Biology Placement Test

Biology Placement Test Information

Required biology courses for students in the programs listed below have certain biology and chemistry prerequisites that must be met before a student can register for those courses. These prerequisites can be met either through previous course work at the high school and college level, or by achieving a score of at least 59 on the biology placement exam and meeting the chemistry  prerequisite requirement.

Prerequisites are valid only if taken within the last five years

Chemistry Prerequisite

High School Chemistry, grade of C or better
or, MCCC CHE 121, or CHE 131, or CHE 151, grade of C or better
or, equivalent college level transfer course, grade of C or better

Biology Prerequisite

Biology placement exam with a score of 59 or higher
or, MCCC BIO 121, grade of C or better
or, equivalent college level transfer course, grade of C or better

Students in the following programs are strongly encouraged to take the biology placement exam if they do not otherwise meet the biology prerequisite:

  • Life Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Exercise Science

Also, students looking to be admitted to the following programs should take the biology placement exam if they do not otherwise meet the biology prerequisite:

  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Surgical Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

Test Preparation Materials

We highly recommend that you prepare for the placement tests. It may be helpful for you to see some sample questions or to prepare using the College’s Foundational Skills Lab supplemental instructional materials.

Lecture Review

Review Tests

To make an appointment to take the biology placement test, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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