Chemistry Placement Exam Schedule:
Fall 2012 registration period

The CCSF chemistry placement exam is scheduled for the dates listed in the table below. All of this information is subject to change. Please confirm the date you want to take the exam by going to the Matriculation Office web site, or by calling the CCSF Testing Office at (415) 239-3128.

Please note that Chemistry 101A and Chemistry 103A WILL NOT be offered in summer 2012.

Note: students who are considering taking Chem 40 but who are not sure about their placement level should enroll in Chem 40 and take the placement test.  Those students who place into Chem 101A/103A will then have the option of dropping Chem 40 (a "W" will not appear on the transcript if a student drops by the end of the first week). Students who place into Chem 101A/103A are also permitted to take Chem 40 and may remain in that course if they choose.

Test Date

Time

Location

Friday, April 27, 2012

11:00 AM

Conlan Hall 101

Friday, May 11, 2012

11:00 AM

Conlan Hall 101

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

1:30 PM

Conlan Hall 101

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

3:30 PM

Conlan Hall 101

Friday, August 3, 2012

11:00 AM

Conlan Hall 101

Monday, August 20, 2012

4:00 PM

Conlan Hall 101

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

4:00 PM

Conlan Hall 101

Friday, August 24, 2012

11:30 AM

Conlan Hall 101

Links to other pages...

Information about the chemistry placement exam

101A/103A requirements (how to satisfy the prerequisites)

Chemistry course descriptions

Prerequisites for chemistry courses (summary)

Chemistry department home page

email the chemistry department

More information about taking the placement test...

The placement test takes one hour. Please allow an hour and a half; test proctors will need to verify ID and distribute information about test result pickup. You will need to bring a photo ID (Driver's license, passport, or similar document) to the exam.

All test administration is done by the CCSF placement testing office. We strongly recommend that you call the testing office before your test date to verify the time and location. The testing office is in Conlan Hall room 203; the telephone number is (415) 239-3128. (Do not go to this office to take the test, though!)

Please note that students intending to enroll in Chem 101A or 103A must also satisfy a mathematics prerequisite. Students enrolling in Chem 101A or 103A must have passed Math 860 (intermediate algebra) at CCSF, or have been placed into a higher level math course. If you have not taken a mathematics course at CCSF, you may be required to take the CCSF algebra placement exam (in addition to the chemistry placement exam). We strongly recommend that you contact the Matriculation Office at (415) 239-3751 for information about satisfying the mathematics prerequisites for chemistry courses: algebra placement exam waivers are available for students who have completed higher-level math courses at other colleges.

For additional information about the CCSF chemistry placement test (what we use it for, how it is graded, cutoff scores, topics covered, and other items), click the "Information about..." link below. For detailed information about satisfying prerequisites for Chem 101A and 103A, click the "101A/103A requirements" link.

Information about the chemistry placement exam

101A/103A requirements (how to satisfy the prerequisites)

Chemistry course descriptions

Prerequisites for chemistry courses (summary)

Chemistry department home page

email the chemistry department

Updated 08/16/2012