​​Stude​nt Succ​ess & Support Program (SSSP)

The Student Success and Support Program at Riverside City College assists students in accessing college and providing support services to help them establish and achieve their educational goals. Students eligible for matriculation are provided with a college orientation, placement results​, counseling, completion of an educational plan and follow-up services.

An important part of the matriculation process is to ensure all necessary requirements for entry into certain classes and for graduation are fulfilled.​

​Limitations on Enrollment

Riverside City College offers some courses which place limitations on enrollment. These limitations may include successful completion of courses, successful completion of online tutorials to demonstrate computer skills, preparation levels for math and English, performance criteria, or health and safety conditions. Students who do not meet the conditions imposed by these limitations will be blocked from enrolling in these classes.


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+-What is a Prerequisite?

When a course has a prerequisite, it means that a student must have certain knowledge to be successful in the course. The prior knowledge may be a skill (ie: type 40 wpm), an ability (ie: speaks and writes French fluently), a placement preparation score, or successful completion of a course (ie: grade C or better in CHE-1A).

+-What is a Corequisite?

When a course has a corequisite, it means that a student is required to take another course concurrent with or prior to enrollment in the course. Knowing the information presented in the corequisite course is considered necessary for a student to be successful in the course. (Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, Math 1A is required for Physics 4A.)

+-What is an Advisory?

When a course has an advisory, it means that a student is recommended to have certain preparation before entering the course. The preparation is considered advantageous to a student’s success in the course. Since the preparation is advised, but not required, students will not be blocked from enrolling in a class if they do not meet the advisory.
ATTENTION! All course prerequisites are enforced at registration.​​ ​​

Verifying Prerequisites/Co-requisites

It is the student’s responsibility to know and meet the course prerequisites and co-requisites. These are stated in the course descriptions within the Schedule of Classes and the Catalog.

If you have met the prerequisite at another accredited college or university, you must provide verification through one of the following:

  • ​Submit official transcript(s) and complete a Prerequisite Validation Form

  • Submit unofficial transcript(s) or grade reports and complete a Matriculation Appeal Petition. Petitions approved based on an unofficial transcript will be approved for one semester only. This will provide time for the student to request official transcripts from all institutions attended. An appeal using unofficial transcripts will only be accepted one time as a courtesy to the student.

  • ​If you wish to challenge a prerequisite for courses other than English, Math or ESL on the basis of knowledge, ability, or because of the unavailability of the prerequisite, submit a Matriculation Appeal Petition.

Note: Transcripts must be from the original institution.​

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