Calculus Readiness Test

About the Calculus Readiness Test

The SFU Math Department sets prerequisites for the following courses:

Math 150:
  • B+ or higher in pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent); or
  • B- or higher in Math 100; or
  • Score of 20 out of 30 on the Calculus Readiness Test
Math 154:
  • B or higher in pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent); or
  • C or higher in Math 100; or
  • Score of 20 out of 30 on the Calculus Readiness Test
Math 151:
  • A or higher in pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent); or
  • B or higher in Math 100; or
  • Score of 24 out of 30 on the Calculus Readiness Test
Math 157:
  • B or higher in pre-calculus 12 (or equivalent); or
  • C or higher in Math 100; or
  • Score of 20 out of 30 on the Calculus Readiness Test

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 that you take the Calculus Readiness Test, or try a practice test.

Upcoming Calculus Readiness Test Dates:

  • Nov 09, 2020
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Nov 17, 2020
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Nov 20, 2020
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Dec 02, 2020
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Dec 22, 2020
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Jan 05, 2021
    • Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm - Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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. The alotted time begins automatically when you start the test and expires automatically when the time is up. You can write the test during any 90 minute period of the open times. Please note that the test site closes at 4:00pm, so the latest you should begin writing is 2:30pm
  • Testing will be done in Canvas remotely. Instructions for accessing the test will be emailed once you have successfully registered.
  • There are 30 questions on the test. You must score at least 24 out of 30 to enrol in Math 151, and at least 20 out of 30 for each other calculus course.
  • 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 “Calculus Readiness 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 to write the test.
    • The reason you are taking the test (i.e., in which Intro Calculus course do you wish to enrol?)

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 Calculus Readiness Test once, you should become familiar with the list of assessment topics and try the practice test beforehand.

Calculus Readiness Practice Test

Calculus Readiness Assessment Topics