Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Readiness Exam

 

As of December 11, 2015, the Physics Readiness Exam has been discontinued.

For PHYS 220, all students who have achieved a C or better in MATH 226 (or an approved equivalent) are now fully qualified to enroll.

For PHYS 111, all students who have achieved a C- or better in MATH 199 (or an approved equivalent) are now fully qualified to enroll.

Students who have NOT satisfied the MATH 199 prerequisite may still qualify for PHYS 111 by completing the online mini-course Math Prep for College Physics. For Fall 2016, choose "Physics 111 Fall 2016", course code HMN9C-JPG6C.

The certificate of completion of the online mini-course will qualify you for admission into PHYS 111 for one year. If the certificate of completion will be older than one year on the first day of classes, then you must take the online mini-course again in order to be admitted to PHYS 111.

Students who have already scored 25 or higher on the Physics Readiness Exam and who took the exam on or after August 24, 2015 are AUTOMATICALLY qualified to enroll in PHYS 111 in Fall 2016. These students do NOT need to take the online mini-course, and they do NOT need to satisfy the MATH 199 prerequisite.

Students who have achieved a C- or better in MATH 226, MATH 227, or MATH 228 (or approved equivalents) will qualify for PHYS 111 without taking the online mini-course.

Proof of any one of the following AP exam scores will also qualify students for PHYS 111 without taking the online mini-course:

ExamScore (Minimum)
AP Calculus AB3
AP Calculus BC3
AP Calculus BC (AB Subscore)3
AP Physics 13
AP Physics 23
AP Physics C (Mechanics)3
AP Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)3
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