The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of time constraints on cognitive performance in college students. A sample of 19 participants was used to assess the differences in number of attempts, accuracy, and perception of time. The participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. Participants under a time limit attempted fewer questions and produced visibly lower scores. Participants under the timed condition attempted easier questions, actively skipping or ignoring the more difficult calculation-intensive questions. Based on these results, the ability to discern how much time is necessary for a particular question is in direct conflict with how much time is necessary for an entire cognitive task. Clearly more research is needed.