PSYC 2300 Readiness Assessment

Fall 2020

The PSYC 2300 Readiness Assessment is available on Douglas College Blackboard for you to take at your convenience during the period of September 1st through December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Once you are registered and confirmed you will have one month for completion.

All test offers will expire as of 11:59 p.m. on December 6, 2020, when this semester ends, whether you have completed it or not. You have the choice of when you take it, within the above parameters.

To Book your test, visit the How to Book an Assessment page.

Who should write 

Students who want to register in Psychology 2300 (PSYC 2300) who do not have one of the following exemptions listed below.


Exemption from the assessment is possible by completion of/providing official transcript of one of the following:

  • Foundations of Math 11 with “C” grade or higher (or equivalent)
  • Pre-calculus 11 with "C" grade or higher (or equivalent)
  • MATU 0410 course with “C+” grade or higher
  • MATU 0411 course with “C” grade or higher
  • MATH 1101 with “C” grade or higher

What it tests

Questions focus on applied word problems that relate to the field of psychology that contain elements from the Mathematics 11 curriculum.

Math topics may include:

  • Solving equations
  • Simplifying expressions
  • Using exponents
  • Evaluating expressions
  • Factoring
  • Finding the equation of a line
  • Proportions
  • Inequalities
  • Using charts and graphs

Preparation for the assessment

This assessment is a measurement of your current academic readiness for meeting the math requirements in PSYC 2300. There is no practice test or recommended review questions.

However, any introductory or intermediate statistics or algebra textbook from a local library could provide a review of math topics required at this level.

If you feel the need for extensive review, or are uncomfortable with the math topics contained in this assessment, it may be better that you contact the Mathematics Upgrading department for an appropriate math placement.

Format of the assessment

This Assessment is a 27 question multiple-choice test which takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Assessment results

The invigilator will email you your test results after completion of the exam.  The test results go directly on the computerized student record system but you should keep your copy of the test results.

Assessments completed via Blackboard will normally have results emailed to you and entered onto your student record 72 (business) hours after completion.

What to bring to the assessment

Please bring your student number, photo identification, and a pen or pencil. Calculators are not permitted for this test (electronic or otherwise). Scratch paper to be destroyed when you complete the test.

Testing policy

If you score of 18 or higher, you will have successfully met the math prerequisites for entry into the PSYC 2300 course. Your student record will allow you to register into PSYC 2300 assuming you meet any other required prerequisites.

If you score 16 or 17 you will be permitted to re-write within 2 months. If you score from 10-17 you can register into MATU 0410. If you score 10 or less will be required to write the MATU assessment for placement. If you score 10 or less you will be permitted to rewrite the assessment again after 1 year.

Students may take an assessment test for admission to courses and/or programs a maximum of two times within a two year period.  Students who believe extenuating circumstances exist may contact the Registrar to request special consideration or exemption to this policy.

Ready to book?

Visit page How to book an Assessment page.