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Chemistry Placement: Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2017-2018

Placement into the introductory Chemistry courses is based on a combination of the student’s highest ACT (or SAT) Math score and the student’s score on the Chemistry Placement Exam. 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 Illinois in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018.

The online Chemistry Placement Exam does not award proficiency credit. Click here for information about the Chemistry Proficiency Exam.

Questions? Contact "Placement & Proficiency" staff by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

 


Chemistry Placement Test Score

ACT Math Score1

0-9

10-12

13-30

None Take the Chemistry Placement Test and consult with advisor. Take the Chemistry Placement Test and consult with advisor. Take the Chemistry Placement Test and consult with advisor.
1 - 25 Chemistry 1012 with or after Math 112, Math 114 or a higher-level Math course Chemistry 1012 with or after Math 112, Math 114 or a higher-level Math course Chemistry 1012 with Math 112, Math 114 or a higher-level Math course
or Chemistry 102 after Math 112, Math 114 or a higher-level Math course
26 - 36 Chemistry 1012 Chemistry 1012 or
Chemistry 102
Chemistry 102 or
Chemistry 202

1 SAT Math scores get converted in the computer system to ACT Math equivalents, whether you took the "old SAT" or the "new SAT."

2 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.