Chemistry Placement

You do NOT need a Chemistry Placement Test if:

  • Completed the prerequisite(s) courses at Foothill College within three years OR
  • Completed equivalent prerequisite(s) courses at another COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY within three years OR
  • Taken AP Chemistry in High School and have an AP score of 5 and have taken math prerequisites within several years.

If none of the above apply, you must take the appropriate Chemistry Placement Test. Note that :

  • Special arrangements may be made for out-of-area students
  • In general, high school Chem courses DO NOT meet the prerequisites except AP courses as stated above.
  • For equivalent courses at another college, the student must bring the appropriate documentation and obtain an equivalency form from the counseling office BEFORE registration will be allowed.
  • When prerequisite courses were taken more than three years ago, it is strongly recommended that the placement test be taken.
  • Any waiver to the above policies should be petitioned through the Physical Science and Mathematics & Engineering Division Office. (650) 949-7259.

You must complete and submit the Foothill College Application for Admission prior to attending a testing session.

Schedule an Appointment  Test is approximately 1 hour in length.

Validity Statement - A student's placement is valid for one year and then the placement exam must be taken again.

* Retest Policy - You may take the Chemistry Placement test once in an academic year.

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Placement Testing

General Information
Placement F.A.Q.
Proctoring Services
Preparing for Your Placement Tests
Test Results
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Office closed on:
• Thurs, Sept. 10
• Thurs, Sept. 17
• Fri, Sept. 18

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