Chemistry 102 Prerequisites and Placement Testing
The chemistry prerequisite for Chemistry 102 is either a grade of C or better in Chemistry 100 (or transfer equivalent) or a satisfactory score on a chemistry placement test. The chemistry placement test must be delivered on campus and in person. Therefore, during the first full week of class, in the second lecture of the semester, all students in Chemistry 102 will take a placement test. Students who do not have a grade of C or better in Chemistry 100 and who do not pass the placement test will be notified via email following the test (very often the same day or next morning). We will then work with these students to evaluate their performance, probability of success in Chemistry 102 and registration in Chemistry 100. All of this is in place to place students into the best chemistry starting point for their success.
In addition to serving as the placement test, this will also serve as a diagnostic for current student knowledge in key foundational areas relevant to Chemistry 102. This will be communicated to students with a personalized report sent via email following the test.
Chemistry 104 Diagnostic Testing
The chemistry prerequisite for Chemistry 104 is either a grade of C or better in Chemistry 102 or a score of 4 or 5 on the Chemistry AP Exam. As Chemistry 104 builds on Chemistry 102 material, during the first full week of class, in the second lecture of the semester, all students in Chemistry 104 will take a diagnostic test of Chemistry 102 content knowledge. Results of this test will be helpful to students as they prepare to learn content of Chemistry 104 and these results, broken down by Chemistry 102 content areas, will be communicated to students with a personalized report sent via email following the test.