Calculus Placement Test (CPT)
Open: May 1st - May 15, 2016
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, and are unable to receive 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.
Except for the writing of the CPT on the first Saturday in June, you register for the CPT as you would a regular course and 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.
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 first two calendar weeks of May. The link will appear here when the page is active.
To assist you in preparing for the CPT, you may download the following PDF file:
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.
The results of the most recent session of the CPT are available here: