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Chemistry Placement 

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2010-2011

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 U of I 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 2010, Fall 2010, or Spring 2011.

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

Questions should be directed to the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning by emailing pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 244-4437.


Chemistry Placement Test Score

ACT Math Score

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 1011 with or after Math 012, Math 016 or a higher-level Math course Chemistry 1011 with or after Math 012, Math 016 or a higher-level Math course Chemistry 1011 with Math 012, Math 016 or a higher-level Math course
or Chemistry 102 after Math 012, Math 016
or a higher-level Math course
26 - 36 Chemistry 1011 Chemistry 1011 or
Chemistry 102
Chemistry 102 or
Chemistry 202
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.