The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed an on-line Mathematics Placement Test
(MPT) that is specifically designed to assess competency on precalculus mathematics, and to determine whether
the student has the necessary prerequisites for succeeding in University calculus courses. The test consists of thirty multiple-choice questions to be completed
in 70 minutes, precisely timed by the computer. It is closed-book and closed-notes, and
calculators are not allowed.
Students who are registered in Math 110, 121, 123 and 125, which are introductory calculus courses, are required to write the MPT. Students who skip the MPT without explicit permission from the Department Head of Math & Stats may be dropped from the course or have their calculus grade withheld. This has been a mandatory assessment for all students in Math 110/121/123/125 since 2007.
The topics covered on the MPT are:
Students who wish to review concepts and practise on mathematical techniques that the actual test will focus on may visit the following site to take a sample test: Sample Math Placement Test
Instructions for students registered in 2016-2017 Term 1 (2016 Sep-Dec) are here.
This page was last updated on: 2016 Jun 28.
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