The Mathematics and Statistics Advancement Test (MSAT) is an assessment test intended for students who would like to demonstrate preparedness for most 100level courses at UFV in Mathematics and Statistics. The 2.5hour test covers the major topics of BC Grade 11 and 12 math, with the exception of trigonometry.
The MSAT is a twopart closedbook test with multiple choice questions. Part A has 25 questions that test arithmetic, algebra, numeracy, and basic problemsolving skills. Part B has 25 questions covering functions, graphing, exponents, and logarithms. Calculators are not allowed during the test.
Students can earn the prerequisite for the following courses by achieving a certain minimum sore on Part A of the MSAT:
 STAT 104, MATH 105, MATH 123, MATH 124, MATH 140
Students can earn the prerequisite for the following courses by achieving a certain minimum score on Parts A and B of the MSAT:
 STAT 106, MATH 125, MATH 141
See course descriptions in the Academic Calendar for specific MSAT scores required to meet the prerequisite for the course you choose to take.
Register for the MSAT
To write the MSAT, register in advance through the Office of the Registrar (OReg) at any UFV campus.
The $25 fee is due at the time of registration and is nonrefundable; however, prior to the exam date, you may switch to another exam sitting at no extra cost.
The MSAT may only be written once.
Test dates
Fall 2019 Semester
Abbotsford Campus MSAT Test Dates Fall 2019
Date  Test Time  CRN  Room 
Sep 03 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80294 
S3125

Sep 09 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80297 
S3125 
Oct 01 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80300 
S3125 
Oct 07 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80303 
S3125 
Nov 04 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80306 
S3125 
Nov 12 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80309 
S3125 
Dec 02 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80312 
S3125 
Dec 10 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80315 
S3125 
Chilliwack CEP Campus MSAT Test Dates Fall 2019
Date  Test Time  CRN  Room 
Sep 05 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80318 
A1350 
Sep 12 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80321 
A1350 
Oct 03 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80324 
A1350 
Oct 10 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80327 
A1350 
Nov 07 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80330 
A1350 
Nov 14 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80333 
A1350 
Dec 05 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
80336 
A1350 
Dec 12 
9 am – 11:30 am 
80339 
A1350 
Winter 2020 Semester
Abbotsford Campus MSAT Test Dates Winter 2020
Date  Test Time  CRN  Room 
Jan 06 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20306 
S3125 
Jan 13 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20309 
S3125 
Feb 03 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20312 
S3125 
Feb 10 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20315 
S3125 
Mar 02 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20318 
S3125 
Mar 09 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20321 
S3125 
Apr 06 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20324 
S3125 
Apr 14 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20327 
S3125 
Chilliwack CEP Campus MSAT Test Dates Winter 2020
Date  Test Time  CRN  Room 
Jan 09 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20330 
A1350 
Jan 16 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20333 
A1350 
Feb 06 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20336 
A1350 
Feb 13 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20339 
A1350 
Mar 05 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20342 
A1350 
Mar 12 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20345 
A1350 
Apr 09 
9 am – 11:30 am 
20348 
A1350 
Apr 16 
5 pm – 7:30 pm 
20303 
A1350 
Write an outofdistrict MSAT
To register for an outofdistrict MSAT, contact assessinfo@ufv.ca to be emailed a set of stepbystep instructions.
Important things to consider:
 Requests to write an outofdistrict MSAT must be received by Assessment Services at least 5 (five) business days before you plan to write the test.
 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.
 Prior to registering for the MSAT, you must contact Assessment Services to request to write an outofdistrict MSAT.
 After receiving confirmation and instructions from Assessment Services, you can register for the MSAT 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 prepaid courier return envelope. When registering for the Out of District MSAT please quote the Course Registration Number (CRN) found in the table below.
Out of District MSAT
Semester  CRN 
Fall 2019 
80340 
Winter 2020 
20352 
What to bring
NOTE: Calculators and other electronics (including translators) are NOT allowed during the exam.
Prepare for the Math and Statistics Advancement Test
You can visit the Mathematics and Statistics Centre on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack campus to access textbooks and resources to help you prepare for the placement test.
The MSAT Part A requires some knowledge/skill with
 numeracy/word problems, some about percentages, fractions, areas,
 graphs and equations of lines, slope, and intercept,
 simplifying or evaluating algebraic expressions,
 solving algebraic equations,
 solving linear equations, or pairs of linear equations,
 solving equations involving absolute values,
 solving linear inequalities,
 using the quadratic formula,
 factoring quadratic algebraic expressions,
 computing averages,
 working with roots and fractional powers
Part A does not have any questions about functions, nor about logarithms, or trigonometry. In most textbooks on PreCalculus at the Mathematics and Statistics Centre, the topics described above most likely come in the review materials—before functions are introduced.
The MSAT Part B requires some knowledge/skill with the topics listed in Part A,as well as:
 function notation,
 solving for inverse functions,
 domain and range of functions,
 interpreting graphs of functions,
 areas and volumes of shapes with straight boundaries,
 polynomial and rational functions,
 logarithmic and exponential functions,
 constructing linear and quadratic models
Part B does not have any questions about trigonometry.
In most textbooks on Calculus at the Mathematics and Statistics Centre, the topics described above probably come in the review materials, keeping in mind that trigonometry may also be in the review materials but plays no role in the MSAT. If you want more information and practice with Part B materials, you should sign out a book on PreCalculus, and look up specific chapters where you need more practice (such as "Functions and Graphs", or "Polynomial and Rational Functions", or "Exponential and Logarithmic Functions").
Questions?
Email assessinfo@ufv.ca or phone 6045574006 (Tollfree 18885047441, ext. 4006).