NEW Chemistry Policy Effective for Fall 2018 Course Registration
Chemistry placement will no longer be used to place students into General Chemistry (CHE 1103) as of Fall 2018 course registration.  Summer 2018 courses are still required to follow the chemistry placement exam policy detailed below.  Fall 2018 registration Chemistry placement will be determined by the following:
  • Completion of Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (MAT 1073) with a grade of at least a “C-” will serve as a prerequisite.
  • Placement into Pre-Calculus (MAT 1093) through the UTSA math placement exam or the ALEKS math placement exam at UTSA will serve as a prerequisite satisfaction.
  • A grade of “C-” or better in Basic Chemistry (CHE 1073).
  • AP credit for MAT 1093, 1214 or CHE 1073 will serve as a prerequisite satisfaction sufficient for enrollment in General Chemistry (CHE 1103).

If one of the aforementioned prerequisites is not met in the Banner system then the student will not be allowed to register for General Chemistry I (CHE 1103).

Students wishing to enroll in General Chemistry (CHE 1103) for one of the Summer 2018 terms, must take and pass the Chemistry Placement exam prior to registering for the class.

  • This test may be taken only once, so come prepared!
  • The fee for Chemistry Placement is $20 and is charged to the student’s UTSA account immediately following the test.
  • A scientific non-graphing calculator is permitted.

Log into ASAP to sign up for the Chemistry Placement exam; no walk-in slots are available. Students have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

If a student does not achieve the passing score of 21 out of 30 questions, he or she will be placed in Basic Chemistry (CHE 1073).