College of Nursing

Placement Tests

CON Placement Testing


The College of Nursing requires one Mathematics course, MATH 2600 Introduction to Statistics

  • Students with an ACT Math score of 20, SAT Math score of 510 (new) or 480 (old) or higher  will be placed into MATH 2600 and DO NOT need to take placement test or pre-requisite course, MATH 1200.
  • Students with ACT Math scores lower than 20 or SAT Math scores lower than 510 (new) or 480 (old) may take an online math placement test (ALEKS) OR choose to take MATH 1200 Math Modeling & Problem Solving (pre-requisite for MATH 2600).
  • The ALEKS placement test is available online at

    Learn more about the ALEKS placement test here. 


The College of Nursing requires students take CHEM 1120 Chemistry for Health Sciences

  • Students that are a direct from high school student with at least 1 year of chemistry are strongly encouraged to take the “Chemistry for Health Sciences Placement Test”.
  • Students that do not want to take the placement test will be placed in CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (pre-requisite for CHEM 1120).
  • Students who have NOT completed at least a year of high school chemistry will be required to take CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences.
  • Students with transfer credit equivalents for CHEM 1110, CHEM 1120, OR a CHEM AP Score of 4 or higher DO NOT have to take placement test.

Here are a couple tips for taking the Chemistry Placement Test:

  • You may enter and leave the test as you need to. It will start you back where you left off.
  • There is no time limit.
  • Please plan to finish the test at least 24 hours before you plan to register.
  • Do NOT use outside resources to help you answer questions in the initial assessment. If you look things up or get help, you may end up in a class that is too difficult for you.
  • Be sure to use the constants in the ALEKS system.
  • Only round your answers at the very end of your calculations.

Once you have taken the initial assessment:

  • If you have earned a 39% or higher, you may register for CHEM 1120.
  • If you have earned less than a 39%, you may want to register for CHEM 1110.
    • However, you may also choose to continue to work in the ALEKS system to learn at least a 39%. Once you have earned a 39%, you are able to register for CHEM1120.

The ALEKS system is free for you to work in. To best prepare for CHEM1120, I suggest you work in the ALEKS system to earn over a 39%. Ten extra credit points will be given to anyone that earns a 95% or greater before 11:59PM the first Sunday after classes begin. This extra credit will be prorated if less than 95% is earned.

If you have any questions related to taking this exam or to chemistry content as you are learning it, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Mock.


QUESTIONS: Please contact the Undergraduate Nursing Advising office at 419.530.2673.


Last Updated: 4/27/20