Biology and Chemistry Exams

We proctor biology and chemistry exams which, if passed, allow students to test out of lower level biology and chemistry courses.

We recommend that you speak to your counselor before requesting a science exam testing appointment to determine if you need biology and/or chemistry courses for your educational goal.

Biology 40A Exam

Bio40A Exam Overview

This exam, if passed, allows students to enroll directly into Biology 40A: Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Students that have taken, or are currently enrolled, in the Biology 40A prerequisite courses at Foothill* or De Anza (Chemistry 30A, Chemistry 25 or Chemistry 1A) do not need to take this exam.

Before making an appointment download the Biology 40A Exam Overview

Foothill students:

  • De Anza's Bio40A exam is not transferable to Foothill.

  • If you wish to enroll in Bio40A at De Anza after completing the Bio40A prerequisite courses at Foothill, you should submit a prerequisite clearance form to the Evaluations Department upon Bio40A prerequisite course completion.

Bio40A Exam Eligibility & Retest Policy

New students with no academic record are eligible to attempt the exam one time.

After taking the initial, or first, exam students cannot attempt the Biology 40A exam if they have enrolled in or have earned a W, D, F or I grade in Chemistry or Biology at De Anza.

  • Test results do not expire.

  • Students who take a Biology 40A exam and do not enroll in Chemistry 30A, 25 or 1A or Biology 40A at De Anza are eligible for one (1) retest after six (6) months.

Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam

Chem1A/Bio6A Exam Overview

This exam, if passed, allows students to enroll directly into Chemistry 1A: General Chemistry and Biology 6A: Form & Function in the Biological World.

Students that have taken, or are currently enrolled, in the Chemistry 1A and Biology 6A prerequisite courses at Foothill* or De Anza (Chemistry 30A, Chemistry 25) do not need to take this exam.

Before making an appointment download the Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A Exam Overview

Foothill students:

  • De Anza's Chem1A/Bio6A exam is transferable to Foothill for Chem1A placement only (see Foothill's Testing & Assessment Center for student exam eligibility rules).

  • Foothill's Chem1A exam is transferable to De Anza for Chemistry 1A and Biology 6A placement (De Anza exam eligibility rules apply).

  • If you wish to enroll in Chemistry 1A or Biology 6A at De Anza after completing the prerequisite course(s) at Foothill, you should submit a prerequisite clearance form to the Evaluations Department upon prerequisite course completion.

Chem1A/Bio6A Exam Retest Policy

New students with no academic record are eligible to attempt the exam one (1) time. After taking the initial, or first, exam students cannot attempt the Chemistry1A/Biology exam if they have enrolled in or have earned a W, D, F or I grade in Chemistry or Biology at De Anza.

  • Test results do not expire.

  • Students who take a Chemistry 1A/Biology 6A exam and do not enroll in Chemistry 30A, 25 or 1A or Biology 6A at De Anza are eligible for one (1) retest after six (6) months.

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