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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:
 July 06
 Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 July 16
 Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 Aug 04
 Students choose any 90 minute period between 7:00am and 4:00pm  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 Aug 17
 Students choose any 90 minute period between 9:00am and 4:00pm  Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 Sep 09
 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 rewrites 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 access the test questions 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. The passing score is 20 out of 30.
 All questions are multiple choice.
 The tests should be written with a 4function calculator only.
 The test can only be written a single time. Rewrites 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
You must register at least 24 hours in advance of the beginning of the testing period for your preferred date.
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.
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