It is very important for all students planning to enroll in a general chemistry course at Skidmore to fill out the following information and take the Chemistry Diagnostic Exam. Skidmore offers two levels of first year (general) Chemistry. Choosing the appropriate course from the catalog descriptions can be difficult. The Chemistry Department has developed the following online Chemistry Diagnostic Exam that helps faculty advise students to register for the general chemistry course that is most appropriate for them. The exam takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete, and the students should take the exam without studying to provide the most accurate results. Based on their exam score and previous chemistry experience, students are advised to enroll in CH 105 (Chemical Principles I) or CH 106 (Chemical Principles II). Please contact Kimberley Frederick, Chair of the Chemistry Department (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 518-580-5132), if you have questions or concerns about the exam.
In order for us to advise you properly, we need an accurate assessment of your chemical knowledge. Therefore, please do not use textbooks or consult anyone while taking the diagnostic exam. You may use a calculator and the periodic table provided. You will need to complete the exam in one sitting. It is not possible to take a portion of the exam and save it for completion and submission at another time. Hence, you should take it at a time when you can devote at least 45 minutes to it. If there are questions that you are unable to answer, please leave them blank. Be sure to press the “submit exam” button once you have completed the exam. We will grade your exam and reply to you with our recommendation by e-mail or phone.