Chemistry Placement

The Chemistry Placement exam should be taken by CMU students majoring in the sciences. The placement exam determines whether the student should take CHEM 121 or CHEM 131. Students will need to know their MAVzone username and password to access the test. Total test time allowed is 60 minutes.  Students are allowed to take the Chemistry Placement exam once per semester. *Students can place directly into CHEM 131/131L or CHEM 151/151L courses with an ACT Math score of 24 or higher or SAT Math score of 610 or higher.

CMU students majoring in the following subjects and have taken one year of High School Algebra and one year of High School Chemistry should take the exam:

Biology (Not Biology Teacher)


Environmental Science



Environmental Geology

Secondary Education - Geology

Exercise Science

Payment and Scheduling

$17 is due at the time of scheduling. The student may bill their student account or pay over the phone with a debit or credit card. Payments via any other form (cash, cashier's check, check, etc) must be taken to the IRIS Desk in lobby of Lowell Heiny Hall and the receipt brought to the testing center to schedule.

All payments are pre-paid and non-refundable. There is a $20 rescheduling fee, which is valid for 6 months from the original test date.

We encourage you to utilize the walk-in option and to plan ahead so that you are assured a testing seat.

Offsite Scheduling Form

Offsite Registration Form

Useful Links:

Biology Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Physical Sciences Department

Testing Center Procedures and Regulation