Psychoeducational Assessment for University and College

We offer psychoeducational assessments for University and College students, and students who need accommodations for standardized exams. Please click on the assessment type below to learn more, or book a free consult to speak with our psychologist.

Post-Secondary Psychoeducational Assessment (University & College students)

Often students seek a psychoeducational assessment because they are struggling in college or university with problems that have either never been assessed or were assessed a long time ago. In order to receive academic accommodations in University or College, an updated psychoeducational assessment is usually required.

Psychoeducational Assessment is an evaluation of an individual's intellectual and academic skills and processes related to learning (memory, processing speed, fine-motor control) using a standard battery of tests. As part of our comprehensive psychoeducational assessment, ADHD will be assessed at no extra cost if attention problems are present.

What is the process of a Psychoeducational Assessment?

Before the first session, we will send you a background questionnaire to complete prior to your assessment. Other elements of the assessment include:

  • Six to ten hours of in-person testing. Cognitive and behavioural testing will examine how you reason and solve problems and test their memory, information processing, attention, and organizational skills.

  • Academic testing designed to discover academic abilities such as reading, writing and math compared to other students of the your age.

What is the outcome of a Psychoeducational Assessment?

  • A clear understanding of your academic strengths and challenges relating to learning aptitudes, information processing, and academic skills.

  • The diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD, or developmental disability if present.

  • Recommendations for tools and strategies to help improve academic performance.

  • A list of recommended accommodations based on your diagnosis to seek from your university or college. Some example accommodations include:

      1. More time to complete tests and exams.

      2. Access to a note-taker or lecture notes before the lecture.

      3. Access to a laptop and specialized software, e.g. Word to Text.

      4. Access to audiobooks for course texts or material.

      5. Taking tests or exams in a quiet, supervised environment.

Following the assessment, the psychologist meets with you to verbally review the results, recommendations, and next steps. This meeting typically lasts under an hour. You are also provided with a detailed, comprehensive report outlining all the results and recommendations.

Our fee for a psychoeducational assessment is $3600.

Assessment for Standardized Admission Exams (GMAT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT)

Assessment for Standardized Admission Exams (GMAT / GRE / LSAT / MCAT) and Professional Licensing Exams (Royal College exams, Bar exams, EPPP).

If you have a Learning Disability or certain Psychological Disorders that can affect your ability to perform on these types of standardized entrance or licensing exams, you may qualify for a variety of accommodations available for test-takers with disabilities. The most common accommodations include additional testing time, additional rest breaks or extended rest breaks, and assistive technology for reading the questions or recording responses.

A recent comprehensive psychological assessment is generally required to establish qualification for such accommodations. The first step is to find out what the process is for your particular exam. See the links below for the major examining bodies. You will need to find out how the application process works and what all the deadlines are for submitting documentation.

We can help you complete the documentation required following a psychoeducation assessment. Please have all the required documentation ready prior to your assessment. A consultation fee applies to the completion of the forms beyond the base assessment fee based on the time required to complete the forms.

Our fee for a psychoeducational assessment is $3600. Further paperwork is completed at our consultation rate of $250 per hour.

Documentation Requirements and Guidelines

Here are some links to the accommodation documentation and evaluation guidelines for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT: