PREQ3 (Revised Fall 2001)
High School Prerequisite 3 LAB SCIENCE
Three units of high school laboratory science: Two units must be taken in two
different fields and selected from among biology, chemistry, or physics. The
third unit may be from the same field as one of the first two units (biology,
chemistry, physics) or from any laboratory science for which biology and/or
chemistry is a prerequisite. Courses in earth science, general physical
science, or introductory or general environmental science for which biology
and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite will not meet this requirement.
1 = Met prerequisite
2 = Did not; Prerequisite waived
3 = Did not; Additional course work required
4 = Not applicable
NOTE: This is the official definition developed by Academic Affairs and approved by
the Commission on Higher Education for minimum high school course requirements
for admission to any college in South Carolina. This field will be used
primarily in the analysis of first-time freshmen. It is not applicable to
international students or students who completed high school with a GED.
EXAMPLE: To select students who met the requirements for the Lab Science
prerequisite, type PREQ3='1' in the WHERE clause.