BIOL 15b Placement Exam

Students receiving an AP or IB score of 5 or higher may elect to pass out of BIOL 15b. You should be aware, however, that a high AP score does not necessarily indicate readiness to continue with upper-level biology electives. For this reason, we strongly recommend all students considering opting out of BIOL 15b take this Biology placement exam to determine preparedness for opting out of BIOL 15b.

Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question; no points if you choose more than one answer.


Please refer to the answer page to establish your score.

Score 0-19 corresponds to grade E; we strongly recommend that you take Biol 15b. Score 20-33 corresponds to grades D to C+; we recommend that you take Biol 15b.

Score 34-60 corresponds to grades B- to A+; consider either taking Biol 15b or reviewing relevant material as background for elective courses.