Calculus Placement Test (CPT)

  1. General Information
  2. Registration
  3. Sample
  4. Grading
  5. Options After the CPT
  6. Results

General Information

For students who have completed high school Math 3208 or a similar calculus course (Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Higher Level) the department administers a test of differential calculus called the Calculus Placement Test (CPT). It may be written only once by each student. 

The test is administered on:

The first Saturday in June, 10:00AM-12:00PM (NDT) for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students taking MATH 3208.

The day before lectures commence in the fall and winter semesters.

If a student obtains a passing grade (50% or above) in the CPT, then credit for MATH 1000 will be awarded, and the student may register for MATH 1001.  Students are permitted to take MATH 1000 even if they have passed the CPT.

If you are a student with a disability who requires an academic accommodation to write the CPT (e.g., large print or extended time), please contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre, Office of Student Affairs and Services, to discuss your request.

You must be a Memorial University student to get university credit based on your CPT result.  That is, the CPT is a Memorial exam, and recognized only by Memorial University. The College Board Calculus AB exam may allow you to obtain credit for the equivalent course at another institution.

The use of a calculator is neither required nor permitted on the CPT.



June CPT Registration

For the CPT that is administered on the first Saturday in June, please visit the June CPT Registration website. The registration form will be active for the month of April:

CPT Registration Page [ACTIVE April 4 - 30, 2017]

NOTE: If you don't have a MUN ID, enter nine 0s in the MUN ID # field.

September and January CPT Registration

Except for the writing of the CPT on the first Saturday in June, you register for the CPT as you would a regular course by adding "MATH 1CPT" on self-service.   If you have not completed MATH 3208 you must contact to obtain permission to write the CPT.



To assist you in preparing for the CPT, you may download the following PDF file:



Students will receive a letter grade on the CPT. We will not release percentage grades, and you will not be given access to your exam paper. Please consult the table below to interpret your result:

Recommendation going forward:
A 80-100% MATH 1001 (you may take MATH 1000)
B 65-79% MATH 1001 (you may take MATH 1000)
C 55-64% MATH 1000 or MATH 1001*
D 50-54% MATH 1000
F below 50%

MATH 1000

*1000 if your program will require more math, or you want to maintain scholarship standing.


Options After the CPT

If you do not obtain the required mark on the Calculus Placement Test and, consequently, do not receive credit for MATH 1000, you can register for MATH 1000 if you had a score of 75 or more in Math 3200 or 3205. If you did not obtain at least 75 in 3200 or 3205, you can qualify for MATH 1000 by scoring more than 75 on the MPT in September.



June results will be emailed to your account 3-4 weeks after the date of the test.  September and January results will be emailed to your account 1-2 weeks after the test is written.