Assessment Services

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.

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 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 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 exception to 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.

  • CPT at Hope Centre Campus
    The Hope Centre Campus offers CPTs by appointment only. To write the CPT at the Hope Centre campus, contact Michelle Vandepol at or 604-869-9991. 

    Hope Centre course registration number (CRN)
    Winter 2019: 20305
    Summer 2019: 40280
  • Out-of-district CPT
    To write an out-of-district CPT, email for information.

    Course registration number for an out-of-district CPT
    Winter 2019: 20307
    Summer 2019: 40281

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. If you have questions, please contact our office. 

Summer Semester 2019

Abbotsford Campus CPT Test Dates
DateTest TimeCRNRoomMarks Available
on myUFV
May 06 9 am – 11:30 am 40278 S3125 May 30
May 13 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40236


May 30
Jun 03 9 am – 11:30 am 40239 S3125 Jun 24
Jun 10 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40242 S3125 Jun 24
Jul 02 9 am – 11:30 am 40245 S3125 Jul 25
Jul 08 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40248 S3125 Jul 25
Aug 06 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40251 S3125 Aug 29
Aug 12 9 am – 11:30 am 40254 S3125 Aug 29


Chilliwack CEP Campus CPT Test Dates
DateTest TimeCRNRoomMarks Available
on myUFV
May 09 9 am – 11:30 am 40257 A1350 May 30 
May 16 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40260  A1350 May 30
Jun 06 9 am – 11:30 am 40263 A1350 Jun 24
Jul 04 9 am – 11:30 am 40266 A1350 Jul 25
Jul 11 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40269 A1350 Jul 25
Aug 08 5 pm – 7:30 pm 40272 A1350 Aug 29
Aug 15 9 am – 11:30 am 40275 A1350 Aug 29

What to bring

Prepare for the CPT

How to prepare for the CPT


Email or phone 604-557-4006 (Toll-free 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4006).


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