The Biology exam is intended for students with significant prior experience in chemistry and biology.


(505) 224-3244

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

Saturday (Main Campus BT-2 for Distance Learning and Make-up Exams Only)

9am to 4pm


Exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to closing.

About the Biology Exam

  • Completely free
  • The exam is given at any CNM Assessment Center on a walk-in basis, except South Valley
  • Passing the exam, with a score of 64, will waive the BIO 1410/1492 and CHEM 1410/1492 prerequisites for BIO 2110/BIO 2192, and/or BIO 2210/BIO 2292
  • It will also waive the Biology and Chemistry prerequisites for NUTR 2110
  • It will not waive the prerequisites for any other course(s)
  • A grade of “B” or better in high school biology and chemistry within the last three years or significant background experience in these two areas is the suggested minimum preparation


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Biology placement flyer and study guide