UBC-SFU-UVic-UNBC Calculus Examination
6 June 2013 (Thursday), 12:00-15:00 PDT
Quick Links (for return visitors):
Who is this for?
This Calculus Exam is for students who have studied calculus while
in school and have not yet started college or university.
Only one attempt is permitted.
University credit and grade:
Writers scoring over 50%
are entitled to request credit for the
first term of calculus at any of UBC, SFU, UVic, or UNBC.
(These universities promise to say yes.)
Their exam score will be shown as a course grade from the university
they attend, so a good score can raise a student's first-year GPA.
The choice of claiming the credit and grade is up to the student.
Students who pass have the option of ignoring their exam score
and taking first-year calculus for credit instead.
(For more details, see the page of
At $100.00, this test is cheaper than the AP Calculus Exam and
has the advantages of being made in BC, and influencing the GPA.
Who is Responsible?
The Mathematics departments of
the University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
Simon Fraser University
take turns sponsoring the examination.
The 2013 sitting of the exam is being organized by mathematicians at
You can contact the examiners by email:
Every year, high-school teachers help a lot:
many volunteer their time so that students can write the test in their
own school. The organizers acknowledge this important contribution with
The 2013 exam will be written on
Thursday 6 June 2013, 12:00-15:00 PDT.
Take the Challenge!
to join the mailing list for the 2013 exam.
Registration is free, private, and puts no obligation
on you. Students on the mailing list decide later if
they will actually write the test. (Registration closes on
Wednesday 15 May 2013.)
Check your file:
gets you a unique "Candidate Number".
Please remember it.
Then you can review your information any time using the online
Learn a lot.
Calculus is beautiful and powerful. When you're ready,
look at the online
(slightly spicier than the real thing),
or troll the
for actual tests from previous years.
Make a commitment.
Mail a cheque for $100.00 to the UBC Mathematics
Department in time to arrive by 21 May 2013.
This non-refundable fee reserves a place for you.
See below for details.
Other Useful Information
||The exam is based on the BC Calculus 12 Curriculum.
Follow this link for details.
||There's plenty of information here,
including a link to the usual formula sheet.
||(Slightly spicier than the real thing--ideal practice!)
||These will be strictly enforced.
- 15 May 2013 (Wednesday):
Last day to register.
- 21 May 2013 (Tuesday):
Fee ($100.00) must arrive at the UBC Mathematics
office by 3:30 p.m. PDT.
(Payments bearing a legible postmark of
Friday 17 May 2013 or earlier will also be accepted.)
Late payments will not be accepted.
Unpaid students will not
be permitted to write the examination.
There will be no exceptions.
||The Examiners' Email is
Our postal address is
Calculus Exam Registration
c/o Mathematics Department
University of British Columbia