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Students wishing to take BIOL 2401 – Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P I) must first pass an assessment test with a 70% or higher before they are allowed to enroll in the course. If a student meets the following requirements, please contact the Biology department at 512-223-7475 or send us an email to receive instructions on how to request permission to register for A&P I (BIOL 2401):
NOTE: The following courses will NOT exempt you from taking the assessment test for A&P I: Intro to A&P (BIOL 2404), High school A&P and Kinesiology A&P.
Students wishing to take BIOL 2402 – Anatomy & Physiology II (A&P II) are NOT required to pass an assessment test before enrolling in the course. BIOL 2401 with minimum grade of C (or equivalent with lab) is a required prerequisite. Students who have previously completed A&P I at another institution will need to submit their official transcripts to Admissions and Records for evaluation.
The assessment tests evaluate if students have the necessary background material to pass HIGH SCHOOL biology and chemistry. BIOL 2401 – A&P I does not cover basic material and the assessment tests evaluate your knowledge of BASIC BIOLOGY and CHEMISTRY.
Our data indicates that students who enroll in these courses without this basic knowledge do not succeed, losing the time and money they invested.
Historically, students who have a good grounding in basic high school level biology and chemistry, as assessed on the assessment tests, have a much higher success rate (defined as earning final grade of “C” or higher) in subsequent anatomy and physiology courses.
The A&P I assessment test covers the pertinent state-wide objectives of high school biology and chemistry.
A&P I Assessment Test Objectives
Passing the A&P I Assessment is required BEFORE any student can enroll in BIOL 2401.
There is no assessment for A&P II. Successful completion of A&P I with a “C” or better is required before any student can enroll in BIOL 2402 – A&P II.
Review the objectives for the assessment (see the links above.) Need additional help? Test Preparation
At any ACC assessment center.
The A&P I Assessment is $10 per attempt beginning March 19th 2018. The fee must be paid before the student will be allowed to take the test, all fees can be paid at any ACC Cashiers office. Students can either bring their receipt or their confirmation email to the assessment center to show that the fee has been paid. Attempts are limited to three (3) per semester and cannot be taken within 24 hours of each other.
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Students who are out of town during testing dates may be able to arrange an exam by proctor at another location. Students must contact Linda Gonzalez by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-223-7475. You must locate a test location in your area (usually a college or university testing center) and then provide the contact name, email address and web site for the school so that the location can be verified. This information can be provided by email or by phone. Please note it may take a few days for us to contact the testing center and coordinate testing materials. Please be sure to leave your name, ACCeID, phone number and email so that we may contact you. If you need to test overseas and are not able to locate an authorized testing center, contact Linda Gonzalez at email provided for suggestions.