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Assessment Testing

Placement Tests Available

Chemistry Diagnostic Exam

Due to the fact that CHEM 400 is being taught entirely online during Fall 2020, it will not be possible to allow students to take the placement exam. However, CHEM 400 is a rigorous course that requires prior knowledge:

  1. CHEM 300*, CHEM 305*, or CHEM 310*
    • or one year of high school chemistry lecture and laboratory with a “C” or better, also completed within one year prior to enrollment in CHEM 400
  2. MATH 120 or MATH 124 with a grade of “C” or better, or placement through the assessment process.

Both prerequisites will be checked at the beginning of the first class meeting.

Please contact Dr. Tonya Atkins for preparatory materials for CHEM 400 at

*With a grade of “C” or better completed within one year prior to enrollment in CHEM 400

English as a Second Language Placement

If you are interested in placement for English as a Second Language courses, fill out the form below and we'll contact you as soon as possible.


Phone: (916) 558-2541
Fax: (916) 558-2333


Monday to Thursday: 
8:00 am to  4:30 pm

8:00 am to  3:00 pm

(These are different from testing hours.)


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3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822