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Math / Calculus Placement Test

Academic advising

 

First-year courses in mathematics attempt to prepare students for study in many areas as well as for further study in mathematics and statistics. First-year mathematics courses fall into two streams: Mathematics 1050/1051, a non-calculus stream for students who neither require nor wish to study calculus and for prospective teachers in primary and elementary education; and Mathematics 1090, 1000 and 1001, courses in a calculus stream designed to prepare students for the study of sciences and further mathematics.

The appropriate first-semester course in mathematics will depend on:

  • intended degree program
  • background in mathematics
  • campus attended

 

The Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) and the Calculus Placement Test (CPT) may be written only once. The CPT will be offered on the first Saturday in June at 30 sites in Newfoundland and Labrador. At Grenfell Campus the MPT and CPT will also be administered on the day before classes begin for Fall semester and on the first day of classes in Winter semester.

The use of a calculator is neither required nor permitted on the MPT.

 

All students admitted to the Nursing program must complete one of the following:

  • Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) with a score of 50 per cent or greater
  • Mathematics 102N - Students who do not receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are required to take Mathematics 102N. Students who receive a score of 50 per cent or higher on the math placement test are not required to take this course. Mathematics 102N is a non-credit course intended for students of the BN (Collaborative) Program who have a weak background in mathematics and/or have not completed mathematics in some years.
  • three credit hours in mathematics excluding statistics.

 

GRENFELL CAMPUS MATH CHART

Recommended courseRequired Prerequisite
Provincial
Students
National
Students
International
Students
1050 or 1051
Finite Mathematics

These courses do not lead to calculus.

Math 3200 or 3201 and do not want or require calculusGrade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalent and do not want or require calculusGrade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalent and do not want or require calculus

1090
Algebra and Trigonometry
Math 3200 or 3201Grade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalentGrade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalent
1000
Calculus I
  • Math 3200 with a grade of 75% or greater
  • Math 3200 with a grade between 50 – 74% and MPT score of at least 75 or 700 on the SATMI
  • A score of at least four in Standard Level Mathematics from the International Baccalaureate® program
  • Students who do not get a sufficient score on the MPT will be required to complete Math 1090 before taking Math 1000
  • Grade 12/ Senior Secondary Advanced Math with an MPT score of at least 75 or 700 on the SATMI
  • A score of at least four in Standard Level Mathematics from the International Baccalaureate® program
  • Students who do not get a sufficient score on the MPT will be required to complete Math 1090 before taking Math 1000
  • Grade 12/ Senior Secondary Advanced Math with an MPT score of at least 75 or 700 on the SATMI
  • A score of at least four in Standard Level Mathematics from the International Baccalaureate® program
  • Students who do not get a sufficient score on the MPT will be required to complete Math 1090 before taking Math 1000
1001
Calculus II

Credit for Math 1000 or a grade of 50% or greater on the CPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Students may need to write the Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) to meet the admission requirements for their desired mathematics course. Students who do not achieve the appropriate score on the MPT, as indicated in the chart below, are encouraged to contact an advisor for academic advice.

Registration

You register for the MPT as you would a regular course, in July on Memorial Self Service.  Just search for 1MPT or 1CPT in the course search menu.

Sample MPT

Results

Within 24hrs of the writing of a regularly scheduled MPT, the results will be posted here in a linked .pdf, using the last four digits of a student's ID number.  Since this digit series need not be unique, student's should check to see that their last four digits appear only once in the list.  Otherwise, you will have to contact mathugrad@mun.ca to know which score is yours.

Approximately two weeks after the test is written,  MPT scores will appear in students' Self-Service record under "Test Scores", listed as a "Math Skills Inventory" score.   Once the scores are available through the Self-Service system,  they will no longer be posted on this page.

 

Academic Advising

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS277
Phone: (709) 637-6298
Email: info@grenfell.mun.ca