Biology Placement Test
Do I Need to Take the Biology Placement Test?
The biology placement test is based on the objectives of the BIO-1100: Introduction to Biological Chemistry course and measures students’ knowledge of biological chemistry for placement into BIO-2331 or BIO-233A only. It does not qualify as completion of a 1000-level course, the prerequisite for several other biology courses.
Students must score at least 21/30 (70%) to earn a passing score.
A passing score does not exempt a student from completing BIO-1100 if that course is required for the degree or certificate they plan to earn.
Before Taking the Biology Placement Test
Review the biology placement test review topics.
Taking the Biology Placement Test
Students will visit their preferred Tri-C campus Testing Center to complete the biology placement test. Visit your campus Testing Center webpage for location and hours of operation.
Students have 45 minutes to answer 30 multiple-choice questions. No calculator allowed.
Students who score 21 or higher may register for BIO-2331: Anatomy and Physiology I. Students who score less than 21 must take BIO-1100: Introduction to Biological Chemistry. Students are not required to take this test to be eligible for BIO-1100.
What Should I Bring?
A valid photo ID is required. Pencils, scrap paper and a periodic table are provided.
After Taking the Biology Placement Test
Testing Center staff will provide your placement score results. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your course placement prior to course registration. Biology courses may require satisfaction of course prerequisites prior to registration.
View the list of courses and prerequisites.
Can I Retake the Biology Placement Test?
Yes! Students may retest once per calendar year.