Ya man. The Chemistry placement exam is only for people who plan on taking Chemistry at Brown. Not everyone has to take it because not everyone will take Chemistry. There are language placement tests too. Brown doesn’t accept AP credits, but if you send your AP scores to them, you may be able to place out of certain course levels. And it’s totally fine if you don’t place well in chemistry. I mean you can’t really “place well”. There are two introductory chem courses - Chem 0100 and Chem 0330. 0100 is for those who have had very limited or no Chemistry instruction. When I said “hopefully I place well”, I meant that hopefully I place into 0330.
Sorry if I was misleading. There aren’t hella introductory levels for Chem; anyone taking Chem either starts in 0100 or 0330.
http://www.brown.edu/academics/chemistry/undergraduate/guide-chemistry-placement-introductory-courses <—- This explains it better than I ever could lol