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Aptos Academic Counseling
Location: 100 Building
Campus Map
Phone: 831.479.6274
Office Hours: Mon–Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Counselor Hours: See Contact Page

Watsonville Academic Counseling
Location: Room A120
(Student Resource Center)
Phone: 831.786.4734
(servicio en español)
Office Hours: Mon–Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Counselor Hours: See Contact Page
Graduating Students

Prerequisite Clearance

All prerequisites for math, English, ESL, and science, as stated in the course descriptions of the College Catalog and Schedule of Classes, will be enforced at the time of a student’s registration.

Students who have not successfully completed the prerequisites or co-requisites will not be permitted to register for the course.

If you believe you have met the requisites, official documents showing this (transcripts of previous coursework, assessment scores, and other approved methods) need to be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office so that those clearances can be entered into the computer, allowing you to register for the course you want.

Official records should be mailed to:

Admissions and Records
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA  95003

Records can also be emailed to

When we receive your documentation, we will automatically input prerequisites for math and English within 10 business days.

If you would like an additional  prerequisite cleared, you must send an email to You must include your name, your Cabrillo student ID number, and the class that you wish to take.

Assessment placement scores must indicate a clear placement into a specific course level at that college. We do not accept raw scores.

If you want to challenge a prerequisite, and your experience does not include transcripts from a college or university, you may complete the process by filling out the Prerequisite Challenge e-form and submitting documentation of the level of your experience.  Documentation may include, but is not limited to, the following items:

checkmark Letter from the student detailing their skills and how the skills were obtained
checkmark Recent examples of the student’s work that shows mastery of the skills and knowledge in question. English course challenges should include recent essays

For specific questions regarding the class you are challenging, please work specifically with the Division Office that hosts the course. Prerequisite challenges may take up to five business days to process.

For questions or concerns, you may call the Welcome Center at (831) 479-6100.


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