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# Quantitative Placement Test

If, upon admittance to SFU, you don’t meet the prerequisites to take a Q course, you can either pass the Quantitative Placement Test, or complete FAN X99 with a minimum grade of C. Please see the Curriculum Initiative for more information.

If you’re not sure whether your math knowledge is where it needs to be to succeed in a Q course, or if your math background is not recent, we recommend that you take the Q Placement Test, or try a practice test.

## Upcoming Q Placement Test Dates (IN-PERSON):

**Testing will take place at the Burnaby campus in room AQ 3148.1. **

- November 29 - 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
- December 5 - 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM
- December 15 - 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
- December 19 - 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
- January 6 - 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM

Please note that this test can be written one time only; test re-writes are not allowed. **Test details and Registration details are directly below. Please read carefully.**

## Test Details

- You will have 90 minutes to write the test.
- Testing will be conducted in-person at the Burnaby campus in computer lab AQ 3148.1.
- There are 30 questions on the test. The passing score is 20 out of 30.
- All questions are multiple choice.
- The tests should be written with a 4-function calculator only.
*The test can only be written a single time. Re-writes are not allowed.*

**Registration is required**. Details are below.

## Registration

If you wish to write the test, please follow these instructions.

Identify your preferred test date from the dates listed above.

Email

**qtest@sfu.ca**with “Quantitative Placement Test” in the subject line to schedule the test. You MUST email from your SFU email account and include the following in the body of the email:- Your full legal name
- Your student number
- Your computing ID
- Your preferred test date
- The reason you are taking the test (e.g., do you need FAN X99? do you need a prerequisite to enrol in a certain course?)

You will be sent an email confirmation with further details.

Please do not send multiple emails.

### Deadline to Register

The latest students can register is 2pm 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 2pm.

## Exam Practice

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