Do I need to take the chemistry placement?


  • New FVCC students who have been out of high school for more than two years and want to take chemistry at FVCC

  • Transfer students without previous college chemistry who want to take chemistry at FVCC

  • Running Start students wishing to enroll in FVCC chemistry courses


If you graduated from high school within the last two years, you may be eligible to register for chemistry courses without taking the chemistry placement test. Review the criteria for direct placement into FVCC chemistry courses.


If you are transferring to FVCC with college credit for chemistry, and/or you earned AP or IB credit for chemistry, you will not be required to take the chemistry placement.

Please note:

The chemistry placement is optional, and only intended for students who want to take chemistry courses. Chemistry courses are not required for all degree programs.