Chemistry Placement Exam

There are two methods for registering for this online exam:

#1. Registration through course registration

Students who are registered or waitlisted in CHE 2A, 2AH, or WLD 41C who have not satisfied the Chemistry Placement Requirement are automatically registered for the Chemistry Placement Exam.  These students will be notified via email regarding when they will be able to take the exam. Exam notifications are sent roughly one week prior to the beginning of the testing period and include a link to the exam as well as login information.  Students who have also not satisfied the Math Placement Requirement will also be notified in the same manner.

#2. Manual Registration

l Registration is only available during the periods listed below. If you are not currently enrolled in one of these courses but would like to register to take this exam, fill out our Chemistry manual registration form. If you are not currently enrolled in a calculus course please see the Math Placement Exam page regarding manual registration.

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1st Manual Registration Period for Winter 2014 Testing:  

-  OPENS AT 1:00P ON DECEMBER 10; CLOSES AT 1:00P ON DECEMBER 18 -

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2nd Manual Registration Period for Winter 2014 Testing:  

-  OPENS AT 1:00P ON JANUARY 3; CLOSES AT 1:00P ON JANUARY 8  -



Chemistry Placement Requirement

Beginning Fall quarter, 2012, all students who register in CHE 2A and CHE 2AH are required to take the Chemistry Placement Exam and the Math Placement Exam. Students registered in WLD 41C are required to take the Chemistry Placement Exam only. We will no longer accept SAT, AP, IB scores or previous General Chemistry or Math coursework taken at another college as exemptions from our examinations.

 

YOU WILL BE DROPPED

IF YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN THE EXAM(S).*


*Students who have taken and passed WLD 41C are allowed to take CHE 2A without taking the Chemistry Placement exam again. However, these students are still required to take and pass the Math Placement Exam if they have not previously done so.

Chemistry Placement Examination

The Chemistry Placement Examination is only available online. There are two testing sessions per quarter that CHE 2A is offered. Students may only take the exam once per testing session. As with any exam, if you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the UC Davis Student Disabilities Center.

Chemistry Placement Exam sessions match the same dates as the Math Placement Exam sessions. Upcoming exam sessions are:

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1st Winter 2014 Testing Period:  December 10 (starting @ 1:00p) - December 19 (closing @ 1:00p)

2nd Winter 2014 Testing Period:  January 3 (starting @ 1:00p) - January 9 (closing @1:00p)

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SCORE REQUIREMENTS

Students must meet the required minimum scores for enrollment in Chemistry 2A, 2AH, and Workload Chemistry 41C.

 

CHE 2A

CHE 2AH

WLD 41C

Chemistry Placement Exam

21

30

20 or less

Math Placement Exam

25

35 w/ Trig score of 3

not applicable

Students enrolled in one of the above classes without satisfying the Chemistry Placement Requirements will be administratively dropped from the course no matter what anyone else, including an adviser or an instructor, may have told them.

Exemptions to Chemistry Placement Requirements are not granted.

Students who do not pass the Chemistry Placement Exam to enroll in CHE 2A or 2AH can retake the exam until they pass it, or they can enroll in Workload Chemistry 41C (WLD 41C). If you wish to retake the exam, do note that there are only two testing sessions per quarter that CHE 2A or 2AH is offered. Students may only take the exam once per testing session.

If you opt to enroll in WLD 41C, please note that this course is only offered during the Fall quarter. Students who pass WLD 41C with a grade of 'P' or 'C' or better can enroll in CHE 2A without taking the Chemistry Placement Exam again. These students still must also take and pass the Math Placement Exam. Taking and passing a Workload Math course DOES NOT replace passing the Math Placement Exam for the purposes of enrollment in CHE 2A.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students who score above 20 on the Chemistry Placement Exam are NOT allowed to take WLD 41C. They will be dropped. Only students who score 20 or less on the Chemistry Placement Exam are allowed to take WLD 41C. Any student who wants to register in WLD 41C only is still required to take and not pass the Chemistry Placement Exam to remain registered in Workload 41C.

Nearly 10,000 students will be taking General Chemistry in the 2012/13 year.  Please refer to the Chemistry Placement Exam FAQs page for frequently asked questions prior to contacting us.   

Staff assistance is only available during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:00a-4:00p.  Contact us at chemplacement@ucdavis.edu