The UNC Chemistry Department recognizes the transfer course equivalencies previously approved by the University. Follow this link to look up courses by institution. If a student plans to take a course at another institution in the future, and it is not listed at the above site, that student should follow the advice of the Academic Advising Program and submit a Course Approval Form before taking the course.
If the course was taken in the past at a different institution but is not listed as previously approved, there are two methods to gain equivalency:
1. For Introductory Chemistry (Chem101, Chem102 and labs), Analytical Chemistry (Chem241 and lab), Organic Chemistry (Chem261, Chem262, and lab), and Biochemistry (Chem430 and lab) students must take a placement/competency exam given by the chemistry department. If passed, this would show the student's knowledge of the material, and the department will issue an explanation letter to the appropriate academic unit, e.g. Registrar's office, Academic Advising, Graduate program in Pharmacy.
The placement/competency exams will be given the day before classes begin for the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester exams will be given on Monday, August 19, at 8:30 am in Venable/Murray room G202. To sign up for the exams please visit this website.
The exams will only be given if there are students interested in taking them. Students should email email@example.com to ask questions about the exams. There is no fee for this service, but students may only attempt each exam once.
A separate exam solely for granting credit for Chem101L will be given on Friday August 24th at 1pm in Murray G202 . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register for the exam. Also, a student may not take the placement exam for a course/lab they have previously earned credit for or have been enrolled in the same lecture/lab and received a failing grade.
2. To receive credit for other chemistry courses, students should collect information from the course including a syllabus, with notes on school name, text used, credit hours, and topics covered final course grade, and examples of class work, notes, exams, etc. This information will be reviewed by a chemistry advisor and should be deposited at the Chemistry Student Services office.