Placement into the introductory Chemistry courses is based on a combination of the student's score on the Chemistry Placement Exam and the student's past experiences with high school chemistry and mathematics courses.
Cutoff scores and placement recommendations are derived in collaboration with the Chemistry Department and are reviewed annually. The policies below apply to all students entering the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024.
The online Chemistry Placement Test does not award academic credit. If you wish to take the Chemistry Proficiency Exam, it is offered at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.
1 Ask your advisor about graduation credit policies for Chemistry 101.
NOTE TO NON-SCIENCE MAJORS:
CHEM 108 (“Chemistry, Everyday Phenomena”) is offered in the Spring as a course that fulfills the General Education physical science requirement. If interested, please discuss this option with your academic advisor during Summer Registration.