Effective March 2014, all Chemistry 101 Readiness Exams are cancelled until further notice.
Exam Purpose and Importance
The Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam acquaints students to the skills that are needed to succeed in the general chemistry series and serves to identify those students who are academically prepared for Chemistry 101. Some students however, will need to improve their knowledge and will be recommended to register for Chemistry 065.
Exam Retest Policy
Students must wait one year and one day from their most recent Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam to retest.
Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam Preparation
- Understand the purpose and importance of the Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam.
- View the current Exam Calendar and select a date/time to participate. Early participation is strongly recommended. Participation peaks during the first few weeks prior to the start of each semester/session.
- Practice the sample test questions.
- Ensure you are not ill and are well rested on the day of participation.
Prior to exam participation:
- ELAC Admission application must be successfully processed.
- Students must have prepared for the exam (see section above).
ELAC Chemistry 101 Readiness Exams:
- Are only offered at the Main Campus Assessment Lab (E1-183).
- Are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis during scheduled dates and times.
- Are paper-pencil.
- Students will have access to a periodic table and a non-programmable calculator.
- Upon reaching capacity, admittance time will vary.
- Students arriving late and/or not having a valid Photo ID will be turned away. Photocopies of Photo IDs are not accepted. No Exceptions.
- No Calculators, Dictionaries, PDA's, Cell Phones, iPods, MP3 Players, or other electronic devices allowed.
All course prerequisites at East Los Angeles College are electronically enforced.
The Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam will recommend the appropriate chemistry course; however math prerequisites will need to be cleared via appropriate satisfactory math course completion or acceptable level of skill as demonstrated in the Mathematics Assessment Placement Process.
Below are the respective recommended Chemistry courses and their prerequisites.
Chemistry 065 - Introductory General Chemistry
Math Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Math 115 -or- placement into Math 125 or higher, as demonstrated in the Mathematics Assessment Placement Process.
Chemistry 101 - General Chemistry I
Chemistry Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Chemistry 065 -or- placement into Chemistry 101, as demonstrated in the Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam.
Math Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Math 125 -or- placement into Transfer Level Math or higher, as demonstrated in the Mathematics Assessment Placement Process.
Students with Disabilities
If a student experiences difficulties due to a verified learning or physical disability, the student may wish to contact the Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S) in E1-160 or call (323) 265-8787 for information on alternative test-taking arrangements
prior to assessment participation. Such alternative test-taking arrangements are only available for students with documented disabilities.
Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam Format and Course Placements