Waiving of Prequisites or Corequisites

Introduction
Steps to follow
The rules
See also

Introduction

Prerequisites and corequisites for units of study can be found in the Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate and Postgraduate Handbooks and can also be found on the Arts and Social Sciences website for Undergraduate units of study and Postgraduate units of study.

Waivers of pre- or corequisites may allow you to enter into more advanced areas of study, without the need to repeat material you have studied previously. Waivers do not reduce the total number of units required to complete a course.

When you select a unit of study, the enrolment checks that you have completed prerequisites, or are enrolled in the unit corequisites. If you believe you are eligible to waive the pre/corequisites of a unit, you can apply for special permission to enrol through your Sydney Student portal in myUni.

Please note: The waiving of pre-requisites is not to be used in instances you have taken and failed a required unit of study. This could lead to a you enrolling in a unit of study without the required level of assumed knowledge, putting the you at a disadvantage.


Steps to follow

  • If you are seeking a prerequisite waiver for a language unit of study you may need to organise a time to meet with the relevant unit of study coordinator if your application cannot be supported by documentation.
  • Submit an application for special permission to enrol through your Sydney Student portal in myUni. Include any evidence that you have complete the prerequisite elsewhere in your application.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when your request has been processed.
  • You should identify an alternative unit to enrol into if your application is not approved

The rules

  • Waivers can only be granted by the coursework coordinator for the unit of study for which special permission to enrol is sought.
  • A waiver does not constitute credit or a variation to the requirements of an award course, except in the case where a waiver is granted for foundational units in the Master of Economics (see the Postgraduate Handbook for more information)
  • Waivers may be granted in cases where you have completed sufficient prior studies in the area, or where you have work experience that would provide you with an equivalent level of knowledge (supporting documentation required - e.g. transcript from previous study, duty statement from employer, reference letter from employer, etc)
  • Waivers are granted on the understanding that you are fully responsible for your own academic performance, and you will not be entitled to any special consideration on the grounds that you are enrolled in a unit for which you do not meet the prerequisite.

See also