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Chemistry Placement Examination (CPE)
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Bullet Point CPE Test Registration and Information

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Chemistry Placement Examination (CPE)
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All students planning to enroll in

Bullet Point Chemistry 120A: General Chemistry

must take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) or have completed Chemistry 115: Introduction to General Chemistry or its equivalent (verified with official transcript) with a grade of C or higher. In addition, all students enrolling in Chemistry 120A must be exempt from or have passed the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM).

All students planning to enroll in

Bullet Point Chemistry 200: Chemistry for Nursing and Allied Health Professions

are expected to take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) or have completed Chemistry 115: Introduction to General Chemistry or its equivalent (verified with official transcript) with a grade of C or higher. In addition, all students enrolling in Chemistry 200 must be exempt from or have passed the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM).

The CPE may be taken only once a year. Test scores are valid for two consecutive semesters.

You will have 45 minutes to complete the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE). The CPE consists of 44 multiple-choice questions addressing basic concepts in arithmetic, algebra, and high school chemistry. In scoring the test only correct answers will be counted. A periodic table of elements and a table of abbreviations and symbols are provided in the test book. You may need them for some questions. All other data are given in the questions. Non-programmable calculators are permitted but not essential.

Test results will be posted outside the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, located in McCarthy Hall - room 580, approximately one week after the test. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will not give scores over the phone.

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CPE Exemptions
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To be exempt from the CPE, students must have completed Chemistry 115: Introduction to General Chemistry or its equivalent with a grade of C or higher.

If you have taken an equivalent chemistry course at another college, you must submit a copy of your transcript or course grade and a course description to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry prior to enrolling in Chemistry 120A: General Chemistry. All students enrolling in Chemistry 120A must also be exempt or have passed the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM).

   

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CPE Test Dates
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Test Dates Deadline Dates
May 10, 2014 April 30, 2014
July 19, 2014 July 9, 2014

Additional weekday testing dates are available for the CPE through the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. For more information and to register please visit: http://cnsm.fullerton.edu/testing/cpe/.

NOTE: Test registration may close early if maximum seating capacity is reached.

 

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CPE Registration Information
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Pre-registration is required to take the CPE. There is no charge for the exam. You can register for the CPE either by mail or in-person. There is no charge for the CPE, but pre-registration is required in order to take the test.

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To register for the CPE through the mail, fill out the CPE REGISTRATION FORM and mail to CA State University, Fullerton; University Testing Center (UH-229); P.O. Box 6830; Fullerton, CA 92834-6830. Your mail-in application must reach the University Testing Center by the test registration deadline date.

 

Bullet Point To register for the CPE in-person, fill out the CPE REGISTRATION FORM and take the completed form to the University Testing Center, located in University Hall - room 229, by 5:00 PM on the test registration deadline date.

Whether you register for the CPE by mail or in-person, you will receive an emailed CPE Admission Ticket approximately one week after receipt of your CPE Registration Form. Be sure to print your CPE Admission Ticket and bring it with you to the test. Your CPE Admission Ticket will list the test date, test time, reporting location, what to bring to the exam, and other relevant information.

Special Accommodations. If you have a disability that requires special accommodations or if you are unable to test on Saturdays because of religious convictions, you should contact the University Testing Center prior to the test registration deadline date.

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Test Date Change
. You may also change your test date by contacting the Testing Services office at least 24 hours before your scheduled test date.

Standby Registration. You should make every effort to register before the test registration deadline. In an emergency, however, it may be possible for you to take the CPE even though you are not registered for the test. Standby registrants will be admitted only if sufficient space and testing materials are available. Contact the University Testing Center at 657-278-3838 for detailed standby instructions.

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CPE Test Scores
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Test results will be posted outside the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, located in McCarthy Hall - Room 580, one week after the test. Scores will not be given over the telephone.

 

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