Calculus Placement Test (CPT)

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

 

Registration

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 - link will be active in April]

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 mathugrad@mun.ca to confirm your eligibility to take the CPT.  

 

Sample

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

 

Grading

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:

Letter
Grade
Numeric
Range
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

*1001 if your program will not require any more math, and you don't have a renewable scholarship.

 

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

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

 

 

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