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.

Test dates

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. However, if you did not achieve the required CPT score to qualify for your program, you may be eligible to rewrite the CPT a second time in the same semester depending on your score. Please contact Assessment Services for more information.

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

Additional information


Email or phone 604-557-4006 (toll free 1-888-504-7441 x4006).


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