Biology Placement Exam

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


Phone: (505) 224-3243


The Biology Placement Exam is currently being offered as a remote exam but can also be scheduled to take in-person at the Main or Montoya Campuses.

Schedule my Biology Placement Exam

About the Biology Exam

  • It is completely free, but please remember to schedule an appointment prior to testing.
  • Pass the exam with a score of 64 and BIOL 1140/1140L (BIO 1410/1492) and CHEM 1120/1120L (CHEM 1410/1492), and prerequisites for BIOL 2310/2310L (BIO 2110/BIO 2192), and/ or BIOL 2210/2210L (BIO 2210/BIO 2292) will be waived. *old course numbers in parenthesis
  • 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 
  • Must wait 24 hours to retest; only two attempts allowed


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Biology placement flyer and study guide