All students who want to enroll in CHE 115: Principles of Chemistry must obtain a satisfactory score on a departmental diagnostic exam OR complete a departmental online chemistry tutorial.
If you plan on taking CHE 115: Principles of Chemistry in the fall 2019 semester, you will need to take the departmental diagnostic exam by June 21. This version of the departmental exam will be available sometime in the next few months. We will get this information out to all first-year Davidson students soon. Again, welcome to Davidson and we look forward to seeing you in our classes next fall!
If you plan on taking CHE 115: Principles of Chemistry this spring 2019 semester, the following steps will guide you in taking the departmental diagnostic exam.
You must take the diagnostic chemistry exam on Moodle. The diagnostic exam will be closed after January 18 at 8:30 a.m.
For all students signing up for CHE 115 for the spring semester via WebTree or for students that hope to add CHE 115 for the Spring 2019 semester, you must take the diagnostic exam or already have one on file with the chemistry department before January 14 at 8:30 a.m. Failure to take the diagnostic before the first day of classes on January 14 at 8:30 a.m., means you will be dropped from CHE 115 if you were already enrolled in the course. To add the course after the January 14 deadline, you must have a satisfactory diagnostic exam or have completed the online tutorial (see below), and you must obtain the permission of the chair of chemistry.
Instructions for Davidson Students who want to take the diagnostic:
An email will be sent with instructions on how to enroll in the chemistry tutorial once the diagnostic is complete. The tutorial is free to any Davidson student who would like to take advantage of this review of fundamental chemistry. The online chemistry tutorial is available to students now, so you can get started whenever you want.
Again, plan on taking the diagnostic exam far enough in advance of the January 14 deadline so that you will also have time to complete the online tutorial, which will take about 30 hours to complete.
Once you have completed the diagnostic, you will receive an email telling you one of three things:
Again, during the drop/add period after January 14 at 8:30 a.m., adding CHE 115 will be by permission only from the Chair of Chemistry who will check to make sure you have completed the CHE 115 prerequisite (a satisfactory diagnostic score taken before January 14 or completion of the tutorial).
If you still have questions direct them to Professor Durwin Striplin in the chemistry department at firstname.lastname@example.org.