Do I need to book an exam?
Yes. All exams must be pre-booked using one of our online booking forms.
Can I drop in?
No. all exams must be pre-booked using our online booking form.
How do I book an exam?
When should I book my exam?
If you are a UFV student, please book your exam at least three full (3) business days before your requested exam date. This will help to ensure your instructor has enough time to send the exam materials to Assessment Services. If you are writing from another institution, please book at least two (2) weeks before your requested exam date to allow adequate time for your institution to mail your exam to us.
Can I cancel or reschedule my exam?
Assessment Services requires 24 hours’ notice for all booking cancellations.
UFV students: Exams may be cancelled or rescheduled, however, once an exam time has been booked Assessment Services requires instructor permission prior to making any changes to the booking (including rescheduling).
How much does it cost?
I’m a UFV student writing an exam from another institution. Do I need to pay?
Yes, regular fees apply. Fees are based on the exam you are writing, not on your status as a UFV student. All non-UFV exams are subject to invigilation fees.
What payment methods are accepted?
Abbotsford: cash, cheque, debit, and credit cards accepted
Chilliwack (CEP): cash or cheque only. Exact change is required.
If you are not responsible to cover invigilation fees, Assessment Services can invoice your institution. Contact your institution to find out if you are responsible for covering invigilation fees.
What do I need to bring to my exam?
Please note: If you are permitted to use a cheat sheet, it will be sent back to your instructor with your exam (unless otherwise specified by your instructor).
Can I bring my purse/backpack in with me?
No. All personal belongings (including cellphones, smart watches, bags, etc.) are not permitted in the exam room. Personal belongings are to be locked up in one of the lockers provided, or left in your car. Assessment Services has limited storage space, and we ask that you limit the personal belongings that you bring with you.
Note: If you are found with a cellphone or any unauthorized materials in the exam room, this can be construed as cheating. Items will be removed from the exam room immediately and an incident report will be filed and sent to your instructor/institution.
Can I bring food with me?
No food is allowed in the test centre as the noise and smell can distract others. Only drinks with lids are permitted.
Please note: Some institutions do not permit any additional items on the table during the exam (including drinks). Should this be the case, Assessment Services is required to observe these rules.
Can I choose where I sit?
All seating is assigned by Assessment Services staff.
Are washroom breaks permitted?
Unless your exam specifies otherwise, you may take one 2-3 minute washroom break which will be recorded on your exam. You are not permitted to interact with anyone outside of the test centre, as that may be construed as cheating. Assessment Services reserves the right to escort you to the washroom to ensure the integrity of the exam is not compromised.
Do you have a private room available?
Assessment Services no longer has a private room available. If you are a UFV student requiring special accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Centre for Accessibility Services.
When will my instructor receive my exam?
UFV exams are sent via interoffice mail unless otherwise requested. Usually, instructors will receive your exam within one (1) – three (3) business days.
What is the CPT test used for?
The CPT is used to assess writing and grammar skills. The CPT may be used in place of English 12 as a prerequisite for many UFV courses and programs.
How long is the CPT?
2 hours and 30 minutes.
How much does it cost?
When can I write the CPT?
Within the first two weeks of each month, there are two test sessions at the Abbotsford campus and two test sessions at the Chilliwack CEP campus. For specific dates, visit the Composition Placement Test schedule.
How do I register for the CPT?
Call or visit the Office of the Registrar to register for the CPT.
Where do I write the CPT?
What score do I need?
Most courses and programs require at least a score of 48 on the CPT to meet the English language requirement. However, depending on your chosen program, the score required may be lower than 48. Contact your program advisor for more information.
When do I get my score?
By the end of the month in which the CPT was written. Results will be mailed to you, and will be available to view through your MyUFV account.
Can I review my CPT after it’s marked?
No. All CPT’s are confidential and are securely stored after they are written.
Can I re-write the CPT?
You might be eligible to re-write the CPT once more in the same semester based on your previous score—contact your program advisor or Assessment Services for more information.
I got my score, now what?
Mailed to you will be an interpretation guide for your CPT score. Depending on your score, you will either meet the English prerequisite for your chosen program, or you may need to upgrade your English. If you have questions, and/or would like to discuss your next steps, contact your program advisor.
How much does it cost?
$50. You are also responsible for any fees your proctor may charge.
Who can invigilate for me?
The CPT may be written with a proctor of your choosing. The proctor MUST be a professional institution, teacher, etc. The proctor MUST NOT be a friend or relative.
Who pays to send my written exam to Assessment Services?
You must provide a pre-paid envelope to your proctor. Your proctor is responsible for mailing your CPT back to Assessment Services in the pre-paid envelope you provide.
How much does it cost?
Can I rewrite?
No, these placement tests may only be written once. If your score does not meet the minimum required for your program, you will need to upgrade your math skills with the Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) department.
How many questions is the MDPT?
How many questions is the MSAT?
50 questions. The MSAT is split into two multiple choice parts (part A and part B): 25 questions each, 50 in total. You do not have to write both parts of the MSAT, but you will qualify for less courses if you do not attempt part B.
What will I be tested on?
The MDPT covers topics of BC Math 12 in algebra, functions, equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry.
The MSAT covers arithmetic, algebra, numeracy, basic problem-solving skills, functions, graphing, exponents, and logarithms.
Can I use a calculator?
No calculators are allowed. However, scrap paper is provided by Assessment Services.
How can I study?
Contact the Math and Stats Centre for resources and advice.