Chemistry Placement Test FAQs

The chemistry placement test is an online test used to place students into an appropriate general chemistry course based on their background knowledge. All students, current or incoming, planning on registering for General Chemistry I (CHEM 101) are required to take the test. Those earning a passing score on the exam will be eligible to register for CHEM 101.

Who must take the chemistry placement test?
What do I need to take to the exam?
What is a passing score?
What if I don't pass?
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How long is the test score valid?
May I take the test more than once?
What if I require a special accommodation?