Overriding Prerequisites

A prerequisite is a requirement that must be met before you can enroll in certain courses.

How do I find Prerequisites?

Prerequisites are listed in the course descriptions in the catalog and/or in the current schedule.

How do I meet the Prerequisite requirement?

You can meet a prerequisite using one of the following:

1. Test Scores - any of the following

  • Red Rocks Self-Guided Assessment Scores
  • Appropriate SAT/ACT scores (less than 5 years old)
  • High school transcript documenting chemistry courses, 2 semesters with grades of C or better
  • AP test scores
  • CLEP scores
  • DSST scores

Send a copy of your scores (excluding the Red Rocks self-guided assessment scores) along with your Student number (S#) to student.records@rrcc.edu:

2.  Previous College Coursework:

  • Prior college-level credit earned from a regionally accredited university or college completed with a grade of "C-" or higher. STEM courses must have been taken in the last 10 years to be used.  Please provide us with an official transcript.

Your UNOFFICIAL transcript should be:

Upload your transcript and include your name, student number (S#), and the course(s) you wish to register for. Your request may take up to 5 business days; please plan ahead.


You may meet with an Advisor at either the Lakewood or Arvada campus, or remotely, to discuss your academic plan and the prerequisites you will need. Please provide your advisor with a copy of your transcript(s).

In order to have your courses transferred to Red Rocks, you must send an official transcript to our Student Records Department and submit a Transcript Credit Evaluation Request Form.

In certain subject areas, a prerequisite override may be an option. Please see the appropriate campus academic department if you feel this applies to you.