Composition Placement Test (CPT) $35
The CPT is an English placement test designed to assess writing and grammar skills. The CPT may be used in place of English 12 as a prerequisite for many UFV courses. Students with a final grade of C+ in English 12 or English Literature 12 do not need to write the CPT in order to register for first-year 100-level English classes.
CPT Test Dates
Students can write the CPT at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack CEP, and Hope campuses. Tests are marked once a month, and students may need to wait up to two weeks for their CPT score.
Register for the CPT
To write the CPT, register in advance through the Office of the Registrar (OReg) at any UFV main campus.
The $35 fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable; however, prior to the exam date, students may switch to another exam sitting at no extra cost.
The CPT is provided at a minimal cost and is intended for UFV students and applicants, not the general public. Only active UFV students and applicants are able to register for the CPT.
The CPT may only be written once per semester. A passing score is 48 or higher; however, if your score is between 41 and 47, you will be permitted to write the test once more during the same semester. Contact Assessment Services for permission to write the CPT a second time.
For entrance to the Trades department, the CPT score required is a 41 with the exception for programs that offer a diploma or degree; BBA Trades Management, Automation and Robotics Technician diploma, and the Hospitality and Event Management Post-baccalaureate certificate.
What to bring
- Photo ID
- Pen (The CPT must be written in pen)
- Money for parking
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