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Chemistry Challenge Exam

At this time, SMC is conducting virtual testing for the Chemistry Challenge exam. 

Schedule a Chem Challege Exam

The Chemistry Challenge Exam is only required of students wishing to enroll directly into Chemistry 11 (General Chemistry 1) who want to bypass Chemistry 10 (Introductory General Chemistry). All other students are not required to take the test.

Please note: Outside Chemistry Challenges are not accepted at SMC. You will need to complete the SMC Chemistry Challenge Exam if you do not meet the Course Prerequisite completed or AP Exam requirements.

English, ESL or Math Challenge Exam

Due to the passage of Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705), new students will be placed into math and English classes one of two ways: using high school GPA/coursework information, or Guided Self-Placement.

Math Proficiency Test