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. Students who are registered in Math 110, 121, 123 and 125, which are introductory calculus courses, are required to write the MPT. 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.
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
For instructions for students registered in 2015-2016 Term 1 (Sep-Dec 2015), click here.
For instructions for students registered in 2015-2016 Term 2 (Jan-Apr 2016), click here.
This page was last updated on: 2016 Jan 5.
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