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Assessment Services

Take a UFV placement test

Placement tests determine skill level and help place students in UFV courses and programs that match their abilities and needs. The tests are provided at a minimal cost and are intended for UFV students and applicants, not the general public. Only active UFV students or applicants are able to register for placement tests.

Note: The assessment fee is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable; however, prior to the exam date, you may switch to another exam sitting at no extra cost.


Assessment Services placement tests

Composition Placement Test (CPT)

UFV Academic English placement test for ENGL 105, CMNS 125, CMNS 155 and other UFV courses that accept the CPT to meet course prerequisites.


Math and Statistics Advancement Test (MSAT)

Grade 11 and 12 math ability indicator for many 100-level mathematics and statistics courses, including those in Business programs.


Math Department Pre-Calculus Test (MDPT)

Grade 12 math ability indicator for MATH 110 and MATH 111.


Out-of-District Placement Test

Don't live in the area? You can write a CPT, MDPT, or MSAT placement test out-of-district.


To write these tests, you must register in advance through the Office of the Registrar (Oreg) at any main UFV campus. 

For out-of-district Composition Placement Tests (CPT), please contact or call us at 604-557-4006 for more information.


Placement tests offered through other UFV departments

Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP)

Placement assessment for students upgrading to Grade 12 English or math.

English Language Studies placement test (ELS)

Placement assessment for students whose first language is not English.

Trades and Technical Studies math entrance assessment

Entrance assessment of math skills for the Trades and Technology department.

Trades and Technical Studies reading and writing entrance assessment

Entrance assessment of reading and writing skills for the Trades and Technology department.