Non-credit courses and placement tests

Before you begin your first semester at Memorial, you will need to complete some non-credit course work and you may need to write placement tests in order to register for mathematics and laboratory science courses. 

A. Calculus Placement Test (CPT)

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). The CPT may be written only once by each student. If you have taken a course other than Math 3208 then you must apply for permission to take the test. To request permission, email with a detailed outline of the calculus course you have completed. You may not write the CPT if you have taken Math 1000 or Math 1090 at Memorial.

B. Math Placement Test (MPT)

If you want to take an entry level mathematics courses at Memorial, then you may need to take a math placement test to demonstrate that you meet the prerequisite requirements.

C. Academic Integrity

Integrity 1000 is a required non-credit course which you will automatically be registered for after you register for your first-semester courses. The course will be available in your list of courses in Brightspace. You can start INTG 1000 after registering for courses and you must pass this course before you can register for the next semester.

D. Laboratory Safety

Laboratory science courses may require Science 1807 (Safety in the Science Laboratory) and Science 1808 (WHMIS), online safety training courses, as prerequisites. These non-credit courses must be completed with a grade of at least 80% before the end of the registration period and can be accessed through Brightspace. Any questions can be directed to