Advanced Standing Exams (ASEs)

**Details about the 5.111 and 5.12 ASEs for Fall 2021 are still being finalized. Updates will be posted here.**

Please feel free to reach out to the Office of the First Year or the Chemistry Education Office with any ASE-related questions.

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.

Q & A: Taking the 5.111 Advanced Standing Exam

Exam Preparation:

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:


The textbook for 5.111 and 5.112 for Fall 2019 is Principles of Modern Chemistry by Oxtoby, Gillis and Campion, 8th edition. Chemical Principles by Atkins and Jones was used previously.