Prerequisites, Corequisites and Recommended Preparation at College of San Mateo - Prerequisite Equivalency Form
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Prerequisites, Corequisites and Recommended Preparation

Prerequisite Equivalency Form

If you've satisfied the prerequisites for courses offered at College of San Mateo at another college, please submit your unofficial transcript and the Prerequisite Equivalency Form.

You must have completed the equivalent prerequisite course with a C or higher. Grades of C- are not accepted

Students can submit their Prerequisite Equivalency Form and supporting documents in any of the following ways:
  • In-person: CSM Welcome Center/Assessment Services, College Center (Bldg. 10-370), 3rd Floor
  • Email: csmprereq@smccd.edu (attach supporting documentation)
  • Fax: (650) 574-6108
You will be notified by email of the outcome of the request. Incomplete packets are automatically denied. If you think you meet the prerequisite not through a course but through life or work experience, complete the Prerequisite Challenge Petition process. 

Please Note: Choose one method of submission; multiple submissions may delay your request. 

Is there a special prerequisite equivalency form for foreign language courses?
Yes. There is a specific form, Prerequisite Equivalency Form for Modern Languages, for foreign language courses with prerequisites. This list of courses includes Chinese and Spanish.