Ohio University

Chemistry Placement

Students in the below colleges/majors must take the chemistry placement prior to registering for a chemistry course. If you intend to pursue one of the majors below, please complete the assessment (plan to spend about 90 minutes) prior to attending orientation by following below instructions:

To begin your ALEKS Chemistry Assessment:

  • Go to the ALEKS website at http://www.aleks.com.
  • Click on the link marked "SIGN UP NOW".
  • On the next screen, you will be asked to provide the following course code:
    Chemistry Placement-Academic Year 2018-2019: YJ3U4-RADRY
  • The next screen will ask you to create an account. Please provide all the information requested.
    Read everything carefully.
    • When asked to enter your email address, please use only your OHIO email account (@ohio.edu), NOT a private account.
    • When asked to enter your student ID number, please enter the 9 numerical digits following the “P” in your OHIO PID. Do not include the “P”.
    • Once you are finished entering your information, click "Continue" and you should be set!
  • Upon completion of the test, email chemistry@ohio.edu to find out your score or find out which chemistry class for which you need to register.

If you have any questions about this process or need assistance please e-mail chemistry@ohio.edu.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Biological Sciences (B.S.)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (B.S.)
  • Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology (B.S.)
  • Biological Sciences – Pre physical Therapy (B.S.)
  • Biological Sciences – Pre professional Program (B.S.)
  • Wildlife and Conservation Biology (B.S.)
  • Microbiology (B.S.)
  • ALL Chemistry Majors
  • Environmental and Plant Biology (B.S.)
  • Physics/Meteorology (B.S.)

Patton College of Education

  • Physical Science Major (B.S.Ed.)

College of Health Sciences and Professions

  • Applied Nutrition
  • Nutrition Science
  • Exercise Physiology Pre Physical Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

  • ALL Chemical Engineering Majors
  • Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
  • Computer Science (B.S.C.S.)
  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)
  • Electrical Engineering with Computer Engineering Track (B.S.E.E.)
  • Energy Engineering (B.S.En.E.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)
  • Undecided Engineering

Chemistry Course
Progression Chart

This chart explains the appropriate sequence of chemistry courses to follow after taking the chemistry placement.

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Placements are not exemptions. Each of the placement exams are designed to identify the course in which a student should begin. A placement does not exempt a student from a required course.