Placement Exams


Chemistry & Math Placement Exams

Your placement exam scores, combined with your other academic data, determine your level of readiness in Math and/or Chemistry. These scores allow your academic advisor to place you in the Math and/or Chemistry class in which you will be most successful at UC Merced.


Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

The University awards credit for successful completion of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations (IB). Students must have official test score reports sent directly from the testing service to UC Merced to receive credit.


Calculus Competency Exams

Students who successfully complete MATH 11 and 12 and need to continue on in coursework requiring MATH 22 as a course requisite will need to pass a MATH 22 competency exam. Students who wish to switch from MATH 11 to MATH 22 will need to pass a MATH 21 competency exam or may enroll in MATH 21.