Chemistry Readiness Test
Description, Policies and Regulations concerning the Chemistry Readiness Test and Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 106)
The Chemistry Readiness Test consists of 35 multiple-choice questions covering some of the basic concepts from a high school chemistry course. The topics on the Readiness include the following:
- Unit Conversions
- The Metric System
- Symbols and Formulas for elements and chemicals
- Basic Stoichiometry
- The concepts of atoms, molecules and moles
- Solutions and gases
In order to take General Chemistry I, a student must score at least 15 correct answers on the Readiness Test. Students with a marginal score can petition the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to retake the Readiness Test. No student will be permitted to take the Readiness Test more than twice.
Students who do not pass the Readiness Test must complete CHEM 106 (Principles of Chemistry) with a grade of C- or better before taking General Chemistry I (CHEM 120). Students who fail CHEM 106 must retake the course. Students who earn a D in CHEM 106 can retake the course or retake the Chemistry Readiness Test (provided they have not already taken it twice).
CHEM 106 (Principles of Chemistry) is designed to prepare students to take General Chemistry. Only those students who do not earn a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Readiness Test are permitted to take CHEM 106. This course does not meet any General Education requirements nor any of the requirements for any major.
A table of constants and conversion factors and a Periodic Table of the Elements will be provided. Scrap paper and pencils will also be available. The test will be administered and scored through the Blackboard system.
There is only one correct answer to each question and there is no penalty for an incorrect answer. Students will be able to go back to change an answer or to answer any questions that have been skipped.
The students will have 60 minutes to complete the test.