CH101 Prerequisite Change
An important announcement for all students interested in
taking CH101: The prerequisites for taking CH101 have been changed
(effective starting Summer Session I, 2012). To register for CH101 you must have
the following prerequisites. PREREQUSIITE: Either appropriate score on the
chemistry placement test, or a grade of C or better in CH099A
within the past two years, or consent of the department.
PRE-or-COREQUISITE: MA097 or appropriate score on the mathematics placement
test. Assessment levels: EN101/102, RD120.
NOTE: a grade of C or better in a high school chemistry course within the
last five years will no longer count as a prerequisite for taking CH101.
The chemistry placement test is available on a walk-in basis at all 3 campus
assessment centers. It is recommended that you take the chemistry
placement test at the assessment center at least a week before you plan to
register for CH101. The chemistry placement test is on material that you
should already know from high school chemistry. Bring a scientific non-graphing calculator
when you go to take the placement test. The placement exam will not be
given during mid-term and finals week.
Note: you may only attempt the chemistry placement exam once.
If you have a good background in chemistry but feel that your chemistry
skills may be weak enough at the moment that you are unlikely to pass the
chemistry placement test, there is a course available (CH090) to help
you recover those skills. The class meets for two weeks for a total of 15
hours. This is a non credit class, but for tuition purposes the course is
equivalent to one semester hour. Note: this class is only for those people who have had chemistry
recently, and is not a replacement for CH099A.
If you have any questions on this requirement, please email the chemistry
department chair on your campus or contact your guidance counselor.
To take a chemistry course via a pre-requisite override or Department permission you must have:
- Completed the course(s) listed in the current MC catalog within the
required time period and/or earned the required grade(s).
- Documentation, e.g., unofficial transcript, verifying you have met the pre-requisites in item 1.
You may bring the documentation to CB215 for review by Counseling faculty, or bring it or drop it off to
the Chemistry Department for review. You may also fax the documentation to the
department chair's attention at 240-567-7623. If you drop off or fax your documents, please include a note with your name, MC ID#, and email address, and allow one to two days for review. If you wish to speak to Dr.
Anna about your request, please do so during her normal office hours, or by appointment.