Chem 33, Placement Test (PLME)
As I get ready for my new experience at Brown (as a PLME student), I have a question that I'd love to have answered by any of the current students at Brown. I don't have the AP credit necessary to automatically skip Chem 10 and move on directly to Chem 33 (but I did take an AP chemistry course during senior year in HS).
I know there's a Chem 10 online tutorial/placement test for pre-frosh like me who don't have the necessary AP credit, and I'm wondering: say you take the placement test and somehow fail (I know it's unlikely, but imagine this happens)...is this score binding? In other words, is your advisor at Brown (or somebody else along those lines) able to eventually see this score? And would that mean that you would not be allowed to enroll directly into Chem 33?
I don't know how assiduously I should study for this placement test, so if anyone has any insight as to how difficult it is or how closely it follows the online chem tutorial, I'd also appreciate that as well... By the way, this online test can be taken at home, correct?
Are the placement test procedures (or anything else chem-related for that matter) any different for me, since I am a PLME?
Edit: I'm currently reading stories online of students who bombed the placement exam, but decided to take Chem 33 anyway...if that's the case, what's the point of AP credit (i.e. reporting a 4 or 5 on the Chem AP)? How does this work?
Last edited by NewYorkMets; 07-16-2012 at 06:10 PM.