Chemistry Diagnostic Test

Test Description

CHEM 1A and CHEM 4A have a Prerequisite of CHEM 42. Students who think they may be ready for CHEM 1A or CHEM 4A without completing CHEM 42 should take the Chemistry Diagnostic Test and complete the Review Questionnaire Form.

This is not a Placement Test. It is for students wanting to take CHEM 1A or 4A, but have not satisfied the prerequisite. Approval for CHEM 1A or 4A without CHEM 42 is based on the Chemistry Diagnostic Test and Review Questionnaire. The Chemistry Department Chair will review the petition request within 3 business days; and the results will be posted in My Cubby under Challenges and Equivalencies.

You will receive 45 minutes to answer 44 test questions and additional minutes to complete the Review Questionnaire. A periodic table and a scientific non-graphing calculator will be provided.


Chemistry Testing Schedule

To make an appointment, visit your Student Portal or contact Student Success and Assessment Services at (707) 527-4661, Santa Rosa Campus or (707) 778-3908, Petaluma Campus.

Date Start Time Location 
Tuesday, January 15 3:30 pm Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Wednesday, January 23 5:00 pm Petaluma Campus, Jacobs Hall, Room PC128
Thursday, January 24 9:00 am Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Wednesday, January 30 1:30 pm Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Tuesday, February 5 9:00 am Petaluma Campus, Jacobs Hall, Room PC128
Tuesday, February 12 9:00 am Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Thursday, February 21 3:00 pm Petaluma Campus, Jacobs Hall, Room PC128
Monday, February 25 3:30 pm Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Monday, March 4 9:00 am Petaluma Campus, Jacobs Hall, Room PC128
Tuesday, March 5 3:00 pm Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Wednesday, March 20 9:00 am Santa Rosa Campus, Plover Hall, Room 531
Wednesday, March 20 3:00 pm Petaluma Campus, Jacobs Hall, Room PC128

Retake Policy

Students may take the Chemistry Diagnostic Test twice per semester.


Special ACCOMMODATION

If you have a verifiable disability and are in need of extended time, or other testing accommodations please contact the Disability Resources Department at (707) 527-4305. If leaving a message, please list dates that you are available to test and your student identification number. Check in for the test will begin 30 minutes prior to start time. Please bring picture identification with you to check in.

Also visit the Santa Rosa Junior College's Disability Resources Department webpage for more information.