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UnderstandingEnrollmentRequisites

Enrollmentrequisitesareessentiallyrequirementsthatcanbeassignedtocourses,whichstudentsmustmeet inordertoenroll.Theserequisitescanbedefinedintwoways:Asconditionsthatstudentsmustmeetatthe timeofenrollmentorascoursesthatstudentsmusthavecompleted(orbeenrolledin)atthetimeof enrollment.

Conditions
Oneofthemostbasictypesofrequisitesthatcanbeassignedtoacourseisaconditionthatastudentmustmeetatthe timeofenrollment,inordertobeallowedintothecourse.Itispossibletohavemorethanoneconditionassignedtoa course.Thefollowingdescribestheconditionsthatcanberequestedtobeaddedtothecoursesfromyouracademic area: AcademicLevel:Indicateanyrestrictionsonenrollmentincourses,basedontheAcademicLevel(i.e.freshman,senior) ofthestudent.ThesystemusestheProjectedAcademicLevelofthestudentatthestartoftheterminitsanalysisof whetherthestudentmeetsthecondition.TheProjectedAcademicLevelisdeterminedbasedonthestudents cumulativecreditswithintheiracademiccareer,includingallinprogressunitsfrompreviousterms.(Moreinformation regardingInProgresscourseworkonpage2.) Example1:OnlystudentswhoseacademiclevelisequaltoSeniorcanenrollinthecourse. Example2:OnlystudentswhoseacademiclevelisgreaterthanFreshmancanenrollinthecourse. AcademicProgram:Indicateaspecificacademicprograminwhichthestudentmustbeactiveinordertobeallowed intoacourse. Example:OnlyundergraduateArts&Sciences(UAS)studentscanenrollinthecourse. AcademicPlan:Indicateaspecificacademicplaninwhichthestudentmustbeactiveinordertobeallowedintoa course.Academicplansincludemajors,minors,andcertificates.(Note:Ifyouindicatethatastudentmustbeina specificplan,youdonotneedtoincludeaprogramcondition.) Example:OnlyBiologicalSciences(BIOSCBS)majorscanenrollinthecourse. AcademicSubPlan:Indicateaspecificacademicsubplaninwhichthestudentmustbeactiveinordertobeallowed intoacourse.(Note:Ifyouindicatethatastudentmustbeinaspecificsubplan,youdonotneedtoincludeaprogram oraplancondition.) Example:OnlystudentspursuingaRehabilitationScienceAthleticTraining(BSATSP)subplancanenrollinthe course. CumulativeGradePointAverage:Indicateanyrestrictionsoncourseenrollmentbasedonthestudentscumulative gradepointaverage.PleaseindicateGPAvaluesinincrementsnosmallerthan0.25(i.e.2.00,2.25,2.5,2.75etc) Example:ThestudentsoverallGPAmustbegreaterthan2.0inordertoenrollinthecourse.

PreRequisiteandCoRequisiteCourses
Therearetwodifferenttypesofcourserequisites: PreRequisite:Aprerequisiteissomethingthatastudentmustcomplete(orbeenrolledinforapreviousterm)before thestartdateofthedesiredclass.Bydefault,thesystemwillincludeanyInProgresscoursesfromaprevioustermas meetingtherequisite.(MoreinformationregardingInProgresscourseworkonpage2.) CoRequisite:Acorequisiteissomethingthatastudentcancompletepriorto,oratthesametimeas,thedesiredclass. Thismeansthatifonecourseisacorequisitetoanother,studentscanenrollinbothcourses,simultaneously,withinthe sametermorcouldhavealreadycompletedthecourseinapreviousterm,tomeettherequisite.

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Themostcommontypesofenrollmentrequisiteswillbespecificcourses(orgroupsofcourses)thatstudentsmusthave completed(orbeenrolledin)toenrollinanothercourse.TheuseofthelogicalconnectorsANDandORcanbeused betweenmultiplecoursestocreatemorecomplicatedtypesofrequisites. Example1:CompleteMATH0010inordertoenrollinMATH0031. Example2:CompletebothMATH0010ANDMATH0020(inordertoenrollinMATH0031). Example3:CompleteeitherMATH0010ORMATH0020(inordertoenrollinMATH0031). Youcanalsospecifyarangeofcoursesasanenrollmentrequisite,baseduponsubjectareaandcatalognumber.For example,wildcardcourseofEnglish1###,wheretherangestartsatanyfourdigitEnglishcoursebeginningwith1. Example1:Completeany1000levelEnglishcourseinordertoenrollinENGLIT1350.

OPTIONALREQUISITEPARAMETER
MinimumGradeinCourse:Indicatetheminimumgradethatstudentsmustearninacourseforittobeusedtosatisfy therequisite.(Note:Transfer/Test/OthercreditisconsideredaCgrade.)Itisimportanttounderstandthatthe systemincludesastudent'sinprogressworkascountingtowardtheminimum.Onlywhenthestudentreceivesa gradebelowthisminimumvaluewilltheynotmeettherequisite.(SeesectionbelowonInProgressCredit.)Also indicatewhethertheminimumgradevalueappliestospecificcoursesinthelistofrequisites,orallcoursesthatmakeup therequisite. Example1:CompleteMATH0010withaminimumgradeofCorhigher(inordertoenrollinMATH0031). Example2:CompleteMATH0010andMATH0020withaminimumgradeofCineachcourse(inorderto enrollinMATH0031).

IMPORTANTINFORMATIONREGARDINGREQUISITES
InProgressCredit:Thesystemwillincludeinanalysisandcountanynongradedcourses,aswellasanygradedcourses thatareconsideredinprogress(i.e.GandIgrades).Acourseisconsideredinprogressassoonasyouenroll.Ifyour academicareawantstoexcludeinprogresscourseworkasmeetingrequisites,pleaseindicateintheSpecialInstructions boxontheform.Itisimportanttounderstandthatifyoudecidetoexcludeinprogresscoursework,studentswillnot meettherequisiteuntilanofficialgradeisposted. Transfer,Test,andOtherCredit:ThesystemdefaultstoallowTransfer,Test,andOtherCredittomeetrequisites (whereapplicable).Iftransfer,test,and/orothercreditshouldnotbeusedtomeetrequisites,pleaseindicateinthe SpecialInstructionsboxontheform. Department/InstructorConsentvs.Requisites:TheOfficeoftheUniversityRegistrarplacesconsentonthecourse catalogforthesis/dissertation,directedstudy,andindependentstudycourses.Thedistinctionbetweendepartment consentandrequisitesisthatarequisitepreventsindividualswhohavenotmettheminimumrequirementsfrom enteringtheclass;consentrequiresthatallstudentsreceivepermissionfromthedepartmenttoenterintothecourse. Requisitesshouldnotbeplacedoncoursesthatalreadyrequiredepartment/instructorconsent,sincethepermission willoverridetherequisite. RequisitesareforGradedComponentsOnly:Requisitescannotbeplacedonnongradedlabsandrecitations. The95%Rule:Inselfenrollment,studentswillneedapermissionnumbertogetintoaclassinwhichtheydonot meettherequisite.Usediscretionwhendefiningrequisitesinyourarea;ageneralguidelinehasbeenestablishedthat requisitesshouldonlybeplacedoncourseswhen95%ofyourstudentswhoentertheclassescandosowithout requiringapermissionnumber.

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EnrollmentRequirementForm

WHERETOFINDTHEENROLLMENTREQUIREMENTFORM:
http://www.registrar.pitt.edu UndertheFacultyandStaffonlysectiononthelefthandsideofthepage,selectCourseScheduling. SelectFormsandthenclickthePrerequisite/Corequisitelink.

HOWTOCOMPLETETHEENROLLMENTREQUIREMENTFORM

CourseInformation 1.EntertheEffectiveTermofenrollmentforwhichtherequisiteshouldtakeeffect. 23.EntertheSubjectandCatalogNumberofthecourseforwhichtherequisiteswillbeapplied. DefiningConditionDataSteps49(OPTIONAL) 4.EnterthespecificClassNumberorSectionofthecourseforwhichtherequisitewillbeapplied.Note:Thisfieldis onlytobeusedwhenspecificsectionsofacoursehavearequisite,whileothersectionsofthesamecoursedonot. 5.IfaconditionofAcademicLevelneedstobeappliedtotherequisite,definetheruleinthespaceprovided(see exampleonpage1). 6.IfaconditionofCumulativeGPAneedstobeappliedtotherequisite,definetheruleinthespaceprovided(see exampleonpage1). 78.IfaconditionofAcademicProgram,PlanorSubplanneedstobeapplied,definetheruleinthespaceprovided. PleaseincludetheProgram,Plan,orSubplancode[i.e.UAS,ECONBS,MUSICMN,BBSMSP(MarketingSubplan)]. 9.CheckeithertheRemoveDepartmentConsentorRemoveInstructorConsentboxifarequisiteisbeingplacedona coursethatalreadyhasconsent,butshouldnowberemovedandreplacedbytheuseofrequisites. Inthisexampleofhowtofilloutsections19,thedepartmentisrequestingthatthestudentmust:HaveanAcademic LevelGreaterthanFreshman,haveacumulativeGPAofatleast2.0,andbepursuingaBSinMath.

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DefiningtherulesforPrerequisiteCourses 10.IndicatewhethertheRegistrarsOfficeneedstoAdd,Change,orInactivatetheprerequisitethatyouwilllist.Ifthis formisbeingsenttoChangearequisite,youdonotneedtolistthecurrent/existingrule;simplywritethenewrequisite ruleinthespaceprovidedinsection#11. 11.Definetheprerequisiteruleinthespaceprovided. Example1:CompletebothMATH0010andMATH0020,orcompleteMATH0031.Thestudentmusteithercomplete twocourses(usingtheMATH0010andMATH0020sequence),orcompleteonecourse(MATH0031).Thisruleshould bewrittenontheformasfollows:(MATH0010andMATH0020)orMATH0031.

Example2:Inthisexample,thecoursesarethesameastheexampleabove,buttheAND/ORconnectors havebeenreversed.Now,therulestatesthatthestudentmustcompletetwocoursestomeettherequisite; completeeitherMATH0010orMATH0020,andcompleteMATH0031.ThereisalsoaSpecialInstructionfor thisrequisite(seestep12below).

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12.Enteranyspecialinstructions,suchastheMinimumGradestudentsmustearninaprerequisitecourse (seethedefinitionoftheMinimumGradeparameteronpage2).Anyotheruniqueorspecialrulesfor completingtherequisitecourseworkshouldbelistedinthespaceprovided(seeExample2onpage4forhow todefinethisruleontheform). DefiningtherulesforCorequisiteCourses 13.IndicatewhethertheRegistrarsOfficeistoAdd,Change,orInactivatethecorequisitethatyouwilllist.If thisformisbeingsenttoChangearequisite,youdonotneedtolistthecurrent/existingrule;simplywritethe newrequisiteruleinthespaceprovidedinsection#14. 14.Definethecorequisiteruleinthespaceprovided.Thesamemethodofdefiningtheprerequisitesshould beusedtodefinecorequisites,excepttheruleshouldbewrittenundersection#14. 15.Enteranyspecialinstructions,suchastheMinimumGradestudentsmustearninacorequisitecourse (seethedefinitionoftheMinimumGradeparameteronpage2).Anyotheruniqueorspecialrulesfor completingtherequisitecourseworkshouldbelistedinthespaceprovided. WhattoAvoidWhenDefiningtheRequisiteRules Example1:SupposewearedefiningtheprerequisitetoGERMAN0004;studentsmustcompleteGERMAN0003
beforeenrollinginGERMAN0004.IfGERMAN0003alreadyhasaprerequisiteofGERMAN0002,thereisnoneedto indicatethatbothGERMAN0002andGERMAN0003areprerequisitestoGERMAN0004.

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Example2:AvoidlistingacourseasbothaprerequisiteANDacorequisite.Rememberthatwhileacorequisitecan
betakenatthesametimeasthecoursethatitisassociatedwith,itcouldalsohavebeencompletedinapreviousterm andstillmeettherequisite.

Example1:Here,inadditiontolistingBIOSC0150,0715,AND0190(thePittsburghcampusequivalentof BIOLOGY1,theyalsoincludetheregionalequivalencybylistingBIOSC0170,BIOL0101,andBIOL0110.

REGIONALEQUIVALENCIES Youmayincluderegionalcampuscourseequivalenciesinthelistingofcoursesthatcanbeusedasrequisites.Keepin mindthatyouonlyneedtolisttheregionalcampuscourseifithasadifferentSUBJECT/CATALOGNUMBERthanthe Pittsburghcampuscourse.

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Example2:ThisisamorecomplicatedexampleofhowtolistbothPittsburghcampuscourses,aswellas regionalcampusequivalencies.ThisexamplealsodemonstratesanotherusefortheSpecialInstructions sectionoftheform. Here,studentsmustcompleteCS0441andCS0445asprerequisites,butalsoCS0447asacorequisite. However,ifthestudentchoosestocompletetheCS0406andCS0455(theregionalcoursesequence)then theycanonlycompleteCS0456asthecorequisite.

DontforgettoenterthenameoftheAcademicUnitRepresentative/Preparer,emailaddress, universityphoneextension,faxnumber,anddateatthebottomoftheform. PleasesubmittheformtotheOfficeoftheUniversityRegistrar,byeithersendingtheformtoG2 ThackerayHallorsubmittingtheformviaemail(byselectingthebuttoninthetop,righthandcorner oftheelectronicform). Incompleteorincorrectformswillbereturnedforfurtherclarification.

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ViewingRequisitesinPeopleSoft
AftertherequisitehasbeenplacedonthecoursebytheRegistrarsOffice,youmayviewtherequisiteinPeopleSoftin oneofthefollowingways: 1. ClassSearch Navigation:CurriculumManagement>ScheduleofClasses>ClassSearch 2. CourseCatalogSearch Navigation:CurriculumManagement>CourseCatalog>CourseCatalogSearch 3. CourseCatalog Navigation:CurriculumManagement>CourseCatalog>CourseCatalog>(OfferingsTab) 4. AdjustClassAssociations Navigation:CurriculumManagement>ScheduleofClasses>AdjustClassAssociations>(ClassRequisitesTab) Note:WhenyouviewrequisitesusingClassSearchorCourseCatalogSearch,youwillonlybeabletoseetherequisite datedasofthecurrentdayorprior.WhenyouuseAdjustClassAssociationsorCourseCatalog,youcanviewall effectivedated(ortermspecific)versionsoftherequisites.

HowRequisitesWillAppearinPeopleSoft
RequisiteswillappearinPeopleSoftasEnrollmentRequirements;youwillfindadescriptionoftheruleaccompaniedby one(ormore)ofthefollowingabbreviations: PREQPreRequisite SBPLANAcademicSubPlanCondition CREQCoRequisite CUMGPACumulativeGPACondition PROGAcademicProgramCondition LVLAcademicLevelCondition PLANAcademicPlanCondition MINGRADEMinimumGradeParameter Example1:ClassSearch AfteraClassSearchisperformed,youwillfindalistingofallclassesthatmeetthesearchcriteriaforagiventerm.You willseeabluehyperlinkthatincludestheClassSectionandClassNumber.ThislinkwilltakeyoutotheClassDetails page,whereyouwillfindthedetailedrequisiteruleassociatedwiththisclass.

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OntheClassDetailspage,findtheEnrollmentInformationsection;therequisitedescriptionislistedbesideEnrollment Requirements.

Example2:CourseCatalogSearch AfteraCourseCatalogSearchisperformed,youwillseethefollowingpagedisplayed.UndertheEnrollment Informationsection;therequisitedescriptionislistedbesideEnrollmentRequirement.

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Example3:CourseCatalog WhenyounavigatetotheCourseCatalogpage,selectthe2ndtabatthetopofthepagecalledOfferings.Atthebottom ofthepage,youwillfindtheEnrollmentRequirementGroupsection;therequisiteruleislistedbesideLongDescription.

Example4:ClassAssociationsPage WhenyounavigatetotheClassAssociationspage,selectthe3rdtabatthetopofthepagecalledClassRequisites.Under theCatalogRequisitesection,therequisiteruleislistedbesideLongDescription.

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