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Prerequisites ARE NOT cleared automatically
(unless taken at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College).


Prerequisite clearance requests should be requested two weeks prior to your registration date.


Requests to clear any prerequisite MUST be initiated by the student and include the following:


  • Student Name

  • Student ID Number (Social Security numbers are not accepted)

  • Course(s) you wish to be cleared for

  • Documentation (acceptable forms of documentation are transcripts, grade reports,
    and AP/IB test scores.)

Whether or not your transcripts are on file, you will need to provide documentation. Failure to provide all of the information above will result in your request being denied.


Required prerequisites are posted in the college catalog. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.



To clear NURS 119, 120, 130, 132, 220, 222, 230, 235, 251 A-C, 252 A-C, 253 A-C, 255 A-B


Requests for NURSING CLASSES MUST BE submitted to: Christine Girsch (



High School Biology 120 equivalency - For Nursing Major ONLY


If you have successfully completed, with a grade of "C" or higher, 1 year of high school biology with a lab, and would like to be cleared to register for BIO 140, 141, 144, or 152, submit your request with a copy of your high school transcripts to Student that have attended high school out of the area must also include a course description and/or a letter from the registrar or campus administrator verifying that the biology course contained a lab and meets the requirements for the prerequisite.


Please note that the science prerequisite courses (Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology) required by the Nursing Program are highly rigorous and multiple attempts are not allowed by the program. Should you need to complete General Biology to successfully pass the BIO 140, 141, 144, and 152 courses, it is strongly recommended that you continue your education beyond high school biology and first complete Biology 120.


High school biology can be used to clear Biology 120 for Biology 140, 141, 144, and 152 for Grossmont College Nursing majors ONLY. Cuyamaca College nor other Grossmont College Health Professions programs will not accept this method to clear their  prerequisites. This option no longer applies if a student changes their major.



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