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Placement examinations

Please note the information provided below is meant for students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science only. Other students must contact their corresponding Faculty regarding placement examination.


Exams cancelled for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

Placement exams will not be available at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science in the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters. Students should contact their program Advisors with regards to registering for the profile courses as applicable.

What is a placement examination?

Placement exams are for newly-admitted, non-Quebec students who have taken enriched science and math courses in secondary school. These courses covered material similar to the content of a first-year mathematics or science course at Concordia. 

Placement exams are three (3) hour exams similar to the final examinations given in these courses. Students who are successful in the placement exam(s) may be awarded credit or exemption for the Concordia course(s). SAS offers placement exams for the following courses:

  • CHEM 205 (General Chemistry I)
  • PHYS 204 (Mechanics)
  • PHYS 205 (Electricity and Magnetism)
  • MATH 203 (Differential and Integral Calculus I)
  • MATH 204 (Vectors and Matrices) 
  • MATH 205 (Differential and Integral Calculus II)
Please note there will not be placement exams in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021.
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