Milestone Levels for Prerequisites

What is Milestone Level?

A milestone level shows that a student has completed the prerequisites for a course somewhere else. It does not allow you to skip over prerequisites. (A prerequisite is a course which needs to be completed before taking another course.) Milestone levels are only available to request when web registration is open.

Do you need Milestone Level?

Milestone levels are issued for completion of coursework at other colleges or universities or eligible scores earned on Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge exams. If you have English or math completion from any of the following, do NOT fill out the Milestone Level request: 

  • High school transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • GED scores
  • Smarter Balanced Assessment scores
  • Accuplacer scores from another college

The documents above are used to update placement which is separate from Milestones. Submit your documentation to See the Placement and Transfer of Credit page to review all options.

You may need instructor permission

If the course you are trying to add has Instructor Permission listed in the online schedule, you must email the instructor in order to enroll. You are not eligible for a Milestone Level. 

Submit your current schedule if your course is in progress at another school

If you are currently taking a prerequisite at another college or are enrolled in a high school math course during second semester and trying to register for summer or fall quarter at SPSCC, please fill out the Milestone Level request. Your milestone level will be issued as “in progress” and you will then email for further assistance with registration.

Request your Milestone

Note: Milestones are only available when web registration is open. Complete the Milestone & In Progress Registration Request Form and be sure to attach the documentation which shows you have completed the prerequisite with the form (e.g. transcripts).

You will receive your Milestone Level within two business days once we have verified you have met the prerequisite(s) for the requested course.

You will receive an email at your SPSCC account with your Milestone Level and instructions on how to register for the class.