Who should take the Chemistry Placement Test?
The University of Iowa Chemistry Placement Test is recommended for students considering the following majors (learn more: Chemistry Placement Test - where you placed):
|Biology||Nuclear Medicine Technology|
|Biomedical Sciences||Nursing and Nursing Interest|
|Chemistry||Occupational Therapy (pre-)|
|Chiropractic (pre-)||Optometry (pre-)|
|Dentistry (pre-)||Pharmacy and Pharmacy Interest|
Engineering (& Engineering Interest)
|Physical Therapy (pre-)|
|Environmental Sciences||Physician Assistant (pre-)|
|Health & Human Physiology||Public Health (BA, BS, and interest)|
|Human Physiology||Radiation Sciences|
|Medical Laboratory Science||Science Education|
|Medicine (pre-)||Sustainability Science|
|Veterinary Medicine (pre-)|
What material does the Chemistry Placement Test cover?
The Chemistry Placement Test is comprised of 30 multiple choice questions that correspond to material covered in an introductory chemistry course. A periodic table, conversion factors, figures, and necessary data are available as part of the test.
When to take the Chemistry Placement Test
Students must complete the placement test at least 2 weeks prior to their Orientation date. International students in F-1 or J-1 status enrolling for fall should complete any required placement tests by the end of May or as soon as possible thereafter. Students requesting a waiver for duplication or regression must take the test prior to the first day of the semester for which the waiver is being requested. Students currently enrolled in a chemistry course should wait until late in the semester to take this test.
How to take the Chemistry Placement Test
- You'll start with the tutorial and practice test which will take 30 minutes and then you will login to take the Chemistry Placement Test which will take around 60 minutes.
- The Chemistry Placement Test is designed to be taken without the use of books, notes, or any other materials or resources.
- You may use a calculator and scratch paper
- If you get help or use restricted materials, you'll likely place yourself in a course that will be too difficult for you.
- Accommodations: If you need accommodations (for example, extra time), please register with Students Disability Services and discuss accommodations BEFORE you take the test.
Login with your University of Iowa HawkID and password.
If you have questions about your placement, contact the Academic Advising Center at email@example.com