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Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE)

Beginning in Fall of 2018, the pre-requisite for registering for CHEM 150: General Chemistry will be:

A score of above 50% on the CPE, or either CHEM 101 or CHEM 105 with a minimum grade of C.

If a student has not completed CHEM 101 or 105 with a grade of C or better, they must take the CPE and attain a passing score prior to being allowed to enroll in CHEM 150. The exam will be offered multiple times prior to registration, but a student will only be allowed to take the CPE once. At this point, there is no charge for taking the exam, but it is required that a student register for a specific exam date. The number of spots for each date will be limited and no walk-ins will be accepted.

A sample of the content covered on the CPE is available: CPE Content

Tentative exam dates and times for Fall 2018 enrollment are:

  • Tuesday, 3/27/18:  5:30 - 7:00 PM (Passing this exam will allow you to enroll during priority enrollment)
  • Wednesday, 4/4/18:  5:30 - 7:00 PM (Passing this exam will allow you to enroll during priority enrollment)
  • Saturday, 5/12/18:  9:00 - 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Saturday, 6/2/18:  9:00 - 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Information for students requiring special accomodations to take the CPE due to a disability is available: CPE DSS

Additional information for the day of your CPE: CPE Info

 Registration will be open by March 1st.