Frequently Asked Questions
PSME Division Q & A
The registration system will not let me sign up for a class . . .
Q. I have not taken the prerequisite. Is there a way to still register for a course?
A. Take the appropriate Placement Test. This may qualify you for the course that you wish to take. The placement tests are taken at the Assessment Center in the Student Center.
Q. It says I am missing the prerequisite, but I think I have completed the equivalent. What should I do?
A. To verify that you have completed the prerequisite, bring the following to the PSME Division Office in S31:
- A copy of your college transcript (unofficial OK)
- A copy of the course description or the equivalent
- A Prerequisite Clearance Request Form with your name and contact information filled in.
Q. I had the course in High School. Does it count as a prerequisite?
A. High School courses are NOT equivalent to college courses and do not count as a prerequisite. However, if you have taken the AP exam and received a score of 3 or higher, you are eligible for college placement.
Bring the following to to the Division Office in S31:
- Proof of your AP exam score (Note: High School AP courses cannot be used for prerequisites, only AP exam results would be considered.
- A copy of the course description of the equivalent
- A Prerequisite Clearance Request Form with your name and contact info filled in.
Q. I have taken the class and failed it twice. Can I retake it?
A. You will need to petition to the Academic Council (pdf) to enroll on the class for the third time. Be sure to include an explanation to the Dean about what steps you will take to ensure you will be successful this time. Bring the Academic Council Waiver Petition form to the PSME Division Office in S31.