Exam ordering instructions for teachers

Ordering deadlines

Please note the following deadlines to order exams:

  • Chem 13 News Exam ordering deadline:
    Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Avogadro Exam ordering deadline:
    Friday, May 7, 2021

Ordering information

The supervising teacher will register for and order exams online in a single step. 

  • At the time of ordering, the supervising teacher is identified as the Exam Administrator. The supervising teacher must enter their name and email address in the fields for Exam Administrator Name and Exam Administrator Email. For the shipping address, put your school’s mailing address.
  • You are restricted to one order per school for the Chem 13 News Exam and one order per school for the Avogadro exam. 
  • The supervising teacher (exam administrator) must specify the number of students writing the exam at the time of ordering.
  • Teachers, please be respectful of all students taking the exams by registering your students for only ONE exam appropriate to their level. The Chem 13 News Exam is for more senior students who have completed, or are nearing completion of, their second high school chemistry course; the Avogadro Exam is for students who have completed, or are nearing completion of, their first high school chemistry course.
  • All orders require payment by credit card at the time of ordering. Confirmation of payment will be sent by email to the supervising teacher (exam administrator). Please retain this email as proof of payment, as this is your official receipt.
  • With the new online payment system, we are no longer able to provide invoices or accept purchase orders.

Exam process information

  • Teachers must have their students write the exam during the day on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for the Chem 13 News Exam, and Thursday, May 20, 2021 for the Avogadro Exam.
  • All correspondence will be sent to the supervising teacher (exam administrator) via email.
  • Around a week before the exam date, the registered supervising teachers (exam administrators) will receive an email from scialert@uwaterloo.ca directing them to the exam website where they will receive more information about the online exam process.
  • The administration of the awards and the exam are the responsibility of Dr. Laura Ingram of the University of Waterloo; her decision is final.
  • All correspondence about the exam, exam results and prizes should be addressed to Dr. Laura Ingram (laura.ingram@uwaterloo.ca), Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON N2L 3G1.

Each student will require:

  • A device with internet access. Approved devices for writing the exams include desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks and iPads.
  • One of the following browsers installed on an approved device: FireFox, Chrome or Safari. Other browsers may cause unforeseen problems. (Teachers will also need one of these browsers to administer the exam and to access student results.)
  • A scientific calculator (Note: A periodic table is supplied.)

Special accommodations

Teachers should email Kathy Jackson (kjackson@uwaterloo.ca) if a student requires a time extension.


Chem 13 News Exam:
Thursday, May 12th

Avogadro Exam:
Thursday, May 19th



Kathy Jackson
Chem 13 News Secretary
Location: C2 280