In order to ensure that you are prepared to succeed in your courses, prerequisites and concurrent registration requirements will begin to be enforced for College of Engineering courses through the Enterprise/Self Service System in addition to checks that your department conducts. Please note that this falls within the boundaries of the Student Code. Enforcement will start for a few courses offered in Spring 2019 with additional courses phased in across the College over the next few semesters. We encourage you to work with your academic advisor to plan accordingly.
Attempts to register for courses without having met prerequisites will yield the following message:
“Course Prerequisite and/or Test Score Error –Contact Course Department”
If you receive this message, first check Course Explorer (https://courses.illinois.edu/) to ensure you have satisfied the prerequisite(s) for taking the course. If you have satisfied the prerequisite(s), please complete the online form (https://go.engineering.illinois.edu/Prerequisite) to request an override. If you have not taken the prerequisite course(s), please contact your academic advisor in your home department to discuss an academic plan that will satisfy the prerequisite(s) in the upcoming semester.
Finally, please note that if you are taking a course this semester, which is a prerequisite for a course you plan to take next semester, you will be allowed to register for that course. However, if you do not pass the prerequisite course this semester, you will be removed from the course in which you do not meet the prerequisites prior to the start of the semester. In the event you are removed from a prerequisite course, it is your responsibility to adjust your semester accordingly within the 10-day add-drop period at the beginning of the term, while maintaining at least 12 credit hours.
Additional details available here: https://go.engineering.illinois.edu/PrerequisiteWIKI