What is it?
CHE 1V (Preparation for General Chemistry) is a one-quarter online preparatory course that is a prerequisite for the General Chemistry series (CHE 002/004) for those who don't take or don't pass the Chemistry Placement. It provides an introduction to basic ideas of chemistry in the context of real-world issues which include air and water pollution, acid rain, global warming, and sustainability challenges.
CHE 1V provides 3 units of academic credit and is offered in Summer Session 1 and 2 and Fall Quarter.
NOTE: CHE 1 will likely be offered in-person only in Fall Quarter 2023.
When is it?
CHE 1V is offered in Summer Session 1 and 2 in a virtual format. Taking CHE 1V over the summer allows students to start their General Chemistry sequence in the fall to stay on track with their peers.
Who should take it?
Any student who is pursuing a major (or might pursue a major) that requires chemistry, and:
- Who did not earn a qualifying score from the Chemistry Placement before Fall Quarter,
- OR, who did not or will not take the Chemistry Placement before enrolling in Fall Quarter,
- AND, who wants to start the Chemistry 2/4 series in Fall Quarter.
What does it cost?
Summer Sessions charge a campus fee per session, as well as a course fee per unit.
Campus Fee: $373.19 per session
Course Fee: $279 per unit
Total: $1,210.19 (3 units)
Note: to receive financial aid over the summer, you must register for at least 6 units of coursework. Find other virtual course options by selecting the term and "Limit to virtual classes" in the Registrar course search tool. Options for other Summer Session 2023 virtual classes include Reading & Writing (UWP 7V), Interpersonal Communication Competence (CMN 3V), Intro to Brewing & Beer (FST 3V), Discoveries & Concepts in Nutrition (NUT 10V), and more.
Total: $2,047.19 (6 units)
What steps do I need to take to get financial aid?
Newly admitted freshman and transfer students for Fall 2023 must do the following:
- Submit the Statement of Intent to Register by the posted deadline in MyAdmissions
- Submit a Statement of Legal Residence
- File a 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by June 30, 2023, as the summer term will be part of the 2022-23 academic year. UC Davis school code 001313.
- Submit the online Summer Session Application to the Office of Undergraduate Education.
- Register for CHE 1V and another summer course (to get to at least 6 total units). Registration information can be found here.
- Apply for summer financial aid by submitting a paper Summer Financial Aid Application (available in May).
- Complete all verification requirements and submit documents requested by the Financial Aid Office. Requirements can be viewed in your MyAwards under the Requirements tab. Please make sure to select the 2022-23 term.
For additional information regarding the application process and eligibility requirements, please refer to the Summer Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements and Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility sections.
For more information regarding how changes may affect your aid, please visit Consumer Information.