Instructor: Marilyn Toscano
The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year. This course is taken with the idea in mind that students will take the AP Exam to receive college credit or placement at the student’s college of choice. For some students, this course enables them to undertake, in their first year, second-year work in the chemistry sequence at their institution or to register in courses in other fields where general chemistry is a prerequisite. For other students, the AP Chemistry course fulfills the laboratory science requirement and frees time for other courses. Note: Some institutions may require a review of students’ laboratory work prior to awarding credit for a chemistry laboratory course. It is strongly recommended that students not only maintain a lab notebook throughout their AP Chemistry course but that students keep their notebook to show to the chemistry department head of the institution to which they wish to attend for review for credit or placement. Credit and placement tied to the AP Chemistry exam could lead to students' readiness for and engagement in the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses and eventually the achievement of a STEM degree and successful career.