Some classes require course prerequisites or course placements before enrolling. Completing the required course prerequisites or course placements ensures you have achieved the necessary learning outcomes to proceed to the next course.

Please follow the instructions below and select the appropriate options for course review and you may also visit our Student Services Virtual Office for more information and assistance.

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Course Placement and Prerequisites Steps

Course Placement and Prerequisites Steps

  1. Complete the Admissions Steps to receive your ctcLink ID, if you haven’t already done so.
  2. Choose appropriate Course Placements & Prerequisites Options below.


Schedule an Appointment with one of our Student Success Coaches before filling out one of the options to ensure you are requesting permission for the right class.

  1. Submit the appropriate Form Request. Student's OC credentials are required to access the forms.

How to Meet Prerequisites

Unless otherwise specified, a minimum grade of 2.0 in prerequisite courses are required to enroll. There are three primary ways you can meet prerequisites: 




Placement is the process of determining the appropriate starting point in each subject for incoming new or returning students. For more information, visit the Placement webpage


Once you've established your starting point, you may need to complete prerequisites before progressing to the next class in the sequence.

Form Access

To access the request form, you will need to use your OC email address and password. If you have any issues accessing your OC credentials, please visit the IT Help Desk to help you with your student account.

(Sciences, Engineering & Math) SEM, NON-SEM, and Reciprocity requests are open a week and a half before term registration begins through the third day of the term.

Milestones request form is open all year round.

Processing Time

Processing time is 3-5 business days and will you receive email notification from the Evaluators and for any correspondence regarding the request. Please check spam/junk email folders if you have not heard from the Evaluators within the given timeline.

Course Placements and Prerequisites Options

Transfer Credit

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Transfer Credit

Please Note: the forms above are for placement purposes only. To receive college credit for courses taken at other colleges or using test scores (Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, College-Level Examination Program, etc.), you must submit official transcripts and score reports to Olympic College. For more information, visit our Transfer Students webpage. 

Transfer Students