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Chemistry Placement

​​​​​​​​​​​Chemistry Placement Test

The Chemistry Placement Test is offered for students who wish to enroll in Chemistry 200A - General Chemistry and bypass the prerequisite of Chemistry 100 - Introductory Chemistry.​

NOTE: if you passed AP Chemistry with a score of 3 or higher, please submit a prerequisite clearance form with your scores for placement into Chemistry 200A.

Students who want to take this test need to do the following:

• Apply to SCC and have a 7-digit SCC Student ID number.

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 OR call our Counseling Center at (714) 628-4800 or visit our Center in Room D-106

What to Bring and What to Expect on your Testing Day

Come prepared!  On the day of your appointment, you will be given one hour to complete 44 multiple choice questions.  You will need to do the following:

  • ​Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.  

  • Pay for a daily parking pass (if you do not have a valid parking sticker). 

  • Testing will be administered in SCC's room E-307.  

  • ​Bring your identification (SCC Student ID, drivers license, passport, etc.).

  • ​Please do not bring any materials to the test.  A basic calculator and a periodic table will be provided to you during your exam.  

​Preparing for your Chemistry Placement Test

We want you to succeed!  Please prepare for this test by reviewing an Introductory Chemistry textbook prior to taking the Chemistry Placement Test at SCC.  You can also review the Chemistry Placement Test Sample Questions below.  This will help to prepare you for some of the basic concepts covered on this test.

Chemistry Placement Test Sample Questions

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Chemistry Placement Test Policies

Students are allowed to re-test anytime.  We do not accept Chemistry Placement results from other colleges.  Placement results are valid for 5 years.

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Contact: Counseling Department

Location: D-106

Phone: 714.628.4800

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