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Assessment Testing

Chemistry 1A Exam


Exam vs. Prerequisite Clearance Process

Take an Chemistry 1A Exam at the Testing & Assessment Center if you:

  • Plan to enroll in Chemistry 1A
  • You took a Chemistry prerequisite course more than three (3) years ago
  • Note: In general, high school Chemistry courses DO NOT meet the prerequisites, although Chemistry AP scores of 4 or higher will be considered.

Complete the Prerequisite Clearance Process if you have:

  • Completed the prerequisite(s) courses at Foothill College within the past three (3) years
  • Completed the equivalent prerequisite(s) courses at another U.S. College or University within three (3) years
  • Taken and earned a score of '4' or higher on the following AP courses in high school.
    Note: AP Chemistry (and have taken math prerequisites within several years)

Prerequisite Clearance Process

Unsure about your Foothill Assessment Testing History?

If you have already taken a Chemistry 1A Exam at Foothill College, your assessment will be vaild for 365 days.

  • Valid scores will be posted on your Student Tab of MyPortal.
 De Anza Chemistry Test Score Transfer
  • Foothill College only accepts the transfer of De Anza Chem Exam scores.
  • We cannot accept placement test scores from the CSUs, UCs, or other outside institutions.
  • To transfer your De Anza Chem Exam Scores, please complete the Transfer of Scores process.

Description & Study Guide

Required Materials
  1. Your Foothill Student ID Number
  2. Your Photo ID (Student Card, Driver's License or Passport)
  • The test is 45 minute timed test.
  • Simple calculators and periodic tables are provided.
  • Translation dictionaries are provided.
  • Assessment testing is ONLY required for those students seeking to enroll in CHEM 1A, but have not completed the CHEM 20 or 25 prerequisite.
  • Students must satisfy MATH 105 or higher before enrolling in CHEM 1A.
Sample Test

Exam Results & Retest Policy

Expiration of Assessment Results
  • Assessment results are valid for one (1) year for the date that the score was earned.
Retest Policy for Chemistry 1A
  • Students may take the chemistry assessment one (1) time per year.  No retest per calendar year. 

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