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Biology Assessment

Need the Bio Assessment?

Testing Center PictureGCC Bio Assessment is currently being proctored online and in-person by appointment only. To schedule an in-person appointment please call us at 623-845-3058. For remote proctoring, please send us an email at online.testing@gccaz.edu.

If you have taken a year of high school biology and wish to skip the recommended college-level general biology course (BIO156 or BIO181) and enroll in BIO201 or BIO205 at GCC, you are required to take the BIO Assessment exam. This 40 questions exam will help you evaluate how well you remember this important information. If, after taking the exam, you still feel you are adequately prepared to enroll in a 200-level BIO course, you will need to discuss your score with an academic advisor and get their signature to register.

Biology Assessment Hours

GCC Main Campus

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)
  • Fri:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)

All tests must be completed 10 minutes before closing.

When you come to test, please make sure you have the following:

  • a current, valid photo ID (your GCC ID will be very helpful)
  • your GCC student ID #

Summer Hours

  • Mon. - Wed.: 7:30 a.m. -  Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)
  • Thurs: 8 a.m. Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (except for holiday and college closures)
  • Closed on Fridays during the Summer

All tests must be completed 10 minutes before closing.

When you come to test, please make sure you have the following:

  • a current, valid photo ID (your GCC ID will be very helpful)
  • your GCC student ID #

About the Exam

Biology Self-Assessment:

  • A 40-question computerized multiple-choice exam;
  • You will receive your exam results right away after testing;
  • One test is allowed every 3 months;
  • Scores are good for one year;
  • Take this exam if you have taken a year of high school Biology and wish to skip the general Biology course (BIO156 or BIO181);
  • A current valid photo ID is required.

For additional information, please see the Biology department web page

Course Descriptions

Testing Environment

All testing rooms are monitored by a camera system. Students are under video surveillance the entire time.