|IMPORTANT NOTICE: The official Iverson exam time in Calgary region is 9:30am - 11:30am on May 28, 2013. If your high school is not open or has special events conflicting with the exam time, you may write the exam at the University of Calgary main campus. The room information will be announced closer to the exam date. If you cannot write the exam on May 28, you may also write the exam on May 29. Please indicate where and when you plan to write the exam on the registration form. All students who have participated in the exam will receive a certificate for participation and performance feedback. Only students who wrote the exam during the official exam period will be qualified for the award competition.|
What is the Iverson Exam?
The Iverson Computing Science Exam, named after Alberta’s own Computer Science pioneer Ken Iverson, is a provincial-wide examination that is NOT confined to any particular programming language. Instead, it is designed to test your computer science skills, primarily logical thinking and problem-solving skills. Although the exam currently has no official standing in the university entrance requirements, students with outstanding scores from this exam will be admitted into our fast track program in addition to the tuition-credit awards..
The Iverson Computing Science Exam is designed specifically for Alberta high school students, yet with a taste of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. In addition, students with outstanding performance in the exam could win entrance scholarships to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. We have up to four $500 cash awards or $1000-tuition-credit awards to recognizing outstanding students in this exam. The tuition-credit is only to be awarded to outstanding students who will enroll in our first year courses as CS major.
All students who have participated in the exam will receive a certificate for participation and performance feedback. Furthermore, a strong performance on the Iverson exam gives you the privilege to be enrolled in our first year fast-track course, CPSC 235, which gives you a nice boost early in your academic life. It will set you up for success in the coming years.
Information about the exam is available from the University of Alberta. Topics and sample questions will be posted there.
The official exam is scheduled from 9:30am – 11:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. If you cannot write the exam on May 28, you may also write the exam on May 29. However, only students who wrote the exam during the official exam period will be qualified for the award competition.
The exam will be conducted at all participating high schools. Please contact the computer science teachers at your high school for location details. If your high school is not open or has special events conflicting with the exam time, you may write the exam at the University of Calgary main campus. The room information will be announced closer to the exam date. Students who are writing the exam on campus will also have the opportunity to tour our labs after the exam.
Qualifications & Registration
You need to be an Alberta high school student to write the exam. Computer science course credits are not required, as long as you have a strong or equivalent knowledge of computer science.
To register for the Iverson exam in Calgary, please fill out and submit the online registration form by noon on May 28, 2013. Please indicate where and when you plan to write the exam on the registration form.
If you need more information about the Iverson exam at the University of Calgary, please contact
Dr. Mea Wang
meawang at ucalgary dot ca
The University of Calgary, Department of Computer Science