College of Nursing

Placement Tests




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

  • If your ACT MATH score is 20 or higher (510 for the SAT MATH), you DO NOT need to take the MATH Placement Test.
  • Students with ACT Math scores lower than 20 and/or SAT Math scores lower than 510  may take an online math placement test (ALEKS) OR choose to take MATH 1200 Math Modeling & Problem Solving, the prerequisite for MATH 2600.
  • ALEKS Math Placement Test required for:
    • Students who choose to apply to the University without any test scores.
    • Students with ACT MATH less than 20 or SAT MATH less than 510.
  • The ALEKS placement test is available online. Login here. *There is a small fee associated with this test that must be paid upon registration on the website.


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

  • Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHEM 1120) Placement Exam is required if you took chemistry in high school

    • You will see TWO options for CHEM placement, please take the Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHEM 1120) version
    • If you've never taken chemistry, DO NOT take the chemistry placement test.
    • Students with transfer credit equivalents for CHEM 1110, CHEM 1120, CHEM 1230 OR a CHEM AP Score of 4 or higher DO NOT have to take placement test.
    • There is no fee for the ALEKS Nursing Chemistry Placement Test.

Please read these instructions carefully, then click the link below to begin:

  • 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 2 days before your Rocket Launch date.
  • 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.
  • Make sure to take the Chemistry for the Health Sciences (CHEM 1120) version.

In general, you should take CHEM 1110 before 1120. However, you are qualified to register for CHEM 1120 if you:

  • Score at or above 39% on the Chemistry for Health Sciences Placement Test Initial Knowledge Check OR
  • Score below 39% on the Chemistry for Health Sciences Placement Test Initial Knowledge Check, but you use the Learning Mode and subsequent assessments to reach 39% or above.

NOTE:  the second option is only recommended if you are originally close to the 39% mark.

The ALEKS CHEM system is free for you to work in.

Click HERE To Begin The ALEKS Chemistry For Health Sciences Placement Exam

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.


Please contact the Undergraduate Nursing Advising office at 419.530.2673.

Last Updated: 10/23/23