University Registrar's Office

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites

A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before another course may be taken. A corequisite is a course that must be taken concurrently with another course. Prerequisites and corequisites are listed for all courses in the Undergraduate Bulletin and The Graduate School Bulletin, and it is the student's responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites and corequisites are met.

Prerequisite Checking

Real-time, automated prerequisite checking is active during registration and drop/add for courses numbered 599 and lower.

Students who attempt to register for a course section for which they do not have the prerequisite will receive this error message: PREQ/TEST SCORE ERROR. This means they do not have the prerequisite (it does not indicate any sort of problem with tests or test scores).

Instructors may override a prerequisite requirement for individual students by using the Registration Override function available to them on UNCGenie. This override, once entered by the instructor, allows the student to register him/herself through UNCGenie.