Clearing Prerequisites for Chemistry Courses

If you wish to enroll in a Saddleback College chemistry course, you must have either (1) completed the prerequisites for the particular course, or (2) are currently taking the prerequisites for the particular course. To see the prerequisites for each Saddleback College chemistry course, select the “Chemistry Courses” tab to the right.

If you have taken the prerequisites for a Saddleback College chemistry course at Saddleback College, you will be able to enroll for the course on your registration day. If you have taken the prerequisites for a Saddleback College chemistry course at Irvine Valley College, any math prerequisite will already be in the district's registration system, but you will need to clear any chemistry prerequisite with a phone call to the Science/Mathematics/Engineering Division Office at 949-582-4820. If, however, you have taken the prerequisites for a Saddleback College chemistry course at a different college or university, you will need to complete the steps below before you will be able to enroll.

Clearing the Prerequisite for Chem 3


This course only has a math prerequisite - Math 253.

For the Math Prerequisite:

Situation 1 - did not take the math prerequisite course (or higher) at a college or university

High school math courses cannot be used to clear math prerequisites. If you have never taken a college math course, you will need to take the Saddleback College Math Placement Exam and place into a course higher than Math 253. You will find information on scheduling a time to take the Math Placement Exam at https://www.saddleback.edu/matriculation/assessment-testing.

Situation 2 - did take the math prerequisite course (or higher) at a college or university

  1. Print out and complete the Math and English Alternative Evidence Evaluation Form
  2. Obtain an official or unofficial copy of your other college/university transcripts, which must include the college and student's name printed on them.
  3. Submit all documents to the Matriculation Office. Accepted methods of submittal are located at the top of the Math and English Alternative Evidence Evaluation Form

 
Evaluations may take up to 5 business days to evaluate so please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to your registration period!

Clearing the Prerequisites for Chem 1A or Chem 1B


These courses have both a math prerequisite and a chemistry prereqisite - Math 253 plus Chem 3 for Chem 1A, and Math 124 plus Chem 1A for Chem 1B

For the Math Prerequisite:

Situation 1 - Did not take the prerequisite math course (or higher) at a college or university

High school math courses cannot be used to clear math prerequisites. If you have never taken a college math course, you will need to take the Saddleback College Math Placement Exam and place into a course higher than Math 253. You will find information on scheduling a time to take the Math Placement Exam at https://www.saddleback.edu/matriculation/assessment-testing.

Situation 2 - Did take the prerequisite math course (or higher) at a college or university

  1. Print out and complete the Math and English Alternative Evidence Evaluation Form
  2. Obtain an official or unofficial copy of your other college/university transcripts, which must include the college and student's name printed on them.
  3. Submit all documents to the Matriculation Office. Accepted methods of submittal are located at the top of the Math and English Alternative Evidence Evaluation Form

 
Evaluations may take up to 5 business days to evaluate so please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to your registration period!

For the Chemistry Prerequisite:

 
  1. Print out and complete the Saddleback College Prerequisite Evaluation Form
  2. Obtain an official or unofficial copy of your other college/university transcripts, which must include the college and student's name printed on them.
  3. Submit all documents to the Science/Mathematics/Engineering Division Office, located in SM 334


For chemistry prerequisites taken at Irvine Valley College, you can clear them with only a phone call to the Science/Mathematics/Engineering Division Office at 949-582-4820.

Clearing the Prerequisite for Chem 12A or Chem 12B


These courses only have a chemistry prerequisite - Chem 1B for Chem 12A, and Chem 12A for Chem 12B

For the Chemistry Prerequisite:

 
  1. Print out and complete the Saddleback College Prerequisite Evaluation Form
  2. Obtain an official or unofficial copy of your other college/university transcripts, which must include the college and student's name printed on them.
  3. Submit all documents to the Science/Mathematics/Engineering Division Office, located in SM 334


For chemistry prerequisites taken at Irvine Valley College, you can clear them with only a phone call to the Science/Mathematics/Engineering Division Office at 949-582-4820.