Chemistry Self Assessment

Students who want to make sure they are prepared for the introductory general chemistry sequence are encouraged to take the Chemistry Self-Assessment offered in Canvas ( Online Learning Management System utilized by UCSC to create and manage lessons, courses, quizzes and other course materials).  Your score on the exam will help you determine when to take general chemistry.

Assessment Guidelines:

  • You may use a calculator and periodic table when taking the assessment.
  • The exam consists of 42 multiple choice questions.
  • There is no time limit, you may take as long as needed to complete the exam.
  • You will receive immediate feedback after submitting your exam.
  • The assessment is advisory, not required to enroll.
  • Any UCSC student with an active CruzID Gold password may take the assessment.

Accessing the Assessment:  

NOTE: You will need your UCSC CruzID Gold and password to log in.

Assessment Score & Enrollment

  • 0-25 points: You should review general chemistry before enrolling in Chem 1A or Chem 1B. Recommended resource: UCI Chemistry 1P online:
  • 25-35 points: You may benefit from review prior to enrolling in CHEM 1A.
  • 36-42 points: Your score suggests you are prepared to enroll in general chemistry.

Resources for Reviewing Chemistry:

UC Irvine, CHEM 1P: Preparation for Chemistry