Placement Assessments

Placement Assessments and New Student Questionnaire

All incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete English and Math Placement Assessments (unless exempt or are satisfied with their automatic course placement due to SAT/ACT scores) before they arrive at Temple University. Both assessments can be taken online. The link for the online Placement Assessments and New Student Questionnaire (NSQ) system are displayed in your Next Steps on TUPortal and will also be emailed to your Temple University email address after you have submitted your deposit beginning April 1, 2017. The purpose of the Placement Assessment is to determine your level of skill comprehension and apptitude in the first year writing course and math course. The assessment must be taken without assistance from others and whatever the score, it will not affect your admission.

Placement assessment can be retaken if a student is not statisfied with their score or does not feel that it accurately represents their content comprehension. For more information regarding the Placement Assessment please visit the Placement Assessment website.