Transfer Students: Organic Chemistry Courses taken at a Community College

Students who complete a year of organic chemistry (lecture and laboratory) at a community college will be given credit for satisfying Chemistry 12A-12B if they pass the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Exam with a score in the 75th percentile or higher. Students who pass the ACS exam with a score in the 40th to 74th percentile will be given credit for satisfying Chem 12A.

Note: The College of Chemistry does not accept results from the 1994 and 1998 versions of the ACS Organic Chemistry exam.


To those students who take the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Exam at their community college:

Regardless of your exam score, you are required to ask the instructor offering the exam to provide the following information on campus letterhead stationary:

  • student's name
  • exam name and version
  • exam score and percentile
  • exam date
  • name of the college where the exam was taken
  • instructor's signature, name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address

As soon as possible the instructor should email a scanned copy of the score report to cocug@berkeley.edu, with "ACS Exam Score Report" in the subject heading.


To those students who have not yet taken the American Chemical Society (ACS) Organic Chemistry Exam:

You can take the exam at UC Berkeley scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30 am at 180 Tan Hall.

If you plan to take the exam at UC Berkeley, please register for the exam by e-mailing Sanjeev Chahal : sanjeev@berkeley.edu


[content coordinated by Sanjeev Chahal]