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Composition Placement Test (CPT)

The Composition Placement Test (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. If you have a final grade of C+ in English 12 or English Literature 12, you do not need to write the CPT in order to register for first-year 100-level English courses. 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. 

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, you may switch to another exam sitting at no extra cost.

The CPT may only be written once per semester; however, if your score is between 41 and 47 you will be permitted to write the CPT once more during the same semester. Contact Assessment Services for permission to write the CPT a second time. For more information on CPT scoring, see Interpreting Your Composition Placement Test (CPT) Score.

Most programs or courses require a score of 48 or higher. However, entrance in the Trades department requires a CPT score of 41 with the exception of Trades programs that offer a diploma or degree (including BBA Trades Management, Automation and Robotics Technician diploma, and the Hospitality and Event Post-baccalaureate certificate). For more information, contact the Trades department.

If English is not your first language, you should contact the English Language Studies department before you decide to register for the Composition Placement Test (CPT). The staff there can help you to decide which placement test will best suit your individual needs.

 

Test dates

You can write the CPT at the Abbotsford, Chilliwack CEP, and Hope campuses. Tests are marked once a month, and you may need to wait up to three (3) weeks for your CPT score. Please be advised that the dates under "Marks Available on myUFV" are approximate dates and may be subject to delays.  

Winter Semester 2020

Abbotsford Campus CPT Test Dates Winter 2020
DateTest TimeCRNRoomMarks Available
on myUFV
Jan 06 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20304 S3125 Jan 30
Jan 13 9 am – 11:30 am 20307 S3125 Jan 30
Feb 03 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20310 S3125 Feb 27
Feb 10 9 am – 11:30 am 20313 S3125 Feb 27
Mar 02 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20316 S3125 Mar 26
Mar 09 9 am – 11:30 am 20319 S3125 Mar 26
Apr 06 9 am – 11:30 am 20322 S3125 Apr 30
Apr 14 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20325 S3125 Apr 30

 

Chilliwack CEP Campus CPT Test Dates Winter 2020
DateTest TimeCRNRoomMarks Available
on myUFV
Jan 09 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20328 A1350 Jan 30
Jan 16 9 am – 11:30 am 20331 A1350 Jan 30
Feb 06 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20334 A1350 Feb 27
Feb 13 9 am – 11:30 am 20337 A1350 Feb 27
Mar 05 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20340 A1350 Mar 26
Mar 12 9 am – 11:30 am 20343 A1350 Mar 26
Apr 09 9 am – 11:30 am 20346 A1350 Apr 30
Apr 16 5 pm – 7:30 pm 20349 A1350 Apr 30

 

Summer Semester 2020

 

Abbotsford Campus CPT Test Dates Summer 2020
DateTest TimeCRNRoomMarks Available
on myUFV
May 04 9 am – 11:30 am 40270 S3125 May 28
May 11 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40273 S3125 May 28
Jun 01 9 am – 11:30 am 40276 S3125 Jun 25
Jun 08 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40279 S3125 Jun 25
Jul 06 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40282 S3125 Jul 30
Jul 13 9 am – 11:30 am 40285 S3125 Jul 30
Aug 04 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40288 S3125 Aug 27
Aug 10 9 am – 11:30 am 40291 S3125 Aug 27

  

Chilliwack CEP Campus CPT Test Dates Summer 2020
Date Test Time CRN Room Marks Available
on myUFV 
 May 7  9 am – 11:30 am  40294  A1350  May 28
 May 14  5 pm – 7:30 pm  40297  A1350  May 28
 Jun 04  9 am – 11:30 am  40300  A1350  Jun 25
 Jun 11  5 pm – 7:30 pm  40262  A1350  Jun 25
 Jul 09  5 pm – 7:30 pm  40265  A1350  Jul 30
 Jul 16  9 am – 11:30 am  40268  A1350  Jul 30
 Aug 06  5 pm – 7:30 pm  40303  A1350  Aug 27
 Aug 13  9 am – 11:30 am  40306  A1350  Aug 27

 

  

Write the CPT at Hope Centre Campus

The Hope Centre Campus offers CPTs by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit the Hope Centre website.

Hope Centre CPT
SemesterCRN
Winter 2020 20353
Summer 2020 40312

Write an out-of-district CPT

To register for an out-of-district CPT, contact assessinfo@ufv.ca to be emailed a set of step-by-step instructions.

Important things to consider:

  1. Requests to write an out-of-district CPT must be received by Assessment Services at least 5 (five) business days before you plan to write the test.
  2. You will need to locate a qualified invigilator - a teacher, counsellor, or similar professional or another institution/testing center. It cannot be a relative, friend, or personal acquaintance.
  3. Prior to registering for the CPT, you must contact Assessment Services to request to write an out-of-district CPT.
  4. After receiving confirmation and instructions from Assessment Services, you can register for the CPT through UFV Office of the Registrar. There is a $50 fee for the exam, plus any other registration fees. Note that you will also be responsible for providing your proctor with a pre-paid courier return envelope. When registering for the Out of District CPT please quote the Course Registration Number (CRN) found in the table below.

 

Out-of-District CPT
SemesterCRN
Winter 2020 20350
Summer 2020 40309

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