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.
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.|
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.
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|Date||Test Time||CRN||Room||Marks Available|
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|Sep 12||5 pm – 7:30 pm||80319||A1350||Sep 27|
|Oct 03||9 am – 11:30 am||80322||A1350||Oct 31|
|Oct 10||5 pm – 7:30 pm||80325||A1350||Oct 31|
|Nov 07||5 pm – 7:30 pm||80328||A1350||Nov 29|
|Nov 14||9 am – 11:30 am||80331||A1350||Nov 29|
|Dec 05||5 pm – 7:30 pm||80334||A1350||Dec 24|
|Dec 12||9 am – 11:30 am||80337||A1350||Dec 24|
The Hope Centre Campus offers CPTs by appointment only. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit the Hope Centre website.
To register for an out-of-district CPT, contact email@example.com to be emailed a set of step-by-step instructions.
Important things to consider: