Prerequisites still broken for course requests

Hi, There is still a BIG problem with adding prerequisites to courses for course requests, especially now that students can't seemingly override their selections in the course request process.

There is NO WAY to implement the following (common) scenario:

Before taking this course, students must take any of the following:
1. Geometry Full credit received

2. Advanced Geometry Full credit received


Chemistry Enrollment only

That is to say, they need (Geometry OR Advanced Geometry) AND Chemistry Enrollment. 


This needs to be able to be built like any other list in the system, with AND, OR, and Parentheticals.

If a STUDENT can't save by overriding the this limitation (my case 259307), then the whole module really is broken.

  • Alexander Taft
  • Mar 1 2018
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  • Rachel Kirsenlohr commented
    12 Jan, 2022 09:34pm

    Yes, I have a number of classes within one department that have multiple pathways. Having the AND, OR, and Parentheticals would reduce the amount of enrollment errors/course requests we receive. It is a time consuming task for Registrars, Department Chairs, and Faculty to manually cross reference for something that can be set up for each course (rather than having to manually review each course request annually to ensure that the institutions true prerequisites are met)

  • Peggy Lehman commented
    4 Jan, 2022 09:47pm

    The issue of the limited conditional logic for course prerequisites was originally brought up in 2018 and there has been no advancements in functionality. The new diploma requirements has more advanced logic than the course prerequisites. And, Or and Parentheticals (as Angela mentioned) are needed to catch issues that may slip by a visual inspection. For example, classes that require both a math and a science prerequisites can not be set up to catch an issue. One can define the math OR the science requirements, but not both as each math and Science can have an Honors level as well as a standard level. If I require Chemistry and Biology for Zoology, I am leaving out Honors Chemistry and Honors Biology - or any combination thereof - out of the equation. This really should be fixed.

  • Angela Kunz commented
    29 Oct, 2020 04:28pm

    I would also like to see the And, Or and Parentheticals as most of my course prerequisites need it because we have multiple levels of courses. I would also like to be able to do Grades between two numbers. For example this Students currently talking English II H and will need to take English III H need to have a semester average between a 90 -95

  • Guest commented
    2 Mar, 2018 07:17pm

    I also have this problem, since we have levels for science and math and students can request the next level science with one of two math classes and one of two science classes. It's even more annoying, since it could be done on Black Baud's Financial Edge!