International Student Placement Assessment & NSQ

Placement Assessments and New Student Questionnaire

All incoming international freshmen and transfer students must complete English and Math Placement Assessments before they arrive at Temple University. Both assessments can be taken online. The link for the online Placement Assessment and New Student Questionnaire (NSQ) system is accessible through TUPortal on the Next Steps channel. The purpose of the Placement Assessment is to determine your level in the first year writing course and math course. The test must be taken without assistance from others and whatever the score, it will not affect your admission.


All students can retake their placement assessment if they wish to do so. Reassessment is not required. Once your initial score has been processed, a link on your Next Step channel will show up for reassessment.

For additional information regarding the Placement Assessment Process, please visit the Placement Assessment website. If you are experiencing issues with your assessment please contact Placement Assessments at