The CRT is designed to assess the background and current ability of incoming students in algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry. Results will be used to guide students into an appropriate calculus course. The CRT takes place in a computer lab, and all questions must be answered without the aid of a calculator.
CBU offers two Mathematical Calculus courses in which students can be placed: Math 1105 is suitable for those students who have a lot of experience with Mathematics, whereas Math 1101 introduces students to the ideas of calculus more slowly. By the end of the first year, all students in both streams can be ready for their second year of university mathematics. Please note the following information about the CRT:
Calculus (MATH 1101/1203 or 1105/1206) is required for the following programs:
Calculus (MATH 1101/1203 or MATH 1105/1206) is not a specific requirement in any of the following programs:
Please Note: Specific programs within the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Engineering Technology not listed above may require credits from a list of mathematics courses amongst which calculus is a choice. Check the Academic Calendar for a listing of the requirements for your program.
If your Bachelor of Science program does not require calculus, and you are sure that you will not register in calculus, then you do not have to take this test. However, students who are uncertain about how mathematics courses might fit into their plans should keep their options open by writing the test. You can write the CRT and then, with results in hand, decide whether or not you wish to take calculus. Should you not write the CRT, calculus will not be an option until you have written the CRT.
If you have received final acceptance to CBU, you’ll be able to register for the CRT online just as you would for any other course. Here is a step-by-step guide to register for the CRT:
Please Note: There is no fee to register for this test. However, the online registration will take you to a payment screen – simply hit the ‘continue’ button without entering any payment amount.
The next available CRT is scheduled for May 4, 2020, at 4pm, via online delivery.
Additional future CRT dates are below:
September 8, 2020 at 4pm
September 10, 2020 at 6pm
September 14, 2020 at 6pm
Please be prepared to bring the following:
If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Wright by phone at 902-563-1428 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Problem Booklet: A booklet detailing topics covered on this test, including sample problems, can be downloaded without charge. This is supplied for Preparing for University Calculus at Atlantic Canadian Universities.