General Chemistry Self-Assessment
General Chemistry is required for all pre-health students and most of the science majors. High School chemistry is a prerequisite for all our General Chemistry courses (CHEM 104, 107 and 111). Our data show that students with inadequate high school chemistry background struggle in the course and it impacts not only the chemistry course but also the other courses taken in the semester.
The general chemistry self-assessment is a web-based tool that is designed to identify students with a weak high school chemistry background. Students with a poor performance on the assessment are encouraged to take measures to address their high school chemistry background, either by taking CHEM 100 (offered over the summer and in the fall) prior to taking their first semester general chemistry, or by preparing on their own. Our experience shows that students that address their background shortcomings by taking the Basic Chemistry Course have a much better chance of success in CHEM 104, 107 and 111.
NOTE: A failing grade on the web-based self-assessment does not prevent a student from registering for general chemistry.
Update: The self-assessment and instructions on how to access it will be available late spring 2023 on this page.