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Chemistry Readiness Test

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 Test 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

These topics can be reviewed and practiced with a high school chemistry textbook or with the first four chapters of any college-level general chemistry textbook.

A table of constants, conversion factors, and a Periodic Table of the Elements will be provided along with scrap paper and pencils. The test will be administered and scored through the online Canvas 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. Students will have 60 minutes to complete the test.

In order to take General Chemistry I, a student must score at least 15 correct answers on the Chemistry Readiness Test and no student will be permitted to take the Readiness Test more than once. A score of 14 or lower requires the student to successfully complete CHEM-106 with a grade of C- or better before being allowed to take General Chemistry I (CHEM-120). Only those students who do not earn a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Readiness Test must take CHEM-106. This course does meet any General Education requirements nor any of the requirements for any major; it is solely meant to prepare students for CHEM-120.


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