CHEM 1211K Online Placement Exam

Chem 1211K is the prerequisite for all Chemistry and Biology courses at GSU. To register for CHEM 1211K, you are required to take a 45-minute diagnostic chemistry test administered by the Chemistry Department through iCollege.

Placement Test Information:

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Who must take the test? Any student who will need to take CHEM 1211K must take the placement exam. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must register on PAWS to take the placement exam through the Testing Center. All other students must register below to take the placement exam with the Chemistry department.

How can I exempt the test?

Students with a chemistry AP exam score of 2 or better or an SAT Chemistry subject score of 600 or better or completion of a college chemistry course (with a passing grade), do NOT need to take the Chemistry Preregistration Test. If you are exempt from the exam, please email chemugcoord@gsu.edu regarding your exemption (Please include your Panther ID Number and reason for exemption).

Transient students enrolled at other universities do not have to take the test. Transient students should email chemugcoord@gsu.edu regarding your exemption (Please include your Panther ID Number) for authorization to register for Chem 1211K.

Post Baccalaureate students do not have to take the placement test. Post Baccalaureate students should email chemugcoord@gsu.edu regarding your exemption (Please include your Panther ID Number) for authorization to register for chemistry 1211K.

How can I prepare? Take the practice placement exam.

How long is the exam? The exam is 45 minutes.

Where do I take the exam? You can take the exam anywhere at any computer. Note: Make sure that you use a computer in which you can download programs as you will need to download the LockDown Browser.

When? You may register for a test session below. The exam will be released to your iCollege account for you to take online on the morning of the registered session. You will have 48 hours to take the exam. After the 48 hours is up, you will no longer have access to take the exam and will need to register for a new exam. Please note that you will be charged $10 if you do not take an exam that you registered for and reschedule for another exam. You will not be charged if you cancel your registration 24 hours before the exam begins.

How do I take the exam? The exam will be released to your iCollege account for you to take online. To access the exam in iCollege, search for the course – Chemistry Placement Exam. You will be asked to download Lockdown Browser in order to take the exam. Please note that you will not be able to take the exam if you do not download Lockdown Browser. Once Lockdown Browser has been downloaded and installed, you can access the exam by opening Lockdown Browser. Follow the instructions and complete the exam. Please note that once you hit submit, you will not be able to access the exam again nor will you be able to see your grade.

How soon will I get my results? You will be emailed your results in iCollege within 48 hours after you take the exam. The placement exam is pass or fail. Should you not pass the exam, you will be notified of what your next steps should be. Your placement exam scores will be uploaded onto your student record within 48 hours AFTER the exam has closed.

Is there a cost? There is no charge for taking the exam for the first time. You will be charged $10 if you do not take an exam that you registered for and reschedule for another exam. You will not be charged if you cancel your registration 24 hours before the exam begins. If you would like to retake the exam, a $25.00 fee will be assessed to your PAWS account upon completion.

When and how to register for Chem 1211K? All who pass the test will be cleared to register for Chem 1211K (Principles of Chemistry I) and can register for the class once registration is open.

Problems registering for the test or need to cancel your registration? Please contact Jeneille Grant at 404-413-5500 or chemugcoord@gsu.edu.

Placement Test Registration

The available tests are listed below. Please click on the time you are interested in for registration.


October 12, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - Full
October 18, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.- Full
October 26, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - Full
November 8, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.- Full
November 23, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. (Rescheduled for November 21, 2016).- Full
December 6, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - Full
January 3, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
January 10, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
January 24, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
February 14, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
February 28, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
March 7, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
March 21, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
April 4, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
April 18, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
May 9, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
May 23, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
June 13, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)- Full
June 27, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
July 18, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)
August 1, 2017 (10:00 a.m.)