Prerequisite Waiver Form

 Prerequisite waivers allow students to get permission to take a course for which they do not have the required prerequisite. Please note that satisfying the eligibility criteria does not guarantee approval. Approval of prerequisite waiver requests will be granted based on special cases only.

Eligibility Criteria for Requesting Prerequisite Waivers:

1. Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours of required courses for an undergraduate degree in engineering.

2. A student must be in good academic standing as defined by the following performance measures:
a) PGPA at the time of request is at least 65%.
b) Not more than one failed course out of the 10 preceding courses taken by the student.

3. The student should demonstrate some evidence of prior course knowledge, which may include:
a) A minimum mark of 45% or higher in the prerequisite course attempted earlier.
b) the course will be taken concurrently with the pre-requisite course.
c) Completion of suitable course work from another faculty at the University of Regina, or another post-secondary institution, which
provides similar background as the prerequisite course.
d) Other evidence of preparation indicating sufficient academic background to take the course without the listed prerequisite.

You are also required to submit a written statement in support of your application, including a semester-by-semester academic plan of courses to be taken until graduation.

Applicants must meet these minimum criteria in order to be consider for the pre-requisite waiver.

Prerequisite Waiver Procedure: 

  1. Pre-requisite waiver form (below) is submitted to the Engineering main office.
  2. Prepare a semester-by-semester academic plan and evidence of comparable or equivalent pre-requisite knowledge.
  3. Forms and documentation should be submitted by the 1st Friday after the start of classes each semester. This will ensure that the forms are processed by the add/drop deadline.
  4. The Faculty Office will review to ensure all eligibility criteria are met before the Program will consider the application for completion of suitable course work.  Students must meet both items listed in the eligibility criteria point 2 above to be considered for the pre-requisite waiver.
  5. The student is notified of the decision via his or her U of R e-mail.

Note: Prerequisite waiver requests are granted only in a very limited number of special cases.
Students must provide sufficient documentation that the requested course is needed to stay on track and graduate on time.


By submitting this form, you agree to have an assessment completed on your eligibility to be approved for the requested prerequisite waiver.


Please submit forms to:

Fillable Form: Prerequisite Waiver Form