General Chemistry Placement Exam Information and Registration

Chemistry Placement Exam Schedules and Online Registration

The next opportunity to take the Chemistry Placement Exams will be during New Student Orientation (NSO). The exact dates and time will be posted to this site later this summer.  Register for the exam here.  All relevant reference materials (forumulas, et. al) will be included with the on-line exam questions as necessary.

Please note: If you have already taken a placement exam and did not pass you may NOT retake the exam.

For additional exam registration inquiries, please contact Candice Adams in the undergraduate office at


Preparing for the Chemistry Placement Exam

These exams will cover material from Chem101 and 102 at the same level of difficulty as presented at Penn.

The exam questions will range from concept-oriented to problems requiring a specific numerical solution. 

We do not offer old exams or sample problems. To prepare for the exams you should review material from the following text:

 Zumdahl: Chemical Principles - 8th Edition

Chem101: Chapters 1 through 5, 12, 13, 14, 16.
Chem102: Chapters 6 through 11, and 15.

Exam Registration

Chemistry 101 Exam:

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location: Canvas platform


Chemistry 102  Exam:

Date:  TBA

Time:  TBA

Location: Canvas platform



For exam inquiries, please contact Candice Adams in the undergraduate office at