Calculus Placement Test (CPT)
Calculus Placement Test - Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Calculus Placement Test is an assessment designed to provide an opportunity for students who complete Mathematics 3208 in high school to earn credit for MATH 1000. Students who did a different high school Calculus course may request permission to write the CPT by emailing email@example.com. If you learned the MATH 1000 material in a course at another post-secondary institution then you should instead apply for transfer credit through the Office of the Registrar.
The CPT is for incoming new students who haven't taken Calculus or Pre-Calculus at a post-secondary institution. Once you have taken MATH 1090 or MATH 1000 at Memorial you may not write the CPT.
The use of a calculator is neither required nor permitted during the CPT.
Dates and Registration
The Calculus Placement Test is administered twice a year, at 10:00am on the second Saturday in June, and 2:00pm the day before classes start in September. There is no fee to take the CPT.
June CPT Registration
To write the CPT on the second Saturday in June, register using this link.
**CPT Registration Page**[available March 15 - April 30]
September CPT Registration
Register for the September CPT using Self-Service by adding MATH 1CPT to your fall course registration. There is no fee and this registration will not affect your credit hours or tuition fees. If you wish to register for a course that has Math 1000 as a prerequisite, you may do so after you have added MATH 1CPT. Most courses that require MATH 1000 will be coded to accept MATH 1CPT in lieu of MATH 1000 while you await your CPT result. If you are unsuccessful in the CPT then you will be dropped from any courses that have MATH 1000 as a prerequisite.
If you did not complete MATH 3208 you must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain permission to write the CPT.
A student who passes the CPT will receive a transfer credit for MATH 1000. The result will show on a transcript as "T", worth 3.0 credit hours. This credit is not transferable to other institutions.
Failing the CPT will not impact a student's MUN transcript in any way. CPT results are stored internally in the Math & Stats department and are shared with other MUN units only at the request of the student.
Students are awarded an informal letter grade to indicate the strength of their performance. There are five passing grades (A+, A, B, C, D) and one failing grade, F. Roughly, the letters correspond to the percentage of marks earned:
|Grade||Percentage of Total Marks Possible|
|A+||90 - 100|
|A||80 - 89|
|B||70 - 79|
|C||60 - 69|
|D||50 - 59|
Format and Sample Paper
The sample linked below is typical of the format of the CPT. The CPT will be similar to a typical MATH 1000 final exam.
- Sample Calculus Placement Test
- MATH 1000 study and practice resources are available here, courtesy of Dr. Shannon Sullivan: https://www.math.mun.ca/~shannon/cpt.html. (Note: MATH 1000 students are taught L'Hopital's Rule, which is not covered in Mathematics 3208, and so will not be on the CPT.)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to pass Math 1001 to earn the CPT Math 1000 credit?
No, if you write the CPT in person with an invigilator then credit is based on your CPT result. During the pandemic, credit for Math 1000 was tied to Math 1001 because students wrote the CPT at home, unsupervised. That was a temporary policy that is no longer in effect.
- May I have an academic accommodation, such as extra time?
Only those students officially registered with the Blundon Centre will receive academic accommodations. If you plan to write the CPT in June and require accommodation, make sure to apply to MUN promptly and get your student number as soon as possible. The Blundon Centre will not be able to offer its services if you aren't a current MUN student. You can register for the CPT before you are registered with the Blundon Centre, but you should be registered with the Blundon Centre at least four weeks before the CPT takes place to ensure accommodations will be granted.
- I want to register for the June CPT but I don't know my student number. What should I do?
You can register by entering nine zeros (000000000) for your student number. If you get your student number before the end of the CPT registration period you can submit a new registration with your student number. The previous submission will be canceled. If you get your student number after the registration page has closed, you should email email@example.com to provide your student number. Include your name, student number, and the email address you entered when you registered.
- I failed the June CPT. Can I write again in September?
No. The CPT may be written only once.
- Can I see my paper?
No, the CPT is not an examination of a MUN course. It is an examination of a course you did in high school. As such, it is not subject to the university regulations that pertain to MUN exam papers. You do not have a right to see your CPT paper. To keep the CPT opportunity open to all NL students regardless of financial situation there is no fee associated with the exam, and so no resources to be allocated to allow students to see their paper.
- I missed the registration deadline. Can I still register?
Maybe, maybe not. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on how busy the department is at that time it may or may not be possible to consider your request.
- What is the fee?
There is currently no fee to write the CPT.