Important information: All sittings of the MDT will be administered online, through Brightspace, until further notice.  Because these are online sittings, the registration will be closed whenever the courses are full or two days before the test dates. So, you have to register as soon as possible if you have to do the MDT.  Students registered for the online sittings will receive further information by email with instructions one week before the test dates on how to access the test.


MDT Schedule

Date Day Time Location CRN
March 18, 2022 Friday 1300 hrs online* 50583
April 1, 2022 Friday 1300 hrs online* 50584
April 26, 2022 Tuesday 1300 hrs online* 50585
June 10, 2022 Friday 1300 hrs online* 60463
June 24, 2022 Friday 1300 hrs online* 60464
August 23, 2022 Tuesday 1300 hrs online* 60465

Please note that the results are valid for three years, and that students are NOT allowed to write the MDT more than ONCE per semester. Also, the system will look at only the latest results, if you do more than once.


Test Results

Immediately after writing the test, each student meets with a departmental Advisor to consider the student's most recent transcript and the current test results. The results of the assessment are normally entered into the web-registration system within 48 - 72 hours. Students who wish to register immediately should ask the Advisor for a prerequisite override after the student receives the test results. Note that this DOES NOT apply to online MDT sittings.

The results are entered as a numerical code; each code corresponds to eligibility for a course. The numerical code does NOT equal the percentage grade achieved on the test. The minimum requirements for each course are:

  • MATH 1100 requires MDT 50 (write Test 1)
  • MATH 1101 requires MDT 55 (write Test 1)
  • STAT 1124 & PSYC 2321 require MDT 53  (write the STAT Test)
  • MATH 1190 requires MDT 58 (write Test 1)
  • MATH 1118 requires MDT 59 (write Test 1)
  • MATH 1150 requires MDT 60  (write Test 1)
  • MATH 1162 requires MDT 65  (write Test 2)
  • MATH 1152 requires MDT 70 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1170 requires MDT 75 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1153 requires MDT 80 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1174 requires MDT 85 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1175 requires MDT 85 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1173 requires MDT 90 (Test 2)
  • MATH 1171 requires MDT 95 (Test 2)

Note that if a student writes MATH Test 1, and scores a code "60", then that student will qualify for MATH 1100, MATH 1101, MATH 1190, MATH 1150 and STAT 1124. A student who writes MATH Test 2 and scores code 95 will be eligible to take any of the above courses.


The MDT is applicable only to Langara College courses and programs. The Langara Math/Stat Department does not recognize diagnostic test results from other institutions.