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After the Exam

The software will provide feedback to you regarding your CPE results. Score interpretation information is below.

A score of 15 or greater is considered “passing” and as having satisfied the Placement Exam requirement. The student may enroll freely in CH 101. One who scores in the 15-18 range is advised to consider a less rigorous course schedule to allow for the extra study time likely required by CH 101.

A score of 14 or lower indicates the need for further study in chemistry prior to enrollment in CH 101. There are several options listed below, ONE of which needs to be completed before the student can enroll in CH 101.

  • Enroll in a physical section of CH 111 here at NCSU. CH 111 must be passed with a C- or better to enroll subsequently in CH 101.
  • Enroll in a Distance Education section of CH 111 here at NCSU. CH 111 must be passed with a C- or better to enroll subsequently in CH 101.
  • Enroll in a preparatory chemistry class at another university or community college that will transfer as CH 111 credit. See: http://admissions.ncsu.edu/apply/admission-review/transfer-admission-review-process/#transfercredits
  • Satisfactorily complete a series of online modules and evaluative exam hosted by the Chemistry Department. This series of modules constitutes approximately the material covered in a three-week period of class. Please take a reasonable amount of time to process and work through the material so that you have the best chance of being successful on the evaluative examination.