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High School students - SUMMER 2023

Steps to Enroll

NOTE:  Students who wish to take General Chemistry I (CHE 131)  must complete the Online Chemistry Placement and Preparation (OCPP) process, a requirement for the course. Please see the website  for further details and instructions concerning the OCPP process.OCPP

1.    Make your course selection and credits. See course detail below.

2.    Complete our Summer and Winter Session Application.

3.    Allow (3-5) business days for processing. You will be sent a Stony Brook ID Number and registration instructions.

 NOTE: Once you have your SBUID and before you can enroll,  students must obtain special permission from the department.       Please email with your name, SBUID  and write in the subject line:  "Summer CHE 131 - need permission to enroll".

4.    Once you have permission, please visit SOLAR for course registration :   Solar Link

5.    If you are under 18 years of age, submit the Financial Responsibility and Parental Consent Form to Stony Brook's Office of Student Accounts by mail, fax, e-mail. This form must be submitted before the first day of classes.

6.    When you have completed your course work, you can order an official transcript.


Additional Questions? Email the Chemistry Department with your full name, SBUID (if available), and course you are inquiring about at:

Chemistry Course


SESSION II (July 6 - August 16)

CHE 131: General Chemistry I

(4 credits, MWF 1:30 - 4:35 pm + 80 min workshop; exam dates: 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/6 and Final Exam 8/16 @ 2:00pm-4:30pm) - enrollment requires completion of OCPP assessment! 
Course Syllabus - coming soon

Offered online. This is the initial course in the four-semester General-Chemistry/Organic-Chemistry sequence CHE 131/132/321/322. This sequence provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue further coursework in Chemistry. The General Chemistry courses provide a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including substantial illustrative material drawn from the chemistry of inorganic, organic, and biochemical systems. The emphasis is on basic concepts, problem-solving, and factual material. The principal topics covered are stoichiometry, the states of matter, chemical equilibrium and introductory thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, electron structure and chemical bonding, and chemical periodicity. Students will be placed into CHE 131 based on their performance in an Online Chemistry Placement and Preparation (OCPP) process. The four-semester sequence is inappropriate for students who have completed an AP course in chemistry and received a score of 4 or 5; these students are placed into CHE 152. Three lecture hours and one 80-minute workshop per week. May not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 129 or CHE 152. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.