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Clear a Prerequisite | Request Extra Units

Prerequisite Clearance Process

If your class has a prerequisite you completed outside of the Peralta Colleges, the prerequisite must be cleared by a counselor to be able to enroll in a course.

Prerequisites clear in the system automatically when:

  • You are currently enrolled in the prerequisite at a Peralta College on the day you register.
  • You have previously passed the class at a Peralta College, in most cases.

Clear a prerequisite completed at a college/university outside of Peralta:

OPTION 1:

  1. Complete the Laney Express Counseling Request Form.
  2. For classes that require an unofficial transcript, you must email your transcripts within 30 minutes of submitting the Laney Express Counseling Request Form.
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  3. All requests will be processed within two (2) business days of submission.
  4. Any requests missing either the form or the transcript for required courses will not be processed.
  5. If you are unable to submit the form, please refer to option 2 to schedule an appointment.
  6. Please click here to access the Laney Express Counseling Request Form.

OPTION 2:

  1. Schedule a Laney Counseling appointment.
  2. Prepare to show proof of course completion (transcripts with a grade of “C” or better) at your counseling appointment via email.
  3. For out of state and private universities/colleges, you may also need to provide supporting documentation (course descriptions or outlines).
  4. Transcripts must be from colleges with regional accreditation (counselor can help).
  5. You will receive an email notification if your prerequisite clearance request has been denied.

Request for Excess Units (Fall and Spring Only)

OPTION 1:

  1. Complete the Laney Express Counseling Request Form.
  2. All requests will be processed within two (2) business days of submission.
  3. If you are unable to submit the form, please refer to option 2 to schedule an appointment.
  4. Please click here to access the Laney Express Counseling Request Form.

OPTION 2:

  1. Students can enroll in up to 18 units in the Fall and Spring semesters; 10 in Summer.
  2. Schedule a Laney Counseling appointment.
  3. Students can request to enroll in up to 21 units with counselor approval.
  4. Schedule a counseling appointment to request a unit increase for Fall or Spring semesters only.
  5. Requests for Summer unit increases, per the Laney College catalog, are not permitted.