Placement Exam

Students with a 5 on the AP Biology exam, a score of 7 on the IB Biology higher-level exam, a score of A on the GCE Biology A-level exam, or the equivalent on other national standardized exams are eligible to take a placement examination administered at Yale. Based on the results of the examination, a student may place out of one or more courses in the BIOL 101–104 sequence. One or more of these foundational Biology courses (or their equivalent placement) may be explicitly required as prerequisites for upper-level MCDB courses. More information on the Placement Exam can be found at this website: