Modifying Currently Approved Common Prerequisites

This process should be used to request a change in the Common Prerequisites Counseling Manual.

The Common Prerequisites Counseling Manual

The State of Florida has identified common prerequisites for all public postsecondary institutions.  The Common Prerequisites Counseling Manual contains the official list of the common prerequisites or their substitutions, which must be completed by all students going into that field of study and which must be accepted by all state universities and applied toward the degree. The purpose is to provide students, especially those who plan to transfer between institutions, information regarding the courses that they will need to take to be admitted into upper division programs. Common prerequisites for new degree programs and exceptions for specific existing programs or program tracks must be approved by the Florida Department of Education's Oversight Committee and Articulation Coordinating Committee. Complete information about the common prerequisites is available at the Florida Virtual Campus.

Making Revisions to Common Prerequisites

Proposed changes to Common Prerequisites Counseling Manual include the addition or deletion of a course designated as a common prerequisite, and the addition or deletion of course substitutions.  Any proposed changes must be approved by the state Oversight Committee and the Articulation Coordinating Committee, and must be submitted to the Articulation Coordinating Committee by the first week in February of each year prior to the subsequent Fall semester implementation. Final approval of the amendments shall be made by the Articulation Coordinating Committee at its September meeting.  The amendments shall be incorporated into the Common Prerequisite Counseling Manual for distribution in December for inclusion in university and community college catalogs to be distributed in May and June.

 

Therefore, to allow sufficient time for approval through all UF groups before the Articulation Coordinating Committee deadline, requests for revision to the Common Prerequisites Counseling Manual must be submitted into the Academic Approval Tracking System no less than two years prior to the start of the catalog year in which the revision will be effective.

 

Proposal Process Steps

 
The academic approval tracking system will automatically route the request (including all accompanying forms and documents) to the following groups for approval and/or notification.
 
  1. Department (Approval is required from the Chair or other designated approver for the department that will offer the academic program, typically following review by the department curriculum committee.)
  2. College (Approval is required from the Dean or other designated approver for the college or unit in the preceding step, typically following review by the college curriculum committee.)
  3. APUG (Approval is required by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.)
  4. UCC (Approval is required from the University Curriculum Committee.)
  5. FSSC (Approval is required from the Faculty Senate Steering Committee.)
  6. Senate (Approval is required from the Faculty Senate.)
  7. BOT (Approval is required from the Board of Trustees.)
  8. BOG (Approval is required from the Board of Governors.)
  9. AA [N] (Academic Affairs is notified of the request.)
  10. ACC [A] (Approval is required from the Chair of the Florida Board of Education's Articulation Coordinating Committee)
  11. OUR (Approval is required from the Office of the University Registrar.)
  12. SASS (The change will be entered into the Student Academic Support System, effective in the term approved for the request.)
  13. CAT (The change will be entered into the undergraduate catalog, effective in the term approved for the request.)
  14. College [N] (The College is notified of request approval.)

Required Documents

Enter Academic Approval Tracking

When you have prepared the required document, click the start button below to enter the approval tracking system (requires GatorLink login).


Site Admin

  • Process ID: #230
  • Page name: degree_change_common_prereqs
  • Page title: Modify Currently Approved Common Prerequisites
  • URL: http://approval.ufl.edu/degree_change_common_prereqs
  • Form: Application to Modify Currently Approved Common Prerequisites (.doc)