2020 ASE Update:
The Department of Chemistry will be offering virtual Advanced Standing Exams for both 5.111 and 5.12 prior to the beginning of the spring semester. The 5.111 ASE is scheduled for February 4th, 2021 and the 5.12 ASE is scheduled for February 5th, 2021. ASEs conducted during IAP this year will be graded P/NR for first year students to increase equity of opportunity due to disruptions this fall.
First year students do not need to petition to take any of the ASEs, they just need to complete the ASE registration form. The ASE registration form is for first year students (Class of 2024) and incoming Transfers (January 2025) only. All upper-class students should follow the regular petition process and consult with their advisors.
Please note that to be eligible to take an ASE, you cannot have attended or been registered for the subject or any of its variations (5.111, 5.112, or 3.091). An exception can be made if you never attended the class and submitted a drop form within the first week of the term.
Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students
Upperclass and Second-Term First-Year Students
Q & A: Taking the 5.111 Advanced Standing Exam
What is the Purpose of the 5.111 Exam?
What Kind of Exam is the 5.111 ASE?
What Type of Problems Will Be on the Exam?
What Should I Bring to the Exam?
How Do I Find Out My Exam Results?
5.111 and 5.112 content can be found at MITOpenCourseWare (OCW). Here you will be able to review topics, watch lecture videos (5.111 only) and work practice problems. You are encouraged to review a 5.111 Final Exam and Answer Key.
OCW Class Sites:
5.12 ASE Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students
5.12 ASE Upperclass and Second-Term First-Year Students