Prerequisites and Corequisites|
You can't register for a class unless you meet the prerequisites.
View also the information on Academic Levels (PDF).
A prerequisite may be:
Prerequisites are listed just under the course title in the schedule. They help you succeed in the course.
- A particular course that you must complete satisfactorily.
- A specific test score.
- Some other particular qualification.
Get ready for 100-level classes and above with these College classes.
- Courses numbered 100 and above: You must achieve Academic Level
6 in Reading
and Academic Level 6 in Writing to
enroll in most 100 level courses, such as English 111.
- Courses numbered below 100: Most courses under the 100 level do not usually transfer to other
colleges; however, they provide an excellent introduction and important skills for the higher level courses.
Find Your Current Academic Level in MyWCC:
- English as a Second Language (ESL) classes: Classes for students whose native language is not English.
ESL Class placement is based on your ESL COMPASS scores. See advisor.
- Reading or Writing Readiness classes for native English speakers: Reading, & Writing classes for students
whose native language is English, and who have an Academic Level
of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 in Reading and Writing.
- Math Readiness classes: Mathematics readiness classes for students who have an Academic Level
of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 in Mathematics.
You must have applied and been assigned a student ID number and have set up your netID in order to log into MyWCC.
Your current level won't be recorded unless you have done one of the 4 items listed here.
- Log in to MyWCC.
- Click the Student Services and Financial Aid.
- Click Student Records, then View Test Scores and Academic Level.
How to Demonstrate Your Academic Level:
Check Your Course Listings for the Following:
- Submit your ACT or SAT scores to the Student Connection, Student Center, second floor, or
- Take the COMPASS assessment, or
- Talk with a WCC advisor or counselor about taking classes to get to the Academic Level
you want, or
- If you're just applying, fill out your application completely.
(If you earned credit hours from an accredited U.S. college, you may have achieved Academic Level
6 in Reading and/or Writing.)
For information about College On Demand (COD) classes, visit
How to Register for Online Classes.
- No Basic Skills
- Classes that list "No Basic Skills" are open to students of any Reading or Writing level as long as
these students meet any other prerequisites for the course.
- Level I (Level One) Prerequisites
- Most classes require "Academic Level 6" in both Reading and Writing
- Some classes have additional prerequisites such as:
- Other WCC courses
- Corequisites (two classes must be taken together)
- Instructor Consent
- Level II (Level Two) Prerequisites
- These are checked by the instructor on the first day of class and may include:
- WCC courses
- Other conditions required to succeed in the course.
- Some classes also require specific skills and equipment.
- Some of these requirements are specified in the course listing.
For information about Blended Classes,
visit the Blackboard Student FAQ
section of the Blackboard Information website.
Course Repeat Limits:
- Students can take a course twice, but must seek permission to register for it a third time or more.
- Find out the details about Course Repeat Limits (PDF)