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 Anatomy and Physiology l. It does not qualify as completion of a biology 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.
Students who score 21 or higher may register for BIO 2331. Students who score less than 21 must take BIO 1100. Students are not required to take this test to be eligible for BIO 1100.
Biology placement test overview
Students will schedule an appointment for testing. At the appointment time, the Testing Center will send an email with link to access the Biology placement test. Students will have 45 minutes to answer 30 multiple-choice questions. No calculator is allowed. A periodic table will be provided for your use and will be included as an attachment in the email.
How do I schedule an appointment to test?
Please contact your campus Testing Center to schedule an appointment for testing:
Brunswick University Center (Brunswick)
Eastern Campus (Highland Hills)
Metro Campus (Cleveland)
Western Campus (Parma)
Westshore Campus (Westlake)
**Please include your name and Tri-C student ID number (S#).
After you complete the test
You will see your results upon completion of testing. Speak with a Counselor if you have any questions about course registration and the requirements of your degree program. Biology courses may require satisfaction of course prerequisites prior to registration. View the list of courses and prerequisites.
Students may retake the Biology placement test once per year.