Chemistry Assessment

The chemistry assessment is for students who have already taken beginning chemistry courses and would like to skip Chemistry 108 and enroll directly into Chemistry 120.

Chemistry assessment details

Assessment type: multiple choice
Questions: 44 questions
Time limit: 45 minutes
Re-assessment policy: the chemistry assessment may be taken once per semester
Math requirements: Math 120 is required for enrollment into Chemistry 120. The ISSA cannot be used for placement into chemistry.

Do I have to take the chemistry assessment?

  • The chemistry assessment is only required for students who wish to skip Chemistry 108.
  • Students may not be required to take the assessment if they have:
      • taken the assessment at DVC or any other California Community College within the last two years.

Visit Do I need to take an assessment? for more information on how to qualify for the exemptions listed above. 

There is no practice assessment for the chemistry assessment. Please review your high school curriculum or stop by the DVC Book Center to review the textbook used in Chemistry 108. 

How do I get my assessment results?

You will be given a printed hard copy of your results after you complete your assessment. Your assessment placement results will be available online on InSite within 24 business hours of completing the assessment. Find your results under the "test summary" link. 

Review how to find your assessment placements online for more information. 

Please note: Assessment Center staff cannot give results over the phone, mail, fax, or email.

What do my assessment results mean?

See our placement chart to understand your results. Your assessment placement result can be found in InSite

Schedule an assessment

Visit schedule an assessment to make your appointment in Pleasant Hill or San Ramon. Please review the “day of assessment” information before scheduling.

Chemistry course sequence

There is no chemistry course sequence guide. You may review the offered chemistry courses in the DVC catalog

Contact the Assessment Center


Telephone: 925-969-2132


Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor) Pleasant Hill campus map


Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Telephone: 925-551-6215


Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109 San Ramon campus map


Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Closed