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Chemistry Placement

Cutoff Scores and Placement Messages for 2019-2020

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 highest ACT Math or SAT Math score. 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 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020.

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 pnp@illinois.edu or by calling 217-244-4437 during business hours.

 


Chemistry Placement Test Score

SAT Math Score1

ACT Math Score

0-9

10-12

13-30

None 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.
200 - 600 1 - 25 Chemistry 1012 with or after Math 112 or a higher-level Math course Chemistry 1012 with or after Math 112 or a higher-level Math course

Chemistry 1012 with Math 112 or a higher-level Math course

or

Chemistry 102 after Math 112 or a higher-level Math course

610 - 800 26 - 36 Chemistry 1012 Chemistry 1012 or
Chemistry 102
Chemistry 102 or
Chemistry 202

1 Only scores from 'the new SAT' (i.e., from March 2016 onward) are accepted.

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.