Does establishing a prerequisite for a course mean that colleges must restrict the enrollment in the course to students who meet the prerequisite?
Yes, a course that has an established prerequisite signifies that a district has carefully reviewed course content and requirements, entrance and exit skills, and the knowledge necessary for the student to achieve a satisfactory grade in the course for which the prerequisite is obligatory. On the basis of the review, a determination has been made that a student without this prerequisite would not have a high expectation of success in the course. Moreover, the very definition of the term “prerequisite” makes clear that it is a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet. Consequently, once a prerequisite has been established, it must be uniformly enforced.