Chemistry Placement Test

Chemistry Placement Test

CHEMISTRY TESTING PROCESs

  • You MUST have a testing date/time reserved with the Chemistry Department. Please complete the Reservation Form to reserve a suitable test time with open space. An email confirmation will be sent to you with further instructions. 
  • You will need a pencil, blank paper, and a way to upload your work (scan or photo) into D2L immediately after the test.
  • CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED DURING THE TEST.
  • You may use this Periodic Table for the test: Download pdf or Open Webpage
  • Join Zoom Test Monitoring using the Link and Passcode provided to you in your registration confirmation email. 
  • The test is 25 multiple choice questions, and you will have 30 minutes to work on it. Each page has 5 questions, and you will not be able to return to questions once you move forward.
  • The test covers fundamentals of chemistry, like atomic and molecular identity or structure, simple math relationships and conversions, scientific notation, and reaction relationships. It is not necessary to study in advance. The goal is to place you into the course that would best build on your present understanding of chemical principles so that you will be successful in your study of chemistry. 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Aimee Miller at aimee.miller@millersville.edu (717-871-7414) or the Chemistry Office: 717-871-4297


CHEMISTRY PLACEMENTS

  • Your Chemistry Placement Test score will determine if you are prepared to begin your chemistry study in CHEM 111 or if you should complete CHEM 110 first to be adequately prepared.
  • Students must still meet math requirements for enrolling in either chemistry course.
  • Students scoring 12 (48%) or higher are placed into CHEM 111 (Math met by ONE of the following)
    • Math placement into MATH 160 or higher
    • Completion of MATH 101 with a C- or higher
  • Students scoring 11 (44%) or lower are placed into CHEM 110 (Math met by ONE of the following)
    • Math placement into MATH 160 or higher
    • Enrolled simultaneously with MATH 101
    • Completion of MATH 101
  • Students placed into CHEM 110 must earn a C- or higher to enroll in CHEM 111.

WHO NEEDS TO TAKE THE CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT TEST?

  • Majors in Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, MDLV, OR a PREMED in another major will need to take at least CHEM 111.
  • You must take the Chemistry Placement Test and have the score on record with the Chemistry Department to be able to register for your first CHEM course. We recommend making arrangements well before the early registration period each semester or in early summer for incoming freshmen.
  • Students who received AP/IB credit for CHEM 111 or who have received college transfer credit for a university approved equivalent CHEM 111 course can enroll in chemistry courses without taking the CPT.

CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT TEST SCHEDULE

Please Register for a Chemistry Placement Test Slot by filling out the form below or emailing Emily.Drennen@millersville.edu. After your request is received, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. 

 

DAY DATE TIME STATUS
Friday 1/15/21 10:00am  
Contact Us to arrange an individual CPT Time Slot

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the department chair or department secretary for more information. 

Department Chair  | Dr. Aimee Miller | aimee.miller@millersville.edu | 717-871-7414

Department Secretary | Emily Drennen | emily.drennen@millersville.edu | 717-871-4297