Chemistry Course Placement Information
All students who wish to enroll in General Chemistry (all science majors, including all pre-health majors, Health, Exercise, and Sport Science majors with concentration in Health and Exercise Science, and Earth and Environmental Science majors) are placed based upon two possible assessments:
· Score of 550 or above on the SAT Chemistry Subject Test, or
· Passing score on the Pacific Online Chemistry Assessment
Special Chemistry Information for Engineering majors only:
All engineering majors (*except computer science) who took high school chemistry should take the chemistry placement exam unless:
· You earned at least a B grade in both semesters, or (**not applicable for Bio-Engineering Majors)
· You earned at least a 2 on the chemistry AP exam, or
· You earned a 550 or better on the SAT Chemistry subject test.
*The chemistry exam is optional for computer science majors although they are encouraged to complete the assessment based on the above guidelines.
**Bio-Engineering Majors-All of the above is accepted for placement except for the B grade in both semesters of high school chemistry.
The on-line chemistry placement exam may be completed at home by accessing Pacific's learning management system (SAKAI) on your computer. When you click on the SAKAI link listed below, you will be directed to the SAKAI log-in page. Please enter your PacificNet ID (i.e., jsmith1) and password. Upon logging into SAKAI, click on the "My Sites" button in the upper right-hand corner. You will see a link titled "2014 Chemistry Placement Exam." Select this link and you will be provided with instructions on taking the placement exam. Please follow all of the instructions listed.
Click here to begin this process: http://sakai.pacific.edu
NOTE: The following browser requirements are needed for accessing Sakai: Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer, Netscape 7.1 or newer, Mozilla Firefox. Most computer browsers meet these requirements.