Chemistry 1A/1E Diagnostic exam

Chem 1A/1E: All students who want to register for chem 1A or 1E must pass the chemistry diagnostic exam before registering for the class. The exam will not be offered after the semester begins. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Chem 4: Chem 4 is designed for students who do not pass the Chemistry Diagnostic Exam with a score of 35 or higher. All students planning to register for Chem 4 are strongly encouraged to take the Chemistry Diagnostic Exam before instruction begins to accurately determine their need for the class. 

  • The test can only be taken once per semester and your score is good for 2 semesters.
  • If you want to try and get a better score on the exam you must wait until the next semester to take it again.
  • If it has been longer than two semesters since you took the exam you must re-take it.
  • Scores will show in your My Sac State Student Center once you take the exam.

Chemistry Diagnostic Exam:

Please check back on April 1, 2019 for the next exam dates which will be good for fall 2019 & spring 2020.
Please  follow this link to find out more information about the exam.

Chemistry diagnostic exam guidelines and requirements.


ALEKS Exam Requirements:

You can sign up for the ALEKS exam here.

An ALEKS score of at least...

Makes you eligible for...


Math 30, Chem 1E


Math 26A, Math 29, Chem 1A, Chem 4


Math 24, Stat 1


Math 17, Math 107A


Math 12

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Math 10

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