Welcome to the Class of 2019

Welcome to the Class of 2019

Pre-Orientation and Orientation Events

Welcome to Hanover as you take this exciting step in your academic career.  Incoming students often have many questions about placement into chemistry courses, and there are several ways for them to get their questions answered.  For example, you may wish to know if it is possible to receive any kind of credit for chemistry courses you completed in high school.  Please go to the site http://www.dartmouth.edu/~prep/chemistry/index.html which answers many of these questions, and explains how to prepare for placement and credit on entrance tests.  For an explanation of credit on entrance, and how it differs from course credit, please see the Registrar's website,  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/enrollment/prematriculation_credit.html

All students who received a score of 5 on the AP Chemistry examination, and students with an overall grade of A or higher on the GCE A-Level Examinations (AS/A2) offered by one of the three English unitary awarding bodies (AQA, Edexcel, ORC) will receive credit on entrance for Chemistry 5.  

Students who received an AP score lower than 5, or who did not have the opportunity to take an AP Chemistry examination, or who received an overall grade lower than A on the GCE A-Level Examinations (AS/A2) offered by AQA, Edexcel, or ORC, or who took A-Level Examinations offered by any other examining board, MUST take the Chemistry 5 Credit test which is offered ONLY on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, if they wish to explore the possibility of receiving credit on entrance for prematriculation work.

Students with credit on entrance for both Chemistry 5 and Mathematics 3 (or the equivalent) are eligible to be considered for admission into Chemistry 10 without further testing.  Students with such credit on entrance and who are interested in admission into Chemistry 10 must send an email to [email protected] expressing their interest.  Please include the phrase "Request for admission into Chemistry 10" in the subject line of the email. 

Students lacking credit on entrance for Chemistry 5, but who do have credit on entrance (or the equivalent) for Mathematics 3, and who are interested in admission into Chemistry 10 must take the Chemistry 10 Placement examination, which is offered ONLY on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Admission to Chemistry 10 can be granted only by the course instructor.

Students with credit on entrance for Chemistry 5 by a score of 5 on the AP Chemistry examination, by a grade of A or higher on the GCE A-Level Examinations (AS/A2) offered by one of the three English unitary awarding bodies (AQA, Edexcel, ORC), or by passing the Chemistry 5 Credit test are invited to take the two-hour Chemistry 6 Credit test which is offered from 2 – 4 pm in 007 Steele Hall on Friday, September 11, 2015.

In addition to seeking answers to your questions online, there is a First-Year Pre-Orientation Lunch in 53 Commons at noon on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at which several Chemistry faculty will be available to answer questions. Furthermore, you may contact any of the following faculty members of the Chemistry Department's Undergraduate Advising Committee: Professor Robert Ditchfield, Professor Gordon W. Gribble, and Professor F. Jon Kull. 

The Chemistry Department will hold an Open House at 1 – 2 pm on Friday, September 11, 2015, in Burke Laboratory.