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Entering New Students

Entering new students planning on taking any chemistry courses at Trinity must take the online chemistry placement exam. 

Chemistry Placement Exam

All students who intend to take chemistry at any point in their college career need to take the chemistry placement exam. Students who will need to take chemistry at Trinity University include all chemistry, biology, geosciences, neuroscience, and engineering majors and anyone planning on going to medical school, veterinary school, or a medical-related field.

This exam is designed to assess each student's ability to succeed in chemistry at Trinity University. The exam assumes that the student has had one year of high school chemistry. The exam covers algebraic and mathematical manipulations, SI units, unit conversions, and some basic chemistry skills. It is not necessary to study for the exam, but if you want to look over your high school chemistry notes and text, that would be sufficient.

The exam is only available on-line, but you will likely need to use a pencil and paper and a calculator to work out some problems. You may not use any other resource. A Periodic Table will be provided on the website.

When you are ready to take the exam, click on the link below, which will take you directly to the Placement Exam on TLEARN. You will need to login into TLEARN in the normal way. Further instructions will be available on the TLEARN site once you gain access. (If you get lost or have problems, you can also login into TLEARN directly and select the Chemistry Placement Exam from your course list.)

If you have any questions about taking the exam, please contact Kyralyssa Hauger-Sanchez at khauger [at] trinity.edu.

Advanced Placement Test

If you have earned a 4 or 5 on the chemistry AP exam, you do not need to take the placement exam if you plan on applying the AP score for credit in CHEM 1318.

If, however, you intend to take CHEM 1318 and not take the AP credit, you must take the placement exam. Credit for the Chemistry AP exam applies only to the lecture course CHEM 1318. Students may apply on campus for credit for the lab CHEM 1118, but credit for this lab rarely has been granted.

Take the Chemistry Placement Exam

Click here to take the chemistry placement exam.
The exam is available from June 1 - July 10, 2020