PSYC 100 Proficiency Test

PSYC 100 is our “Introductory Psychology” course, worth 4 credit hours. Students can be granted test-based credit for it by earning a 5 on the AP Psychology exam, by earning a 6 or 7 on the IB Psychology exam, or by receiving a score of 70% or higher on the Psychology 100 Proficiency Exam.


Offered on the first Thursday of each semester.


Available to students who have not earned credit in any Psychology course (except for PSYC 199). The test may be taken only once.


In-person test:  120 multiple-choice questions (2.5 hours) and you must get at least 70% of the questions correct in order to pass the exam and thereby earn PSYC 100 proficiency credit. You will have a maximum of three hours to take the test. "Lilienfeld, S.O., Lynn, S.J., Namy, L.L., & Woolf, N.J. (2018). Psychology: From inquiry to understanding, (4th Edition), Pearson Education: Inc.: Boston, MA., is the textbook used to create the test questions.


Use the on-line Proficiency Test scheduler to sign up for a slot. You'll receive detailed instructions about what to expect on the test day.

Fall test sign up begins in mid-June. 

Spring test sign up begins first Monday in December.


Within a week of taking the test, you will be contacted through e-mail. If your test score is 70% or higher, you will earn test-based proficiency credit for PSYC 100.

If you have any questions about signing up for the PSYC 100 proficiency exam, please contact the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office: