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Calculus Preparation Evaluation

Are you required to take calculus as part of your program? Or perhaps you're thinking of taking a calculus course as an elective. You now have to decide which calculus course is the right one for you.

The Calculus Preparation Evaluation (CPE) is a mandatory online test to register in one of Laurier's four entry-level calculus courses: MA100, MA102, MA103, MA129; or in the precalculus course: SC101. Registration into any of those courses will be restricted until you complete the CPE. Once your CPE score has been recorded in LORIS, the restriction will be removed and you'll be able to register for the calculus course of your choosing, provided your score meets the course requirements. 

The purpose of this process is to maximize your opportunity for successful completion of the calculus requirement of your program, by helping you:

  • Decide which course would be best suited to both your skills and your future goals.     
  • Prepare for an introductory calculus course by reviewing key prerequisite material.

Neither your offer of admission nor your program of study is affected by your CPE results.

CPE Frequently Asked Questions