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Math / Calculus Placement Test

Academic advising

 

First-year courses in mathematics attempt to prepare students for study in many areas as well as for further study in mathematics and statistics. First-year mathematics courses at Grenfell fall into two streams: Mathematics 1052 and 1053 a non-calculus stream for students who neither require nor wish to study calculus; and Mathematics 1090, 1000 and 1001, courses in a calculus stream designed to prepare students for the study of sciences and further mathematics.

The appropriate first-semester course in mathematics will depend on:

  • intended degree program
  • background in mathematics
  • campus attended

 

The Mathematics Placement Test (MPT) and the Calculus Placement Test (CPT) may be written only once. The CPT will be offered on the second Saturday in June at multiple sites in Newfoundland and Labrador. At Grenfell Campus the MPT and CPT will also be administered on the day before classes begin for Fall semester and on the first day of classes in Winter semester.

The use of a calculator is neither required nor permitted on the MPT.

GRENFELL CAMPUS MATH CHART


CourseRequired Prerequisite
Provincial StudentsNational and International Students
MATH 1052
Mathematics for Business
or
MATH 1053
Classical Mathematics

(These courses do not lead to calculus.)
Math 3200 or 3201 and do not want or require calculusGrade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalent and do not want or require calculus
MATH 1090
Algebra and Trigonometry
Math 3200 or 3201Grade 12/ Senior Secondary Academic or Advanced Math or equivalent
MATH 1000
Calculus I
  • Math 3200 with a grade of 75% or greater
  • Math 3200 with a grade between 50 – 74% and MPT score of at least 75 or 700 on the SATMI
  • A score of at least four in Standard Level Mathematics from the International Baccalaureate® program
  • Students who do not get a sufficient score on the MPT will be required to complete Math 1090 before taking Math 1000
(Students starting in Fall 2020 will be permitted to register with any Math 3200 grade.)*
  • Grade 12/ Senior Secondary Advanced Math with an MPT score of at least 75 or 700 on the SATMI
  • A score of at least four in Standard Level Mathematics from the International Baccalaureate® program
  • Students who do not get a sufficient score on the MPT will be required to complete Math 1090 before taking Math 1000
(Fall 2020 students who do not already have an MPT or SAT score will be admitted without these scores. Students must have the equivalent of grade 12 advanced math, as assessed by the Admissions Office.)*
MATH 1001
Calculus II
Credit for Math 1000 or permission from the Department of Mathematics based on the June 27, 2020 CPT.There is no CPT option for national and international students to permit Math 1001 registration in the Fall 2020 semester. A Math 1000 transfer credit will permit registration in Math 1001.

 

*Incoming Fall 2020 students registering for MATH 1000 at Grenfell Campus must complete a self-diagnostic similar to the MPT prior to the start of the term. The result of this self-diagnostic will provide valuable information to help students determine whether or not they have selected an appropriate level course based on their mathematical proficiency. More information about the self-diagnostic, including method of access, will be sent to a student’s @mun.ca email address on registration in MATH 1000.

There is no requirement for students registering for MATH 1052 or MATH 1090 at Grenfell Campus to complete the self-diagnostic.


Academic Advising

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS277
Phone: (709) 637-6298
Email: info@grenfell.mun.ca