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Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL2401) Assessment

Through the summer semester 2019, a student wanting to enroll in Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2401) must meet one of the following eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in the course:

  • previously passed Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406) with a C or better within the last five (5) years;    
  • previously passed a course which is a transfer equivalent to Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406) with a C or better within in the last five (5) years;
  • qualifying Advanced Placement Biology score of 3 or more;
  • qualifying International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology SL or Biology HL with a score of 4 or more;
  • qualifying College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Biology with a score of 50 or more;
  • OR by scoring 70% or higher on the Anatomy and Physiology I Assessment.

However, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year (Fall 2020), a student wishing to enroll in BIOL 2401, Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I), must take the Anatomy & Physiology I Assessment and score with a 70% or higher, before the student can enroll in the course.  

NOTE:  Beginning Fall 2020, the following courses do not meet an exemption from the A&P I Assessment:

  • previously passed Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406) with a C or better within the last five (5) years;  
  • previously passed a course which is a transfer equivalent to Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406) with a C or better within in the last five (5) years;
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Biology
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology SL or Biology HL
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Biology

Students wishing to take Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2402) are NOT required to pass the assessment test before enrolling in the course.  The required prerequisite for this course is BIOL 2401 with a minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab).  Students who previously completed A&P I at another institution will need to submit their official transcripts to Admissions and Records for evaluation.

What is covered on the assessment test?
The assessment test is based upon Texas high school TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).  There are 50 multiple choice questions and students are allowed 60 minutes to complete the assessment. 

A test preparation course, HLTH 1091, is available through Continuing Education.

For more details, please see the Biology Department website here.

When do students take the assessment?
The assessment is the prerequisite for Fall 2020 and may be used for enrollment beginning Fall 2019.  A student may take the test beginning March 6, 2019, during the Spring 2019 semester.  The test will be periodically administered in a group setting on announced dates.  To ensure class availability, it is best for a student to take the assessment prior to the beginning of registration for the semester they wish to enroll.  For Fall 2019, registration will begin April 16, 2019. 

A student is allowed to take the assessment twice per long semester or full summer semester, with at least one week between the two attempts.  Upon passing, the student will have permission to register for three (3) consecutive semesters (one year).  If the student needs to register beyond this point, he/she will have to retest for permission to register. 

When and where do I take the assessment?
The assessment will have scheduled times at each campus.  Testing dates and locations are available at the time of payment. 

What is the cost and how do I pay?
The A&P I Assessment is $30 per attempt.  Payment must be made online here.  Payment online will have the student select the date and time most convenient for the student to test.  The student must bring their receipt and their Collin ID card to present to the Testing staff member to prove the fee has been paid.

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