Calculus Placement Test (CPT)

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

Information for Sept. 6th CPT Registrants:

If you completed grade 12 math from a high school outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, you should register to write BOTH the CPT and the MPT on Sept. 6th.  If you do not pass the CPT, you will still need an MPT score to be placed in MATH 1050, 1051, 1090, or 1000.

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 for any students who have completed a Calculus I (differential calculus) course (including MATH 3208), and haven't received transfer credit for one reason or another.

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.

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


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 do not already have credit for MATH 1000, you must register for the CPT before registering for MATH 1001. If you check the Course Offerings posted by the Office of the Registrar you will see the available times to write the CPT (listed as MATH 1CPT).  The details of time and place should be on your printed schedule.

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 [June exam only]

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


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
B 65-79% MATH 1001
C 55-64% MATH 1000 or MATH 1001
D 50-54% MATH 1000
F below 50% MATH 1000

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.


Results will be email to your account 3-4 weeks after the date of the test. 

UPDATE: Results for the JUNE 4th, 2016 CPT have been emailed individually.  If you are a registered MUN student, you must check your email.  Regulations require that test results must be communicated through the email address only.   If you are not a MUN student, your result has been emailed to the address submitted in your CPT registration.