Placement Testing

Chemistry Placement Examination

The Chemistry Placement Examination (CPE) is an assessment to evaluate readiness for college-level chemistry courses. All students who have not completed and received a grade of C– or better in a college-level chemistry course are required to take the CPE prior to enrolling in CHEM-C 105. 

The CPE is an open-book, 45-minute online tool to evaluate readiness to begin the main science major sequence, CHEM-C 105–106. You cannot receive assistance from any person during the examination to ensure accuracy of the placement process. The exam can be taken on any computer with reliable Internet access, but mobile devices or pads are not suitable for testing. You must have a valid IU username, and you will only be allowed one attempt at the examination.

To enroll in and complete the Chemistry Placement Exam, click here.