Chemistry Placement Test
Which level chemistry class is right for you? Science majors are required to meet with an academic advisor for correct course placement, which is determined by a combination of your past chemistry coursework, math coursework, and assessment test scores. Students who score 60% or better can enroll in CHM 150 or 151. Those who score below 60% will be advised to enroll in CHM 130 to build a solid foundation in chemistry.
How to prepare for the Chemistry Placement Test
To prepare for the chemistry placement test, we recommend studying "Introductory Chemistry: Concepts & Connections" by Charles H. Corwin.
About the CHM 150/151 Placement Test
- A 45-minute timed, computerized, multiple-choice exam.
- No appointment necessary. Tests given on a walk-in basis.
- Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
- Bring a current photo ID.
- You may take this test once every two years. After two years, a retest is required.
- Students must allow enough time to take a timed test. All tests must be completed 10 minutes before closing.
Location: Testing & Disability Services - TDS Building
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (last test starts at 6:00 p.m.)
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (last test starts at 3:00 p.m.)
Fundamental Chemistry - CHM130
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHM090, or MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or MAT093, or MAT102, or (MAT103AA and MAT103AB), or satisfactory score on math placement exam. Students who have not taken CHM 130, or a year of high school chemistry within the last 5 years, must take CHM 130.
General Chemistry I - CHM150
Prerequisites: CHM130 & CHM130LL or CHM130AA or one year of high school chemistry with grade of C or better within last 5 years (official transcript required) & completion of MAT151 or higher math with grade of C or better. Completion of prerequisites within last two years is recommended. Placement test required.
General Chemistry I - CHM151
Prerequisites: CHM130 & CHM130LL or CHM130AA or one year of high school chemistry with grade of C or better within last 5 years (official transcript required) & completion of MAT151 or higher math with grade of C or better. Completion of prerequisites within last 2 years is recommended. Placement test required.