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Biology Assessment Exam

If you have taken a year of high school biology and wish to skip the recommended college-level general biology course (BIO156 or BIO181) and enroll in BIO201 or BIO205 at GCC, you are required to take the BIO Assessment exam. This 40 questions exam will help you evaluate how well you remember this important information. If, after taking the exam, you still feel you are adequately prepared to enroll in a 200-level BIO course, you will need to discuss your score with an academic advisor and get their signature in order to register.

Biology Assessment Testing Hours

GCC Main:

Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(last time to start)

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(last time to start)

*May - August closed Fridays

GCC North:

Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.(last time to start)

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.(last time to start)

*May - August closed Fridays

About the Exam

Biology Self-Assessment:

  • A 40 question computerized multiple choice exam;
  • You will receive your exam results right away after testing;
  • No retests allowed;
  • Scores are good for two years;
  • Take this exam if you have taken a year of high school Biology and wish to skip the general Biology course(BIO156 or BIO181);
  • Current valid photo ID is required.

Course Descriptions

Introductory Biology for Allied Health (BIO156)

General Biology I (BIO181)

Microbiology (BIO205)

Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO201)

 

Contact:

Building: Testing & Student Success Services (TS3)
Phone: (623) 845-3058
Fax: (623) 845-3346
Email: Testing.Services@gccaz.edu
Building: GCCN C-118
Phone: (623) 888-7015
Fax: (623) 888-7041
Email: gcn@gccaz.edu

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