We offer pretests in order to give students meeting certain criteria the chance to enroll in MATH 100/109, 102, 120, 151, or  161.  

You may write pretests for more than one course. Separate registration is required for each pretest you are interested in writing. Advanced registration is required.

All pretests are 1 hour long and will run from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.. Reminders will be sent to all registered students a day or two before the pretest. The next pretests are scheduled for May 2018. The dates, and locations are as follows:

  • May 7, 2018 - David Strong Building (DSB C108)
  • May 9, 2018 - David Strong Building (DSB C108)
If Admissions has not been able to assess equivalence of your high school mathematics prerequisites, you can gain admission to one of the classes above by writing and passing a one-hour pretest. Except as noted below for MATH 100 and MATH 109 pretests are not available to students whose mathematics prerequisites have been assessed as being less than the required standard.

What if I fail the pretest?

If you do not pass a pretest you'll need to take an appropriate upgrading class. You may not write a pretest more than once. For MATH 100 or 102 you should take MATH 120. For MATH 120, 151 or 161 you should take ASMA 099 through Continuing Studies.

Transfer credit

If you've transferred to the University of Victoria from a college or university, check whether your high school math prerequisites have been assessed by Admissions and input to the records system. Do this on My page by choosing student services in the left navigation bar, then the grades and records tab , then choose the transfer credit summary tab. Pre-requisite errors are frequently the result of missing information.

For MATH 100 and 109 only, if you've completed BC Principles of Math 12, Precalculus 12, or another course deemed equivalent by Admissions, with a letter grade of less than B, you can gain admission by writing and passing the pretest.  In BC high schools a B corresponds to a numerical score of at least 73%. Other jurisdictions may be different, and Admissions will know.

Credit for MATH 120

Students with a minimum grade of C+ in UVic MATH 120, or a C+ in a course that transfers to UVic as MATH 120, have the prerequisite for MATH 100 and do not need to write the pretest.  Students with a minimum grade of C in UVic MATH 120 or  a C in a course that transfers to UVic as MATH 120 have the prerequisite for MATH 102 and do not need to write the pretest.