Located in the Assessment Center (Student Services Center, 1st Floor)
Office: (619) 216-6659
Fax: (619) 216-6602
Please take full advantage of the information provided on this website. During high peak times, staff is unable to answer telephone calls; however, many of your questions can be answered by the information provided on this webpage. We appreciate your patience.
Before registering for classes at Southwestern College, you should read each course description carefully to ensure you are registering for the courses you need to meet your educational goals. You should also make an appointment with a counselor who will help you develop a Student Educational Plan and to determine the classes you need to take.
Many courses restrict enrollment to students who meet a level of preparation that is essential for them to succeed in those courses. These restrictions are called prerequisites, corequisites, and limitations on enrollment. Courses may also have a recommended preparation or recommended concurrent enrollment that will also enhance your chances of success in these classes.
You may be able to meet course prerequisites throughout the curriculum if you have completed coursework at another college or university. Proof of successful course completion (courses must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better, or "Credit") should be submitted along with a Prerequisite Evaluation Request For External Course form to the Prerequisites station in the Assessment Center.
You may also be matched with appropriate math and English courses without taking the College placement tests if you have assessment results from another college or university. We will accept only the following assessment results:
- results for tests approved for use in the California Community Colleges
- results for tests taken within the last three years
- results indicating raw test scores (not placement levels)
Assessment results from other colleges or universities should be submitted with a Prerequisite Evaluation Request For External Assessment form to the Prerequisites station in the Assessment Center.
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