Chemistry Placement Exam

Chemistry Placement ExamThe chemistry placement exam is an on-line exam to help you decide which beginning chemistry course is best for you. Students who wish to take a chemistry course or who are required to take a chemistry course for their major typically take one of two paths:

CHE-106 Introduction to Chemical Principles and CHE 108 Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibrium:
This is a two semester (Fall and January), two course sequence that covers the same material as CHE-107. This course (CHE-106, fall) and its companion (CHE-108, J-term) are being offered as an alternative to CHE-107 in order to better support students with varying levels of preparation and reasons for taking chemistry. Additionally, the material covered in CHE-106 is designed to fulfill the chemistry prerequisite for the nursing program at GAC and students taking general chemistry for nursing prerequisites only are encouraged to enroll in CHE-106.
CHE-107 Principles of Chemistry:
This course will provide a basic understanding of key chemistry principles and aims to prepare students for upper-level chemistry and biology coursework

You MUST take the complete chemistry placement exam if:

  • You need to take a chemistry course for your major or minor.
  • You need to take a chemistry course for pre-professional school requirements.
  • You need to take a chemistry course for nursing requirements.

Your performance on the placement exam or your answers to the demographic questions will in no way limit your ability to register for a chemistry course or impact your course grade.

Incoming Gustavus Students

Students MUST have their placement exam completed and submitted 1 week BEFORE Gustie Gear-up or phone registration.

Instructions for Taking the Chemistry Placement Exam

  • We assume that you can take the placement test on the Web, if not at home, then at a library or other location.
  • If you encounter technical problems or have questions, you may send an email to a chemistry professor at chemistry-placement@gustavus.edu.
  • To take the placement exam you will need approximately 30 minutes to work without interruption, however, there is no time limit.
  • You will need scratch paper and a pencil. We also encourage you to have a calculator and periodic table.
  • If you need accommodations for this exam please contact Accessibility Resources staff in the Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement (CARE) by calling 507-933-7227.

Select the link below once you are ready to begin.

Chemistry Placement Exam for Incoming Students

A letter detailing instructions for registration and your placement will be e-mailed to the email account provided and your Gustavus e-mail after May 1st. The placement exam will remain open until the fall semester begins. 

Current Gustavus Students

Instructions for Taking the Chemistry Placement Exam

  • Please take this exam at least one week in advance of speaking with an advisor.
  • We assume that you can take the placement test on the Web, if not at home, then at a library or other location.
  • If you encounter technical problems or have questions, you may send an email to a chemistry professor at chemistry-placement@gustavus.edu
  • To take the placement exam you will need approximately 30 minutes to work without interruption, you will need scratch paper and a pencil. We also encourage you to have a calculator and periodic table.

Select the link below once you are ready to begin. 

Chemistry Placement Exam for Current Students

A letter detailing instructions for registration and your placement will be e-mailed to your @gustavus.edu account within 3 days of completion.The placement exam will remain open until registration ends.