite Clearance Form is generally for students coming to El Camino from another college who need to take a class to transfer back to their school. Students can use this online clearance service to have prerequisites cleared to register for specific classes for the upcoming semester.

If you are transferring to El Camino from another college/university and need your transcripts fully reviewed by a counselor, you can schedule a counseling appointment here.

Attention new to college students: Do you need to be cleared for English and Math courses? Complete the Level Up survey on your MyECC account to find out what English and Math you qualify for at El Camino!  See Assessment and Testing for more information.

Steps for the Prerequisite Clearance Process:

  1. If a student believes a course taken at another college or university meets the prerequisite for an El Camino College course in which he/she wishes to enroll, the student may submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form and appropriate documentation for review.
  2. To submit a Prerequisite Clearance Form, please complete the the form: 
  3. Make sure that all attachments have your identifying information - name, student ID number, etc.  Clearances with incomplete documents will be delayed and/or denied.
  4. The hours of operation for the online prerequisite clearance processing are generally Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm and Fridays 9:00am to 1:00pm. Emails received after hours will be reviewed the next business day. Allow 3-5 business days for processing online clearance requests. School holidays will delay processing time.


A prerequisite is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate readiness for enrolling in a course or educational program. Co-requisites are courses that a student is required to take simultaneously in order to enroll in another course. A recommended preparation is an advisory for a course that a student is advised, but not required, to take in conjunction with, or prior to, a course or program. Colleges shall ensure that course prerequisites and co-requisites are properly validated pursuant to Title 5 and El Camino College District Administrative Procedure 4260.