FAQ

FAQ

How can I see or confirm my registered orientation date? 

To confirm your orientation date, or to make sure you are registered correctly:

  1. Log in to TUPortal
  2. In the MyPortal tab, select 'Self-Service Banner'
  3. Select 'Student' Tab
  4. Select 'Registration'
  5. Select 'Student Roster'
  6. Select 'Fall 2017 Orientation Term' from the drop down menu
  7. Your orientation date will display.
  • If you do not see your orientation date, or it says 'No schedule available for selected term' you did not register correctly

Why I did not receive a confirmation email when I registered for Orientation?

A confirmation email is sent to student's Temple TUMail email account 24-48 hours after registration in TUPortal. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, you may not have registered for orientation correctly.

Please use the steps above (FAQ #1) to double check your registration, or call the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs at 215-204-8531 to confirm your registration.

Students will also receive a reminder email 5-7 business days prior to their registered orientation session with information about parking, check in, check out, and what to bring.

How can I prepare for the Placement Assessments?

The Placement Testing website has more detailed information about the Math, English, and Foreign Language Placement Assessments. The Placement Assessment website does not contain the link to the Online Placement Assessment system. You must access the Placement Assessments ithrough the Next Steps Channel in TUPortal.

When can I complete my Placement Assessment?

The online Placement Assessment system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning in November (for spring students) and April (for summer and fall students). We strongly recommend you complete the Placement Assessments as soon as possible.

Can I fail the Placement Assessment?

Students cannot fail Placement Assessments, but doing well may reduce the number of courses needed for your degree. The results will be used to place students into the appropriate course level for English, Math and Foreign Language courses.

When do I receive my Placement Assessment results?

Students will receive the scores for the Math and English Placement Assessments in separate emails to their TUmail email account. The time it takes to receive your scores will vary greatly, and will depend upon when you completed the test.

Please allow 1-2 months to receive your scores. Students can also ask their Academic Advisor for their score when they attend New Student Orientation.

How do I request accommodations for Placement Assessments and orientation?

If you require accommodations for Placement Assessments and/or orientation, please read the Disability Resource and Services website and follow the instructions for receiving accommodations PRIOR to completing your Placement Assessment or attending your orientation session.

Do students admitted into the University Honors Program have to complete the Placement Assessments?

Yes, all incoming freshmen students must complete the Placement Assessments (unless exempt or are satisfied with their automatice course placement due to SAT/ACT scores). The scores on your assessment will not change your admission status into the Honors Program.