Chemistry Placement Exam Instructions

All students planning to take Introductory Chemistry this fall must complete the online Chemistry Placement Exercise before summer orientation/course registration.

Who should take the Introductory Chemistry course?
Students considering a major in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Neuroscience, and any student considering Pre-Medicine or Pre-Health should take Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 150/151) in the fall of their first year and must complete this placement exam. Students interested in Environmental Science may also consider taking this course in their first year.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you do not need to take the chemistry placement exam. If you are unsure, please contact us for clarification: Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsall ( or Dr. Adam Cassano ( you do meet the above criteria, you can now take the chemistry placement exam, which can be completed online in approximately 45 minutes.You will need:
– your Drew email and password (to login)
– a calculator
– pencil and scrap paper

To begin, click on the following link:
You then need to login by clicking the “Continue” button at the bottom of the page.
After logging in, click [Enroll me]
You may need to go back and click the link again to get to the right page.

If you have any questions regarding the exam, please feel free to contact Dr. Mary-Ann Pearsall ( or Dr. Adam Cassano (

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding orientation or placement exams, please call 973-408-3924 or email