Chemistry 1A Placement Survey
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person Chemistry 1A placement exam is unavailable
until further notice.
If you want to take Chemistry 1A, we offer two online placement options.
To begin, please review our Chemistry 1A prerequiste requirements.
Chemistry 1A Prerequisite Requirements
Completion of Chemistry 20 or 25, OR the equivalent at another college/university (to be reviewed by Evaluations by submitting a prerequisite clearance request), OR a College Board AP Chemistry score of a 3 or higher (to be reviewed by Evaluations by submitting a prerequisite clearance request), OR placement through the Chemistry 1A placement exam, AND
Completion of Math 105 (intermediate algebra), or higher, OR the equivalent at another college/university (to be reviewed by Evaluations by submitting a prerequisite clearance request), OR a College Board AP Calculus AB or BC score of a 3 or higher (to be reviewed by Evaluations by submitting a prerequisite clearance request), OR placement out of Math 105 by assessment.
Select Best Placement Option for You
Normally, if you had no previous chemistry courses (in high school or college/university) OR had previous chemistry courses, but unsatisfactory grades, then you could request
to take our paper Chemistry 1A placement exam to bypass the chemistry prerequisite
(as outlined above).
Since we are unable to provide you with in-person testing, we offer the following two options:
Option 1: Submit Prerequisite Clearance Request
If you completed Chemistry 20 or 25, OR the equivalent at another college/university OR received an AP Chemistry score of a 3, or higher, you may be able to submit a prerequisite
clearance request to clear the chemistry prerequisite.
For more information and instructions, see Ways to Clear a Prerequisite
NOTE: You can also submit a prerequisite clearance request to clear the math prerequisite
if you have eligible college courses and/or AP scores.
If you cannot clear the math prerequisite through Evaluations and you do not have
a math placement through us, you will need to request one by emailing the Assessment
Office at email@example.com.
Option 2: Complete Placement Survey
If you completed chemistry at a U.S. high school, you may be able to clear the chemistry prerequisite for Chemistry 1A by completing
a short online survey.
Please read the requirements below to see if you are eligible for Option 2:
- Completed 1 year (2 semesters) of chemistry at a U.S. high school
- Received a letter grade of a C, or higher, for both semesters
- The chemistry course taken must include a lab component
- Meet or exceed the Math 105 prerequisite
- Submit an unofficial PDF copy of their high school transcript (or confirm that Admissions
and Records has a copy of their official high school transcript on file).
If you meet all requirements, select the button below to complete the Chemistry 1A Placement Survey.
Once you submit your request, it can take up to 5 business days to receive a determination.
If you do not have a current math placement, a math placement will be given to you based on the high school transcript you submit
during the survey OR the official high school transcript on file with Admissions and
IMPORTANT NOTE: If your math placement does not meet or exceed the Chemistry 1A math prerequisite,
your request will be denied even if you meet the chemistry prerequisite.
To avoid this, please make sure you have a math placement higher than Math 105 already OR request
and complete our math assessment before completing the Chemistry 1A Placement Survey
OR confirm that your math prerequisite clearance request submission to Evaluations
has been approved and processed before completing our Chemistry 1A Placement Survey.
Chemistry 1A Placement Survey
De Anza Chemistry Test Score Transfer
- Foothill College only accepts the transfer of De Anza Chem Exam scores.
- We cannot accept placement test scores from the CSUs, UCs, or other outside institutions.
- To transfer your De Anza Chem Exam Scores, please complete the Transfer of Scores process.