Calculus Readiness Test

Who should take the CRT?

  1. Students who do not meet the prerequisites for Calculus I courses. 
  2. Students requesting to repeat Calculus for a third time. 

If you’re not sure whether your math knowledge is where it needs to be to succeed in a calculus course, or if your math background is not recent, we recommend trying the practice test.

Check out the Calculus Readiness Assessment Topics.

To gauge your math skills, try the Calculus Readiness Practice Test.


Test Details:

  • 90 minutes 
  • Closed book
  • In-person - Burnaby campus
  • 30 multiple choice questions
  • 4-function calculator (no graphing calculators)
  • The test can only be written ONCE. 
  • Once the test begins the 90 minute countdown starts and cannot be paused.
  • PASSING SCORE (MATH 150, MATH 154, MATH 157): 20/30
  • PASSING SCORE (MATH 151): 24/30

What if I don't pass?

  • Option A: Complete the SFU MATH 100 course. 
  • Option B: Complete Pre-Calculus 12 via continuing education. 

*Any score less than 20 on the CRT is considered a FAIL.*

Upcoming Calculus Readiness Test Dates


September 1, 2023 FULL
September 8, 2023 FULL
October 16, 2023 1:30 PM
October 27, 2023 1:30 PM
November 2, 2023 1:30 PM
November 6, 2023 1:30 PM
November 16, 2023 1:30 PM
November 20, 2023 1:30 PM
December 1, 2023 1:30 PM

Location: AQ3148.1 at SFU Burnaby campus.

This test can be written one time only; test re-writes are not allowed. 


  • Email from your SFU email address.
  • Subject line: "CRT - [Desired Test Date]"
  • Attach your advising transcript
  • Include the following in the body of your email:
    • Full legal name
    • Student number
    • Computing ID
    • Testing date
    • The reason you are taking the test (what version of Calculus are you trying to access?)

DEADLINE: The latest students can register is 2:00 pm on the business day prior their test date. (If the test is on a Monday, the latest students can register is the Friday before at 2:00 pm.)

Since you can only take the Calculus Readiness Test once, you should get familiar with the list of assessment topics and try the practice test beforehand.

Calculus Readiness Practice Test

Calculus Readiness Assessment Topics

Exam Practice