Chemistry Placement Test
Do I Need to Take the Chemistry Placement Test?
The chemistry assessment measures students’ knowledge of chemical concepts for placement into CHEM-1010, CHEM-1020 or CHEM-1300.
Before Taking the Chemistry Placement Test
Review the general chemistry placement test review topics.
Taking the Chemistry Placement Test
Students will visit their preferred Tri-C® Testing Center to complete the chemistry placement test. Contact your campus Testing Center for hours of operation, or select your preferred campus from the left-hand webpage menu.
Students have 45 minutes to answer 44 multiple-choice questions. No calculator allowed.
Students who score less than 20 should register for CHEM-1010: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry if they have met the math prerequisite.
Students who score 20 or more should register for CHEM-1020: Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry or CHEM-1300: General Chemistry I if they have met the course math prerequisite.
Students who score less than 20 are permitted one retest after 24 hours from the first attempt.
What Should I Bring?
A valid photo ID is required. Pencils and scrap paper are provided. Chemistry placement tests take 45 minutes to complete.
After Taking the Chemistry Placement Test
Testing Center staff will provide your placement score results. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your course placement prior to chemistry course registration.
Chemistry courses may require satisfaction of course prerequisites prior to course registration.
View the list of courses and prerequisites.
Can I Retake the Chemistry Placement Test?
Yes. Each student is allowed one retest after 24 hours from the first attempt.